BTM Framework 360
The Foundation of BTM 360™ Management Platform
BTM Corporation launched a multi-year research and development effort that began in 1999, which resulted in the creation of a set of products and solutions that provide the structure, automation, and analytics needed for effective convergence of business and technology. This dedicated process introduced the industry's first integrated business and technology management framework - the BTM Framework™ - which serves as the foundation for the BTM 360 Product Suite providing a bridge between management science and management implementation.
Creating a seamless management approach that begins with business priorities and goals and connects all the way through technology investment and implementation, the framework provides a structured approach that unifies decision-making from the Boardroom to the Project Management Team.
The BTM Framework is comprised of 17 capabilities that define a set of organizational competencies which enable an enterprise to manage business and technology together. Maturity in these capabilities is achieved through the implementation of well-defined processes, appropriate organizational structures, timely information, and appropriate technology automation. Foundation capabilities (highlighted in red in the above image) are those "first-order" items whose maturity underlies overall Business Technology Maturity. Higher-level capabilities are those that are often developed later in the maturation process, which may carry differing levels of importance from enterprise to enterprise.
Developed by the BTM Institute, the BTM Maturity Model™ describes how well an organization performs a particular set of activities in comparison to a prescribed standard. It makes it possible for an enterprise to identify anomalies in performance and benchmark itself against other companies or across industries according to five levels of maturity, scored across four critical dimensions - process, organization, information, and technology - for each BTM Framework capability - and describes the characteristics of a converged enterprise.
In this fashion the maturity model allows measurement of management capabilities, secures a starting point, identifies areas most in need of improvement, and specifies the path for change. It is the objective foundation of a BTM Maturity Assessment™ and an advancement roadmap.