Ros Satar presents the Skills Framework for the Information Age in this post — something that Satar became aware of at a itSMF regional seminar. SFIA for short, the Skills Framework for the Information Age is a seven level process where companies can use a shared language to describe a set of business skills and role responsibilities:
The progression through the levels of responsibility can be charted within disciplines (for example Project Management, starting with leading a single project and progressing to managing a number of projects, or managing project managers. Training companies have started using SFIA to describe their training offerings, showing where the course is designed to provide which skill and which level.
Satar goes on to explains the benfits of having SFIA as a definition in the company. Everything from describing training offerings as above to creating ads for specific jobs, SFIA creates a common language for companies to identify what it needs and what job seekers can expect their potential jobs to entail.