How many maturity models are there, dammit?

Looking through my files on maturity management this morning, I came across the following list – and I don’t think it’s even nearly complete!

  • Agile Maturity Model
  • Architecture Maturity Models
  • Assessment Maturity Model
  • Automated Software Testing Maturity Model
  • Brand Maturity Model
  • Business Archive Management (thanks to Cole Sandau)
  • Business Continuity Maturity Model
  • Business Intelligence Maturity Model
  • Capability Assessment Tool (CAT)
  • Capability Maturity Model for Software (retired)
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • Change Management Maturity Model
  • Change Proficiency Maturity Model
  • Configuration Management Maturity Model
  • Customer Experience Maturity Model
  • Data Center Infrastructure Maturity Model
  • Data Governance Maturity Model
  • DITA Maturity Model
  • Earned Value Management Maturity Model
  • E-Government Maturity Model
  • e-Learning Maturity Model
  • Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model
  • Extended Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model (E2AMM) v2.0
  • Green Enterprise Maturity Model
  • Information lifecycle management maturity model
  • Information Maturity Model
  • Information Process Maturity Model
  • Information Security Management Maturity Model
  • Gartners’ Infrastructure Maturity Model
  • Integrated Product Development Capability Maturity Model
  • Internet Maturity Model
  • IT Architecture Maturity Model
  • IT Maturity Model
  • IT Service Capability Maturity Model
  • Knowledge Management Maturity Model
  • Leadership Maturity Model (LMM)
  • Learning Management Maturity Model
  • Localization Maturity Model
  • Managed Care Maturity Model
  • Medicaid Information Technology Architecture
  • Gartner’s Network Maturity Model
  • Open Source Maturity Model
  • Operations Maturity Model
  • Organisational Capability Maturity Assessment (CMA)
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model
  • Organisational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
  • Outsourcing Maturity Model
  • People Capability Maturity Model
  • Performance Engineering Maturity Model
  • PM2 Maturity Model
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model
  • PRINCE2 Maturity Model (P2MM)
  • Process Maturity Model (PMM)
  • Product Development Capability Maturity Model
  • Programme Management Maturity Model (PMMM)
  • Project Management Maturity Model
  • Property Asset Management Maturity Model
  • R+D Maturity Model
  • Resource-Oriented Architecture Maturity Model
  • Reuse Maturity Model
  • Risk Maturity Model
  • SaaS Architecture Maturity Model
  • SaaS Simple Maturity Model
  • Security Maturity Model
  • Service Desk aturity Model
  • Service Integration Maturity Model
  • Services Maturity Model, Self-Assessment Maturity Model
  • SOA Maturity Model
  • Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model
  • Software Engineering Capability Maturity Model
  • Software Maintenance Maturity Model
  • Software Reliability Engineering Maturity Model
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management Maturity
  • Systems Security Engineering Capability Maturity Model
  • Talent Management Maturity Model
  • Testing Maturity Model
  • Threading Maturity Model (ThMM)
  • Training Management Maturity Model
  • Usability Maturity Model
  • Web 2.0 Maturity Model
  • Web Services Maturity Model
  • Website Maturity Model

… and so on. And on. And on.

I also found a rather nice ‘Maturity Maturity Model’ and even a splendid Capability Im-Maturity Model!

Given that maturity models are basically a good idea – at least they get us away from the silly idea that radical change can be accomplished in a single step – it’s a pity that so many of them are based on the chronically immature SEI CMM model. This, I have always thought, is more like a list of things the DoD finds it hard to do, in approximate order of difficulty.

I have had quite a few goes at maturity models (not to mention basing a complete book on the large-scale structure of human history on an analogous idea), including my ‘Lattice Methodology’, which is designed to direct strategic transformation programmes by maturity management methods, and a methodology maturity model. I may post either or both here, though I wouldn’t get your hopes up just yet.

Anyone got any more?

By |2018-01-18T17:40:23+00:00Tuesday, September 2 2008|Categories: All, Management systems, Maturity|0 Comments

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