Capstera Business Architecture Framework

Capstera is a holistic and integrated business architecture framework. The meta-model of Capstera links execution to strategy and enabling enterprise transformation. While it is not necessary to leverage every category and entity, the flexibility of Capstera Business Architecture Framework provides an opportunity to incrementally capture the essence of the enterprise, while generating exponential benefits. Capstera software fully supports Capstera business architecture framework. The most important element of the Capstera business architecture framework is capability modeling, and Capstera software does it well. Also, creating Value Streams, composing process maps, adding applications and other components of business architecture is incredibly easy.

Capstera Simple and Practical Business Architecture Framework:

Capstera business architecture framework is composed of the following key components:


  • Business Vision and Motivation
  • Strategy
  • Initiatives
  • Metrics
  • Value Streams
  • Capabilities
    Semantics | Assessments | Associations | Budgets
  • Processes
  • Subject areas and Data Entities
  • Specifications and Roadmap
  • Systems
  • Structure
  • Roles and Users
  • Product/ Services
  • Risks and Control
  • Customer Segments
  • Channels
  • Shared Values
  • Lenses, Views, Reports, Dashboards

Business Vision and Motivation: 

What are the business intent and strategic direction driving the firm?  Clarify the strategic goals and decompose the strategies into actionable initiatives. And then assign appropriate KPIs (key performance indicators). 

Key Components:

Business Capabilities: Business Capabilities are the first citizens of the Capstera business architecture framework. 

Value Streams:  Value Streams are integral to Capstera business architecture framework to help capture “how” a business does what it does. 

Processes:  Processes offer a deeper level detailed picture of the Value Streams.

Subject Areas and Data Entities: Knowing what data is involved in orchestrating capabilities and accomplishing the value streams will help in understanding the complexity of underlying data structures.

Structure and Roles: The people aspect of the equation is completed by looking at the business structure, roles, and interactions with capabilities and value streams. 

Applications and IT Services: An inventory of applications and IT Services that power the capabilities and operationalize Value Streams complete the critical picture of the Capstera business architecture framework. 

Other Entities: 

Capstera Framework is flexible and enables modeling of a variety of other elements and objects, such as Risks, Controls, KPIs, Channels, Customer Segments, Products and Services, Business and Technical Domains and others. 

You can get a full picture of your enterprise business capability model and business architecture by using the Capstera business architecture framework. It is simple, customizable, and fully supported by Capstera business architecture and capability modeling software. 

You may also want to peruse the BizBOK framework, and then compare how Capstera framework is in alignment with BizBOK and Capstera software can be used to model the entities and components.