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Work in IT? BCS has a book that's just the job for you!

IT professionals looking to further their careers can find all the advice they need via a new series of books launched by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The books focus on roles and careers in IT, providing leading industry guidance to key IT roles in a range of business areas. They cover the objectives of the role, required and desirable skills, responsibilities, industry standards, frameworks, CPD, practical tips and case studies.

Matthew Flynn, Head of Publishing, BCS explains: "The idea behind these role books is to put ‘the technical in the context of the business’ so IT professionals can see how their job fits into to the wider aims of the organisation they work for, and how the specific tasks they do impact on their colleagues and customers. This should help IT practitioners to assess their current jobs and plan career moves by evaluating the roles available to them."

"The first books to be published in this new series will cover roles in service management and security management initially. We plan to expand this to other sectors of the industry to produce a comprehensive library of books across the industry."

The first two books to be published in the new series are:


  • Business Relationship Manager by Ernest Brewster An introduction to the role of a BRM manager, the book gives practical guidance to those new to the role or interested in getting a better understanding of what it entails.
  • Service Desk and Incident Manager by Peter Wheatcroft - Practical guidance to those new to the role or interested in developing a better understanding of what it entails. It will also be of interest to suppliers of service desk and associated software so they can gain a deeper understanding of how the people who use their products need to work.


Matthew continues: "Each book describes a specific role, putting it in the context of the relevant standards and frameworks for that sector. Used in conjunction with the BCS Personal Development Plan tool you will be able to map your competencies against the SFIAplus framework and produce a development plan for your career."

Both books are available from the BCS Bookshop