I have a simple Maturity Analysis diagram, but instead of using it to model how maturity increases over time, I am using it to evaluate and compare some features between a few competing software vendors and its capabilities. This means I do not want the application to limit me when I score an “earlier” Stage (which in my case is just a software offering) higher than a later Stage (which, again, is just a different software offering). VP currently prevents me from doing this because it assumes later stages will always be more mature, in every factor, than earlier ones. In reality, even if I was using it to record maturity levels, it is incorrect to assume every Factor will increase in maturity over time.
I would prefer if I can just assign whatever score I want to each Stage for a given Factor without being limited in the way described above.