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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?

Step 1. Business Impact Analysis

A BIA is performed at the beginning of business continuity planning to identify the areas that would suffer the greatest financial or operational loss in the event of a disaster or disruption. It identifies the company’s critical systems needed for survival and estimates the outage time that can be tolerated by the company as a result of a disaster or … Continue reading

Risk Self-Assessment

An approach by which each level and part of the organisation is invited to review its activities and to contribute its diagnosis of the risks it faces. This may be done through a documentation approach with a framework for diagnosis set out through questionnaires. It is often more effectively conducted through a facilitated workshop approach with facilitators with appropriate skills … Continue reading



ITIL

ITIL – Event Notification

Most CIs (Configuration Item) are designed to communicate certain information about themselves in one of two ways: A device is interrogated by a management tool, which collects certain targeted data. This is often referred to as polling. The CI generates a notification when certain conditions are met. The ability to produce these notifications has to be designed and built into the CI, for example a … Continue reading


Living with Code



Prince2 Study Notes

Prince2: Quality Register

Purpose Summarises all the quality checks that are planned/have taken place and provides information for the End Stage Reports and End Project Report as well as the Lessons Learned Report Acts as a pointer to the quality check documentation for a product Acts as a summary of the number and type of quality checks held Contains a unique reference for each quality check planned … Continue reading