The global skills and competency framework for the digital world

List of Bodies of Knowledge

A listing of Bodies of Knowledge which are relevant to the professional disciplines which are in scope of the skills and competencies described in SFIA. This is provided as a resource for SFIA users and for the industry as a whole.

  • A listing here does not imply a formal relationship or endorsement of these BoKs.
  • A more granular mapping of SFIA skills to knowledge areas had been completed for the SWEBOK. If you are interested in doing this for your BoK please contact the

The Context for SFIA describes how skills, behaviours, knowledge, certifications and qualifications are related in the design of the SFIA framework.

The SFIA and Bodies of Knowledge page provides more detailed guidance on the relationship between BoKs and the SFIA framework.

Bodies of Knowledge

*To help browse the list - the table of BoKs is grouped by SFIA categories. This is a basic navigation aid only.
Many of the BoKs align to SFIA skills in more than one category.

Category* Name Owner / Steward Format Availability Last updated
Strategy and architecture
COBIT - IT governance ISACA PDF Restricted 2019
International risk management standards Institute of Risk Management PDF Open 2018
EITBOK - Enterprise IT IEEE-Computer Society Wiki Open 2017 v1
IGBOK - The Information Governance Body of Knowledge ARMA International PDF Purchase unknown
Guide To The Information Profession ARMA International PDF Purchase unknown
IMBOK - The Information Management Body of Knowledge Book Purchase 2017
DPBOK - Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge The Open Group HTML / PDF Open 2020 v2

NIST - Cybersecurity Framework

US National Institute of Standards and Technology Website Open 2018 v1.1
CYBOK - Cybersecurity National Cyber Security Programme PDF Open 2019 v1/draft
CIISEC - Knowledge Framework Chartered Institute of Information Security Web Restricted unknown
TOGAF - Enterprise Architecture methodology  The Open Group Web Open 2018 v9.2
IT4IT Standard The Open Group Web/pdf Open 2021
EABOK - Enterprise Architecture Mitre / EA Community Website Open created 2018
Business Technology Architecture Body of Knowledge (BTABoK) IASA Website Open continuous
BIZBOK - Business Architecture Business Architecture Guild PDF Restricted 2019 v8
QBOK - Quality American Society for Quality Web/PDF Open/Restricted 2015 v2
IT Quality Index Q4IT  Book/Digital Purchase 2021
Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge American Association of Geographers PDF Open 2006
Change and transformation
IREB - Requirements Engineering IREB Website Open n/a

BABOK - Business Analysis IIBA - International Institute of Business Analysis Book / Digital Purchase 2015 v3
BPM CBOK - Business process management ABPMP Book / Digital Purchase / Restricted 2019 v4
Praxis - framework for the management of projects, programmes and portfolios. Praxis Website Open continuous
MSP - Managing successful programmes Axelos Book Purchase 2020 v5

P3O - Portfolio Programme and Project Offices

Axelos Book Purchase 2013

PRINCE2 - Project Management

Axelos Book Purchase 2017
APM - Project Management Association for Project Management Book Purchase 2019 v7
PMBOK - Project Management Project Management Institute Book / Digital Purchase 2017 v6
GAPPS - PM Standards Global Alliance for Project Professions Digital Open various
Scrum Guide Scrumguides Digital Open 2020
SBOK - Scrum Body of Knowledge Scrumstudy Book / Digital Open 2017 v3
CMBOK - Change Management Change Management Institute Book Purchase 2013
Development and implementation
DMBOK - Data Management DAMA International Book Purchase 2017 v2

DS-BoK - Data Science Body of Knowledge

EDISON PDF Open 2017v2
ABOK - Analytics INFORMS Book  Purchase 2018
SWEBOK - Software Engineering IEEE-Computer Society Wiki / PDF Open 2014 v3
PMBOK - Software Extension PMI, IEEE-CS Book / Digital Purchase 2013 v5
SEBOK - Systems Engineering INCOSE, IEEE-Systems Council Wiki / PDF Open 2019 v2

UX Design

IDF Web Open continuous
Usability BOK UXPA Web Open 2012?
OHS BoK for generalist OHS professionals Australian Institute of Health & Safety Web Open continuous
Testing - syllabus documents ISTQB PDF Open various dates
TMap - Test Management Sogeti, part of Cap Gemini Web / Books Open continuous
Delivery and operation

ITIL - IT service management

Axelos Books Purchase 2019
USMBOK - Service Management USMBOK Website Open 2018
SIAM - Service Integration and Management Scopism Book / PDF Open 2017
SABOK - Systems administration SABOK Web Open not dated
People and skills
BCS - IT Professional standard The Chartered Institute for IT Web Restricted 2018 v7
CIPS - Computing and IT BOK Canadian Association of IT Professionals PDF Open 2012
CIPD - Profession map CIPD Web/Digital Open 2018
SHRMBOCK - Human Resources SHRM PDF Open 2017
HRBOK - Human Resources HR Certification Institute Book Purchase 2017
CTR - Human capital processes Center for Talent Reporting Web/book Purchase continuous
Relationships and engagement
ProdBOK - Marketing & Product Management AIPMM Book / Digital Purchase 2013
BRMBOK - Business Relationship Management

Business Relationship Management Institute

Interactive / Book

Restricted / Purchase

Continuous updates / Book 2014 v2

OPBOK - Outsourcing IAOP Book / Digital Purchase 2014 v10
  • Currently this list has focussed on source material which is explicitly labelled or structured as a BoK.
    • There are, of course, other resources which fill a similar need. Many of them are well known so have not been an immediate pricority for this initiative.
  • We plan to add to this list and create a useful resource for SFIA users
    • If you use or know of other "body of knowledge" type resources please contact the  with your suggestions
    • They do not need to be called "a body of knowledge" - but if they are a source of knowledge used by practitioners to guide their work then they could be listed here
  • This was a collaborative effort with volunteers from the IEEE-CS Professional & Educational Activities Board (PEAB) Engineering Disciplines Committee and the SFIA 7 Software Engineering Working Group.
  • listing and cross-promotion of bodies of knowledge and SFIA,
  • mapping SFIA skills and competency levels to the Knowledge Areas in your BoK,
  • development of generic SFIA role profiles related to your professional discipline. When aligned to SFIA skills and skill levels these provide a valuable resource for HR professionals, line managers, practice managers and practitioners.