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    Problem Report Number 0017
    Submitter's Classification Evaluation Process problem
    State Resolved
    Resolution Interpretation (INT)
    Problem Resolution ID INT.ITSC.0008
    Raised 2010-09-30 19:51
    Updated 2011-03-29 19:36
    Published 2011-03-29 19:36
    Documents Conformance Requirements
    Certification Program Open CITS Certification Program
    Problem Summary Level 1 template leads to over stringent interpretation of Level 1
    Problem Text There is a risk that boards are interpreting the level 1 criteria too
    stringently because of the guidance given in the Level 1 templates relative
    to the "Applied" skill level required for most skill criteria.

    "Applied" is defined as "Performs with supervision or mentoring" yet the
    wording in the template goes on to say in CF03 for example:

    "Provide three instances where you set the technical direction and
    constraints of a project or engagement and monitored compliance.
    Only provide examples where your role in the effort was as the lead
    Specialist for your Stream in the project"

    I think this confuses the boards: we are asking for performance with
    support r mentoring, yet we are also asking for evidence only as a lead
    specialist - it's the same text as for level 2.

    As a comparison, the ITAC level 1 template uses the same text for the
    criterion as ITAC level 2, but provides more guidance to the applicant and
    the board, e.g.:

    CFS02: "Provide three instances where you provided leadership to a team
    (or lead a team with support/mentoring) to perform a specific work effort.
    Describe the project or major activity. Provide a short description of the
    leadership skills that you used to accomplish your task"

    and CFS06: "Document 3 ? 5 instances where you created or helped
    create the structures of a solution represented as architectural artifacts
    (for example with UML or with another modeling notation) that satisfied the
    functional and non-functional[1] business requirements. The architectural
    solution was communicated to the development team and
    reviewed/validated by the client."

    The point being that the idea of "did or helped to do" includes the possibility
    of doing with support and mentoring as a contributor, which is what Level 1
    is supposed to be about

    The Level 1 template should be amended

    Review Information

    Review Type CA Review
    Start Date 2010-09-30 19:51
    Last Updated 2010-09-30 11:54
    Completed 2010-09-30 11:54
    Status Complete
    Review Recommendation Certification System Deficiency (CSD)
    Review Response The Level 1 template should be updated as suggested

    Review Type SA Review
    Start Date 2010-09-30 19:54
    Last Updated 2010-10-18 08:24
    Completed 2010-10-18 08:24
    Status Complete
    Review Resolution Interpretation (INT)
    Review Conclusion Agreed by ITSC Working Group. Changes should be made to the template
    for Level 1, and released after review and approval by the WG

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