Assessing the Maturity Level of Organization in Strategic Alignment between IT and Business (Multi-cut Case Studies: Barid, Caspian and Sepehr)

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Associate Prof. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Prof. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD Student, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

In this paper a simple and flexible tool is introduced which measures the maturity level of organization in strategic alignment between IT and business. This tool that is designed based on Loftman’s Strategic Alignment Maturity Model (SAMM), is used in Barid, Kaspian, and Sepehr companies for evaluation. For this purpose, 36 questionnaires were distributed among IT managers and finally focused groups were used to obtain the exact level of organizational maturity, therefore a session was hold with the presence of 13 senior managers, and their alignment maturity rate was determined. The results indicated that these companies have an appropriate status in terms of participation and communications, but their way of managing affairs was not very suitable. Also maturity levels of Barid, Kaspian, and Sepehr companies were evaluated in respect to equivalent levels of third, second, and second.
 

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