Capability 'What' modularization and phasing
There are two parts to capability life-cycle. The first is 'what?', 'when?' and 'how-much?' you want to build. The second is on 'How' to achieve the capability. This page talks about the first part. The 'what' for a capability is driven by 'what is critical' to achieve results, 'when' is driven by 'when it will become critical' and how-much is driven by the magnitude of results you want to achieve. We all know that it is not possible to modularize and phase every capability. Sometimes organizations have to invest into big-bang capability platforms (like data-warehouse, ERP, flag-ship offices...), but within that also one can find ways to postpone items, which can wait.