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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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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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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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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