SFIA Summer Newsletter – 2012

SFIA Summer Newsletter – 2012

The latest SFIA Newsletter has been released by the SFIA Foundation, containing the latest SFIA news from around the globe.

In this edition you can read updates from Australian representatives such as the SA Government, Ensys Consulting and Adaps Consulting.

You can access it via this link:

http://www.sfia-online.org/files/9713/5887/2480/SkillsUpdate_2012_08.pdf

 

Other articles you may find of interest:

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SFIA Version 5 | SFIA V5 Updates

The New SFIA Version 5 was launched on December 1, 2011 – but what has changed and how does it affect you?

The most comprehensive way to find out about the changes of this latest version is by viewing this webinar, where the SFIA Foundations appointed Project Manager for the Version 5 update tells all.

This video on the SFIA V5 changes provides valuable insights, explanations and discusses the expected impacts of each change.

SFIA Version 5: What it is and how it was developed

Mike Chad, SFIA v5 Project Manager

From: SFIA Version 5: Launch Seminar, 1 December 2011, London

>> go to webcast>> recommend to friend

 

For any questions about this update, contact Ensys consulting – your SFIA Consulting partner for Australasia, or contact direct to the SFIA Foundation.

SFIA Training programs commencing in February will be based on the new V5 of SFIA in 2012. Check here for dates.

 

Ensys SFIA Consultancy Contact Details:

Phone: 1800 882 951
Email: info@ensys.com.au

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SFIA – October session in Brisbane

If you are a Brisbane ICT or HR professional, then you have a rare chance to get a concise and summarised overview of SFIA, delivered by Australia’s leading SFIA training provider.

SFIA is being deployed by a broadening range of employers including Queensland State Government Agencies and GOCs. It is also particularly useful for organisations employing contractors and those offering competitive ICT services.

From an individual’s perspective, SFIA provides an excellent way to plan and develop a career as well as adding value to resumes. SFIA is a foundation block for the ACS’s internationally recognised ICT Certification.

This informative presentation will deliver an understanding of SFIA and what is driving its growing use by organisations and individuals.

Event details:
Where: ACS Level 7/333 Adelaide Street Brisbane
When: 5:30pm, Tuesday 25th October 2011
Cost: $0 for ACS members, only $15 for non-members

Seats are filling fast, so for more details or to secure your seat go to the presentation portal.

W: www.ensys.com.au
P: 1800 882 951

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SFIA Version 5: Pre-publication update and what it will mean to you

Update: SFIA Version 5 has been released 1st December, 2011. Check this link for details.

As the IT landscape changes and evolves, the SFIA IT Skills framework is committed to follow and align to the ever-changing IT industry best practices.

The upgrade of SFIA version 5 has now concluded a 2nd phase consultative review and the final comments are now being processed by the SFIA Foundation. Publication of the updated SFIA version 5 is imminent.  The upgrade to version 5 has been a very transparent and consultative process co-ordinated by the SFIA Foundation. Based on a review of the currently proposed changes, Ensys expects the following changes to be reflected in the new version:

  •          a fairly extensive update to the wording in each of the Skills General Descriptions
  •          7 new skills added
  •          17 existing skills modified, with various changes to competency levels
  •          1 skill to be deleted entirely (being incorporated into another existing skill)

 A high level breakdown of the version 5 changes can be summarised as follows:

 

Category Sub-Category Skill New skill Modifiedskill levels Deleted skill
Strategy & architecture Business/IT strategy & planning Data Management

x

Business Architecture

x

Innovation

x

Business risk management

x

Information strategy Information policy formation

x

Information governance

x

Information analysis

x

Information content publishing

x

Technical strategy & planning Emerging technology monitoring

x

Advice & guidance Technical specialism

x

Business Change Skills management Learning & development assessment

x

Learning & development management

x

Professional Development

a

Relationship management Stakeholder relationship management

x

Solution development & implementation Systems development Animation development

x

Information content authoring

x

Testing

x

Service Management Service transition Service acceptance

x

Change management

x

Service operation Data center estate management

x

Problem management

x

Client interface Client support Community management

x

Client services management

x

Procurement & management support Supply management Supplier relationship management

x

Procurement

x

TOTAL

7

17

1

The changes summarised above, are a result of significant analysis from Ensys consulting. Any errors or omissions to this summary will be clarified upon the release of the final publication of SFIA Version 5 by the SFIA foundation.

To keep in touch with SFIA in your industry, sign up to the informative monthly Ensys Newsletter, or for more specific details of the SFIA Version 5 updates you can find more information on the SFIA Foundation web portal.

This information is provided by Ensys Consulting – Australia’s leading consulting provider for IT Skills Management with SFIA.  for more information please contact us on info@ensys.com.au or www.ensys.com.au

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Financial Services Industry investigates SFIA

Recent media coverage about Westpac’s adoption of the SFIA Framework has resulted in increased interest from other financial services providers.

Ensys is currently working with a client from the financial services industry to implement SFIA within its business.  With a significant reliance on IT, our client sees the value in managing its IT staff more effectively.  SFIA will assist with knowing their current workforce, tailoring their recruitment and improve staff development activities.  SFIA will also assist with strategic management of their IT resources and allow them to plan for future skills requirements.

IT recruitment is becoming more difficult, with demand growing and supply not keeping up.  Many it skills are in short supply and difficult to find.  In the current economic climate, the importance of effective management of existing resources is also highlighted.

Many of our clients struggle to ensure that they have the resources to meet changes in their technology environment and are keen to use SFIA to assist in this process.

If you would like to know more about SFIA contact us on 1800 882 951 or info@ensys.com.au

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Westpac Adopts SFIA

A recent article in the ACS magazine, Information Age, outlines Westpac’s views on the SFIA Framework and why it has implemented it to assist in managing its IT workforce.

http://www.acs.org.au/iage/201105/#/38/

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