Capability-based planning with ArchiMate: Linking Motivation to Implementation

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This paper proposes a methodology for capability-based planning (CBP) and investigates how it can be modelled with ArchiMate. This can be considered an important step in aligning Business and IT. By having a common language to express organisational plans, enterprise architects can engage business leaders to plan organisational change based on business outcomes, rather than projects, processes and applications. This is possible because CBP is centred on realising strategic goals by focusing on what an organisation can do, rather than how it can do it. In order to determine a methodology for CBP we look at current research and practice, and propose a generic set of steps. Based on this, we analyse the ArchiMate 2.1 Specification for suitability and propose the addition of the Capability and Metric concepts. In the last section, we validate our proposed methodology and metamodel with the help of a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Systems
EditorsSlimaneq Hammoudi, Leszek Maciaszek, Ernest Teniente
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-098-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2015
Event17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 27 Apr 201530 Apr 2015
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2015
Abbreviated titleICEIS


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