Development of a Generic Tool for the Application of Maturity Models - Results from a Design Science Approach

Nico Krivograd; Peter Fettke
In: Jr. Ralph H. Sprague (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45), January 4-7, Maui, Hawaii, USA, Pages 4326-4335, ISBN 9781457719257, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 1/2012.


The determination of the maturity level of an object or an activity is an expensive and complex challenge. Tools for determining the maturity level offer a way to reduce costs and complexity. Such tools can be used by persons, even if they have not received sophisticated training for the applied maturity model. As a result, high training costs can be avoided. Furthermore, the costs of a maturity assessment are minimized because the tools automatically perform the analysis. This paper develops a list of requirements which a tool must fulfill for the application of maturity models and presents a possible implementation of such a tool. As the implemented tool can handle several maturity models, we refer to it as a generic tool.

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