Automotive Business Capabilities Model
$999 – $2,999
The Automotive Business Capabilities Map is a customizable, comprehensive, and in-depth set of business capabilities that capture the essence of what an Automotive firm does. The auto industry capabilities list comprises about 340 capabilities across three levels.
The Automotive Business Capabilities map is a set of multilevel and granular business capabilities which can serve as a blueprint and a structural underpinning for understanding the business of cars, trucks, and other vehicle manufacturing, distribution, sales, and aftermarket.
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The Automotive business capabilities model is a must-have tool for business architects, enterprise architects, business and technology leaders, and project teams to fathom the nuances of the core, context, and commodity capabilities of the Automotive industry.
Automotive Sector is Transforming – Fast:
The automotive industry is at a critical juncture and must transform to stay relevant and competitive in an ever-changing market. Key strategic reasons driving this need for transformation include rapidly evolving customer expectations, technological advancements, stringent environmental regulations, and the emergence of new market players. By embracing digitalization, focusing on sustainable solutions, and adopting new business models, automotive companies can meet these challenges head-on, drive innovation, and secure their position as leaders in the future of mobility.
As a part of the overall business architecture practice, an automotive business capability matrix will help companies create transformation strategies and roadmaps based on foundational entities – the capabilities.
Automotive Business Capabilities Map Deliverables:
The Automotive industry business capabilities model comprises ~340 capabilities and includes the following editable artifacts:
- An Excel spreadsheet with the grouping of capabilities.
- A PowerPoint format with the top three levels presented in a nested visualization.
- A Word document with capabilities in a multilevel list format.
- High Tech Capability Definitions (at Level 3)
- Capability KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) (at Level 2)
A Transformation Built on Foundational Building Blocks:
For several reasons illustrated above, transformation is a strategic imperative for companies in the automotive industry. First, the industry is highly competitive, with rapid technological advancements and changing customer demands. Second, global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, and companies must adapt quickly to disruptions to remain agile and competitive. Third, customer expectations are evolving, and companies must embrace digital technologies to deliver innovative products and services that meet their needs. By embracing transformation, automotive companies can improve operational efficiencies, produce vehicles that customers want, shift away from fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine, and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Automobile makers must create a holistic transformation program to achieve these objectives. Business capabilities can provide the fundamental building blocks for crafting this transformation roadmap. They allow automakers to focus on capability evolution, not project execution.
How to Use the Capability Map for the Automotive Sector?
A business capabilities map is a fundamental and foundational deliverable in the business architecture continuum. The Capstera Automotive capabilities model encapsulates end-to-end aspects of the business with a detailed, multilevel capabilities list.
There are several benefits from business capabilities, including, among others:
- Foster alignment between business and IT using capabilities as an everyday language.
- Capabilities are a structurally sound and internally coherent abstraction of business functions.
- A capability-based roadmap eliminates redundancy and replication and focuses on capability evolution
- Juxtaposing capabilities and systems/applications provide a footprint analysis and can lead to better application portfolio rationalization decisions.
The automotive business capabilities map decomposes components up to three levels. Created by business architects and automotive industry domain experts, the automaker capabilities list is detailed, in-depth, and conforms to the construct of MECE (mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive).
Who should use the Automotive Capabilities Matrix?
The Automotive business capabilities matrix is a generic model; hence, it is a starting point, not the final product for companies in the following subsectors. (Please note that a generic map covering multiple areas will not be specific to your sub-sector, and that is where our professional services can help customize and detail the capability model. Or you can modify and tailor it to your needs internally.
- Automakers (Primary)
- EV Manufacturers
- Autoparts Makers
- Heavy Truck Makers
Why Purchase a Business Capabilities Map?
Defining business capabilities from a blank slate takes time and effort and delays time to value. Instead, a pre-built and customizable business capability map helps provide 60-80% of capabilities allowing internal teams to focus on what is missing or unique to their companies.
And the cost is less than an inexpensive team dinner or the loaded cost of 4-5 team members brainstorming for an hour.
And far less than the deliverables consulting firms produce at over $100,000 or more, and compared to that number, the cost of our capabilities models is a fraction (a rounding error.)
Even if you already have a capability map, you could use our version to compare, validate, and potentially include missing capabilities.
