The Operational Viewpoint is about real-world activities, the people and machinery that perform them, and the means by which they are performed. The Operational Viewpoint is divided into nine views intended to answer the “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, “why”, and “how” of a mission.
The Operational Views are common to MODAF and DoDAF; OV-1b, OV-1c, and OV-2 however, have been customized to provide for MOD requirements. The Operational Views describe the tasks and activities, operational elements, and information exchanges required to conduct operations. In MODAF thinking, the OV Views are considered to illustrate the Logical Architecture of the enterprise.
The views of this viewpoint are described in the following sections: