[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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[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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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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Protection from the great resignation

There are many reports from analyst organizations that "The Great Resignation", or "The Big Quit" as it is also known, is real. Read on to see how you can get protection from the great resignation.   According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics data 4 million people quit their jobs in July against a background of 10.9 million open positions. Reasons you need protection from The Great...

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We’re valuing the wrong things, or some of the right things but in the wrong proportions!   Value?   Value-stream mapping is all the rage in the technology world, and rightly so. IT should always be about the outcomes that we deliver or enable for our business and our customers or other stakeholders. IT for IT’s sake is pointless – a little like having a car but not being...

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Data Scientist: Hey HasBean, I need to plan the development of my Data Scientist skills. What do I use to do that around here? HasBean: What's so special about your skills that you need a special development plan? Data Scientist: Our professional skills need to be developed, and supported with training and other development actions. HR Manager: Just ignore him Richard, we use SFIA. It covers all your...

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data is the new oil

CEO: Hey HasBean, I've just read that 'data is the new oil, fueling the digital economy'. HasBean: Yeah?!? I guess so. CEO: And that our digital and IT workers, and their specialist skills and competencies, are a key to this. HasBean: Specialist skills? HasBean: We've got generic competencies in our HR system. To be honest, 'generic' makes my life easier. CEO: Yes, but we really need to assess and develop...

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