The CV-2 captures capability taxonomies. The model presents a hierarchy of capabilities. These capabilities may be presented in context of a timeline – i.e., it can show the required capabilities for current and future capabilities.
The CV-2 specifies all the capabilities that are referenced throughout one or more architectures. In addition, it can be used as a source document for the development of high-level use cases and user requirements.
The intended usage of the CV-2 includes:
Identification of capability requirements.
Capability planning (capability taxonomy).
Codifying required capability elements.
Capability gap analysis.
Source for the derivation of cohesive sets of user requirements.
Providing reference capabilities for architectures.
CV-2 can be represented using a CV-2 diagram which is based on the UML Class diagram.
The CV-2 is used to capture and organize the capability functions – required for the vision set out in the CV-1 Vision.