Enterprise Capability Modeling Framework

For those interested in Capability Models, the IF4IT has published its Enterprise Capability Modeling Framework.

The framework helps Architects (e.g. Enterprise, Solutions, or Business Architects) with the construction and organization of individual and related Enterprise Capabilities, which can then be used to create more complete Enterprise-wide models.  Such models have many uses and benefits and are often published by Architects to their broader stakeholder communities.

As always, constructive feedback is appreciated very much.  I hope you find the material useful.

My Best,

Frank Guerino

Chairman

The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)

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Comment by Syed Suhail Ahmad on February 21, 2013 at 11:18pm
I am developing an app on capability modeling. It should hit the market soon.
Comment by Frank on February 17, 2013 at 9:51am

Hello Syed,

Thank you for the feedback.  I will see what I can do to get such changes added to the next release of the framework.  In the meantime, also know that Capabilities can be dependent on much more than "just" other Capabilities.  For example, a Capability may be dependent on a Technology (or Technology Version) being deployed, or a Facility being built and populated, or finding the right Resources with the right Skills.

As far as an example for showing such dependencies, I can't find a good one that I would recommend over a simple Gantt Chart that shows dependencies.

My Best,

Frank Guerino

Chairman

The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)

Comment by Syed Suhail Ahmad on February 14, 2013 at 11:34pm
Frank,

I like the representation of capability releases. I think one thing is missing from the roadmap. As a planner, I would like to see capability dependencies in the roadmap. Representing dependency between capabilities are important to ensure that capabilities development are executed in a planned way and if capability A is dependent upon capability B and capability B won't be available when its needed for capability A then it requires a re-planning and consequently it could delaye the transformation initiative. How are you representing dependencies in your roadmap?
Comment by Frank on February 14, 2013 at 8:26am
Hello Syed,

The Framework has a section on Capability Strategy Development (http://www.if4it.com/SYNTHESIZED/FRAMEWORKS/CAPABILITIES/capability...). In this section, it shows how to phase what are called Capability Releases, which allow representation of a timeline based Maturity Roadmap (which should be at the bottom of that section. I don't know if this is what you're looking for but, if not, what from this representation would be missing, with respect to your inquiry?

My Best,

Frank
Comment by Syed Suhail Ahmad on February 14, 2013 at 8:19am
Hello Frank,

A roadmap to depict phased development of business capabilities (eg what of business) based on identified dependencies.
Comment by Frank on February 14, 2013 at 8:12am
Hello Syed, Could you please be more explicit? What types of Capability Roadmaps are you interested and what do you need them to depict?

My Best,

Frank Guerino, Chairman
<a href="http://www.if4it.com">The International Foundation for Information Technology</a> (<a href="http://www.if4it.com">IF4IT</a>)
Comment by Syed Suhail Ahmad on February 14, 2013 at 12:46am
Frank, Thanks for sharing the capability model framework. Are there any example for capability roadmap development?

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