Aleph Insights was asked to help the Ministry of Defence design an organisational capability that could help identify and analyse social, economic and political trends. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders and subject-matter experts, and the results of a structured brainstorming workshop, Aleph developed a taxonomy of questions that this capability would need to address, and a nested outline of specific skills that the organisation would need to achieve different levels of capability. This presented the customer with an understanding of the costs and benefits of different implementation options, helping inform their eventual design choice.