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Efficient Management of IT is important to me. I have often heard and read about "IT having their own agenda" yes IT is not the car you have just purchased but it is the oil and without that oil your car will quickly seize up.

I have worked as an IT manager and as an IT consultant.and understand the attractions and benefits of outsourcing, but if you felt that your IT department had their own agenda while they were part of your company, as an outsource department they no longer have no further interest in your company than to tie you up in contractual red tape and encourage you to purchase items that were not in the contract. The problem is that IT is not really a product you can buy off the shelf as much as senior management would like, this is because no business operates the same way. Each department operates with their bespoke processes and for IT to work effectively they need to understand how they work otherwise the machinery of the organisation comes to a sudden hault.

Outsourcing can open up a business to standardise practices and wealth of highly skilled individuals, but like with Prince2 you may need to tailor your expectations.

Why not contact me and see what I can do for you?

Business Continuity: Strategic Planning

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Management of Risk Approach

Central to the M_o_R approach is the creation of a set of documents comprising of the following: Risk Management Policy Risk Management Process Guide Rink Management  Strategies for each organisational level These documents will provide an explanation of how the organisation will implement risk management such as: describing the activities to be undertaken sequences that these activities will be carried … Continue reading


Impact Assessment

The best way of preparing a business impact assessment is to start with first identifying the risks, then once identified the next step is to identify how these would affect specific business operations. For example when I joined Bourne Steel I identified that the company had no buffer stock which meant that if there was a fault on CAD machine, … Continue reading

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Prince2 Study Notes

Prince2: Lessons Log

The Lessons created in Start Up and encompasses the principle “Learn from Experience”. It also sits in the Progress Theme. In SU we capture previous lessons, which will go into the outline business case Create the Lessons Log Review related lessons,It is often by the reviewing of progress that lessons are identified. Consult Purpose Provides a repository of any lessons learned during the … Continue reading