The Capability Immaturity Model was described today in an article by Mike Bohlmann (pictured). In “Best Practices: Are Your Company’s Processes Mature,” he writes,
In the CIMM, there are four levels in which an organization can fail at establishing processes both passively and actively. These may help you in identifying and communicating just what keeps your organization from establishing and following good processes:
* 0: Negligent
* -1: Obstructive
* -2: Contemptuous
* -3: Undermining
And then he goes on to briefly explain the different levels, and how they apply to today’s business IT environment. (I should add that Mike didn’t invent the CIMM; that was done originally by Capt. Tom Schorsch of the U.S. Air Force, in a software engineering context.)
Mike’s blog, we CAN help IT, is a good read on entrepreneurial IT management.