Capstera and BizBOK Business Architecture Framework? How does Capstera support the Business Architecture Guild BizBOK Framework?

The Business Architecture Guild is a professional association of business architecture discipline and fosters a community and offers content. The Business Architecture Guild BizBOK (Business architecture guild book of knowledge) summarizes the framework, approach and content elements of the business architecture discipline. Capstera software supports all the elements and entities proposed by BizBOK and business architecture guild.*

Business Architecture Guild BIZBOK Framework

Business-Architecture

Capstera Framework and Content MetaModel

  • Business Vision and Motivation
  • Strategy
  • Initiatives
  • Metrics
  • Value Streams
    Define the Capabilities

    Define the core fundational building blocks, the “capabilities” which is an encapsulation of what the business does

  • Capabilities
    Semantics | Assessments | Associations | Budgets
    Define the Capabilities

    Define the core fundational building blocks, the “capabilities” which is an encapsulation of what the business does

  • process
  • Subject areas and Data Entities
    Define the Capabilities

    Define the core fundational building blocks, the “capabilities” which is an encapsulation of what the business does

  • Specifications and Roadmap
    Define the Capabilities

    Define the core fundational building blocks, the “capabilities” which is an encapsulation of what the business does

  • Systems
  • Structure
  • Roles and Users
  • Product/ Services
  • Risks and Control
  • Customer Segments
  • Channels
  • Shared Values
  • Lenses, Views, Reports, Dashboards

BizBOK elements Mapped to Capstera Entities

BIZBOK Element Capstera Entity Notes
Vision, Strategies and Tactics Strategy Capstera provides practical and flexible templates to draft strategies in a concise and coherent manner. Templates available include Business Model Canvas, Strategy Map, Value Chain, Business Outcomes, Product Strategy, Project Charter etc.
Capabilities Capabilities Capstera offers ability to draft capabilities maps in a hierarchical manner using a tree view and a canvas view. In Capstera you can conduct capability level assessments, add associations to other entities, assign a budget and draft specifications.
Value Streams Flows Capstera allows users to document Value Streams, Activity Flows, Process Maps and other flows. They can be interlinked with other entities. And user can conduct an assessment of the flows.
Organization Structure In Capstera, users can model business units, departments, roles, locations, channels and the like to get a holistic view of the business structure
Information Data Reference Model Capstera allows modeling of data entities, subject areas and source databases including a simple glossary of data items
Initiatives and Projects and Products/Services Folios In Capstera, users can leverage Capabilities as Lego blocks to manifest a product, platform, offering, initiatives, programs, projects
Stakeholders – Who and Where Constituents Capstera separates the Stakeholders, Channels and Locations into separate entities which can be cohesively related to one another.
Metrics and Measures Measurements Capstera allows users to model KPIs and assign them to Capabilities
Policies, Rules, Regulations Directives In Directives, users can leverage Capstera to capture business rules, methods and standard operating procedures.
  Lenses In Directives, users can leverage Capstera to capture business rules, methods and standard operating procedures.
  Inputs and outputs Optionally, users can model Capability Inputs and Outputs for Capabilities and Process Flows
  Systems/SOA Services Capture an inventory of Systems (Biz Apps, IT Apps) and SOA Services and relate them to Business Capabilities/Business Services
  Specifications Capstera allows users to enter Specifications (what changes are needed to enhance/evolve capabilities resulting in a Capability-centric strategic roadmap
  Roadmap Develop a GANTT chart with various views of how capabilities are going to evolve based on Specifications
*NOTE: There is no affiliation or endorsement implied by this mapping of BIZBOK to Capstera. Each firm owns the respective copyrights to their framework and meta model.