#40 RLMT - separate out supplier and stakeholder management skills: change request accepted
SFIA6 merged 2 skills - Stakeholder Relationship Management and Supplier Relationship Management. Although there are similarities - the 2 skills should be de-merged. Going back to the SFIA5 definitions would be a short-cut - but, ideally, both skills should be revisited. Developments of the SIAM model should be taken account of as well.
- I am quickly finding the loss of Supplier management (SURE) quite a serious omission in v6. Increasingly, many diverse roles that were previously technical now require managing supplier / service provider relationships. Relationship management (RLMT) is 'client' or stakeholder focused, so is not a substitute.
- The implications of combining relationship management have not been thought through - as a result Supplier relationship management (one of the big enablers for changing digital organisations) has gone
Attached to Relationship management
What we decided
Accepted. Solution must also look at impact on Sourcing skill.
What we changed
Minor changesa and some re-ordering of overall skill description and level 4,5,6 & 7.
Some examples removed which aere quite specific and not of general appliacation.
The overall description amended to emphasis that this skill should be reserved for the systematic, planned management of stakeholders. The generic Business Skills covers management of individual, team relationships. Or in other words not every role or every individual needs to have the RLMT skill.