Naperville, IL (PRWEB) October 19, 2004
The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) represents the accumulation of the work of many minds and many years. Its two volumes and desk book of rules and requirements for organizations to become ÂDoDAF compliantÂ can be confusing, time consuming, and daunting. DoDAF Wizdom: Planning, Managing and Executing Projects to Build Enterprise Architectures using the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (Wizdom Press, $49.95) by Dennis E. Wisnosky, Joseph Vogel and other ÂwizardsÂ of Wizdom Systems, Inc., guides readers through a DoDAF project from start to finish.
Filled with real-world examples, illustrations, anecdotes, essential tips and decades of insight, DoDAF Wizdom describes the specific requirements for products under the variety of circumstances that the DoDAF is likely to meet, and what theyÂll need to know to get over the humps. It introduces an 11-step methodology that demonstrates exactly how a DoDAF project should progress doing the amount of work that is no less and no more than necessary to get the job done. Finally, DoDAF Wizdom provides an actual working example that takes the reader through application of what we call the ÂMinimalist MethodologyÂ using a made up DoD example.
ÂThis book is an important primer for the language of DoD architecting, the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF),Â says Dan Appleton, CEO of consulting firm DaCOM. ÂIt meets three critical tests. First, it presents the language in context (rules and regulations of the DOD) and in specifics (the details of DODAF products). Second, by providing a minimalist methodology, it shows us how to use the language to think about the complex issues facing the DOD. Third, it digs into the mysteries of models Â an important aspect of the architecting language Â explaining both the role of models and the importance of creating ÂgoodÂ models.Â
Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is a framework of tools and methods, created to ensure that each of DoD agencies are inter-relatable between and among each organizationÂs operational, systems, and technical architecture views and organizational boundaries.
ÂIn the many DoDAF Seminars that I have taught over the last couple of years, my students kept asking for something more than slides that they could study when they went home,Âsaid author Dennis E. Wisnosky. ÂDoDAF Wizdom is the result of their collective need for an actual methodology that will result in the consistency of output necessary to truly build executable architectures.Â
Inside DoDAF Wizdom
Â·An overview of DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
Â·An overview of Enterprise Architecture (EA)
Â·The specific requirements for products under the variety of circumstances that the DoDAF is likely to meet.
Â·An 11-step methodology that demonstrates exactly how a DoDAF project should progress
Â·An Integrated DEFinition (IDEF) primer
Â·A Unified Modeling Language (UML) primer
Â·An overview of time, cost and quality based Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Â·A working DoDAF example
Â·An overview of DoDAF products
Â·Helpful diagrams and examples
Â·A glossary of terms
About The Author
Dennis E. Wisnosky has taught DoDAF and Business Process Reengineering (BPR) His contributions to Enterprise Architecture began when he founded and managed the US Air ForceÂs (USAF) Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) Program in the late 1970Âs, ICAM created the IDEFs (Integrated DEFinition) language and used both IDEF0 and IDEF1x to build an architecture of manufacturing for the entire Aerospace Industry. Denis founded Wizdom Systems, Inc. in 1986. He has amassed many honors and awards for his work both as an executive and as an entrepreneur. He has written 7 other books on BPR and Factory Control, and holds degrees in Education, Engineering and Management.
Wizdom Press has published seven business ÂHow toÂ books. Titles include: BPR Wizdom; A Practical Guide to BPR Project Management, Enterprise Reference Model, Process Optimization in Home Healthcare, Manufacturing Enterprise Reference Model, and Beyond the Supply Chain and Funnel Vision. Wizdom Press books can be purchased on the Wizdom website (http://www.wizdom.com) or online book stores such as Amazon.com
For more information, contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 ext. 3084, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit WizdomÂs website at http://www.wizdom.com.