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Summary(info) High level UW-wide business capabilities defined by the EA team, with links to strategies, business processes, data models, and applications, where available.

Informational (info) (what does this mean?)

Date reviewedSeptember 2018
SourceEnterprise Architecture
Status(lightbulb) Current


This reference provides a high-level view of UW business capabilities. This is an interim capability analysis, and not an official UW planning document – for those, see the UW Strategy Reference

A business capability describes something an organization needs to be able to do as part of its mission. Each capability may be carried out through a combination of strategies, business processes, information, and systems. One or more organizational units may hold primary or shared responsibility for a capability. A shared understanding of capabilities is intended to provide high level context for communication of priorities and plans. 

Enterprise Capability Map

Core Capabilities
EducationResearchServicePatient Care
Teaching and LearningConducting ResearchProviding ServiceCaring for Patients

Enrollment Management

  • Student Recruitment and Admission
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration, Degree Planning, and Certification
  • Student Accounts

Curriculum and Instructional Design

Student Life and Activities


Research Management

  • Research Planning
  • Research Sponsorship
  • Research Compliance
  • Post-Award Management
  • Intellectual Property Management

Service Opportunity Management

Volunteer Engagement

Health Sciences Management

Patient Administration

Clinical Program Development

Patient Care Compliance

Enabling Capabilities
Alignment and GovernanceCommunication and CollaborationDevelopmentExternal Relations
Facilities and Asset ManagementFinancial ManagementHealth and SafetyHuman Resources Management
Information Management and AnalysisInformation TechnologyLibrariesPlanning and Strategy

Project and Work Management

Relationship ManagementRisk Management and Compliance 

Capabilities List