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Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard

Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard

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This document is the Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard, a standard of The Open Group, also known as the DPBoK™ Standard. It has been developed by The Open Group Digital Practitioners Work Group (DPWG).

This document is intended to assist individuals and organizations who wish to create and manage product offerings with an increasing digital component, or lead their organization through Digital Transformation. It provides guidance for the Digital Practitioner, whether based in a traditional "IT" organization, manufacturing unit, sales, customer support, or embedded in a cutting-edge integrated product team.

The high-level structure of the document is as follows:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction includes the objectives and overview, conformance requirements, and terminology definitions
  • Chapter 2, Definitions includes the terms and definitions for this document
  • Chapter 3, Digital Transformation describes the key concept of Digital Transformation
  • Chapter 4, Principles of the DPBoK Standard describes the principles by which the document will evolve and be maintained, and how Digital Practitioner competencies will be defined
  • Chapter 5, Structure of the Body of Knowledge describes how the Body of Knowledge is structured
  • Chapter 6, The Body of Knowledge contains the Body of Knowledge, divided into four stages, called Contexts, which correspond to the stages of evolution of a digital practice (see below)
  • Appendices contains the list of abbreviations used in this document

The stages are explained in Chapter 6 in the section on Context Summaries, and are summarized as follows:

  • Context I: Individual/Founder
    Foundational drivers of, and technical capabilities for, delivering digital value
  • Context II: Team
    The critical product management, collaboration, and operational skills necessary for producing digital value
  • Context III: Team of Teams
    Key capabilities for partitioning investments and ensuring coherence, alignment, and joint execution across multiple teams
  • Context IV: Enduring Enterprise
    Steering, managing risk, and assuring performance at scale and over increasing time horizons and increasingly complex ecosystems
Additional Information

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Reference C196
US ISBN 1-947754-33-1
Published 22 Jul 2019
Supersedes S185
Type Standards
Subject DPBoK
Standards Information

Standards Information Base

Common Name DPBoK
Status Adopted
Service Category Software Engineering Services
Type The Open Group Standard
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