The global skills and competency framework for the digital world

Recent changes - making SFIA easier to consume

  • SFIA 9 tracker: To help users track planned changes and understand the expected impact

  • Prototypes for SFIA v9 Levels of responsibility and generic attributes:  adding 'Guidance notes' for all skills and creating a short description of each level of responsibility and generic attributes.

  • Visualising career paths with SFIA: published pdfs visuals which align career paths with SFIA levels and descriptions. SFIA levels and descriptions. 

  • SFIA fundamentals quiz: In collaboration with the Open University, we published an interactive quiz for both new and seasoned users to enhance their understanding of SFIA fundamentals.

  • New interactive PDF - SFIA skills profiles: In response to high user engagement and feedback, we published a new interactive PDF version of the SFIA skills profiles, featuring live hyperlinks for easier access and navigation.

  • Company  logos on SFIA Website: We added a logo carousel on the homepage to display the logos of supporting organizations, offering a way for companies to show their support for SFIA.

  • SFIA Foundation's new video: This short video provides an overview of Skills Management mainly targeting new SFIA users.

  • Revamped SFIA cybersecurity view: We created a new landing page for cybersecurity with enhanced graphics and content, illustrating how SFIA supports both cybersecurity professionals and organizations.

  • UK Cyber Security Council partnership: The UK Cyber Security Council (UK CSC) has become a SFIA Partner, joining other cybersecurity organizations in supporting nationally recognized standards for cybersecurity.

  • Alternative designs of the A3 summary chart

    • Reordering of skill categories: In response to user feedback, this version makes Development, Delivery, and Change skills more prominent and accessible.

    • Highlighting SFIA skills for "typical" IT organisations: This showcases skills associated with typical IT functions, aiding users in navigating the extensive range of skills in the framework.

  • Skills for Agriculture framework: The Skills for Agriculture (SFA) framework, aligned with SFIA, has been developed to standardize language, define job roles, and support career progression in the agriculture sector, increasingly supported by technology,

  • Procurement skills view: The Australian public sector procurement community has created a "Procurement View" of SFIA skills, aligning them to a procurement lifecycle.

  • Website updates: Incremental changes added to the SFIA Foundation website for a more organized and user-friendly experience.

  • SFIA Roadmap: The "Future SFIA" section has been renamed "Roadmap," outlining prospective changes for SFIA v9 and other community improvements.

  • Making SFIA easier to consume: Development of a REST API for SFIA skills and responsibility levels is underway, with a call for help in testing.

  • US English version of SFIA 8: US English versions of documents published for the growing number of SFIA users in the United States.

  • NICE work roles and SFIA: An approach to integrate cybersecurity jobs and architecture based on the US National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) work roles with SFIA.

  • Business Analysis BABOK and role profiles: The IIBA UK working group has updated the BABOK v3 mapping to SFIA 8 and created generic job descriptions for various business analysis roles.

  • Brazilian Portuguese translation of SFIA 8: SFIA 8 is now available in Brazilian Portuguese, expanding its accessibility to a wider audience.

  • New board member and strategic imperatives: Chris Fechner joins the SFIA Foundation Board, focusing on making SFIA easier to use, and the Foundation refreshes its strategic imperatives to emphasize community-led ecosystem support.

  • User Forum section on website: The website now features a User Forum section, offering a platform for sharing ideas, approaches, and practices to support the effective use and adoption of the SFIA Framework.