Measure Your Business IT Alignment
This paper discusses using the Capability Maturity Model to measure business it alignment.
The first step in aligning IT and business priorities is to understand where relationships break down and expectations differ. A tool based on the Capability Maturity Model developed by Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute can help you assess how well-integrated IT is with the company’s goals. Spotting divergent viewpoints presents an opportunity for improvement. See how your company stacks up.
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This paper presents a framework to measure business IT alignment and validates it with case studies. Excellent resource for the CIO (150 pages)
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