Mapping Maturity: create context specific maturity models with Wardley Maps informed by Cynefin

Mapping Maturity: create context specific maturity models with Wardley Maps informed by Cynefin

When organisations and teams are looking to understand how good they are and where they should look to improve they often reach for the latest maturity model. The use of maturity models to perform assessments is also an approach adopted by consultants. Whether that’s a health check or a 4 stage stepped model there are a few problems to be aware of. Most, if not all, maturity models are context free. They presume to know what is universally good in order to give you a clear way of assessing your current capability and then plotting a path to perfection. But…

Mapping Maturity: create context specific maturity models with Wardley Maps informed by Cynefin

This article was first published by Chris McDermott on Medium 11th May 2018 When organisations and teams are looking to understand how good they are and where they should look to improve they often reach for the latest maturity model. The use of maturity models to perform assessments is also an approach adopted by consultants. Whether that’s a health check or a 4 stage stepped model there are a few problems to be aware of. Most, if not all, maturity models are context free. They presume to know what is universally good in order to give you a clear way…