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July 2020 - SFIA 8 consultation update

July 2020 - 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, 27 sec.

Application of Blockchain...

  • We have published some learning resources and SFIA skills mapping related to Blockchain
  • All pages are available for comment or you can contact me direct

Information and cyber security skills and competencies...

  • Globally - there is a lot of industry and government activity in this area. We are keeping in touch with this where we can.
  • The SFIA Foundation is talking with USA-based industry bodies on potential new collaborations 
  • Others are welcome to join in and contribute.
  • We have a small team of volunteers progressing the detailed analysis work to support the SFIA 8 consultation.

Review SFIA support for people and skills management...

  • Reviewing SFIA change requests and analysisng current industry-based skills and people management models
  • Looking at modern practice in team management - including self-organizing teams and T-shaped roles

Employability - bridging the education to work gap...

  • How SFIA supports apprenticeships, industry placement and competency-based curriculum design
  • This is an area where an industry/workplace based competency model like SFIA has a vital role

Keeping up with the hype...

  • Our industry thrives on the potential of emerging technologies - but hype does not easily equate to value
  • The SFIA framework describes the long lasting  professional skills needed by industry
  • When we get requests to include new technologies in SFIA - we undertake analysis to identify the required professional skills
  • Using this approach means we can help individuals and organisations to value and build on the skills they already have 
  • Often new technologies require the application of new knowledge with existing SFIA skills Credit to

We want to include more people…

  • If you would like to help with SFIA 8 or share your ideas with the SFIA Foundation, then contact me
  • Any areas you are interested in hearing more about - take a look here

You can invite others to join in…

Peter  Leather

SFIA Updates Manager & SFIA 8 Project Manager