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Capability Management in Digital Enterprises

  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Janis Stirna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna
    Pages 1-24
  3. Background to Capability Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Matthias Wißotzki
      Pages 27-39
    3. Jelena Zdravkovic, Janis Stirna, Janis Grabis
      Pages 41-56
  4. Capability-Driven Development Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Jānis Grabis, Jelena Zdravkovic, Janis Stirna
      Pages 59-84
    3. Martin Henkel, Jelena Zdravkovic, Francisco Valverde, Oscar Pastor
      Pages 101-116
    4. Hasan Koç, Kurt Sandkuhl
      Pages 117-138
    5. Jānis Grabis, Jānis Kampars
      Pages 139-158
    6. Martin Henkel, Jānis Kampars, Hrvoje Simic
      Pages 159-173
    7. Jānis Grabis, Jānis Kampars
      Pages 175-188
    8. Jānis Grabis, Jānis Kampars, Telma Mota
      Pages 189-207
    9. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna
      Pages 209-230
  5. Application Cases of Capability Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Ulrich Czubayko, Hasan Koç, Jan-Christian Kuhr
      Pages 233-254
    3. Tania Gonzalez Cardona, Ivette Vilar Roldan, Oscar Pastor
      Pages 255-281
    4. Pericles Loucopoulos, Christina Stratigaki, Yannis Zorgios, Antonis Mygiakis
      Pages 283-310
    5. Sergio España, Hasan Koç, Marcela Ruiz, Óscar Pastor
      Pages 311-325

About this book


Putting capability management into practice requires both a solid theoretical foundation and realistic approaches. This book introduces a development methodology that integrates business and information system development and run-time adjustment based on the concept of capability by presenting the main findings of the CaaS project – the Capability-Driven Development (CDD) methodology, the architecture and components of the CDD environment, examples of real-world applications of CDD, and aspects of CDD usage for creating business value and new opportunities.

Capability thinking characterizes an organizational mindset, putting capabilities at the center of the business model and information systems development. It is expected to help organizations and in particular digital enterprises to increase flexibility and agility in adapting to changes in their economic and regulatory environments. Capability management denotes the principles of how capability thinking should be implemented in an organization and the organizational means.

This book is intended for anyone who wants to explore the opportunities for developing and managing context-dependent business capabilities and the supporting business services. It does not require a detailed understanding of specific development methods and tools, although some background knowledge and experience in information system development is advisable. The individual chapters have been written by leading researchers in the field of information systems development, enterprise modeling and capability management, as well as practitioners and industrial experts from these fields.


Enterprise Modeling Variability Management Enterprise Information Systems Model-driven Software Engineering Enterprise Architecture

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für InformatikUniversität RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Stockholm University KistaSweden

About the editors

Kurt Sandkuhl is Full Professor of Business Information Systems at the University of Rostock, Germany, and Affiliated Professor of Information Engineering at Jönköping University, Sweden. His current research interests include the fields of enterprise modeling, digital enterprise architectures, knowledge engineering and knowledge management. He has published four books and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and he is one of the initiators of the PoEM - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series.

Janis Stirna is Full Professor of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research interests are enterprise modeling, modeling tools, reuse, patterns, and knowledge management. Stirna is an author or co-author of more than hundred research reports and publications and he is one of the initiators of the PoEM - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series. He also has been involved in various key roles in fourteen European and six national research projects.

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