Versatilist is someone who can be a specialist for a particular discipline, while at the same time. quote needed ]

The term “versatilist” was first coined in an article from Gartner , where it states that “Versatilists are able to apply a depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences,” [1]

It is to the advantage of an organization to employ versatile-because an enterprise will be able to easily redeploy this type of employee based on changes in business requirements or strategy.

This article has a mathematical concept, the versitilist has a higher area under the curve rating. Knowledge of areas of knowledge. That person can have a very high competency (score 5) in 3 areas, a medium level of competency (score 3) in 5 areas an introductory level of competency (score 1) in 4 areas and no competency (score 0) in 3 areas . This creates an area under the curve of 34. is This is. Who……………… This is also a generalist who can score at 1 or 3 in every area. quote needed ]

This breadth of knowledge and experience is what allows faster changes to other roles. quote needed ]

Also known as

  • Generalizing Specialist [2]
  • Technical Craftsperson
  • Renaissance Developer
  • T-shaped person: See The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley
  • Master Generalist

See also

  • recruitment


  1. Jump up^ Gartner Says Technical Aptitude No Longer Enough To Secure Future for IT Professionals, Gartner Press Release , 9 November 2005.
  2. Jump up^ Generalizing Specialists – Improving Your IT Skills

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