#73 SFIA as a Platform: change request deferred
Is there is an case to port SFIA and making it a cloud based service? 1. SFIA as a Platform 2. SFIA as a nation-wide skills inventory 3. APIs to others in the eco-system 4. LinkedIn (& MSWord) integration 5. Ability to map SFIA with CoBIT, ITIL, TOGAF, eTOM and others More details below.
Note: this has nothing to do with skills and enhanving the framework per se; it has everything to do with taking SFIA to the cloud, proposing SFIA as a Service, and proposing APIs to link with other cloud based knowledge & skills related systems.
Case for a Nationwide Skills Inventory & Service:
Immigration New Zealand has put out a tender for the use of SFIA as a framework to assess overseas qualifications for prospective immigrants in the skilled visa category.
Some government departments have already embarked on the journey on the use of SFIA for their internal use.
Countries such as NZ, have relatively small number of ICT workers (approx 150,000).
IF there was a cloud based offering, which inventoried the entire workforce and made it available not just to government, but also to corporate recruiters & hiring managers - by way of self-service - they could directly query and select for the skills and experience they were looking for.
Talent (individuals) in the market could also have access to information and identify areas of growth and opportunity to skill themselves up on.
And the government, industry bodies and the education sector could develop currculum and programs (and immigration programs) to address the skills shortage.
SFIA as a Platform, API's, LinkedIn, MSWord
"SFIA as a Platform" could also have APIs for the larger ecosystem to build their own add-ons & extensions.
We know there is LinkedIn-MSWord integration being trailled in some countries, it would be great if there was LinkedIn-SFIA-MSWord(Resume) integration of somekind if Microsoft allowed it.
Mapping to Industry Frameworks
I know BSMImpact have done some work around mapping SFIA to CoBIT (or ITIL). Would it not be possible to have "out of the box" mapping of SFIA skills against *most* common frameworks. Among others these include ITIL, COBIT, Prince2 and/or PMI, but also eTOM (and others: Agile, DevOps, VeriSM etc)
What we decided
Some of these can be considered for SFIA roadmaps. Others my be initiatives undertaken by new or existing SFIA partner organisations.