As technologies have become more complex, it is often difficult to find qualified IT professionals who have the desired knowledge, better skills and specialization capabilities. Successful organizations will recognize the critical importance of effectively managing the skills of their current IT professionals. They will also recognize that the first step in managing those IT skills is to have a detailed, objective and accurate inventory of the skills of their current staff as well as the skills required for their future projects. With the proper evaluation of detailed IT skills, organizations will be able to save time, money and optimize their hiring, training, project staffing and career development initiatives.
To conduct the adequate level of skills or knowledge evaluation, sub-topic assessment with a sophisticated methodology is required. This paper identifies the type of skills management initiatives an organization may embark on and demonstrates the importance of assessment methodology on the success of these outcomes.