Glossary.

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

  • Abstract Process

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

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

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

    An Actor is a normally used to define a physical or quasi-physical entity, such as a person, organization, or system.
  • Ad Hoc Workflow System

    An Ad Hoc Workflow System is a type of workflow system that waits on users to indicate what should happen next.

How Business Capabilities Can Cause Missed Opportunities

Feb 26, 2021, 16:35 PM by Orbus Software
The emphasis on business capabilities has never been greater for the modern business. But has this approach become a dogma, blinding organizations to opportunities for innovation, improvement, or profit?

Constrained by Competence: The Risk of Core Strengths

The emphasis on business capabilities (or core competencies, or strengths) has never been greater for the modern business. Organizations do whatever they can to enforce and maintain their capabilities, while avoiding actions that may go against them. But has this approach become a dogma, blinding organizations to opportunities for innovation, improvement, or profit?

In this paper, we look at times where a business capability approach has failed companies, and how organizations can aim to recapture their lost agility. Staying true to your competencies is not necessarily the wrong approach in all situations, and being able to find the right balance is an important task for change professionals, particularly those in enterprise architecture.

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  • How Chinese firms have raced ahead of Western counterparts in innovation

  • Why “Agile” is not a cure-all

  • 4 key steps to shake off rigidity

  • How large firms can incorporate speed without losing their innate strengths

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