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Title: IT4IT™ Conformance Requirements (Level 1)
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Date: October 12th, 2015

Purpose: Company Review Announcement

Author: Martin Kirk, The Open Group IT4IT Forum Director

Audience: Open Group Members

Dear Open Group Members,

I hereby announce the Company Review of the IT4IT™ Conformance Requirements (Level 1) with The Open Group IT4IT Forum as sponsor of the review.



The IT4IT™ Conformance Requirements (Level 1) define requirements for certification of individuals, and the learning requirements for Accredited Training Courses within The Open Group® Certification for People: IT4IT™ Certification Program. Level 1 is for the Foundation level of certification.

The review will commence on October 26, 2015 and end on November 9, 2015.

The commenting group will be The Open Group IT4IT Forum, plus other forums, work groups and interested parties from The Open Group membership.

The recommendation formulating change request review group will be The Open Group IT4IT Forum.

The balloting group will be The Open Group IT4IT Forum.

Ballot resolution will be against the proposed resolutions put forward by the sponsor.

Details of the Company Review process are available at

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with The Open Group Standards Process Company Review, it is a formal process by which a document is approved for publication by The Open Group. You are invited to review and submit proposed changes ("Change Requests - CR") that would make the document acceptable to you. A formal ballot then decides which changes are accepted.

For more information on The Open Group Standards Process see:

How to Participate


A PDF version of the standard is located here.

The PDF version is for your reference during the Company Review.

The timetable for this review is as follows:

October 12, 2015 - Announce Company Review

October 12, 2015 - Review materials posted

October 26, 2015 - Review Opens

November 8, 2015 - Review Closes

November 16, 2015 -    Ballot Opens

November 22, 2015 -  Ballot Closes

Novemmber 27, 2015 - Sanity Review Opens

December 11, 2015 - Sanity Review Closes

PROCEDURE for Resolving CRs submitted during Company Review:

1. All requests for modifications must be the subject of formal change requests. They should be submitted via the web interface which can be accessed here. (Note: The review will not start until October 26th.)

2. Immediately after being received from the sponsor, proposals recommending how each submitted change should be handled shall be circulated to the review group, together with a ballot table.

3. ALL members entitled to vote shall vote by electronic mail via the ballot group alias on EVERY submitted proposal within the agreed period. The ballot results shall be circulated immediately after the end of the ballot period.

4. Further discussion of the unresolved change requests may occur for an agreed limited period to seek a clear majority decision.

5. Eventually, only changes that achieve 75% approval will be accepted.

6. The sponsor will announce the outcome of the vote.

Created by: m.kirk on 12-Oct-15 Updated by: m.kirk on 12-Oct-15
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