Hamish King

Hamish King


Thoughts and ideas from a consultant trying to improve the enterprise through better lean/agile principles, sensible design and pragmatic solutions.

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Business Capabilities - providing context

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Everyone has their own views and definitions based on their experience. I know very little about the marketing department and view it as one thing that does 'marketing'. This is very different from someone whos worked closely with marketing and understands that its actually logically seperated into external and internal units with quite separate structures.

There a number of industry definitions for what a business capability is

from Cutter

A business capability is a particular ability or capacity that a business may possess or exchange to achieve a specific purpose or outcome.1

Jeff Scott - Accelare

A business capability describes a unique, collective ability that can be applied to achieve a specific outcome.

A capability model describes the complete set of capabilities an organisation requires to execute its business model or fulfil its mission. 2

Features of capabilities

By defining capabilities (and a capability model) we are providing the business a common language for change

Describes what a business does without any bias (org structure, geography, line of business etc)

Its important in determining a common vocabulary across the business

It's logical

For each capability capture:

Define and Explain business architecture

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Hamish King
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Hamish King

Thoughts and ideas from a consultant trying to improve the enterprise through better lean/agile principles, sensible design and pragmatic solutions.

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