Organisational capability development OCDV


The provision of leadership, advice and implementation support to assess organisational capabilities and to identify, prioritise and implement improvements.

Guidance notes

Activities include - but not limited to...

  • selecting, adopting and integrating appropriate industry frameworks and models to guide improvements.
  • using capability maturity assessments, metrics, process definition, process management
  • building repeatable and reliable capabilities through a process of trial, feedback, learning and continuous evolution
  • developing  appropriate techniques, tools and enhanced skills.
  • designing and delivering integrated people, process and technology solutions to deliver improved organisational performance in line with strategic plans and objectives.

The scope of improvement is typically organisation-wide but may also be highly focussed, such as - but not limited to - business agility, software development, systems development, project delivery, service delivery, information and cyber security.

Organisational capability development: Level 7


Represents and leads organisational capability improvement at the highest level. Determines the need for strategic organisation-level capability improvement to satisfy the strategic goals and long-term objectives of the organisation. Liaises with the organisation's functions to establish requirements and identifies, proposes, initiates and leads significant organisational capability improvement programmes. Manages the quality and appropriateness of the work performed and delivers measurable business benefits. Adopts and/or modifies existing capability improvement approaches as necessary.

Organisational capability development: Level 6


Leads substantial improvement programmes. Seeks out, identifies, proposes, and initiates capability improvement activities within the organisation typically driven by the need to enhance performance, satisfy new business opportunities or to respond to external drivers. Selects frameworks, approaches and techniques for use. Plans and manages the evaluation or assessment of organisational capabilities. Devises solutions and leads change initiatives including communication, transition and implementation activities. Takes action to exploit opportunities to deliver measurable, beneficial impacts upon operational effectiveness. Monitors international, national, and sector trends in order to establish the needed capability.

Organisational capability development: Level 5


Develops and maintains a detailed knowledge of capability improvement approaches and techniques and selects appropriate approaches for the organisation. Contributes effectively to identifying new areas of capability improvement within the organisation which may be enhancements to skills, technology or processes. Carries out capability improvement assignments, such as maturity or performance assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses. Selects and prioritises improvement opportunities, generates buy-in and plans improvement activities justified by measurable organisational benefits. Mentors and supports localised continuous improvement activities.