The objective of Capability Based Planning to focus on the planning, engineering and delivery of strategic business capabilities to the enterprise.
Capability Based Planning is both business-led and business-driven and combines the efforts if all lines of the business or organisation to achieve the required capability. Most corporate business models are catered for with Capability Based Planning.
Capability Based Planning links the IT Vision, architectures and the Implementation and Migration plans with the corporate business, strategic and line of business plans.
Capabilities are parallel and go against the grain of normal vertical corporate governance. Oftentimes, the management direction and also the corporate management accountability framework are based on the line of business metrics and not the enterprise metrics.