Month: May 2019

HasBean – A day in the life #17

HasBean: “This is Cedric. You said you needed extra resources to finish your project on time.” Project Manager: “Hi Cedric. Thanks HB. It’s great you found someone with the networking skills we needed.” HasBean: “Cedric is my nephew. He is here doing work experience.” Project Manager: “Hang on! I created an explicit SFIA profile of …

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What is Competency Management?

Its Importance and Benefits The practice of determining the essential skills for an employee to reach optimal performance according to their job descriptions and adjusting those skills to best meet the goals and the strategy of a business is called competency management. But, understanding what competencies are is key to be able to understand the …

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The Benefits of SFIA Framework

Briefly put, SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age), pronounced Sofia, describes skills and competencies required by professionals in roles involved in the booming data economy. SFIA was formally launched in 2000, although its origins can be traced back to the 1980s and a number of collaborative skills and competency management projects which led to the SFIA Framework. …

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Cyber Security Transformation Steps For Success

Undergoing a cyber security transformation is definitely the best way to protect your organization and build defenses against a great range of cyber threats. But, what is a cyber security transformation exactly? – In short, it is a holistic approach to identifying and overhauling vulnerabilities within the operational security and technological infrastructures of an organization. …

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HasBean – A day in the life #14

Colleague: “Hey HB, have you created your digital skill profile yet?” HasBean: “No time for that nonsense!” Colleague: “But it’s the basis for your career development plan!” HasBean: “Prefer to just keep my head down. Don’t want people knowing my skills!” Colleague: “But what if there is a great internal job opportunity available!” HasBean: “Nah! …

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