Employees and researchers in large industries such as information technology often form professional organisations. Though there may be different nuances from discipline to discipline, these organisations are created in an effort to maintain professional standards within the industry they oversee. When you consider some of the many issues and concerns inherent with computing (privacy, data security, intellectual property protection, piracy and more) some form of governing body that ensures consistency and upheld ethical standards is of paramount necessity. Examples of such bodies include the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Nevertheless, far more exist throughout developed nations.
This week, you will reconvene with your group from the last Group Project Assignment, ‘Understanding professionalism’ and begin on the second part of that project. Last time, you and your group analysed professionalism as it applied to computing. For Part 2 of this project, you must analyse the phenomenon of ‘professional bodies’ in relation to computing and the technology industry. Your challenge is to analyse at least two professional bodies in computing and evaluate how they impact society, businesses and individuals. Also, note that this Assignment is not due until the end of Week 5.
To complete this Assignment:
Submit a paper in which you address the concept of ‘professional bodies’ as it relates to the technology industry. To do this, first explain what is meant by ‘professional bodies’. Then, analyse two professional bodies for the computing profession other than the examples (ACM and IEEE) given. In your analysis, explain the benefits of membership and summarise three functions carried out by these professional bodies. Additionally, evaluate two areas of impact/influence of your analysed professional bodies on society, business and individuals. Support all of your work with at least three scholarly sources.
- Analyse ( )for the computing profession. In your analysis,
- explain the benefits of membership and
- summarise three functions carried out by this professional body.
- Additionally, evaluate two areas of impact/influence of your analysed professional body on society, business and individuals.
Support all of your work with at least three scholarly sources.
Some References that you can use
The Role and structure of professional bodies current and future challenges
The role of a professional body in professionalisation:The South African public relations case