Code of Practice - Institute of IT Professionals

Code of Practice for Information Technology in New Zealand. Last published by the ..... 1.3.1.1 Common practices of relevance to all IT professionals. 1.3.1.2 Key ...
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Code of Practice Guidelines of good and acceptable practice for IT professionals and organisations operating in New Zealand.

IITP Code of Practice

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About IITP The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP), formerly known as the NZ Computer Society, is the professional body of the IT sector in New Zealand. IITP has a proud history spanning over 50 years and has been a part of the computing and IT sector in New Zealand since formation in 1960. IITP Vision IITP is the authoritative voice of the IT profession that leads professional development and good practice in IT.

Code of Practice for Information Technology in New Zealand. Last published by the Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand Inc in June 2012.

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Table of Contents 1: Introduction.................................................................................................................. 4 1.1 Purpose........................................................................................................................................................... 4 1.2 Context. ......................................................................................................................................................... 4 1.3 Using the Code............................................................................................................................................... 4 1.4 Disclaimer. ..................................................................................................................................................... 5 1.5 Terminology. .................................................................................................................................................. 5 1.6 Acknowledgements........................................................................................................................................ 5 1.7 Future Editions of the Code. ........................................................................................................................... 5 1.8 Responsibility for the Development and Maintenance of the Code.................................................................. 6 1.9 Other Contact Details. .................................................................................................................................... 6 2: Practices Common to all Disciplines......................................................................................... 7 2.1 Conflict of Interest. .......................................................................................................................................... 7 2.2 Maintain Your Competence. ............................................................................................................................. 7 2.3 Adhere to Regulations...................................................................................................................................... 7 2.4 Act Professionally as a Specialist........................................................................................................................ 8 2.5 Use Appropriate Methods and Tools.................................................................................................................. 8 2.6 Manage Your Workload Efficiently..................................................................................................................... 8 2.7 Participate Maturely......................................................................................................................................... 9 2.8 Respect the Interests of your Clients.................................................................................................................. 9 2.9 Promote Good Practices within the Organisation.............................................................................................. 10 2.10 Represent the Profession to the Public................................................