View TRAK:Capability


Version & Date

27th January 2011

Configuration History

See change record for the TRAK metamodel at


One of the elements within the the TRAK metamodel and part of the Enterprise Perspective.

The ability to undertake a particular kind of action or the extent of someone’s or something’s ability.

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses

Tests For

  • makes sense when used with ‘Enterprise requires ...’
  • easy to re-use

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses

Tests Against

  • includes technology
  • includes a ‘thing’

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses


Inherited attributes:

+ from Architecture Description Element

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Implementation of TRAK Attribute Names and Values

The implementation of TRAK attributes in a tool is controlled by ‘TRAK. Implementation. Architecture Description Elements’ with respect to the case, spelling of attributes and format of values. See References section below.



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Capability participates in:


Inherited relationships:

+ from Architecture Description Element:

  • Claim about Capability
  • Concern about Capability
  • Contract governs Capability
  • Requirement governs Capability
  • Standard governs Capability
  • Capability satisfies Contract
  • Capability satisfies Requirement
  • Capability satisfies Standard
  • Capability traces to Argument
  • Capability traces to Document
  • Capability traces to Requirement

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses

Master Architecture View

Any Capability used within an architecture description of the system-of-interest must appear on a EV-02 Capability Hierarchy View for the architecture description.

The EV-02 is the Master Architecture View for Capability.

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses


  • keep short
  • use active (doing) voice
  • should be able to be re-used easily by other Enterprises

Avoid including qualifying terms or adding specialism as this makes it increasingly difficult to re-use and therefore impossible to establish what set of systems, for example, realise this capability.

Covered by TRAK IPR and licenses

Other Frameworks


Category:Metamodel -> Stereotype
Category:TRAK -> Perspective -> Capability



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