Introducing an innovative framework for delivering digital twin projects based on use case capabilities

The Digital Twin Capabilities Periodic Table (CPT)

The Digital Twin Capabilities Periodic Table (CPT) is an architecture and technology agnostic requirements definition framework. It is aimed at organizations who want to design, develop, deploy and operate digital twins based on use case capability requirements versus the features of technology solutions.

This initiative:

  • Provides a foundation for an emerging marketplace
  • Enables development teams to collaborate, design, and build
  • Accelerates digital twin adoption

The CPT framework facilitates collaboration for teams that need to create digital twin requirements specifications in large-scale, complex environments. The framework keeps the focus on the capability requirements of individual use cases. These use cases can then be aggregated to determine the overall capability requirements, the digital twin platforms, and other technology solutions that are required to address the specific business needs.

The CPT follows a periodic table approach with capabilities grouped or "clustered" around common characteristics. It is easy to interpret at both the boardroom when explaining the business case to get funding for a Digital Twin project, and the shopfloor when gathering requirements for a Digital Twin application. It provides visual guidance for collaboration, brainstorming and making capability requirements explicit.

All of the resources required to get started with understanding and deploying the CPT are provided on this page.