The Capability-affordance ModelA Method for Analysis and Modelling of Capabilities and Affordances

Vaughan Michell

Abstract

This paper builds on an earlier paper modelling business capabilities as a function of resources and process to support enterprise architecture decision making. This paper develops the earlier capability model by using a realist perspective to apply the theory of affordances and the Z specification language to show how capabilities and their actualisation can be modelled as a tuple or set of resource affordance mechanisms (AM) and affordance paths AP subject to critical affordance factors. The paper identifies and develops the concept of objective and subjective affordances and shows how these relate to the capability resource model. We identify an affordance chain by which affordances work together to create a capability. We define the affordance modelling notation AMN as a method of representing the affordances in a system of interacting resources. A medical case study (based on interviews at a local hospital) is used to show how capabilities can be identified and modelled using the theory of affordances. We also propose a model of affordance efficiency, effectiveness and quality that enables the performance of a capability and its constituent affordances to be measured and modelled.

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Michell V. (2012). The Capability-affordance ModelA Method for Analysis and Modelling of Capabilities and Affordances . In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-8565-26-6, pages 60-71. DOI: 10.5220/0004461200600071


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@conference{bmsd12,
author={Vaughan Michell},
title={The Capability-affordance ModelA Method for Analysis and Modelling of Capabilities and Affordances},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2012},
pages={60-71},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004461200600071},
isbn={978-989-8565-26-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - The Capability-affordance ModelA Method for Analysis and Modelling of Capabilities and Affordances
SN - 978-989-8565-26-6
AU - Michell V.
PY - 2012
SP - 60
EP - 71
DO - 10.5220/0004461200600071