Reference and guide to SFIA version 7. Framework status: Beta.

#17 PORT - Improvements to address needs of Software Engineering : change request deferred

Some changes in emphasis and wording across the Skill description and skill level descriptions to ensure Software Engineering is addressed.

Areas to review:

  1. Avoid confusion with configurable applications, or Configuration management skill (CFMG).
  2. Do we need to include anything wrt containerisation / microservices
  3. Could this be combined with SFIA Systems installation / decommissioning (HSIN) or System software (SYSP) skills

Background

This change request is one of a number which are proposing revisions to SFIA to ensure it fully supports Software Engineering while retaining overall industry wide applicability and integrity.

The updates will support:

  • The Software Engineering & Technology industry, it's employers and professionals to close skill gaps, attract and retain talent and improve the performance and productivity of engineers
  • Alignment of Software Engineering training / accreditation
  • Professional development through the IEEE-CS and other professional bodies representing software engineers
  • Universities, technical institutes, and other higher education organisations to support professional education and accreditation and enhance the employability of their students

Skill requirements for Software Engineering have been cross checked against the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge Chapter 6: Software Configuration Management (SWEBOK).

Also need to consider the relationship (e.g. unique skills and overlapping skills) between Software Engineering and IT.

Attached to Porting/software configuration

deferred

What we decided

Deferred.  Will be kept in the backlog of change requests and considered during continuous consultation.

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