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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 Planning

Like Prince2 we breakdown everything into stages or “chunks” understanding what is required to be put in place before we do anything; which means we need to do the following: Understand the business requirements, so weknow what we are required to deliver. This is our business case, where measure quality expectation, timescale, risk and cost. Creating an impact analysis and … Continue reading

Category of Risk

Issues to consider External (arising from the external environment, not wholly within the organisation’s control, but where action can be taken to mitigate the risk) Political Change of government, cross cutting policy decisions (e.g. – the Euro); machinery of government changes Economic Ability to attract and retain staff in the labour market; exchange rates affect costs of international transactions; effect … Continue reading


ITIL – Acronyms

ACD Automatic Call Distribution AM Availability Management AMIS Availability Management Information System ASP Application Service provider BCM Business Capacity Management BCM Business Continuity Management BCP Business Continuity Plan BIA Business Impact Analysis BRM Business Relationship Manager BSI British Standards Institution BSM Business Service Management CAB Change Advisory Board CAB/EC Change Advisory Board/Emergency Committee CAPEX Capital Expenditure CCM Component Capacity Management … Continue reading

Living with Code

Prince2 Study Notes

Prince2: Highlight Report

The purpose of this report is to provide the board etc with a summary of the stage status at intervals defined by them that was defined in the Communication Management Strategy. It is also a method for the Project Manager to advise the Project Board of any potential issues, where the Project Board could help. The Highlight Report is a … Continue reading