Blockchain skills in SFIA

SFIA describes skills required to assess, plan and execute a Blockchain project. Use SFIA to identify your skills gaps and plan the development of required blockchain skills and knowledge.

Blockchain explained - what it is and isn’t, and why it matters

From a skills and competency perspective...

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  • We have looked at Blockchain in the SFIA 8 consultation
  • Our working assumption is that "Blockchain" is a not an additional set of SFIA skills
  • It is best treated as the application of a new technology
  • Using the SFIA capability model - see graphic - we can identify many  SFIA skills which can be applied
  • People with these skills will need some new knowledge in Blockchain technologies
  • Some knowledge will be technical - e.g related to security, programming, APIs, data management
  • Other knowledge required will be commercial, business and industry focussed
  • More details on how SFIA combines knowledge, skills and experience is here.

"Despite the hype, blockchain is still an immature technology, with a market that is still nascent and a clear recipe for success that has not yet emerged"
McKinsey

SFIA skills
The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to pro-actively monitor and size opportunities for Blockchain in your organisation…

With some training/education people with these skills can identify opportunities and threats from using Blockchain
Business process improvement BPRE
Emerging technology monitoring EMRG
Enterprise and business architecture STPL
Innovation INOV
Strategic planning ITSP
User research URCH

Developing skills, knowledge and competencies related to Blockchain

SFIA skills
The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to develop your people in order to assess and exploit Blockchain ...

Competency assessment LEDA
Knowledge management KNOW
Learning and development management ETMG
Learning delivery ETDL
Learning design and development TMCR
Professional development PDSV
Supplier management SUPP

Do I need a blockchain?

SFIA skills
The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to apply to do this analysis…

With some training/education people with these skills can help build a case for adopting a blockchain (or not).
Business analysis BUAN
Business modelling BSMO
Data management DATM
Data modelling and design DTAN
Emerging technology monitoring EMRG
Information assurance INAS
Information governance IRMG
Information security SCTY
Innovation INOV
Learning delivery ETDL
Learning design and development TMCR
Requirements definition and management REQM
Solution architecture ARCH

Developing and implementing a Blockchain solution

SFIA skills

SFIA skills
The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to apply to do plan and execute the change needed.

With some Blockchain training/education and knowledge - people with these skills can develop and implement your Blockchain solutions

Business analysis BUAN
Business process improvement BPRE
Business process testing BPTS
Contract management ITCM
Data management DATM
Data modelling and design DTAN
Database design DBDS
Emerging technology monitoring EMRG
Enterprise and business architecture STPL
Information assurance INAS
Information security SCTY
IT infrastructure ITOP
Measurement MEAS
Methods and tools METL
Organisational capability development OCDV
Portfolio, programme and project support PROF
Product management PROD
Programme management PGMG
Programming/software development PROG
Project management PRMG
Requirements definition and management REQM
Systems design DESN
Systems development management DLMG
Systems integration and build SINT
Testing TEST
User experience analysis UNAN
User experience design HCEV

Creating and maintain eco-system for Blockchain

SFIA skills

The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to apply to do create and maintina a network to exploit Blockchain technology.

With some Blockchain training/education and knowledge - people with these skills can build and maintain a network of business using a Blockchain solution

Contract management ITCM
Information assurance INAS
Information security SCTY
Relationship management RLMT
Sourcing SORC

Delivering the business beneifts from Blockchain

The SFIA skills you/your organisation may need to apply to do this analysis…

With some Blockchain training/education and knowledge - people with these skills can ensure your organisation delivers the benefits from a Blockchain solution
Benefits management BENM
Change implementation planning and management CIPM
Customer service support CSMG
Enterprise IT governance GOVN
Organisation design and implementation ORDI
Organisational capability development OCDV
Portfolio management POMG
Service level management SLMO
Supplier management SUPP