ict practitioners bill is back

My take,

Some things are just ridiculous..

You have a HR Administrator, A Programmer, Office Administrator, an IP
Lawyer, a sweeper, a Cyber Security expert all five working for:
a)A banks IT department
b) An insurance firms IT department
c) A manufacturing firm IT department
d) An IT consulting business
e)A software engineering firm

Give me one set of laws regulating them?

You regulate individuals in *professions* not in an industry. Thats why in
a bank, the HR Administrator gets regulated by HR association etc, Lawyer
gets regulated by ISK, the Programmer (based on whatever courses he\’s taken
and/or experience etc) by their respective bodies and/or experience etc

In an industry, you regulate final products and/or final services

Now, what are some of the professions we have in the software industry?
1. Programmers / developers
2. System Administrators
3. Database Administrators
4. Enterprise Architects
5. UX Designers

Now, try making a common regulation for those 5 out of a possible

Finally, for those us in software, you will agree its more art at some
point than science, so how do you regulate art?

Do you tell Picasso he can\’t paint because he wasn\’t certified as an
painter? Do you tell Franco he can\’t sing because he wasn\’t certified as a
singer? Do you tell a young Bill Gates he can\’t write software because he
wasn\’t certified in computer science?


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