Digital Skills Management Maturity (DSMM)

Digital Skills Management Maturity (DSMM)

Digital Skills Management maturity is a challenge – find out where you are!

Take 5-minutes out of your day to complete our FREE DSM Maturity assessment, and receive a detailed report and guidance for moving up the scale.

As with any journey, you need to know where you’re starting from. This Digital Skills Management Maturity model helps you to identify where you are now, where you want or need to be, and what are the key characteristics which would be expected at each level.

 

 

  1. Recognising the need for digital skills management and starting the journey
    • You recognise Individuals should have an up-to-date and accurate skills profile
    • And that Job/Position Descriptions and/or Role Profiles should accurately reflect the skills needed
  2. Knowing the skills you have
    • An accurate inventory of current skills​
    • Majority of individuals have skill profiles which include all their skills, not just the ones required for their current job or role
    • Utilising an internationally recognised skills framework to ensure completeness and currency
  3. Knowing the skills you have AND the skills you need
    • Job Descriptions and Role Profiles are defined using the same skills framework
    • Recruitment processes utilise skills descriptions and assessments
    • Projects and business-as-usual skill requirements are expressed using the same skills framework
    • Plus everything from level 2
  4. Knowing the skill gaps and risks you have
    • Majority of individuals can see the gap between current skills and required skills for current job and career paths
    • Organisational management can pinpoint risks associated with not having critical skills at the right level, or single points of dependency. Examples:
    • Information and Cyber Security risks which might cause a breach, adverse press attention, and an impact on customer retention, reputation and share price
    • Digital Transformation not being achievable due to lack of the essential skills to make the change and/or to operate in the new model
    • Plus everything from levels 2 and 3
  5. Knowing the skills you need to recruit, develop, retain, or source externally
    • Majority of individuals can see the gap between current skills and required skills for current job and career paths
    • Organisational management can pinpoint risks associated with not having critical skills at the right level, or single points of dependency. Examples:
      • Information and Cyber Security risks which might cause a breach, adverse press attention, and an impact on customer retention, reputation and share price
      • Digital Transformation not being achievable due to lack of the essential skills to make the change and/or to operate in the new model
    • Plus everything from levels 2 and 3
Matthew Burrows