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Digital Maturity News Report

KJR launches Digital Maturity Model backed by QUT study

Digital Maturity News Report

Steeped in KJR’s commitment to developing and advancing digital capability within organisations, it gives us great pleasure to share the ‘phase one’ outcome of recent work conducted in partnership with QUT Chair in Digital Economy, The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, and Isobar Australia – Towards a value-centric maturity model.

The resulting report and subsequent maturity model have been officially launched at an event in Canberra this week. The open-source digital maturity scorecard, a pivotal tool in the maturity assessment, has also been released online.

The maturity model has been developed through extensive literature review as well as industry and expert panel consultation with academics and businesses. The objective for the model from KJR’s perspective is two-fold, firstly to assist organisations in the pre-assessment of their readiness for digital transformation, and furthermore to collect data from the questionnaire that will paint a picture of Australia’s digital maturity levels – building an index through which organisations can benchmark.

KJR Chief Technology Officer, Mark Pedersen says of what makes this model different; “in considering the challenge of developing a holistic view of digital maturity, it was essential for us to get perspectives from beyond our own area of technical expertise. As research partners, the Chair in Digital Economy at QUT were able to bring a broader academic perspective and process, while Isobar Australia have been the ideal industry partner. Where KJR specialise in identifying the technical risks inherent in digital projects, and therefore the kinds of engineering practices a digitally mature organisation needs to adopt, Isobar have been able to articulate the key strategic concerns and communication practices a digital business needs to focus on.”

The model is already receiving support from Telstra Wholesale who is recommending the tool to its customers as they work with their clients to navigate digital transformation.

We’ve made the Executive Summary (Part A) and the Comprehensive Report (Part B) available for download, both include the digital maturity scorecard for offline use. We do however recommend the best-practice use of the maturity model through a qualified facilitation and conversation with KJR or one of our partners. Our experts will guide the process and provide a wider understanding of not just where you sit in the stages of maturity but what this means for your organisation going forward.

To have an initial conversation about using the maturity model for your digital transformation, contact KJR to arrange an appointment with one of our consultants.