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Posts from Date:   2013-10

Maturity models are proxies for value, not value itself

by Richard Hunter  |  October 23, 2013

Maturity models are all the rage in IT circles.  There are maturity models for nearly everything an IT organization does.  Lots of IT professionals, in practically every IT discipline, talk about improving maturity as if it was the ultimate goal for the organization.  And that’s a problem for the IT professional. The heart of the […]

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IT investment decisions are the best early-warning system for the success of enterprise strategies

by Richard Hunter  |  October 17, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the “kernal” construct that Richard Rumelt proposes in his book “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy.”  According to Rumelt, the irreducible core of a strategy–the “kernal”–consists of a diagnosis of the environment an enterprise operates in, one or more policies that are intended to address the diagnosis, and coherent execution […]

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