It’s like building the foundation for your home. When planning your enterprise architecture, a clear blueprint mapping the basic infrastructure of an organization can mean the difference between a chaotic mess or a beautiful support system.Business capability maps provide a clear vision for future state of an organization’s applications, processes and business objects. But creating this map and understanding the impact of each capability is a daunting task, especially if your application landscape has not been well maintained over time.
What Are Business Capabilities?
Business Capability is the expression or the articulation of the capacity, materials, and expertise an organization needs in order to perform core functions. Enterprise Architects use Business Capabilities to illustrate the over-arching needs of the business in order to better strategize IT solutions that meet those business needs.1
Business-capability mapping allows companies to clearly see what a business does to reach its objectives. Business capability modeling is an essential view for IT leaders. Business needs should shape your IT architecture. As companies change, innovate, and prepare for digital transformation, processes, needs, and goals change. After complex and numerous changes, the supporting technology should also be revisited.
Business capability modeling is an technique for the representation of an organization’s business anchor model independent of the organization’s structure, processes, people or domains.
What are business capabilities? What will they do for your organization? How to make a personalized map for your organization? You'll find out in this post.
One of the core views of enterprise architecture is a business capability matrix. Business capability modeling is a technique for the representation of an organization’s business anchor model, independent of the organization’s structure, process, team members, or domain.
Not only in business, but in society as a whole, a gap in language causes rifts. These rifts can cause confusion in daily life, or end up costing organizations countless hours of productivity. By nature, organizations speak many different languages. They speak of mission, strategies, goals, processes, and projects. The CEO may say, “let's make mobile first a priority!” Marketing chats about “increasing the reach to profitable millennials.” IT department could be chatting about, “load balancing the Linux server cluster.”
Which one is the right language?
In the fifth blog of our series "Business Capabilities: How to win the digital age with a common language for Business & IT", we will review three case studies on how to go from a business capability model to value.
In the fourth blog of our series "Business Capabilities: How to win the digital age with a common language for Business & IT", we will explain how to give life to your business capability model.