CAREER ADVANCEMENT Introductory Seminar Louise Mayo Supervisors: Dale Mackrell & John Campbell Working Title You can add your text andAdvancement slide information Career in this text box area. Tactics and Strategies for by IT Professionals in the Australian Public Service. Overview of Presentation •Professional background •Value & Contribution •Motivator for Study •Acknowledgements •Study Topic •Summary •Study Approach •Questions •The Plan •References Professional background • Prior studies • Industry experience • Access to study participants Motivator for Study • Once upon a time ………. • Career Prospects of IT Professionals • Limited Research on IT Careers Motivator for Study – Literature Review • “Funnel Method” • Focus of Review so far: 1. tactics and strategies for career advancement 2. recent developments in the APS for career advancement by IT professionals, and 3. appropriate theories and methods • Address literature gap Study Topic Proposed Research Questions You can add your text andare slide 1. In a climate of job uncertainty how effective theinformation tactics and in this text box area. strategies for career advancement by IT professionals in the APS? 2. What are the practical applications of their tactics and strategies for building staff capability and enhancing career advancement among IT professionals in the APS? Study Approach - Methodology • Qualitative Research You can add your text and slide information in this text box area. Reproduced with kind permission of Michael Quinn Patton Study Approach - Methodology Social Position Gender, race, culture, economic status Epistemology Theory of knowledge Stand Point Axiology Theory of values Ontology Theory of being Stand point influenced theoretical framework Research Method Study Approach - Collection • Data Collection • In-depth Interviews • Focus Groups Reproduced with kind permission of Michael Quinn Patton You can add your text and slide information in this text box area. Study Approach – Sample • Non probability sample • Sample Method • Snowballing • Proposed population • CIO’s in Government • 30 Interviews • Triangulation of Data • Pilot Study You can add your text and slide information in this text box area. Study Approach – Analysis • Thematic • Application of grounded theory The Plan Seminar Month/Year Introductory August 2015 Confirmation July 2016 Work-in-progress December 2017 Final Submission September 2019 You can add your text and slide information in this text box area. Value & Contribution You can add your text and slide information thisgap textinbox • Contributing to closinginthe thearea. literature • Practical applications for IT professionals on tactics and strategies for career advancement in APS Summary Acknowledgements •Dale Mackrell •John Campbell •Administration Team •Learning Circle Members You can add your text and slide information in this text box area. . Questions References . 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