The Emergence and Initial Development of a New Design Pattern for CIOs Using Design Science

  • Martin Curley
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 286)


This paper describes the design science process and iterative design cycles used to develop a new design pattern for Chief Information Officers (CIOs). The IT-CMF is a formal archetype of the levels and stages through which an organization traverses and evolves as it defines, implements, measures, controls and improves its IT capability in support of value creation for the organization. The paper draws upon the concept of emergence from complexity science to describe the process of emergence of the IT-CMF from seemingly unordered pieces of information and artifacts into order. The early iterative phases of rigor, relevance and design science cycles are discussed as well as the initial classification schema developed for the IT-CMF. Additionally the paper briefly discusses the role of the IT-CMF as an important design pattern for the CIO.


Design Science Methodology Artifacts Complexity Science IT Business Value IT Capability Maturity Framework Design Patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Curley
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    • 2
  1. 1.IntelLeixlipIreland
  2. 2.National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

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