Togaf 9 Promotes A Very Interest Concept Related To Capability

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New key concept in TOGAF 9 presented by the CEO of Architecting the Enterprise and awarded contributor to the TOGAF, Serge Thorn. …

New key concept in TOGAF 9 presented by the CEO of Architecting the Enterprise and awarded contributor to the TOGAF, Serge Thorn.
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  • 1. Architecting the Enterprise A TOGAF Services Provider TOGAF 9 introduces a very appealing concept of Capability-based planning for Business People TOGAF 9 promotes a very interesting concept related to Capability-based planning which is an approach more focused on business issues and outcomes. TOGAF 9 defines a capability as “An ability that an organization, person, or system possesses. Capabilities are typically expressed in general and high-level terms and typically require a combination of organization, people, processes, and technology to achieve. For example, marketing, customer contact, or outbound telemarketing. “ Capabilities are in fact the building blocks of business. A business capability typically defines what a business unit‘s purpose is (goals and objectives), its core competencies, and is therefore directly bound to business objectives and strategy. Capabilities provide a black-box view of those things the business can do, i.e. working on business artifacts (e.g. Business Processes, Catalogs). The business processes and resources involved in providing the capabilities are not exposed (business service orientation). Capabilities aren‘t isolated but form hierarchical value-networks with relationships that materialize the business processes. At a lower level, capabilities are modeled using traditional activity diagrams used for the design and implementation of IT solutions. The key elements of capabilities-based planning are a conceptual framework, an analytical framework and a building block approach to applying the frameworks. US Office UK Office Poland Office Australia Office 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW Aston Court DAGO Centrum, llp. The Business Centre th 10 Floor Kingsmead Business Park Rondo One The British Consulate Washington, DC 20036 Frederick Place Rondo ONZ 1 Level 16, The Gateway United States High Wycombe 00-124 Warsaw 1 Macquarie Place Buckinghamshire, HP11 1LA Poland, EU Sydney NSW 2000 United Kingdom T: +1 415 508 4119 T: +44 (0) 2081 229 150 T: +48 (0) 22 354 9293/94 T: +61 (02) 8247 2252 F: +44 (0) 870 220 4567 F: +48 (0) 22 354 9299 sales@architecting-the-enterprise.com www.architecting-the-enteprise.com © 2009 Architecting the Enterprise Ltd.
  • 2.  A conceptual framework allows for business planning under uncertainty by emphasizing flexibility, robustness and adaptive capability  The analytical framework provides a way to assess business capability options at the operational level and choose among capability alternatives  A building block approach allows us to define, develop and test individual capabilities within their own business domains Capabilities them can be developed and evaluated within smaller architecture domains from phase B to phase D, and then later combined to describe joint forces capabilities in Transition Architectures identified in phases E- F. Capability Based Planning also revolves around the establishment of the capacity and ability to execute a designated set of generic tasks, bringing enormous help when entering the Opportunities & Solutions and Migration Planning phases. It is an effective way of selling the value of Enterprise Architecture to the business, without being too much theoretical… Serge Thorn, CIO Ask the expert Architecting the enterprise offers support and answers to any questions. We'll query the experts for an answer. Send your question by email to EAexperts@architecting-the-enterprise.com . Please include your name, general location, and email address. Questions may be edited for clarity. The most interesting exchanges will be posted. Architecting the Enterprise Education  New TOGAF 9 course http://www.architecting-the-enterprise.com/training-- TOGAF_for_Practitioners_2009.php  New TOGAF 8 to TOGAF 9 bridging course http://www.architecting-the-enterprise.com/training-- TOGAF8_to_TOGAF9_Bridging_Course.php  Training initiatives http://www.architecting-the-enterprise.com/training--TOGAF9.php Page 2