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

#1019 Research 2: change request pending

Reassess: I am puzzled that the only mention of research is under business strategy and planning. I can see that adding new knowledge to the field of business strategy and planning is legitimate. But I can also see research adding new knowledge to other areas of IT. Including technical strategy and planning. My own research is in the area of solution development and management. Research skills can be conducted with varying levels of outside influence. The UK research excellence framework talks about national excellence, international excellence and international leadership. Also research should be assessed in terms of impact (research that is not used and tested does not have much value). It seems to me these aspects of research are not well captured in SFIA


Mike Chad says:
Oct 24, 2014 01:46 PM

Categories exist only as an aid to navigating the Framework. There is no implied constraint on using any Skill due to its position. Use of Research in this way is perfectly acceptable.