Maturity of IT supply of IT capability

IT Pros – What Will Become of Them?

Ben Worthen had a great post last week in the WSJ Business Technology blog entitled “Tech Pros: The Next Dinosaurs?”  Ben cites Nucleus Research’s Rebecca Wettemann:
It’s the logical consequence of two interrelated trends: the average worker becoming more tech savvy, and tech companies realizing that appealing directly to workers is as – if not more […]

By |September 2nd, 2008|Demand Maturity, IT Management, IT Maturity, Supply Maturity|0 Comments

Financial Forensics as a Clue to Dysfunctional IT

“To understand a crime, follow the money” is a familiar principle of detective work.  Over the years, I’ve found that principle to be extremely useful in the world of IT management.  In fact, my spin on it is, “If you want to understand dysfunctional IT behavior, follow the money!”

Of course, this principle helps detectives to […]

The Widening Gap In Business-IT Maturity Levels

We have been compiling the results of one facet of our multi-company research into business-IT maturity – the maturity assessment that companies took as part of participation in the research project.

The purpose of the survey was to provide an assessment of business-IT capability in a corporation or business unit. We asked that the survey be completed […]

Why Are Indian CIO's Good Innovators?

I liked this post by Navi Radjou on “Why Indian CIOs Excel at Driving Business Innovation”.  Navi suggests two reasons for this proclivity for IT-driven innovation:

1. Indian CIOs are obsessed with IT/business alignment.

2. Indian CIOs are effective at orchestrating innovation networks.

While I don’t disagree with these factors, the research we recently completed on Reaching Level […]

By |June 3rd, 2008|IT Infrastructure, IT Maturity, Supply Maturity|0 Comments

The IT Relationship Manager's Role in Expanding Business-IT Capability

For those who care, I apologize for a recent decrease in frequency of posts – I hope it’s not a real problem for you.  I’m still trying to figure out the optimal frequency and best days to post to this blog. Of course, the bigger issue is sustaining the content, which requires concentrated writing and, perhaps […]

Stage-Gate Development – An Example of a Level 2 Sticking Point

I posted from time-to-time on what I’ve called “sticking points” – how things that you had to do (e.g., practices, processes) to get from Level 1 Business-IT Maturity to Level 2 could trap you in Level 2 if you did not modify them, or in some cases, dispense with them entirely!  It’s not that they […]

By |March 17th, 2008|IT Maturity, Supply Maturity|0 Comments

So, What Comes After Level 3 Business-IT Maturity?

I had a question from a colleague recently that I’d like to address in this post.  She asked, “I’m going to ask a possibly ‘dumb’ question, but since I believe that there are no dumb questions I’m asking it anyway…  Since level 3 is constantly evolving i.e., today’s Level 3 will be tomorrow’s Level 2 […]

Reaching Level 3: The Mindset Factor

I’ve posted before on the role of ambition as a key factor in driving business-IT maturity.  I want to move beyond that and pick up the theme of mindset.  This is a topic I covered in today’s teleconference as part of our multi-client research project into business-IT maturity.

According to Wikipedia, Mindset refers to the set […]

Podcast on Business-IT Maturity Model

I’m very proud that Tom Parish, host and audio producer for the excellent Enterprise Leadership web site, invited me to deliver a podcast on the Business-IT Maturity model.  Just click on the last phrase in the previous sentence, or right-click to download the mp3 file.

It was a great deal of fun to do – Tom […]

Business-IT Confluence

I’ve said before, I learn so much (perhaps most?) from my clients.  I’m out at Pebble Beach for one of BSG Alliance’s Senior Executive Summit meetings.  I’ve been presenting our research on Reaching Level 3 Business-IT Maturity.  Before my session, at the opening dinner, a client was asking me about my presentation, and as I […]

By |February 27th, 2008|Demand Maturity, IT Management, IT Maturity, Supply Maturity|0 Comments