IT-CMF

Filter

Categories
Standards
Products
format
  1. eBook (2)
  2. hardcopy (2)
Language
  1. english (2)
  2. dutch (1)
  3. japanese (0)
  4. italian (0)
  5. korean (0)
  6. portuguese (0)
  7. russian (0)
  8. german (0)
  9. polish (0)
  10. french (0)
  11. arabic (0)
  12. turkish (0)
  13. swedish (0)
  14. brazilian portuguese (0)
  15. chinese (0)
  16. finnish (0)
  17. danish (0)
  18. spanish (0)

IT-CMF

Grid List

Set Ascending Direction

IT-CMFTM

1 Title/current version of IT-CMFTM books
IT-CMFTM (Information Technology Capability Maturity
FrameworkTM)

2 The basics of IT-CMFTM books
This management framework, introduced in 2008, helps key
decision makers manage necessary information technology
(IT) capabilities to improve competitive performance of the
organization. IT-CMF is a management toolset; consisting
of maturity profiles, assessment methods, and improvement
roadmaps; which collectively mature organizational capabilities
to enable value and innovation.

3 IT-CMFTM books summary
IT-CMF defines organizational IT capability as the systematic
mobilization (i.e. integrate, reconfi gure, gain and release) of IT
resources (i.e. tangible and intangible) in support of targeted
outcomes. It is a bridge between the organization’s business
strategy and its business operations. A core function of the IT-
CMF is to continuously improve IT organizational capabilities
in support of value and innovation across the organization. The
framework assists with:
• Identifying gaps in capabilities that are limiting IT
performance; and consequently delivery of value and
innovation
• Standardized organizational assessment tools to objectively
evaluate organizational maturity
• Implementing systematic improvements in IT performance
and measuring benefi ts over time

At the top level, IT-CMF’s critical capabilities (CCs) represent
key IT management domains (Figure 1) that should be
considered when targeting outcomes in support of value creation.
Critical capabilities are grouped under four macro-capabilities,
which mutually support each other to holistically manage
organizational capability improvement.

IT-CMF’s critical capabilities

Each critical capability of the IT-CMF comprises the following:
• Organizational Maturity Profiles: A five-level maturity
detailing increasing capability sophistication. Figure
2 outlines the general maturity philosophy, which is
personalized to each critical capability of the IT-CMF
• Assessment Instruments: To determine an organization’s
current and desired maturity on IT capabilities; in addition to
identifying strengths and weaknesses
• Practices, Outcomes and Metrics (POMs): Proven practices,
categorized by maturity level, for building capability
improvement roadmaps

IT-CMF’s generic maturity profile

IT-CMF’s critical capabilities – akin to a periodic table of
elements – offer options for organizations to pick n’ mix critical
capabilities to target specific business and IT challenges. In a
sense, IT-CMF acts as a design pattern for CIOs to respond
to persistent challenges, providing general and reusable
organizational solutions to commonly recurring challenges.

IT-CMF is a toolkit for identifying IT capabilities constraining
value enablement, systematically building improvement
roadmaps, and measuring such improvements.

4 Target audience of IT-CMFTM books
IT-CMF is for decision-makers seeking a holistic management
approach covering the landscape of management domains
necessary for IT to enable value and innovation. IT-CMF
is designed as a meta-framework, providing a unifying and
holistic lens to assist decision-makers manage the improvement
of organizational capabilities. The framework observes the 
organization in terms of capabilities, providing objective
assessment tools and improvement roadmaps.

5 IT-CMFTM books scope and constraints
IT-CMF improves organizational maturity, enabling IT to
support increased levels of value and innovation across the entire
organization.

Strengths
• IT-CMF offers a common language and conceptual
framework for effectively maturing IT capabilities in support
of value and innovation, between IT and other business units
• IT-CMF defi nes the landscape of key capabilities for IT
to successfully support value and innovation across the
organization
• IT-CMF provides systematic approaches for organizations to
target key capabilities based on their organizational context.
IT-CMF’s modular architecture allows organizations to
initially limit their engagement to relevant critical capability
areas of the framework
• IT-CMF complements pre-existing frameworks already in use
across the organization; unifying those frameworks to drive
performance improvement
• IT-CMF is orchestrated by a not-for-profit research institute
– Innovation Value Institute – which hosts an international
consortium comprising of industry, academia, and national
government members, who collaborate extensively on
IT-CMF’s development and maintenance
• The framework is industry/sector agnostic and vendor-
independent, allowing it to be applied to any organization and
offering benchmarking within or across industries/sectors
• The rigor of IT-CMF is controlled by the Design Science
Research methodology, synthesizing leading academic
research with expert industry experience
• Certification programmes based on IT-CMF are available
internationally, equipping personnel with appropriate skills in
applying the framework

Constraints
• The framework needs to be adopted at a senior management
level, not just at the front-line staff/practitioner level, to
realize value and innovation
• The framework delivers value through change. Failure to
commit to the required organizational change may result in
lower than expected outcomes
• Targeting incorrect critical capabilities due to flawed selection
methodology. Correct selection requires appreciation of the
framework’s breadth and the cross-connections amongst its
critical capabilities
• Aiming for an IT capability maturity level beyond the needs
of the organization. A blended view across an organization’s
business strategy, IT posture and industry context will help
determine appropriate maturity levels
• IT-CMF is a relatively new framework; consequently a
supporting ecosystem is currently emerging, albeit expanding
rapidly

6 Relevant website of IT-CMFTM books
www.ivi.ie

 

 

Read more