HasBean

A Day in the Life
Ensure you have the skills you need first before starting the project

CEO: Exciting times ahead team. Development of the new product just got the Green light! Team member: Great! When do we start. CEO: As soo as you can tell me we have the skills needed. HasBean: That's strange, we normally just kick things off, and then work that out? CEO: Exactly, that's why the last 3 projects were over time and over budget!!! ...

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Don't mistake having tools for having competent skills to use them

HasBean: Hey boss, I've done the skills inventory you have been asking for. CEO: Excellent news, let's take a look. HasBean: For instance we can see here, John has ITIL, SQL, PowerBi. CEO: What! Well, that's like saying John has a hammer, saw and chisel. CEO: What we need to know, is how competent he is at cabinet making, joinery or odd-jobs using those tools. HasBean: Ahhh! Ooops!...

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Ensure the skill you need are described accurately

Team Leader (On phone - sarcastically): Hey HasBean, thanks for the short  list of candidates. I just wasted 17 hours of interviews. HasBean (Reply): Why so? you wanted software engineers and that's what I sent you. Team Leader (angrily): NO YOU DIDN'T. They were all programmers. HasBean: You are splitting hairs now. Team Leader (frustrated): Arrrrrrghhhhhh!...

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continual professional development

Business Professional: Have you considered joining the Professional Institute? HasBean: What are the benefits? Business Professional: Free skills assessment to baseline your skills, development planning to support your career development, mentoring, training, certification, conferences and other events. HasBean: Conferences you say! Does the events venue have a golf course? Business Professional: Yes I believe it does. And let me explain how we can support your continual professional development. HasBean: Nah,...

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Manage skills gap risk

HasBean: It looks like the Information Commissioner is going to fine us for the recent data breach. CFO: Yes, they are taking data security and protection seriously these days. HasBean: The fine is 4% of Global annual revenue. That's millions! Their report mentions poor security practices, and lack of the necessary security skills and experience. CFO: So, have we now assessed our baseline skills and identified the gaps? HasBean:...

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A superstar at what exactly

Project Manager (Using Skype): (Showing Resume on screen): Hey HB! This is an extract of the resume you sent me. (Showing HB): I know I said I was looking for a Superstar for the Innovation Project. And Mr Milligan IS obviously one. BUT AT WHAT EXACTLY? (Showing SFIA profile on screen): I was hoping for something more useful like this, which describes his real skills....

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Accurate skills inventory

Project Manager: Hey HB, you know everyone around here? We need someone for that new Innovation project. HasBean: What are you looking for? Project Manager: Someone with Project Management at Level 4, Systems Development Management at Level 5, and Business Process Improvement at Level 5. HasBean: OK, that's pretty precise, No Idea! You'll probably need to hire a contractor. Project Manager: This would be a whole lot easier if...

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Targeted skills training

HasBean: How come there never seems to be budget for my training? CEO: But what training are you waiting for exactly? HasBean: I've heard the IT Security course has a great venue and catering? CEO: And how is that going to help with your career development? HasBean: I'm not sure what it's about exactly, but I've heard good things, and it would be nice to get away for a...

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