The Enterprise Architecture Capability Reference model is represented by a simple graphic and a complete textual description. Central to the Reference Architecture are the EA purposes.
Based upon the organizations preferences current & target execution is assessed to provide priority for improvement. A simple measure of competency is used: Examining, Emerging & Experiencing.
Conexiam's EA Capability Atlas is comprised of
Navigate Atlases are designed to to address the problem of getting to done.
Through each Atlas we gracefully address new critical questions. The exercise is not to gather all the information that might be useful in some potential future.Just the information we currently need.
Conexiam Atlases address purpose and specialized domain.
Typically, there are four broad purposes of an EA Capability:
The Capability model is hierarchical, with Purpose Architecture supported by Foundation capabilities, which are further broken down into detail.
For example, the ability to create domain architecture supports all purpose-based architecture. The outcome desired is an architecture that addresses a purpose, rather than delivering particular domain architecture.
In Navigate, Conexiam uses "Capability" as a management concept that facilitates planning improvements in the ability to do something that must be improved or sustained.
We either derive capability from an organization's Value Propositions or Objectives or use a departmental reference model.
In either case the Capability is a consolidating concept to include all the elements in an ability to do something. Everything that is included in the ability to do something is included in the capability. This can include, organization, business partner, process, equipment, IP, software, location, communication, etc. It really doesn't matter what is included, as long as it is essential in the ability to do something that must be improved or sustained.
When planning improvement we consider three central metrics
These metrics provide the central requirements that drive the target for everything included in the capability.
Conexiam's EA Capability model has open roots.
The first publication of the base model was the Open Group's "World Class Enterprise Architecture” whitepaper. We used the model and refined it over several years and contributed the essential parts in our paper “A Leader’s Approach to Establishing and Evolving an EA Capability”.