Map Technical Skills for a Changing Infrastructure & Operations Organization

Be practical and proactive – identify needed technical skills for your future state environment and the most efficient way to acquire them.

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An ad hoc approach to skills acquisition results in:

  • Hiring the wrong skills.
  • Unproductive time and higher staff turnover.
  • Project delay and lost business opportunities.

A strategic approach to skills planning leads to:

  • Acquiring the right skills at the right time.
  • Better human resource alignment with business goals.
  • Better utilization of staff skills and lower turnover.

Module 1: Review Initiatives and Skills-Related Risks

The Purpose

  • Identify process and skills changes required by the future state of your environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Set foundation for alignment between strategy-defined technology initiatives and needed skills.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review the list of initiatives and projects with the group.
  • Future State Playbook
1.2 Identify how key support, operational, and deployment processes will change through planned initiatives.
1.3 Identify skills-related risks and pain points.

Module 2: Identify Needed Skills and Roles

The Purpose

  • Identify process and skills changes required by the future state of your environment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Set foundation for alignment between strategy-defined technology initiatives and needed skills.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify skills required to support the new environment.
2.2 Map required skills to roles.
  • IT/Cloud Architect Role Description
  • IT/Cloud Engineer Role Description
  • IT/Cloud Administrator Role Description

Module 3: Create a Plan to Acquire Needed Skills

The Purpose

  • Create a skills acquisition strategy based on the characteristics of need.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Optimal skills acquisition strategy defined.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Modify impact scoring scale for key skills decision factors.
  • Technical Skills Map
3.2 Apply impact scoring scales to needed skills
3.3 Decide whether to train, hire, contract, or outsource to acquire needed skills.

Module 4: Develop a Communication Plan

The Purpose

  • Create an effective communication plan for different stakeholders across the organization.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the skills map elsewhere.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create a concise, clear, consistent, and relevant change message for stakeholders across the organization.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Review skills decisions and decide how you will acquire skills in each role.
4.2 Update roles descriptions.
4.3 Create a change message.
  • Technical Skills Map Communication Deck
4.4 Identify opportunities to leverage the skills map in other processes.

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