From Value Streams and Capability Maps to Protocol Models and Back

E.E. Roubtsova*

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Value Streams with supporting Capability Maps are a popular
trend in modern enterprise architecture design. However, the existing
definition of a capability as a collection of selected functionality is
imprecise and often results in unmanageable capabilities and capability
maps. Conceptual and process models, which are traditionally used to
select functionality for system modules are considered too detailed at
the strategic level, where capabilities are represented. This paper defines
requirements and constraints for manageable capabilities and capability
maps. The paper also proposes a method for the design of manageable
capabilities and capability maps. This method employs the definition of
requirements and constraints, as well as protocol modeling, to achieve
this goal. Protocol models of capabilities are defined at the level of business
objects and functionality chunks. The composition technique inherent
to protocol modeling allows for the seamless movement of business
objects and functional chunks between capabilities, thus facilitating the
design of a manageable capability map. Furthermore, all protocol models
of capabilities and capability maps can be simulated. The simulation
process enables the identification of unmanageable and missing capabilities
within a capability map. The proposed method can be employed as
a reference for the design of manageable capability maps.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
Subtitle of host publication14th International Symposium, BMSD 2024, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, July 1–3, 2024, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783031640735
ISBN (Print)9783031640728
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2024
Event14th International Symposium, BMSD 2024 - Université du Luxembourg (UL), Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duration: 1 Jul 20243 Jul 2024
Conference number: 14

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Symposium14th International Symposium, BMSD 2024
Abbreviated titleBMSD 2024
CityLuxembourg City
Internet address


  • Enterprise Modeling
  • Value Streams
  • Design a Manageable Capability Map
  • Protocol Models
  • Simulation as Mental Management


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