The present environment in higher education in various IT companies have been an important perspective for the growth of IT professionals. ICT education has been imperatively applied in most of the institution all over the world. SFIA 6 framework is a collection of skillsets that helps in making a career path for the IT professions in the company. This report deals with the SFIA framework of the IT professionals in order to develop their career plan in companies. The use of the ICT packages have been dine in this report for enhancing the SFIA framework.
SFIA 6 Framework
SFIA framework helps in defining the generic attributes for encompassing business skills that extents growth of IT professionals in the company. There are seven levels of the SFIA framework including Follow, Assist, Apply, Enable, Ensure or Advise, Initiate or Influence and set strategy.
It can be concluded that the SFIA 6 framework have helped in enhancing skills set of IT professionals using the ICT. Various levels of the SFIA 6 framework have been discussed in the report that helps in understanding key features of SFIA framework.
- a) The ethical dilemma discussed in the case study have been detailed with Miss McTester in the ICvendor Pty Ltd. The company have been a failure in launching their mobile phones in the market. The testing if the circuit of the mobile phones have gone wrong in the testing unit that have caused flames in the phones. The stakeholders of the company have been responsible for this cause. The recruitment of Mr. Norway in the team have been a wrong step taken by the stakeholders of the company as he does not know about the testing of the circuits of mobiles. The integration of the circuits have gone wrong on which a huge number of mobile phones have been produced. Therefore, on launching in the market, the mobile phones started bursting in the hand of the user causing accidents (Burmeister et al., 2014). The ethical dilemma involved in the maintenance of the integrated circuit have been stated for maintaining the ethical decision making model.
- b) In this case study, the stakeholders mentioned are Miss. McTester and Mr. Norway. Miss McTestor have been the in charge of the testing department of the company. However, Mr. Norway does not believe in providing training to his subordinates in the team. Therefore, ethical skills and knowledge if the employees have been low in the context of the project. Therefore, the integrated circuits of the mobile phones have been made wrong. Training as motivation provided to the employees helps in encouraging them to increase their skills and knowledge in the tea. Therefore, due to lack of knowledge and skills all the mobile phones have been made in a wrong circuit (alZahir & Kombo, 2014). This have caused flames in many handsets of the users. Miss McTester found that the integrated circuits have been faulty and reported to Mr. Norway but he warned her to remain silent as the process was completed. Therefore, the ethical dilemma have been charged in Mr. Norway for his wrong decision.
- c) The ACS code of Professional Conduct can be applied in this case study.
The Primacy of the Public Interest:
In this code, the public interest takes over the personal, private and other sectional interest. IN this context, the company means to satisfy interest of customers in the market. However, the company have totally failed to maintain the interest of the public
Enhancement of Quality:
The ICT have helped in developing the quality of human beings. However, this company have not enhance the quality of life. The mobile phones have been creating accidents to the customers (Azevedo et al., 2017).
In this context, Mr. Norway have stopped the training and motivation of employees in the company. . The mobile phones have been made u of wrong circuits that have caused flames.
In this context, Mr. Norway have not involved in providing training to the employees that have created a faulty mobile circuits. These circuit have caused accidents in the market.
The ICT industry is relatively new and characterized by rapid change. It has not had the opportunity to evolve over many years and acquire its own standards and legislation.
- d) Miss McTester have been a responsible employee of the company and involved in the testing department of circuits. However, she identified the faults in the integrated circuit and reported to her head Mr. Norway. However, he asked her to remain close her mouth as the circuit was permitted. She remains silent and 50,000 mobile phones have been manufactured with faulty circuits. Norway does not believe in providing training and development to the employees. Therefore, all the empires in his team are unskilled and unproductive (alZahir & Kombo, 2014).
- e) The applied ethics need to be implemented in this context. This approach their deals with the refurnishing the ethical dilemma happened in his case. The use of this approach helps in maintaining the fault in the integrated circuit and retest the circuits in the lab. Therefore, this might help in minimizing the ethical dilemma in the company. Both the employee needs to be punish in this case, as they know that integrated circuits were faulty.
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