The Need for a Maturity Model for Maturity Modeling

  • Jos van HillegersbergEmail author


Over the last decades, maturity models have gained popularity in both research and practice. While the growing number of maturity models demonstrates their potential, there seems to be a lack of structure in the development of these models and an unclear sense of quality of the resulting maturity models. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the continuing popularity of maturity modelling in more depth. The paper concludes that there clearly is a need for such a maturity model for maturity modelling (MM4MM). It provides some initial ideas for the design of such a model.


Maturity models Maturity modeling Information technology assessment Organizational change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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