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Title: TOGAF® Series Guide: Business Capability
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Dear Open Group Member,

I hereby announce the Company Review for TOGAF® Series Guide: Business Capability, with The Open Group Architecture Forum as sponsor of the review.

Description: Many organizations struggle with managing the complexity of their business. They want to answer questions about their progress toward realizing their strategic aims. Are their strategic investments targeted appropriately? Are there areas for rationalization of redundancy or duplication? Does the business have what is necessary or too much to succeed?

As the discipline and practice of Business Architecture has continued to grow and mature, the concept of the “business capability” has emerged to become a fundamental component in the development of a Business Architecture.

Business capabilities provide an abstraction of the business reality in a way that helps to simplify conversations between interested stakeholders. Defining a business capability’s supporting components (roles, processes, information, and tools) provides a business context for those supporting components. Creating a business capability model for the enterprise promotes more of a common understanding of the business.

The review will commence on Janaury 16, 2018 and end on February 16, 2018.

+ The (commenting but not balloting) review group will be the Architecture Forum along with other forums, work groups and interested parties from The Open Group membership.
+ The (recommendation formulating) change request review group will be the Architecture Forum.
+ The balloting group consists of the members of the Architecture Forum.

I hereby assert that this submission satisfies the Standards Adoption Criteria.
Ballot resolution will be against the proposed resolutions put forward by the sponsor.

Members are requested to review the draft standard and submit Change Requests (CRs) that they consider will make the document acceptable or otherwise improve it. CRs should be submitted using the online review system and must be received by the closing date.

The current draft is located at:
To access the review document:

+ Click on the tag where you want to add your Change Request
+ Fill all areas (click on HELP if additional information is necessary)
+ When viewing the HTM/tagged file there are some links at the top of the page that you should be aware of: “Help with Document Review” – provides you with excellent and detailed help instructions on entering and editing CRs “Comments” – provides a table with the existing comments from all reviewers so you can see them in real-time.

You will be asked to supply your Open Group ID and password to access the review materials when available. If you have forgotten your id and/or password, you can request assistance at: or

The timetable for this review is as follows:
Announce review – Janaury 2, 2018
Review commences – Janaury 16, 2018
Review ends – February 16, 2018
Issue resolution February 19 – 23, 2018
Ballot Proposed resolutions February 26 – March 12, 2018
Sanity draft review March 13 – 20, 2018
Approval by Governing Board March 26, 2018

1. All requests for modifications must be the subject of formal change requests. They should be submitted via the web interface that will be available.
2. Immediately after being received from the sponsor, proposals recommending how each submitted change should be handled shall be circulated to the review group, together with a ballot table.
3. All members entitled to vote shall vote by electronic mail via the ballot group alias on EVERY submitted proposal within the agreed period. The ballot results shall be circulated immediately after the end of the ballot period.
4. A clearly accepted' or 'unresolved'. Further discussion of the unresolved change requests during an agreed period may occur for an agreed limited period to seek a clear majority decision. Eventually, only changes that achieve 75% approval will be accepted.
5. The sponsor will announce their response to the outcome of the vote

Created by: k.cannon on 02-Jan-18 Updated by: k.cannon on 02-Jan-18
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