The SFIA Framework has become the global common reference for skills and competency for the digital world.
The SFIA website – www.sfia-online.org – is the primary source of information for the SFIA Framework. Additional resources to enable skills and competency development are available along with other elements of the supporting ecosystem.
A number of core documents are available for download if required. Please note documents are only available to registered users. Registration is free and rapidly set up, and can be completed via the 'register' button on the home page of the SFIA Foundation website.
The core documents available for download include:
- SFIA Framework reference - The SFIA standard The full description of the SFIA levels of responsibility, the generic attributes that define the SFIA levels, the behavioural factors, knowledge statements and all the SFIA professional skills. This document has been optimised for on-screen viewing - not for printing.
- About SFIA - Guidance for the use of the SFIA standard An overview of the SFIA Skills and Competency Framework and essential understanding for how it can be used in the management and development of people.
- SFIA Excel spreadsheet To help users incorporate SFIA into their own internal SFIA support tooling. It provides the content of the SFIA levels of responsibility, the generic attributes (containing the behavioural factors and knowledge statements) and the professional skills.
- SFIA Summary chart - skills and generic attributes A summary chart of the SFIA professional skills on one side and the generic attributes on the other. The SFIA summary is a useful quick reference for SFIA users. The detailed content for skills and levels of responsibility is in the SFIA Framework reference.
The SFIA Framework reference is specific for a version of the SFIA Framework. It provides full descriptions of the individual generic attributes, behavioural factors and professional skills.
The About SFIA document is not specific for a version of the SFIA Framework. This document can be updated independently of SFIA versions.
Both the SFIA Framework reference and the About SFIA documents contain essential information and should be read together in order to get the most benefit from using the SFIA Framework.
Views of SFIA
SFIA views help users to identify the key elements of SFIA most relevant to particular environments such as specific professional disciplines, industry topics and approaches and complementary frameworks. SFIA is designed to be flexible and SFIA views are explanations of how SFIA can be applied in particular situations.
Current SFIA views include:
- Digital transformation
- Big Data / Data Science
- Information and cyber security
- Software Engineering
- Enterprise IT
Other SFIA views are in development with input from the global SFIA user base.