A Business Process Based Method for Capability Modelling

  • Hasan KoçEmail author
  • Kurt Sandkuhl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 229)


Enterprises are confronted with rapidly changing situations in regulations, globalization, time-to-market pressures and advances in the technology. Management and design of the capabilities is emerging into an important field to tackle these challenges. On the contrary, our findings from a systematic literature analysis reveal the lack of contributions in methodological support for developing capabilities. In this respect we introduce a business process based method for capability design, which is a part of a lately proposed capability driven development (CDD) approach. The main contributions of this paper are (i) a component wise structured capability modelling method based on business processes of an enterprise and (ii) a demonstration of the method application in a use case from the utilities industry.


Capability modelling Business context Method engineering BPM Capability design Capability driven development 



This work has been performed as part of the EU-FP7 funded project no: 611351 CaaS – Capability as a Service in Digital Enterprises.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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