BTM does not intend to replace, but instead seeks to build upon, several competency frameworks that cover various parts of, and can be useful for, digital leadership program development.
Our community members make regular references to existing curricula recommendations, such as ACM/AIS Information Systems (IS) 2020 Curriculum, and industry-developed competency models, such as SFIA, as well as Bodies of Knowledge (BOK) linked to professional certifications.
However, BTM Accreditation takes a different approach by providing a high-level synthesis of digital leadership competencies, as opposed to an exhaustive and in-depth coverage. Competencies are not only assessed in their “discrete/unitary” dimensions, but especially in relations to each others within the scope of a logical framework.
As well, BTM is primarily a practice-oriented assessment, where BTM Learning Outcomes are conceived as the “minimum profile” for successful practice, as requested by industry leaders during consultations. As such, BTM Accreditation is focused on confirming that program alumni will be able to meet practice abilities expected by hiring managers, and meet minimal requirements for digital leadership and team roles.