SmartDevOps is an E+ Sector Skills Alliance where Universities, VET providers, companies and standardization bodies come together to define and develop the skills needed in an emerging and very dynamic sector: Smart Cities.
The project addresses the shortage of digital and transferable skills in municipalities. It will support people working in the smart cities sector in their professional development by training them to apply DevOps.
DevOps is a compound of “development” and “operations”, and in software development it is methodology that combines the development (Dev) and operations(Ops) phase to shorten the development life cycle of a software product. It is a set of agile and iterative approaches where project development and operations phases are continuously integrated to develop, deliver, test and improve the product.
Development and operation specialists behind the development of Smart Cities are: ICT project managers; programmers, technical writers, web designers, system administrators, technicians.
The project aims to:
Identify competencies and job role profiles of Smart Cities DevOps professionals.
Design and deliver a VET curricula combining digital and transferable skills, including a MOOC, open educational resources (OERs), e-learning, face-to-face training and work based experience.
Pilot the training in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, and Italy and evaluate the experience.
Create and support communities of practice where professionals, trainers, employers will continue to work together to improve the Smart Cities sector.
Relate to European and national qualification frameworks and the European credit system for vocational education and training to facilitate mobility and recognition.
Use recognised frameworks such as EQAVET and e-CF to ensure quality and transferability.
The project will benefit Smart Cities which aim to adopt the DevOps culture. This will raise the quality of e-services, helping those Cities become truly IT sustainable while fulfilling their scope to “connect, protect, & enhance the lives of their citizens via digital technology”.