• Why is it important to measure the strategic competencies and associated skills for your IT organization?
  • How to use a four-step process to measure the strategic competencies and skills of your IT organization?
  • What are the various types of maturity assessments you can use for your IT organization?
  • What is an example of an IT strategic maturity assessment, with templates, that can be used to measure the strategic maturity of your IT organization?

A strategic CIO recognizes that to succeed in achieving business outcomes through collaboration with business leaders and teams is not a one-man process. It takes IT personnel to use their skills and applying these skills in collaborative business and IT teams to identify issues, challenges, and solutions that enable business outcomes. The objective of this lesson is to help you understand the important skills needed and how to measure those skills through a strategic maturity assessment.

Take a moment to reread this and the previous lessons of the course. The people component of a successful strategic IT organization is the most difficult to improve. It takes time, skill, and patience. Assess the competencies and skills maturity of your IT organization and develop a plan to improve their skill knowledge as well as how they apply these skills to achieve business outcomes. Review the techniques used by CIOs to improve the skills and application of skills in their IT organizations. They could apply to your IT organization.

The general rule of thumb is that people want to do a good job. However, sometimes they need help to develop the necessary skills to accomplish this. A strategic CIO understands this and works hard to build the skills of IT personnel and works collaboratively with the business, using IT and business teams to achieve remarkable results.

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