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Create a business capability and relate the capability with an application

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Create a business capability and relate the capability with an application

Business capabilities are the abilities of an organization to do an activity to fulfill its business goals. Align your organization goals with business capabilities by creating capabilities.

Before you begin

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  1. Navigate to Application Portfolio Management > Administration > Business Capabilities.

    You can also navigate to Organization > Business Capabilities

  2. Fill in the form fields.
    Table 1. Business Capability form
    Field Description
    Name Name of the business capability.
    Description A short description of the business capability.
    Asset tag Tag assigned to track the asset. It is an attribute of the parent capability that is inherited by the child.
    Leaf Node Capability follows a parent-child hierarchy. Leaf node attribute in the capability denotes that it is not a parent of any other capability.
    Level Level at which the capability is in the hierarchy. Up to six levels are supported.

    If you add a capability or update it by changing its parent, then run the Update Business Capability Levels job, on demand. The job determines the capability level and updates all the capabilities with the level information.

    Parent Select the parent capability for the capability that you are creating.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. To relate the capability with an application, click open the business capability.
  5. Click the Add CI relationship (CI relationship editor icon) icon in the Related Items section of the business capability form to launch the relationship editor and create the CI relationship.

    The relation between a business capability and business application must always be of type provided by::provides.

What to do next

View capability based planning to understand the hierarchy of capabilities mapped with its related applications and plan investments in applications if the technology of the applications is at a risk.