28th September 2021: The SFIA Foundation has now released the latest version of SFIA.
SFIA8 content and updated guidance articles are now available on this website. Full content is available for users who are logged in.
Announcement from SFIA Foundation General Manager
In an email announcing the release Ian Seward, General Manager of the SFIA Foundation said:
This is the end result of...
- a successful and extensive global collaboration and consultation involving SFIA users, skills management practitioners and professional bodies
- a beta release which attracted lots of interest - with over 80,000 page views from people in over 150 countries
SFIA 8 has been a truly global, user-led community effort. I would like to thank the global community of volunteers representing hundreds of organisations, who provided requirements, suggested solutions, and drafted or reviewed content. Special thanks to the global SFIA 8 Design Authority who have worked hard, often at inhospitable times, to develop a quality result on behalf of the SFIA community.
The English language version is available immediately. Translation has now begun into the additional 12 languages we support and these will be available on the SFIA Foundation website as soon as they are ready.
What’s in SFIA 8
- Improved readability ̶ guidance notes, concise skill definitions, shorter sentences
- Content changes ̶ new skills, new skill levels, restructured/renamed skills, retired skills
- Navigation ̶ categories and sub-categories, SFIA views, related skills
- Generic attributes ̶ the same 7 levels of responsibility, updated attributes, behavioural factors
- New look documentation ̶ new summary chart, 2 pdf reference manuals, spreadsheet
More information can be found in the SFIA8 category of this website.