DoDAF Architecting

SvcV-7 Services Measures Matrix

The SvcV-7 Services Measures Matrix depicts the measures (metrics) of resources. The Services Measures Matrix expands on the information presented in a SvcV-1 “Services Interface Description” by depicting the characteristics of the resources in the SvcV-1 Services Context Description.

Guide: DoDAF Architecture Framework Version 2.02 – Page 185

In addition, this model is useful in support of net-centric (service-oriented) implementation of services. Service measures for Service Level Agreements for each service and may include the number of service consumers, service usage by consumers, and the minimum, average and maximum response times, allowed downtime, etc. Measures of interest for a Chief Information Officer or Program manager (PM) may include measures that assess service reuse, process efficiency, and business agility.

The intended usage of the SvcV-7 includes: [1]

  • Definition of performance characteristics and measures (metrics)
  • Identification of non-functional requirements

The SvcV-7 specifies qualitative and quantitative measures (metrics) of resources. It specifies all of the measures. The measures are selected by the end user community and described by the architect.

Performance parameters include all performance characteristics for which requirements can be developed and specifications defined. The complete set of performance parameters may not be known at the early stages of Architectural Description, so it is to be expected that this model is updated throughout the specification, design, development, testing, and possibly even its deployment and operations lifecycle phases. The performance characteristics are captured in the Measures Meta-model group.

One of the primary purposes of SvcV-7 is to communicate which measures are considered most crucial for the successful achievement of the mission goals assigned. These particular measures can often be the deciding factors in acquisition and deployment decisions, and figure strongly in services analysis and simulations done to support the acquisition decision processes and system design refinement and be input or may impact decisions about Service Level Agreement content. Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and Measures of Performers (MOP) are measures that can be captured and presented in the Services Measures Matrix model.

SvcV-7 is typically a table, listing user defined measures (metrics) with a time period association. It is sometimes useful to analyze evolution by comparing measures (metrics) for current and future resources. For this reason, a hybrid SvcV-7 Model which spans architectures across multiple phases may be useful.

   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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