#22 Capability Improvement - reintroduce updated SPIM and clarify METL: change request accepted
SPIM was removed from SFIA5 - It should be reintroduced and clarification with METL established.
The skill of Software Development Process Improvement (SPIM for SFIA V5) should be reintroduced for those that are specifically charged with improving the capability of organisations as a whole.
This should be renamed, rescoped and redrafted to be more Capability Improvement - reflecting the wider scope of this skill. This is akin to 'production engineering' from the manufacturing world.
While distributing aspects of continuous imporvement is sound, METL does not address the wider issues and scope of this activity; BPRE could be considered as covering this but in reality they are quite different in practice.
Attached to New: Organisational capability development
What we decided
What we changed
New skill added called Organisational capability development to make it applicable to more than just Service improvement.
Added at levels 5 to 7.