Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: Assess and Improve IT Organizational Maturity June 2019

 Either at the individual or organizational level, maturity is the state of ripeness, quality, fluency, balance, and resilience. 

Compare to the other executive positions, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized. The magic “I” of the CIO title sparks many imaginations and modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles. Here are a set of blogs to brainstorm the multifaceted CIO leadership role and reinvent IT to get digital ready.


     Assess and Improve IT Organizational Maturity

Leverage “SWOT” to Assess IT Organizational Maturity "SWOT" as a strong instrumental analytics tool, in particular, helps an organization put a category (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to certain characteristics of the organization, giving them relevance in a strategy management processes. Nowadays, IT plays a critical role in driving digital transformation. IT managers can do a “SWOT” analysis for their functional area to make an objective organizational assessment. It’s a great tool that helps managers ask the right questions, answer them systematically, and understand them in context. Because opportunities and threats cannot exist without a context of interaction, especially in today’s digital dynamic. 

The New Book “100 IT Charms” Conclusion: Shape High Mature IT Organization Organizations across vertical sectors rely more and more on information technology, and IT needs will only expand. Thus, the CIO’s ability to build differentiated business capability is now greater than ever. How well an IT organization can adapt to the dynamic environment directly affects the future of the business. IT charm is based on its core competency and unique styles of influence to run a high mature digital organization.

IT Maturity Curve: How Deep Could it Be? IT touches both hard business processes and soft human behavior. Information is permeating to every corner of the organization; digital technologies bring an unprecedented level of convenience and the giant tide of changes. IT maturity is proportional to business maturity. However, the majority of IT organizations still run in the reactive mode, keep the lights on, take the order, and get stuck at the lower level of maturity. Every foresightful IT leader needs to ask themselves: IT maturity curve - how deep could it be? Functioning, firm or delight, which level of digital maturity has your IT organizations reached?

Three Aspects to Reach the Next Level of IT Maturity
Either at the individual or organizational level, maturity is the state of ripeness, quality, fluency, balance, and resilience. IT is moving up its maturity from functioning to firm to delight, running full speed with less friction. IT maturity is based on overall business maturity. IT maturity can further accelerate business changes and make a leap of digital transformation. Here are three aspects to reach the next level of IT maturity.

CIO as "Chief Improvement Officer": Three Management Aspects of Improving IT Maturity Information is permeating into every corner of the organization; technology the backbone of modern businesses across vertical sectors. IT has to expand its impact in every dimension to improve the company’s operational excellence, business responsiveness, performance, flexibility, digital fluency, and maturity. Maturity is the state of ripeness, quality, fluency, balance, and resilience. Here are three management aspects of improving IT maturity.

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