I have put up a number of postings on IT-CMF so I just want to make sure that everyone is aware of a couple of opportunities for you to get more closely acquainted with the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) and IT-CMF. First, on March 6-7 2012, the IVI is holding its annual Winter Summit in Secaucus, NJ. This is a two-day event where the first day is for members only but the second day is an open day for anyone who is interested to attend. I will be there so if you attend, please try to find me to introduce yourself or contact me in advance and we can arrange to meet. For more details, go to IVI Winter Summit.
Second, over the past several months, I have been working with IVI staff and other member volunteers to update some of the material for some more financially-oriented Critical Capabilities. Before this new material can be approved for inclusion back into the working documentation, it needs to be "road-tested" with at least three organizations through a mock assessment or workshop.
Clearly, the benefit to IVI is to knock some of the rough edges off of the new material through the cooperating organizations feedback. In return for this feedback, the IVI seeks to minimize the cost to the organization to little or nothing beyond about a day's time from participating staff members. The benefits for participating organizations can be several fold: An objective assessment of the maturity of a particular area of their IT value proposition; exposure to the methodology of IT-CMF assessments; and all this for minimal investment. The first two Critical Capabilities to be ready for this review in May 2012 will be Budget Oversight and PerformanceÂ Management (BOP) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
For more information or to express an interest in either of these opportunities, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike Harris DCG President