Department of Defense (DoD) DoD Architecture Education and Training DoD Architects Competency Framework Prepared for DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Version 2.0 Plenary 5 January 2012 Walt Okon Senior Architect Engineer Architecture & Infrastructure Directorate Office of the Secretary of Defense E-Mail: [email protected] DoD Architecture Education and Training The Question: What are the skill-sets necessary to contend with the challenges facing federal agencies today, including funding and cyber-security? 2 UNCLASSIFIED Elements of Quality Architecture
Single Architecture Framework Policy, Direction, Guidance Exchange Architecture Tools Certified Architects Enabling efficient and effective acquisition of hardware, software and services used by DoD in missions Common Architecture Framework Approach Architecture Education & Training Certified Enterprise Architects design the information technology architecture structure enabling the efficient and effective acquisition of hardware, software and services utilized by the DoD in missions supporting the warfighters. Common Architecture Framework Purpose To create a Empowered Architects Workforce.
To Identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and functions an architect in the DoD is expected to exhibit to ensure success at every stage in an architecture life cycle. UNCLASSIFIED 5 Objectives Review current official government policy, direction, and guidance on Architecture Career Paths. Coordinate policy, direction, and criteria for development and implementation of Architecture Career Path. Provide sharing best standard practices and development of enterprise and solutions architectures. Provide architecture competencies which support the United States Government (USG) Common Approach as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 6 UNCLASSIFIED Accomplishments
Charter POAM Guidance Outline Competency Framework Pilot Program Working with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for Mission Critical Occupation (MCO) 7 UNCLASSIFIED Way Ahead Competency Framework Pilot Program Career Path Guidance Document 8 UNCLASSIFIED Five Key Stakeholder Groups 1. DoD employees 2. Supervisors 3. Hiring managers/ Human Resources 4. Program managers
5. Architecture Education and Training providers Architects Titles Organizational or functional titles for positions include: Chief Enterprise Architect Senior Enterprise Architect Enterprise Architect Information Technology Architect Roadmap to Certification OBJECTIVE: Describe Architecture Education & Training OBJECTIVE: Complete
DoD Architects Competency Framework Version 2.0 Engage Industry and Academia OBJECTIVE: Deliver DoD Architects Competency Framework Define competencies at each level Define types of architecture Refine Competency: Develop White Paper Levels of Architecture Knowledge, Skills Ability EA Conference
EA Conference 2008 Publish Competencie s EA Conference EA Conference OBJECTIVE: Publish, implement DoD Architects Career Path Career Path EA Conference r ge e M OBJECTIVE:
Publish, implement DoD Architects Career Path Approved Certification Competencies v2.0 EA Conference 2009 2010 UNCLASSIFIED EA Conference 2011 2012 2014 Way Ahead
Surveying Research Analysis Build Partnerships Career Path Guidance Document Career Path White Paper Competency Framework v 3.0 12 UNCLASSIFIED Education & Training Partnerships National Defense University DoD Defense Universities Penn State/George Mason University FEAC EA-SIG Tool Vendors Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 13 UNCLASSIFIED Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals Course The EA Fundamentals course consists of two intensive-resident sessions:
The first session examines enterprise architecture (EA). The second session explores the use and effectiveness of architectural modeling. Special points of interest of this training experience: Gain understanding of DoDs approach to enterprise architecture. Find out how key EA components and guiding principles are shaping the future of EA training and education. Potentially gain college credit toward a Masters Degree. Network with enterprise architects from across Dodd. Enrollment POC: Matt Newman: [email protected] Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS February 1, 2012! Special Points of interest of this educational experience: Gain understanding of DoDs and Intelligence Communitys (IC) approach to enterprise architecture (EA) Develop EA modeling skills and the ability to systematically assess model quality Potentially gain college credit toward a Masters Degree Network with enterprise
architects from across DoD and the IC THINKING OF ENROLLING? STEP 1: Review workshop calendar and assess time commitments. STEP 2: Qualified individual nominated by supervisor before deadline. STEP 3: NDU iCollege registration process completed student receives pre-read assignments STEP 4: EA Fundamentals Workshop begins! Dont miss out on the exciting educational opportunity. See page 2 for complete registration details! Key Educational Performance Outcomes Participants in this educational course will be able to: Describe the nexus between enterprise architecture (EA) and successful enterprise planning and execution to advance mission performance National Defense University's iCollege offers fresh, informative Identify EAs role in facilitating other critical agency activities, e.g.,
