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

#2 Quality Standards Skill - Needs Reviewing: change request accepted

Aspects of quality are distributed through out skills but there are 4 skills associated with quality including this one, which is not that well defined. Consider merging into Quality Management

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What we decided

Accepted. Consider as part of review of all quality related skills in SFIA.

What we changed

Changes to Quality management (QUMS) and Quality assurance (QUAS).

Removal of Quality standards (QUST).

Ian Seward says:
Jul 18, 2017 03:15 PM

This makes sense to me to streamline the quality skills and not unnecessarily have more granularity than needed.

Andy Thomson says:
Nov 08, 2017 01:13 PM

I'm afraid the 3 Quality skills are not the strongest bit of SFIA. Managers get excited when they see the title "Quality standards", as they think it will capture the skill of instilling quality into a team's activities (which is covered in Performance management). QUST covers just very basic, generic admin processes, which really don't belong in SFIA.
Bottom line is that this skill could be removed and SFIA would be none the worse.

Ian Seward says:
Nov 08, 2017 01:34 PM

Agree Andy, no point in bloating just for the sake of it. If there is anything worth keeping it could easily be added to the QUMG skill.