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Introduction to sfia

  1. 1. Introducing SFIA Part 1
  2. 2. What is SFIA? Skills Framework for the Information Age Effective practical tool to assess skills in a wide range of industries Using unique methodology of self-assessment people know where they stand Has been developed for diagnostic purposes Written in plain English – easy to understand No more confusion about role descriptions and skills required for a particular project Effective in every industry
  3. 3. Historical background <ul><li>Originated in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Industry for Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors included Norwich Union, Oracle, Microsoft, British Computing Society, and Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted by more than 15 000 organisations throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>Growing uptake in Australian market. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How it looks <ul><li>It is a practical two-dimensional matrix of skills and competency levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Each skill at each level has a detailed description written in a plain, easy to understand language. </li></ul>
  5. 5. One axis presents the whole set of SFIA skills. For convenience, the skills are grouped into categories and sub-categories. A number of skills can be grouped together to form a role description.
  6. 6. How it works <ul><li>The other axis represents the level of competency in a certain skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of 7 levels has extensive description in terms of </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Business skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who can use SFIA and why <ul><li>Organisations: </li></ul><ul><li>IT managers </li></ul><ul><li>HR managers </li></ul><ul><li>CEOs and managing directors </li></ul><ul><li>To understand current skills </li></ul><ul><li>To plan future recruitment campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>To reduce IT project risk </li></ul><ul><li>To standardise job titles and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Succession Planning </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Individuals: </li></ul><ul><li>Current IT specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Recent graduates </li></ul><ul><li>University students </li></ul><ul><li>To identify current skills </li></ul><ul><li>To plan future career pathways </li></ul><ul><li>To identify training needs </li></ul><ul><li>For Job applications </li></ul><ul><li>To make the right choices in their profession </li></ul>Who can use SFIA and why
  9. 9. <ul><li>Already implemented by Queensland Rail and others </li></ul><ul><li>Currently being implemented by the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Forms the basis of the Australian Computer Society Certified Professional program </li></ul><ul><li>Ensys Consulting is the only one accredited SFIA partner in Australia and South East Asia. </li></ul>SFIA Perspectives
  10. 10. SFIA services in Australia Ensys Consulting is one of the first SFIA Accredited Partners in Australia and the only SIFA Training Partner with highly experienced SFIA consultants. Ensys delivers a wide range of professional services including:
  11. 11. How we work Ensys Consulting Delivering results through strategic partnerships <ul><li>Large team of highly experienced consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Both HR/Talent Management and ICT expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Local and international experience </li></ul><ul><li>SFIA Accredited Partner and Training Provider </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Client needs </li></ul><ul><li>Practical and hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assured </li></ul>
  12. 12. Question time We are happy to answer your questions about SFIA and organise a consultation, workshop or assessment of your employees. Call us 1800 885 139 or email [email_address] and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Head Office Brisbane Other Offices Sydney Melbourne Canberra www.ensys.com.au
  13. 13. SFIA Online <ul><li>www.ensys.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>www.sfiaaustralia.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>www.sfia.org.uk </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you for your time!

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