is dead, long live

Welcome back to my blog. A bit of a website relaunch in time for the new year and the relaunch of TC Soft Consulting.

I’ve been busy since leaving IBM working for a software company as their global technical services manager and getting officially certified in ITIL v3 and PRINCE2. Both of these certifications were skills I already had, but didn’t have the time or money to get certified in. I have managed to find both the time and money to do both and I’m so glad I did.

ITIL has solidified some of my thinking around delivering IT services to the organisations I work for. It has added the framework of structure to all of my thoughts, beliefs and experience that I have gained since starting out in the IT industry in 1987.

PRINCE2 has been a bit of a revelation to me as I have realised that I was already wanting to do all the elements and principals that PRINCE2 specifies. Now I have another framework to fit all that stuff into. It’s been great to get other peoples opinions too on the way that things should be run, but mostly it’s just added structure to what I did already.

Both of these skills have refreshed me and speaking to lots of people from lots of different industries has also made me realise we have the same challenges in most organisations, just different names for them.

So it’s onwards and upwards with a new website and new frameworks to work through. I still use Getting Things Done (GTD) as my task management methodology so a least one thing is staying constant here.