SFIA 8 Change log

Use the change log to track progress on SFIA 8 updates. You can see what skills are being changed and why .

SFIA 8 Change log 

This change log is for general awareness only. It will change. You use it at your own risk.
The SFIA 8 proposals on the website may be substantially modified prior to launch or may never be released.
A final and complete set of release notes will be published alongside formal publication of SFIA 8.

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We need a change log to manage the planned scope of SFIA 8

  • For SFIA 7 - the change log was published as "release notes" to communicate where changes had been made.
  • For SFIA 8 - we are experimenting with making the change log visible earlier in the development and implementation phase
  • The development and implementation phase is the best time to identify additional changes, interdependencies, omissions, questions.
  • All comments are welcome. Please contact Peter  Leather, SFIA Updates Manager & SFIA 8 Project Manager

Using Google sheets

  • Google sheets provides a feature to auto-publish sheets as a basic web page.
  • Using these feature means we can communicate those changes also without duplicating effort 
  • It does mean the format and look of the change log is basic

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 01, 2021 07:31 PM

Beta V8 Typos - see below for DBAD (last word) probably best to use schema rather than schemata (SQL specific)
also numerous different examples of punctuation in Guideline bullet points, sometimes have a , or a . or no punctuation)
Database administration DBAD
Installing, configuring, monitoring, maintaining and improving the performance of databases and data stores.
Guidance notes
Database administration may be in support of live operational databases in production use or for internal/interim purposes such as iterative developments and testing.
Activities may include - but are not limited to...
• identifying and acting on automation opportunities to improve performance and value from databases, data stores and data pipelines.
• using database management system software and tools
• applying knowledge of the logical database schemata

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 01, 2021 07:55 PM

Data management in V7 has levels 2-6. In V8 Beta levels 2 and 3 removed but no change request supporting this removal.

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 01, 2021 08:13 PM

In DTAN guidelines you use the expression 'data modelling schemes' two times, probably better to say 'data models'. Could be confused with Schema?

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 01, 2021 09:18 PM

No related SFIA Skills for VISL

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 09:06 AM

HWDE Level 3 is missing but not shown as deleted on change loh.

In V7 Level 3 is shown as
Task Title: Hardware design - Level 3
Description: Assists in producing simple infrastructure (hardware and related software) designs and specifications and translates simple logical designs into physical designs. Documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate.

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 09:27 AM

IN INAS in guidelines you state
The focus of Information assurance is more technical than the related Information security skill.
Information and data is typically protected by following 5 principles.

Surely this is incorrect as in SCTY guidelines you state

Activities include but not limited to...
• selecting, adopting and adapting security control frameworks
• designing, justifying and implementing security management strategies
Examples of types of security controls include...
• physical controls
• procedural or administrative controls
• technical or logical controls
• legal and regulatory or compliance controls

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 09:46 AM

SCTY Levels 3 and 4 deleted, however no corresponding request, though there was an accepted request to extend to Level 2

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 10:01 AM

INVA no related skills

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 10:30 AM

KNOW6 Level description truncated viz
Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for knowledge management. Champions and leads in the development of an organisational knowledge management approach. Promotes knowledge-sharing through operational business processes and systems. Monitors and evaluates knowledge-sharing initiatives. Manages reviews of the benefits and value of knowledge management. Identifies and recommends improvements. Shares different approaches for knowledge sharing across communities of practice, business units, and networks on

May be a problem is copy/paste from another spreadsheet or similar, sometimes a limit on number of characters and truncation can occur

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 10:39 AM

KNOW, some of the related skills seem a bit problematic eg PDSV

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 03:43 PM

PROD Guidelines, no introductory para, all bullet points. Suggest they should all be sentences

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 04:02 PM

PROG6 description, final full stop missing.

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 05:53 PM

BURM no related skills

Roy Shepherd says:
Jul 02, 2021 06:24 PM

Truncation? SSUP1
Sales support: Level 1
Provides information about products and services. Seeks assistance from colleagues for the resolution of more complex customer service queries and complaints. Uses databases to retrieve and enter data. Communicate effectively with customers and.