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Navigating Capability-Based Planning: The Benefits, Challenges, and Implementation Essentials

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Based on industry and government sources, this paper summarizes the benefits and challenges of implementing Capability-Based Planning (CBP).

Software Engineering Institute

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Capability-Based Planning (CBP) defines a framework that has an all-encompassing view of existing abilities and future needs for strategically deciding what is needed and how to effectively achieve it. Both business and government acquisition domains use CBP for financial success or to design a well-balanced defense system. The definitions understandably vary across these domains. This paper endeavors to consolidate these definitions to provide a comprehensive view of CBP, its potential, and practical implementation of its principles.