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  1. OMG Issue

UAF13 — As Defined CapabilityConfiguration is More of a System than System Element Itself

  • Key: UAF13-36
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Eclectica Systems Ltd ( Nic Plum)
  • Summary:

    'CapabilityConfiguration. A composite structure representing the physical and human resources (and their interactions) in an enterprise, assembled to meet a capability'

    'System. An integrated set of elements, subsystems, or assemblies that accomplish a defined objective. These elements include products (hardware, software, firmware), processes, people, information, techniques, facilities, services, and other support elements (INCOSE SE Handbook V4, 2015).'

    1) As defined CapabilityConfiguration in including interactions and providing a capability is closer to being able to represent a System than the System element itself
    2) CapabilityConfiguration is a legacy MODAF element. In the early days of MODAF in the MOD Architectures Lab it was common place to use the CapabilityConfiguration element to represent a system. The MoD never really addressed the problem and left the two distinct elements. There seems to be no good reason to have both or, if there is, what is the differentiation [remembering that the definitition shouldn't refer to any other metamodel element as it must be atomic and self-contained. Being connected to different other metamodel elements doesn't mean that the type is distinct - this can be corrected by changing the metamodel wiring to the CapabilityConfiguration or System element.

  • Reported: UAF 1.1 — Fri, 8 Apr 2022 10:23 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 13:52 GMT