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Occupational Standard - SSC/N0501

Occupational Standard - SSC/N0501
Code SSC/N0501
Version 0.1
Industry Sub-Sector IT-ITeS/IT Services
Title Contribute to the design of software products and
Description This unit is about contributing to the design of software products and applications where both the business impact and technical complexity are low.
Scope

Scope

This unit/task covers the following:

Appropriate people:

·     line manager

·     peers

·     subject matter experts

Software Requirements Specification includes:

·     functional requirements

·     non-functional requirements

High Level Design includes:

·     technical solution selected and its rationale

·     assumptions

·     constraints

·     dependencies

·     interfaces

Requirements where:

·     business impact is low

·     technical complexity is low

Performance Criteria

Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope

 

To be competent, you  must be able to:

PC1.        check your understanding of the Business Requirements Specification (BRS)/User Requirements Specification (URS) with appropriate people

PC2.        check your understanding of the Software Requirements Specification (SRS) with appropriate people

PC3.        check your understanding of High Level Design (HLD) with appropriate people

PC4.        design basic programming structures to implement functionalityin line with requirements defined in BRS/URS, SRS and HLD

PC5.        review your designs with appropriate people

PC6.        analyze inputs from appropriate people to identify, resolve and record design defects and inform future designs

PC7.        document your designs using standard templates and tools

PC8.        comply with your organization’s policies, procedures and guidelines when contributing to the design of software products and applications

Knowledge

Knowledge and Understanding (K)

A.   Organizational

Context (Knowledge of the company/  organization and  its processes)

You need to know and understand:

KA1.    Your organization’s policies, procedures and guidelines for designing software products and applications and your role and responsibilities in relation to this

KA2.    Your organization’s knowledge base and how to access and update this

KA3.    The scope of work to be carried out and the importance of keeping within these boundaries

KA4.    Who  you may need to involve to provide feedback to your designs

KA5.    The importance of collating feedback on your designs

KA6.    How to analyse and use feedback to improve your designs

KA7.    Who  you may need to involve to provide feedback on your designs

KA8.    The approval process for designs of software products and applications

KA9.    The approval process for designs of software products and applications

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B. Technical  

     Knowledge

You need to know and understand:

KB1.     how to interpret and follow different design specifications, including:

·           Business Requirements Specification (BRS)

·           User Requirements Specification (URS)

·           Software Requirements Specification (SRS)

·           High Level Design (HLD)

KB2.        how to design basic program structures

KB3.        how to design software products

KB4.        how to design software applications

KB5.        different sources of information for help to design software products and specifications

KB6.        the range of equipment used to design software products and applications

KB7.        common design defects and how to resolve these

KB8.        current practice in the infrastructure design of software products and applications

KB9.         the range of activities involved in designing different software products and applications

KB10.    how to test new products and applications are fit for purpose

KB11.    implications new products and applications may have on business processes and business infrastructure

Skills

A.      Core Skills/ Generic Skills

 Writing Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SA1.       communicate with colleagues in writing

Reading Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SA2.       read instructions, guidelines, procedures, rules and service level agreements

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)

You need to know and understand how to:

SA3.       listen effectively and orally communicate information

B.      Professional Skills

 

 

Decision Making 

You need to know and understand how to:

SB1.         make decisions on suitable courses of action

Plan and Organize

You need to know and understand how to:

SB2.       plan and organize your work to achieve targets and deadlines

CustomerCentricity

You need to know and understand how to:

SB3.       check your own work meets customer requirements

SB4.       meet and exceed customer expectations

Problem Solving

You need to know and understand how to:

SB5.        apply problem-solving approaches in different situations

Analytical Thinking

You need to know and understand how to:

SB6.       configure data and disseminate relevant information to others

SB7.       analyze data and activities

Critical Thinking

You need to know and understand how to:

SB8.       apply balanced judgments to different situations

Attention to Detail

You need to know and understand how to:

SB9.       check your work is complete and free from errors

SB10.    get your work checked by peers

Team Working

You need to know and understand how to:

SB11.    work effectively in a team environment

C.      Technical Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SC1.  use information technology effectively to input and/or extract data accurately

SC2.  agree objectives and work requirements

SC3.  keep up to date with changes, procedures and practices in your role

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