IT Project Management ACS - Core Body of Knowledge by tlo13887

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									       IT Project Management
       ACS - Core Body of Knowledge
     In Australia in November 1992, the ACS published a report
     entitled "The ACS Towards 2000." One of the terms of
     reference emerging from the study was to:
       "determine the common body of knowledge appropriate
         to the overall discipline of Information Technology"
     The same report defined Information Technology as:
        "the development and application of computers and
        communications-based technologies for processing,
          presenting and managing data and information".


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       IT Project Management
       ACS - Core Body of Knowledge
       The general terms the Core Body of Knowledge as
       applied to the professions typically includes,
          ●   The 'core' (a standard educational curriculum).
          ●   A requirement to hold an approved tertiary
              qualification.
          ●   Relevant experience.
          ●   A Code of Ethics.
          ●   Acceptance of personal liability.
          ●   A commitment to continuing professional
              development.
          ●   A licence or certificate to practise.                           HIT241
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       IT Project Management
       ACS - Areas of Knowledge

       1.    Computer Organisation and Architecture
       2.    Conceptual Modelling
       3.    Database Management
       4.    Data Communications and Networks
       5.    Data Structures and Algorithms
       6.    Discrete Mathematics
       7.    Ethics/Social Implications/Professional
             Practice
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       ACS - Areas of Knowledge

       8. Interpersonal Communications
       9. Program Design and Implementation
       10. Project Management and Quality
           Assurance
       11. Security
       12. Software Engineering and Methodologies
       13. Systems Analysis and Design
       14. Systems Software
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       ACS - Ethics / Social Implications /
       Professional Practice

       This covers the body of ideas and commonly held
       principles that broadly apply to ethical behaviour
       in the IT environment.
       The intent is to expose students to standards of
       professional behaviour and to encourage a
       commitment to developing a personal ethical
       framework.



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       ACS - Ethics / Social Implications /
       Professional Practice

              Critical review of the IT profession's Code of
              Ethics and Code of Conduct governing the
              behaviour of IT professionals;
              A broad understanding of the impact of IT on
              society;
              The importance of knowing one's belief
              system and values when reasoning
              confronting issues at the work place as a
              professional.
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       Interpersonal Communications
      This topic deals with individual behaviour and
      group dynamics and the application of these
      principles to the system development process.
      There has been a consistent comment from
      employers that a high level of interpersonal
      communication ability is an essential attribute of IT
      staff at all levels.
      It is important that those seeking employment in
      this profession appreciate that it is largely people-
      centred rather than technology-centred.
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       Project Management ...

       This area deals with the methods and problems of
       managing and assuring the quality of computing
       system projects, particularly from the viewpoint of
       the practitioner as a member of the project team.
       An understanding of the principles, techniques
       and tools of project management are essential in
       the management of the inherent complexities of
       the systems development lifecycle.


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       ACS - Code of Ethics
       An essential characteristic of a profession is the
       need for its members to abide by a Code of
       Ethics. The Society requires its members to
       subscribe to a set of values and ideals which
       uphold and advance the honour, dignity and
       effectiveness of the profession of information
       technology.
       The code is part of the ACS's Regulations and
       the numbering sequence has been maintained.

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       ACS - Code of Ethics
       4.1 To uphold and advance the honour,
           dignity and effectiveness of the
           profession of information technology...
       4.2 The personal commitments set out in
           NR4.3 and NR4.4 bind each member
           with regard to that member's
           professional conduct.
       4.3 Values and Ideals
       4.4 Standards of Conduct

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       ACS - Code of Ethics
       4.5 Priorities
       4.6 Competence
       4.7 Honesty
       4.8 Social Implications
       4.9 Professional Development
       4.10 Information Technology Profession


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       IT Project Management
       ACS - Code of Professional Conduct
              One of the hallmarks of a profession is the
          commitment by its members to high standards of
                          professional conduct.
       Members of the Australian Computer Society (the
       Society) should at all times maintain standards of conduct
       worthy of Information Technology (IT) professionals. By
       doing so, they will enhance their personal stature as IT
       professionals and help maintain the credibility and
       prestige of the IT profession.
       They will also secure the continuing acknowledgment of
       their professional merits by the community as a whole.

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       ACS - Code of Professional Conduct
       The Society's Code of Professional Conduct and
       Professional Practice is designed to provide members
       with authoritative guidance on acceptable standards of
       professional conduct and practice within the IT
       industry.
       The Code focuses on essential matters and is not
       intended to include a multitude of detailed rules.
       The Code should not, therefore, be narrowly interpreted.
       While it contains specific rules, it is equally important that
       the spirit of the rules should govern members'
       conduct.
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       ACS - Code of Professional Conduct

       A.1 The Public Interest
       Safeguard the interests of your clients
       provided that they do not conflict with the
       duties and loyalties owed to the community,
       its laws and social and political institutions




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       A.2 Integrity
       Do not breach public trust in the profession
       or the specific trust of your clients and
       employers.




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       ACS - Code of Professional Conduct

       A.3 Confidentiality
       You must not disclose information acquired
       in the course of your professional work
       except where consent has been obtained
       from the rightful legal owner or where there
       is a legal or professional duty to disclose



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       A.4 Objectivity and Independence
       Be objective, impartial and free of conflicts
       of interest in the performance of your
       professional duties




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        ACS - Code of Professional Conduct

       A.5 Competence
       Accept only such work as you believe you
       are competent to perform and do not
       hesitate to obtain additional expertise from
       appropriately qualified individuals where
       advisable


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       A.6 Keeping Up-To-Date
       Keep yourself, and subordinates, informed
       of such new technologies, practices and
       standards as are relevant to your duties.




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       A.7 Subordinates
       Ensure subordinates are trained in order to
       be effective in their duties and to qualify for
       increased responsibilities.




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       A.8 Responsibility to Your Client
       Actively seek opportunities for increasing
       efficiency and effectiveness to the benefit of
       the user.




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       A.9 Promoting Information Technology
       Endeavour to extend public knowledge,
       understanding and appreciation of
       Information Technology




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    A.10 The Image of the Profession and the
    Society
    Refrain from any conduct or action in your
    professional role which may tarnish the
    image of the Information Technology
    profession or unjustifiably detract from the
    good name of your professional body.


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