We discussed our generic IT career roadmap in the last article. Our goal is to move higher in this pyramid using the ladder. But we need to find out what we need to learn to be able to get on to the next step in this ladder. What are the distinguishing skills helps you transition from one role to another.
Let us explore those skills. Let us understand what employers demands as you grow higher and higher in the chain.
Technical Skills. We start our IT career by learning any emerging or established technology. Tough business problems require technical expertise and analytical thinking and technology professionals are expected to keep pace to changing technologies.
Functional knowledge. I T Functional Consultants are the experts having knowledge of concepts and business processes; with understanding of business flows; with added capability to analyze underlying software functionalities in comparison to business expectations. Here you bridge the gap between business and technology.
Domain knowledge. Domain knowledge is knowledge about the environment in which the IT systems operates, and it encompasses the understanding of the industry dynamics and business processes of the target enterprise. IT professionals provide IT solutions to various industries that need to be tailored to the unique demands of each industry and its dynamics. For these solutions to be sustainable and effective they must be designed keeping in view the present and future dynamics of the industry and that can be achieved only by having domain expertise of the industry.
IT Leadership Skills. It compasses general leadership skills, project management, Process leadership, Change leadership and Enterprise and strategic thinking.
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