Glossary.

A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT transformation terms and technical definitions..

  • Actor

    An Actor is a normally used to define a physical or quasi-physical entity, such as a person, organization, or system.
  • Activity Cost Worksheet

    Activity Cost Worksheets are a matrix that are used to analyze various costs of a set of activities.
  • Activity

    An Activity is work performed by an organization using business processes. An activity can be atomic or non-atomic (compound). Types of activities used within Process Models include Process, Sub-Process, and Task.
  • Abstraction

    Abstraction is a technique for producing a high-level summarization or generalization of more complex or detailed topics or content.
  • Abstract Process

    An Abstract Process represents interactions between a private business process and another process or participant.
  • Application Platform

    An Application Platform is the collection of hardware and software technology components required to support applications.

Business Capability Model - Quick Guide

Dec 31, 2020, 16:18 PM by Andrii Evchak
Business Capability Modeling enables enterprise architects to deliver strategic change without compromising the core function of a business. By representing the entire business at an abstract level, enterprise architects can break down the capacities of a firm and start to align strategy with people, processes, and technology. Capability modeling is arguably one of the key abilities of an enterprise architect, yet all too often is misunderstood or poorly implemented.

How well does your organization understand business capability modeling?

Business Capability Modeling enables enterprise architects to deliver strategic change without compromising the core function of a business. By representing the entire business at an abstract level, enterprise architects can break down the capacities of a firm and start to align strategy with people, processes, and technology. Capability modeling is arguably one of the key abilities of an enterprise architect, yet all too often is misunderstood or poorly implemented.

The Business Capability Quick Start guide will jump start an enterprise architecture department's modeling and understanding of business capabilities, providing a general reference for both architects and external stakeholders alike.

This guide contains:

  • An annotated business capability model
  • Detailed notation on each aspect of a business capability model
  • Sample presentation and display options for models


Together with the Business Capability Model Starter Pack and the guide to Business Capability Management, Orbus Software offers a complete solution to business capabilities.

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