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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?

Identifying Stakeholders

Identifying stakeholders is the first step in Stakeholder Analysis. The OGC’s Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) framework uses a categorisation process to identify all the stakeholders breaking  stakeholders into four categories, these four categories are: Users: They are the beneficiaries of the outputs, the people who will use the product. Governance: They are people or groups of people who have an interest in how things are managed. … Continue reading

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



ITIL

Service Knowledge Configuration System

The SKMS contains the following Sevice Portfolio Service Catalogue Configuration Management System (CMS) Capacity Management Information System (CMIS) Availabiltiy Information System (AMIS) Securtiy Management Information System (SMIS) Supplier Contract Database (SCD)


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