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Jump-Start IT Skill Assessment Using SFIA Skill Categories and Definitions

Published: 18 June 2009

ID: G00168112

Analyst(s): Andrew R. Walker, Steve Bittinger


The Skills Framework for the Information Age initiative, developed in the U.K., can help jump-start IT skill assessment and development. Before implementing, consider how granular skill descriptions need to be and how to map roles to pay and career structures.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Using the SFIA
  • Opportunities for IT Organizations
    • What Organizations Are Reporting
    • How the SFIA Creates Opportunities
  • Implementation Challenges
    • Determining the Degree of Granularity
    • Piloting SFIA
    • Mapping the Framework to Other Structures
    • Using SFIA for Career Development

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