SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] What happened to the good IAs
Re: [Sigia-l] What happened to the good IAs
>I've had the 'pleasure' of working with many IT professionals decorated
>'certifications' up the wazoo who were as ineffective as they come. A
>prospect's ability to listen, focus, follow up, communicate, question,
>organize, for example, trumps any number of certifications, external
>validations or specific body of knowledge. You can teach facts, the other
>stuff is much harder to inculcate.
>Let's not make this yet another reason to get lazy.
I've come to IA through Quality management in a manufacturing setting.
In the 70s Quality was buzzing with new ideas, was exciting to work in and
qualifications were fairly minimal, mostly concerned with practical
Since then they have got it nailed down, quality knowledge is now carved in
certifications abound (adding nothing in my opinion).
Guess what - its also become BORING.
I'm enjoying the fizz, the uncertainty and the feeling that we are making
it up as we go along
that I get from IA.
Long may it continue
Patrick C. Walsh,
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