Recently the SFIA Foundation has published a number of example SFIA-based role profiles to support those working with other frameworks. This include the UK Government DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology) Profession Capability Framework, the European Union (EU) ICT Professional Role Profiles, and the Australian Public Sector (APS) Digital Career Pathways.   DDaT The UK Government Digital Service has published some 137 Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) roles in...

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Many in HR and Senior Management are worried about losing their top Digital, IT, Cybersecurity, and other technology-focussed specialist talent to other companies who present a more attractive opportunity.   The industry analyst data shows that during 2018 Talent Shortage became the top risk, with the pace of change facing the organizations emerging as the third most prominent risk.   This video provides some insights to help retain our...

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Consultant: Hi Mr HasBean. I understand you want some consultancy support regarding your Digital Transformation? HasBean: Yes, we need a consultant urgently. Consultant: Shall I take you through my skills and relevant experience in Digital Transformation? HasBean: No, that won't be necessary. It says consultant on your business card. Consultant: OK, well what seems to be the problem? HasBean: Don't worry about that. I just need you to present this...

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HR Manager: What's this? A resignation letter? But you've only been here 2 months! Charles: Yes, but this job is not what was advertised. HR Manager: I thought HasBean was working with you to agree your responsibilities and provide direction? Charles: No! He seems to be waiting until annual appraisal time. HR Manager: Can't you wait until HasBean gets back from his vacation? Charles: No, I found a job somewhere that...

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Charles: HB, I think we need to chat about your expectations and my responsibilities please. HasBean: Really? What seems to be the problem? Charles: These tasks you have given me don't exactly match my job description. HasBean: No, no of course not. The job descriptions are fairly generic. But that means we don't have to keep updating them - saves me work! Charles: But then how do I know...

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Australian Public Service (APS) Digital Career Pathways have recently been published by the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).   This includes a set of role profiles, which have been defined using SFIA - the Skills Framework for the Information Age.   We expect there will be some updates in future iterations to address a few minor anomalies, but this is a really good start for what is labelled...

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HasBean: Morning! You've been here a month now, how are things going? Charles: Well, I now have my own security pass, a laptop, and my user account and email were finally set up this morning. Charles: So now I want to baseline my skills and create a prioritised development plan, so I know the priority tasks you need me to focus on. HasBean: We normally discuss all that...

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