DoDAF Architecting

SV-5a Operational Activity to Systems Function Traceability Matrix

The System View (SV)-5a “Operational Activity to Systems Function Traceability Matrix” addresses the linkage between System Functions described in SV-4 “Systems Functionality Description” and Operational Activities specified in OV-5a “Operational Activity Decomposition Tree” or OV-5b “Operational Activity Model”. The SV-5a depicts the mapping of system functions and, optionally, the capabilities and performers that provide them to operational activities. The SV-5a identifies the transformation of an operational need into a purposeful action performed by a system or solution.

Guide: DoDAF Architecture Framework Version 2.02 – Page 213

During requirements definition, the SV-5a plays a particularly important role in tracing the architectural elements associated with system function requirements to those associated with user requirements.

The intended usage of the SV-5a includes:

  • Tracing functional system requirements to user requirements
  • Tracing solution options to requirements
  • Identification of overlaps or gaps
DoDAF Viewpoint Matrix
AV 1 2
CV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DIV 1 2 3
OV 1 2 3 4 5a 5b 6a 6b 6c
PV 1 2 3
SvcV 1 2 3a 3b 4 5 6 7 8 9 10a 10b 10c
StdV 1 2
SV 1 2 3 4 5a 5b 6 7 8 9 10a 10b 10c


  • The DoDAF descriptions in this website are very generic and are mostly taken from the DoDAF Architecture Framework website. Make sure you visit the actual website for the most update information and a more thorough explanation of each viewpoint.
  • DoDAF Version 1.0, although outdated, has some good examples on how to construct AV’s, OV’s, and SV’s.

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Updated: 6/26/2018

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