The Strategic Alignment Maturity Model: Components and Levels of SAMM

The strategic alignment maturity Model is a framework or model that assesses the level of alignment between an organization’s business strategy and its information technology (IT) strategy.

SAMM combines six different organizational components (communication, value measurement, governance, partnership, technology scope, and skills) into a strategic alignment maturity score.

Relationship Between Authority, Responsibility and Accountability

1. Accountability arises from responsibility, and responsibility typically stems from authority.

In other words, when individuals are given the power (authority) to make decisions, they are assigned specific tasks (responsibility).

Being answerable for the outcomes of these tasks creates accountability.

2. Authority is the right to do something, accountability is the duty to explain why and how it was done, and responsibility is the willingness to do it.