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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 Policy

The Business Continuity policy supplies the framework for and governance, it provides an overview of the principles of the organization and the context for how the BCP team will proceed. The contents of a policy include: scope mission statement principles guidelines standards The business continuity policy should draw on any existing policies if they exist and are relevant. In drawing … Continue reading

Risk Management Policy

The Risk Management Policy is central to the M_o_R approach as it communicates why and how Risk Management is to be implemented throughout the organisation with the intention of accomplish uniformity across the Risk Management Process and the aim to remove ambiguity. The typical Risk Management Policy Document should include the following Introduction Risk appetite and capacity Risk tolerance and … Continue reading



ITIL

ITIL – Service Strategy – Financial Management

Financial Management covers the function and processes responsible for managing an IT service provider’s budgeting, accounting and charging requirements. It provides the business and IT with the quantification, in financial terms, of the value of IT services, the value of the assets underlying the provisioning of those services, and the qualification of operational forecasting. IT   Management responsibilities and activities do not exist solely … 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