This paper reports the initial findings from a National Science Foundation supported study of IT personnel transition. We used the revealed causal mapping method (Narayanan and Fahey 1990) to elicit barriers, enablers, and examples of IT personnel transition. This paper reveals new knowledge and insight into factors that enable and prevent IT personnel transition as organizations evolve. The data is presented in the form of interpretation of revealed causal maps from 83 respondents. The results of this study are the first steps toward developing a theory of IT personnel transition that is distinct from general transition theories.