A Note About the Artifacts:
- Business Capabilities Matrix: A functional area occupies one box in many business capability maps. Some may wonder why we decomposed the capabilities into 100X or more capabilities. We humbly submit that one box or entry in a one-page diagram is Wall Art, not an implementation tool. Decomposing capabilities into a nested list of granular items will help understand a capability’s depth, breadth, scope, and importance. It is also possible that some capabilities in our matrix may not be relevant to you. Similarly, we may have captured and documented some relevant and essential capabilities of your firm.
- Capability Definitions: The definitions do NOT cover every capability as, at a certain level of granularity, the capabilities are self-evident, and their meaning is self-explanatory. We try to provide definitions at a granular level we think is appropriate. Please feel free to add, expand, or modify the definitions.
Capability KPIs (Key Performance Indicators): We added a few KPIs for capabilities (mostly at Level 2) to get you started. You may not measure these KPIs in your company and have an entirely different set of metrics. Again, use them as a springboard, and not debate the applicability to your firm.
- The CIOPages.com Automotive business capabilities model is a digital product and hence, absolutely no returns or refunds.
- A generic capabilities model may or may not fit your needs, or the percentage of which capabilities are relevant will vary widely.
- Sold on an as-is basis and without any implied or explicit warranties
- Consultants and consulting firms who want to use it for their clients have a different pricing model.
- The sale is for the model only and does not include customization or implementation help.
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What are Business Capabilities?
Business Capabilities describe “What” business does. Business capabilities act as the foundational building blocks in business architecture as they are the solid components and stable entities to model a company. There is a lot of information on capabilities at Capstera.
What is the value of a Business Capabilities Model?
- A well-structured business capability model aligns business and technology.
- A company-wide capabilities matrix provides a common language that bridges the traditional gap between business and IT teams.
- A granular capability model (not too high level) allows for mapping to technology components to understand the functional sufficiency and footprint of applications to meet business needs.
- A company-wide capabilities assessment with regards to strategic importance, underlying process maturity, adequacy of resourcing, and level of technology enablement paints a vivid picture of the state of the enterprise.
- Requirements backlog anchored to a capability helps companies focus on capability evolution, not siloed project execution.
- Using capabilities as Lego blocks, business owners, and product managers can communicate their needs better to allow for optimal technology enablement.
- A detailed capabilities list, with logical clusters of related functionality, helps in vendor evaluation and selection.
- A capability view helps you identify conflicts, overlaps, and redundancies and zero in on the weak areas to develop a roadmap to evolve the capabilities.
Will a generic business capabilities map fit our unique needs?
The goal of CIOPages.com business capability maps is to meet or beat a threshold of 75-80% relevance. There is always that 20-25% that may need to be modified and customized to capture the unique essence of your enterprise. Also, having a pre-built capability reference model helps in a) not missing out on the core and distinct business capabilities and b) spend 80% of your time on the 20% of the capabilities that make you who you are!
But I’ve seen this entire Capability Map depicted as a few boxes. Why so many Capabilities?
The problem with some of the mickey-mouse capability maps is that they are too high level and are nothing more than a few boxes and arrows that can become Wall Art.
For a capability to link strategy to execution, and to bring about functional enablement at a feature/function level, a well-structured and deeply-decomposed business capability map is essential.
Managing hundreds of capabilities – writing capability profiles, assessing the capabilities, conducting a gap analysis between the desired state and current state of company capabilities, and anchoring backlog items to capabilities – is a complex task, and it may benefit your firm to have a capability modeling software.
Can you help us customize the business capabilities model to our enterprise needs?
We are glad you asked! Yes, of course. Our domain and functional experts can contribute to take these sample business capabilities model and customize to your needs.
With a full-fledged capability reference model as an accelerator, the work will be fast, efficient, and effective.
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Why should I pay?
The domain knowledge and intellect that went into constructing the capability models is very high. The cost is less than 2-hours of time of a low-priced consultant. Or perhaps the price of pizza lunch for the team to brainstorm and whiteboard the enterprise business capabilities model.
Consider the ROI: A) A straw model will help save countless hours. B) The time saved due to the straw model covering 75-80% of your needs. And c) the value of focusing on what makes you unique rather than work on the entire list of corporate capabilities.
Automotive Business Capabilities Model
$999 – $2,999