Enterprise Architecture Education capital planning and investment control (CPIC) and information assurance Explain the application of EA models, identify strategies to address the challenges of EA adoption, the use, and institutionalization Assess the EA maturity of an organization and an EA program and interpret both object-oriented and structured-based modeling methods and the primary characteristics of a model in order to critically assess its quality and the information being depicted. EA Fundamentals Course The EA Fundamentals course consists of two intensive resident sessions. The first session examines enterprise architecture (EA) as a strategic capability organizational leaders use for enterprise planning, decision-making, and key process execution. Students explore leadership competencies needed to advance EA adoption, use, and institutionalization. Students also explore integration of EA with governance, strategic planning, budget, capital planning, IT portfolio management, and information assurance. Students examine EA descriptive frameworks and associated models that guide EA development activities and review EA evaluative frameworks use to assess organizational EA management capacities and performance outcomes enabled by the EA. Students further examine challenges to organizational adoption, implementation, use, and institutionalization and consider strategies to address them. The second session explores the use and effectiveness of EA models to describe an organization and examines model-based products as tools to support, influence, and enable organizational planning, and decision-making. Handson exercises provide students with practical experience with work-products common to the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM), as well as other established frameworks. A case study approach focuses on object-oriented models, e.g., Unified Modeling Language (UML) covering process, data, and systems. Structured models, e.g., IDEF, are also examined. Emphasis is placed on the efficacy of modeling styles and the interpretation of the descriptive models as well as interpreting case-study documentation. Students use an automated modeling tool to develop the descriptive models and to demonstrate the utility of an EA repository.
The DoD Nomination and Registration Process Getting Started STUDENT ELIGIBILTY Help shape the Enterprise Architecture future of the DoD. Submit your nomination today! TRAINING LOCATION National Defense University iCollege, Marshall Hall Fort Lesley J. McNair 300 5th Avenue SW Washington, DC 20139-5066 This is a graduate level education program and not a training course. There is a time commitment for students both in the classroom as well as for independent assignments outside of the classroom. There are several key criteria that each student must meet:
The DoD candidates must be a GS12 or O-4 or above. Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution Nomination must be submitted though, and validated/approved by the applicants supervisor. For the second session be able to install the provided EA repository tool (ProVision) on either a personal computer or on a Government unclassified computer (with appropriate agency approval). The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (no Mac) and requires 10MB of space. ENROLLMENT TUITION The first step is to consult the calendar and maker sure the candidate is able to participate in and successfully complete al the associated activities for course
Tuition is free to all DoD employees and military. Students and/or their agencies are responsible for any incurred travel, local transportation or TDY costs. Contractors who meet eligibility requirements may participate, but a fee of $4,100 is required (Contact Matt Newman) Next, the interested candidate discusses the certificate course with their immediate supervisor, making sure of the fit as well as the minimal eligibility criteria are met. The supervisor then nominates the candidate via email to: For more course information: Matt Newman [email protected] 202.685.2693 COMMITMENT ESTIMATES Accepted nominees are required to participate in and successfully complete all of the following: First Session
March 19 April 1, 2012* Complete preparation session work Estimated Level of work: 20 hours April 2 April 6, 2012** Participate in classroom education Estimated level of work: 50 hours April 7 April 30, 2012* Complete post-course assessment Estimated level of work: 60 hours Second Session May 21 June 3, 2012* Complete preparation session work Estimated Level of work: 20 hours June 4 June 8, 2012** Participate in classroom education Estimated level of work: 50 hours June 9 July 2, 2012* Complete post-course assessment Estimated level of work: 60 hours *on-line
** in-resident COURSE CREDIT This course may be taken for college credit towards: The iColleges first level EA certificate The iColleges masters program Master programs with our 30 plus partnering Universities (must complete the EA or CIO certificates). Space is limited. Speak with your supervisor TODAY! Deadline for Nominations is February 1, 2012 2012 DoD Enterprise Architecture Conference Save the Dates 30 April 3 May 2012
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