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SFIA Development Pathway


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SFIA Development Pathway

  1. 1. SFIA SFIA Development Pathway Malcolm Sillars BCS-appointed Director, SFIA Foundation
  2. 2. A short history of SFIA y SFIA Apr 1996: DfEE study into ICT skills results in establishment of Alliance for IS Skills (AISS) ( ) Sep 1996: AISS initiates 6 projects including development of a National IS Skills Framework Dec 1998: NISSF launched 1999: DTI sponsored industrial validation phase involving EDS, in ol ing EDS Post Office Nor ich Union IBM Office, Norwich Union, IBM, Microsoft and Reading Borough Council March 2000: SFIA published July 2000: SFIA version 1.1 published June 2001: SFIA version 2 (inc. telecomms) published (inc 19 May 2003: SFIA Foundation incorporated to take SFIA forward November 2005: SFIA version 3 published
  3. 3. Policy and Aims y SFIA “SFIA’s policy is to follow industry best SFIA s practice, not to lead.” For each release our aims are: Evolution not revolution Review of the coverage Revision of the descriptors Addition of new skills Identification f Id tifi ti of any “ b l t ” skills “obsolete” kill Open consultation p p process
  4. 4. Possible Areas for Enhancement SFIA Architecture Information Management Testing Any Other Ideas? Tell us at: or and click on Feedback
  5. 5. Other Issues SFIA Possible alignment of categories and sub-categories ith s b categories with PROCOM
  6. 6. Other Issues SFIA The SFIA Skills shown in PROCOM Disciplines Possible alignment of categories and sub-categories ith s b categories with PROCOM Sales & Marketing g Solution Architecture Information Management & Security g y Account management ACMG Data analysis DTAN Data protection DPRO Marketing MKTG Database design DBDS Information assurance INAS Sales support SSUP Human factors integration HFIN Information management IRMG Selling SALE Methods & tools METL Information security SCTY “Obsolete” skills Obsolete Business Change Management Network design NTDS Information systems coordination ISCO Benefits management BENM Network planning NTPL Safety assessment SFAS Business analysis ANAL Non-functional needs analysis UNAN Security administration SCAD Business process improvement BPRE Safety engineering SFEN Strategic application of information systems STPL Business process testing BPTS Systems architecture ARCH Service Delivery Skills allied to IT Business risk management BURM Systems design DESN Application support ASUP Change implementation planning & m'g't CIPM Systems ergonomics HCEV Asset management ASMG Innovation INOV Solution Development & Implementation Availability management AVMT Organisation design & implementation g g p ORDI Content creation DOCM Capacity management p y g CPMG Timing of next release Stakeholder relationship management RLMT Porting/software integration PORT Change management CHMG Programme, Project & Supplier Management Programming/software development PROG Client services management CSMG Procurement PROC S/W development process improvement SPIM Configuration management CFMG Programme management PGMG Systems development management DLMG Continuity management COPL Project management PRMG Systems installation/decommissioning HSIN Database administration DBAD Project office PROF Systems integration SINT Education & training delivery ETDL Supplier relationship management SURE Systems testing TEST Education & training management ETMG Usability evaluation USEV Financial management for IT FMIT Web site specialism WBSP Management & operations COPS Cross Discipline Network control & operation NTOP Compliance audit COMP Research RSCH Network support NTAS Consultancy CNSL Resourcing RESC Problem management PBMG Emerging technology monitoring EMRG Technical specialism TECH Radio frequency engineering RFEN Professional development PDSV Service desk & incident management USUP Quality assurance QUAS e-skills UK leads the definition of Service level management SLMO Quality management QUMG the Professional Competency disciplines System software SYSP Quality standards QUST Training materials creation & maintenance TMCR The SFIA Foundation owns and maintains the Skills Framework for the Information Age e-skills UK leads the definition of the Professional Competency disciplines
  7. 7. Other Issues SFIA Possible alignment of categories and sub-categories ith s b categories with PROCOM “Obsolete” skills Obsolete Skills allied to IT Timing of next release
  8. 8. SFIA