C4 – Standard Processes

NAF v3: NCV-6 MODAF: StV-6

TaxonomyStructureConnectivityProcessesStatesSequencesInformationConstraintsRoadmap
ConceptsC1
Capability Taxonomy
NAV-2, NCV-2
AV-2, StV-2
C2
Enterprise Vision
NCV-1
StV-1
C3
Capability Dependencies
NCV-4
StV-4
C4
Standard Processes
NCV-6
StV-6
C5
Effects
C7
Performance Parameters
NCV-1
StV-1
C8
Planning Assumptions
Cr
Capability Roadmap
NCV-3
StV-3

The C4 specifies standard (e.g. doctrinal) operational activities, and optionally traces them to the capabilities they support.

Concerns Addressed

Background

Some processes are standard across the whole enterprise, or even more than one enterprise. The C4 specifies Standard Operational Activities that can be re-used across multiple logical architectures (e.g. in L4).

Usage

  • Specification of doctrine
  • Tracing capabilities to enduring tasks.
  • Tracing capabilities to standard operational activities
  • Capability audit.

Representation

  • Table.
  • Tracing Diagram.

Detailed View Description

The C4 view specifies the Standard Operational Activities, and the Enduring Tasks and Capabilities they support.

It is created as part of the conceptual Architecture (i.e. before the creation of supporting Logical Views), and will consist of a library of pre-defined activities taken from Doctrine. Consequently, the Operational Activities in the L4 should, therefore, be specialisations of the Standard Operational Activities from the C4.

An C4 is usually shown in the form of a table, optionally listing the supported capabilities and enduring tasks.
c4-example-1

Key Elements and Their Relationships

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The data in a C4 can include:

  • Standard Activities
  • Capabilities
  • Enduring Tasks
  • Activity Groups

Meta-Mode

The detailed meta-model for C4 can be viewed here

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