[embed]https://youtu.be/yUnra6YHy_I[/embed]   Webinar: Join internationally renowned business leaders David Cannon and Matthew Burrows as they discuss how the SFIA framework has helped thousands of organizations to successfully anticipate, train and acquire talent to meet their constantly changing resource needs. - How is digital technology changing the role of IT staff and technology managers? - What are the most important skills to be focusing on for the next...

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COBIT & SFIA: The Most Important Component to a Governance System - People!" with Mark Thomas   Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 11:00am EST - Live Webinar   With today’s high-velocity technology and digitally transforming environments, it is no surprise that we are seeing the re-emergence of governance as a top priority in many enterprises. Organizations often make the mistake of jumping right to the tools, processes, and policies...

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[embed]https://youtu.be/IZ1q2mEHOPY[/embed] BRM and SFIA - Using Skills & Competencies to Build Better Relationships We don’t need to tell you that the world is changing. Today, technology is everywhere, and those working in Information Technology (IT) are having more challenges in managing all things ‘tech’. There’s not a business or service that is not being enabled by technology, as it’s become the core of much innovation and the...

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The bad news! People and Skills are not high enough priority As the critical dependency for digital and technology related specialists increases, the demand creates skills shortages, with employers fighting to attract and retain top talent. Organizations must work hard to show they are an employer of choice through showcasing their commitment to professional recognition and development, or risk losing people to more attractive competitors. Although most organizations...

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[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://skillstx.com/wp-content/uploads/SFIA_AssessmentScheme_announcement-1.mp4"][/video]   The SFIA Foundation have defined an accreditation scheme Category A: SFIA Accreditation for Individuals, for their knowledge and experience in using SFIA (including SFIA Practitioners, Consultants, Trainers and Assessors) Category B: Certification for Professionals whose skills and competencies are described using SFIA, and wish to be recognised for their Knowledge, Skill and Competency Category C: SFIA Accreditation for Organisations who use SFIA...

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[embed]https://youtu.be/rPhqgrOygWI[/embed] Digital Leadership Effective Leadership includes the ability to set direction and strategy. In the Digital and IT space, there are many things that we have to set direction on – digital transformation, whether we move everything to the cloud, which technologies to invest in, how to support our organizations achieving their overall business outcomes and objectives Critical Dependency Our world has become increasing dependent on digital technology. It’s...

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Following the successful SFIA 8 Beta launch on 30th June 2021 for comment, along with my colleagues on the SFIA Global Design Authority Board, we processed all the feedback and made a few additional changes ready for the full release. The feedback was extremely positive - people particularly loved the new skills and the improved readability throughout. As a result of all this hard work...

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What do reach for when we want to know the meaning of a word? Yes - a dictionary!   We use a dictionary so we have a common understanding of what something means.   SFIA, the Skills Framework for the Information Age, is the common language that describes the skills, competencies and activities we have in digital and technology-related specialisms. In effect it is the dictionary for our industry,...

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So what do I mean when I say consultants get it wrong about SFIA assessments? Several times recently I've heard statements from experienced and accredited consultants, which I believe are wrong. They said something like "I've just picked the highest level of the professional skill because it's a given that if they have the higher level they can do the lower levels". This is potentially...

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