If there are maturity models for the technology paradigms IT leaders adopt, wouldn’t it be possible to develop a maturity model for IT Leadership as well? That is, an IT Leadership maturity model that would help CIOs and their lieutenants to measure their current state and chart a path forward for them to improve and become more successful and effective. What would such a maturity model look like? How realistic is it to expect humans to follow a structured path like a maturity model, in order to acquire the competencies and experience suggested by such models? Could a “one size fits all” standard maturity model be created?
- Allan Hackney, SVP & Chief Information Officer, John Hancock Financial Services