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Generate a Business Capability Heat Map Demo

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Business Capability Heat Maps are Easy to Generate on Dragon1

In the Dragon1 Viewer, you see a business capability heat map with 37 capabilities, grouped in 9 domains. Note that organizations usually have over 200 capabilities and 20 domains. This business capability heat map diagram supports many analysis activities and management activities.

By doing the following Demo Steps, you can filter the capability diagram and discover a weakness using an excel sheet and do a round trip with that excel sheet.

Introduction in Business Capabilities - What are they?

Capabilities are a relatively new term in organizations. They are alike functions, processes and activities, but not the same. To make the difference clear we use the following example:

Suppose a company provides a service to clients to organize annual employee events.

A Business function of the company then would be 'Event Management'. This only tells us that this company manages events, nothing more.

A business function is an unstructured and unordered group of business activities.

A Business process is a group of activities of one or more business functions in order to optimize alignment between these activities.

Business processes in this case could be:

  • event program creation
  • organize locations
  • ordering catering

A Business activity is a group of tasks that can be carried out by one or more persons or systems.

Business activities could be:

  • discuss draft event program with client
  • visit a location
  • compare visited locations

A Business capability is a process, activity and task that the company is able to execute at a certain level of performance or service level quality.

Examples of business capabilities in this example case are:

  • Organizing 1000 events per month
  • visiting 100 locations per day
  • 100% self service event planning online

You can think of business capabilities for your company by using the sentence: Are we, or should we be capable of ...

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Click on the steps

  • Step 1 Highlight Objects Click on the Mission Critical button to colorize mission critical Capabilities.
  • Step 2 Show Data SheetClick on the Data button and Capabilities tab. Change the name of a Capability and click the Close button to see your changes in the diagram (zoom in, hold shift to move the visualization).
  • Step 3 Filter Roadmap Years Click on a Roadmap Year button to filter capabilities that are introduced or replaced.
  • Step 4 Filter Classes Click on the Dashboard button, select the Attribute Implemented, click on the Refresh list button and show only items that are In Progress.
  • Step 5 Discover Weaknesses Click on the Discover button Warnings in the Dashboard panel.
  • Step 6Select Theme Click on the Edit button and Wizard button (top buttonbar) and select theme panel.
  • Step 7Show Principles and Rules Click on the Data button and the Principles tab to see the rules used in this diagram.
  • Step 8 Export To Excel Click the Download Excel Sheet button (green) and export the data to an Excel Sheet. Open the excel sheet and edit some more names of Capabilities. Save your changes.
  • Step 9 Convert To .dragon1 Click on the Convert .dragon1 File button (light blue) to convert the excel sheet to a .dragon1 File (JSON).
  • Step 10 Upload .dragon1 Click on the Upload & View .dragon1 button (turquoise), select the .dragon1 file from your download folder and see your updated Business Capability heat map.
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