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Basic patterns for capability map level 0

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Don't be scared, level zero in a capability map is just a way to structure the map so that we have a consistent way of communicating. It's really not that important if all you wish todo is create an excellent set of capabilities for your business. However if you are intent on changing the foundation of your business then level zero is absolutely imperative to get right. Capabilities and capability maps are not organization structures, they do however serve as a powerful instrument when one need to create an organization architecture, in fact they are best thought of as organizing structures.

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Basic patterns for capability map level 0

  1. 1. http://enklare.wordpress.com SOME BASIC BUSINESS CAPABILITY MAP PATTERNS (LEVEL 0) These Patterns are examples of structuring Business Capability Maps devised and designed by Jörgen Dahlberg ENVISION ENGAGE ENABLE ENSURE ENVISION ENABLE ENGAGE ENSUREEMPOWER ENVISION ENABLE EMPOWER ENCOURAGEENSURE ENGAGE Pros and cons What is good with the usual way of structuring is that it reflects the thinking on business organization the last +200 years. What is bad is that it solidify the rather old way of thinking about organizing a business. So why would one choose this pattern then? If it is more important to gather intelligence on capabilities than to try to impose organizational thinking via capabilities then it is highly effective. Does it always look like this? Basically, yes. However on occasions you will find the order of the boxes thrown around. THE HIERARCHY PERSPECTIVE THE SERVICE PERSPECTIVE THE SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE Pros and cons What is good with the service way of structuring is that it reflects the thinking on business as a service delivery organization. What is bad is that it can be a challenge to sell if people are stuck in the hierarchy way of organizing. So why would one choose this pattern then? If people think of their organization as a service delivery business or if they are on a path to become such. Does it always look like this? Basically, yes. However on occasions you will find that envision has switched place with enable. Pros and cons What is good with the systems way of structuring is that it reflects the thinking on business organization as a fractal structure. What is bad is that it comes very close to how one need to build the organization to run it. So why would one choose this pattern then? If one want’s to create a self organizing business that is highly agile on all accounts then this is the pattern to choose. Does it always look like this? Basically, yes.

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