The NATO System Evolution Description view presents a whole lifecycle view of a resource, describing how its configuration changes over time. The NSV-8 provides an overview of how a capability configuration structure changes over time. It shows the structure of several capability configurations mapped against a timeline.
SV-8 can be represented using a SV-8 diagram which is realized as a time based diagram.
The changes depicted in the NSV-8 View are derived from the project milestones that are shown using an NPV-1. When the NPV-1 is used to model project timelines for capability acquisition projects, there is likely to be a close relationship between these two Views.