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Title: The Open Group® Certification for People:IT4IT™ Program Configuration
Version: None
Date: Nov 24 2015

Purpose: Company Review Announcement

Author: Andrew Josey, The Open Group Director, Standards

Audience: Open Group Members

Dear Open Group Members,

I hereby announce the Company Review of the :The Open Group® Certification for People:IT4IT™ Program Configuration" with The Open Group IT4IT Forum as sponsor of the review.



The  Open Group® Certification for People:IT4IT™ Program Configuration defines the meaning of the program elements for IT4IT certification within the The Open Group® Certification for People: Certification Programs.

The review will commence on December 8, 2015 and end on December 22, 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 document is available for your reference during the Company Review.

The timetable for this review is as follows:

Nov 24, 2015 - Announce Company Review

Review materials posted at

December 8, 2015 - Review Opens

December 22, 2015 - Review Closes

Jan 5, 2016 -    Ballot Opens

Jan 12, 2016 -  Ballot Closes

Jan 15, 2016 - Sanity Review Opens

Jan 29, 2016 - 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 will be accessible before December 8(Note: The review will not start until December 8th.)

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: a.josey on 25-Nov-15 Updated by: m.kirk on 08-Dec-15
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