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Relating ICT Competencies with Personality Types

Vincent Ribaud 1 Philippe Saliou 1
1 Lab-STICC_UBO_CACS_MOCS
UBO - Université de Brest, Lab-STICC - Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance
Abstract : ICT competency frameworks establish the definition of competences required and deployed by ICT professionals. Job profiles articulate competen-cies together with an organization needs, objectives and constraints. The evolution of the software industry impacts personality trends in the profession. This work-in-progress studies the relationship between competencies, profiles and personality types. 1 Introduction Competency frameworks, such as the e-Competences Framework [1] provides a reference of competences as required and applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace. The application of the European e-Competence Framework is centered upon workplace competence articulation, profiling, assessment and measurement [2]. A person's inclination towards a specific way of acquiring information or making decisions influences their preference for certain tasks and jobs [3]. Because certain jobs require certain competences, we may think that personality types and traits of software engineers are related to engineers' competences and performance. Thus we define a first research question: How can we relate personality types with employees' competencies proficiency? Competences are sufficiently comprehensive to represent complexity and to fit variable organization structures. Customization is generally performed through the definition of various job profiles reflecting organization needs and objectives. The European ICT Professional Profiles [4] was created to define a number of representative ICT Profiles covering, at their level of granularity, the full ICT Business process. The European ICT Profiles build a consistent bridge between existing competence and profile approaches because profiles are worded in terms of capabilities needed to successfully perform a role and related to the required e-competences. Our interest is focused on four major roles involved in the development of software products: project manager, system architect, system analyst and developer. Through the study of a small set of software engineers graduated 10 years ago, we aim to empirically verify that the set of e-competences related to a role is suitable to their job occupation. In section 2, we overview the background and related work. In section 3, we present the selected job profiles and the sample set. In section 4, we discuss the questionnaire results, and then we conclude the paper.
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Vincent Ribaud, Philippe Saliou. Relating ICT Competencies with Personality Types. EuroSPI 2015, Sep 2015, Ankara, Turkey. pp.1-8, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-24647-5_24⟩. ⟨hal-01197473⟩

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