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February 2021 - SFIA 8 consultation update

February 2021 - SFIA 8 consultation update

A 2 minute update on the SFIA 8 consultation - and a reminder of how you can get involved.

Estimated reading time - 1 min, 54 secs.

First of all - many thanks to all who have contributed to SFIA 8 so far - it's a community effort and all your help is much appreciated.

NEW feature - Links to related SFIA skills

SFIA 8 change log...

  • As we approach the conclusion of the SFIA 8 consultation - please keep an eye on the change log to see the current status
  • Please take some time to browse the log and bookmark the page for future reference
  • All comments are welcome.

Behavioural factors

  • This work is progressing and was reviewed at the latest SFIA Design Authority meeting - details available here
  • Next steps are to agree how we should present the behavioural factors e.g. on the website and the SFIA reference material
  • We are also planning updates to SFIA's levels of responsibility and these will be reflected in the behavioural factors

Mapping SFIA skills to the BABOK

  • The IIBA UK has collaborated with SFIA to produce draft mappings of the six knowledge areas of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge to relevant skills within the SFIA Framework.
  • IIBA UK held a webinar on Monday 15th February . The recording will be published on the IIBA site shortly - in the meantime it can be viewed on the SFIA Foundation YouTube channel
  • Topics including introduction to the BABOK knowledge areas and combining the SFIA framework with the BABOK to support professional development for business analysts 

NEW - Guidance notes for individual skills...

  • Last month we told you about a prototype to include guidance notes for individual SFIA skills
  • The aim is to improve readability and help users applying SFIA skills appropriately
  • We have received positive feedback on this - and have been extending the coverage
  • Around 30 SFIA 8 skills now have guidance notes for review. More will be added as we progress through the SFIA 8 project.
  • You can find an index to the skills with guidance notes on the change log
  • This page has further background on this proposal.
    • Please read the page - especially if you use the SFIA Excel spreadsheet to populate tools or documents.

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You can invite others to join in…

Peter  Leather

SFIA Updates Manager & SFIA 8 Project Manager