Gartner Research

R&D IT Maturity Model for Manufacturers

Published: 24 December 2012

ID: G00239064

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Michael Shanler


The maturity model described in this research helps the IT professionals in manufacturing companies define R&D IT strategies, plan their implementation and ensure a focus on priorities for higher performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Five Levels of R&D IT Maturity
    • Level 1: Initial
    • What to Do to Move to the Next Level
    • Level 2: Opportunistic
    • What to Do to Move to the Next Level
    • Level 3: Organized
    • What to Do to Move to the Next Level
    • Level 4: Enterprise
    • What to Do to Move to the Next Level
    • Level 5: Transformative
    • What to Do to Remain at This Level
  • How the Maturity Model Works
  • Characterize Your Level of R&D IT Maturity for Different Facets of Maturity
  • Aggregate Your R&D IT Maturity Score and Blaze a Path Forward

Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.