Wednesday 10th December 2008, 6:30 pm

Speaker: Mike Chad, Deputy chairman BCS Membership committee

Venue: Room G.03, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB - map (click on Informatics Forum in the list of buildings).

This talk is free of charge. Refreshments available from 6:00 pm on the 2nd floor in the "mini forum" area.


MIke Chad proposes to talk about the evolution of SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age), and focus on the changes which have been introduced for SFIA 4.

He will say a few words about how it can be used for defining jobs, and as a basis for professional development. He will also explain the additional value added which comes with SFIAplus.

More details and a background on SFIA: docx file, pdf file.

About the speaker


Mike Chad studied Electrical Engineering, and pursued an interest in computers which quickly led him into Systems Analysis, firstly with Rolls Royce, then with a software house, and Hardware manufacturer.

Subsequently spent 26 years with a Consultancy company, and gained a broad spread of experience working in both public and private sectors.

Developed and presented many training programmes, mainly in Business Analysis, Project Management, and associated disciplines.

BCS Member since student days, and actively involved in Professional development since 1990. Contributed to development of ISM, and later SFIA and SFIAplus, and has been one of the main architects of SFIA version 4.

Deputy chairman of Membership committee, and a member of the working party which has been reviewing the definition of CITP.