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IT professionals urged to achieve chartered status to boost projects

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    IT professionals urged to achieve chartered status to boost projects



    New study finds that properly qualified IT professionals are best placed to lead IT projects to success, thus saving money on rectifying mistakes at a later date

    Employers in government and industry should put a greater importance on qualified IT professionals to lead and manage major IT projects, according to a significant report by three of the UK’s most influential IT membership bodies.

    The number of public sector IT projects that fail or generate huge overspends is an issue not just for government, but for the UK IT industry­ and private sector IT has also had its share of disasters.

    Solving these high-profile problems could save the taxpayer billions of pounds. According to Engineering Values in IT, a new study from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the British Computer Society (BCS), such failings could be avoided by making sure that qualified Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Chartered IT Professionals (CITP) are employed to lead and manage major IT projects.

    The 40-page report recommends that IT professionals aim to attain chartered status and that those achieving such accreditation should be given preference for leading IT programmes.

    Article: Here

    -Ken
     
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    1. zebulebu
      zebulebu
      Next on the list of 'completely unbiased studies commissioned by totally not-related companies':

      "PUBLIC STUDY SAYS PEOPLE ENJOY MOVIES - ADVISES ALL PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO THE CINEMA THREE TIMES A WEEK"
      (sponsored by the MPIAA, Disney and Viacom)

      "BEER IS AWESOME!!!!"
      (sponsored by InBev, Interbrew and Wetherspoons)

      "LAYING ON SUNBEDS NOT AT ALL LINKED TO CANCER"
      (sponsored by the UK SunBed Association)
    2. wagnerk
      wagnerk
      They got no arguement there from me (if they do it) :lol:

      -ken
    3. jk2447
      jk2447
      Zebula you OK mate? I didn't see s**t or bo****ks in your reply. . . :lol::twisted:
    4. Qs
      Qs
      That's because the post was sarcasm (and not expletive) oriented :wink:

      Personally, I prefer both. :p

      Qs
    5. jk2447
      jk2447
      Ah yes well spotted Q's :twisted:

      We'd be getting spoiled if we got both :D
    6. mrmuesli
      mrmuesli
      Having just read this report it seems they give some clues to what the new CITP might look like - it looks like breadth of experience will be important and that there will be an engineering version of CITP

      http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/publications/list/reports/Engineering_values_in_IT.pdf

      6.3 Qualifying as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP)

      CITP status is awarded by the BCS, and like the CEng, CITP status brings with
      it the commitment to ethical standards and to continuing professional
      development. However the distinguishing feature of entry to the CITP
      qualification is its strong emphasis on competence based on the SFIA (Skills
      Framework for the Information Age) model. Further developments of the CITP
      qualification are expected to require demonstration that an IT professional has
      achieved a defined level of competence in a wide range of areas alongside
      high levels of competence in a smaller subset, representing their specialisation.
      Whilst CITP recognises professionals in a wide range of specialisms within the
      broad field of information technology systems management, it is envisaged
      that one of those specialisms will be rigorous application of systems design in
      the development of IT systems. This would be awarded to those professionals
      with knowledge of the appropriate underlying science and engineering
      methods for the development of IT systems. Professionals who achieve this
      CITP (engineering) qualification would therefore be considered qualified to lead
      or manage major IT projects
    7. UKDarkstar
      UKDarkstar
      I wouldn't rely on this as the explanation of the changes coming for CITP. The latest I have from BCS Execs is "any details you might have are subject to change; although the strategic direction is firmly in place".

      My understanding is that the official launch of the transformation will take place around the time of the next Branch and Member Groups Convention on 23rd Sept so you will get detailed news then. I cannot give any more information at this time on a public forum.

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