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James has been a Member of the BCS for over 15 years. The Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards. It also offers a range of consultancy services to employers to help them adopt best practice.
James passed the Prince II practitioner course, whilst on a course at Milton Keynes. PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. Used extensively by the UK Government, PRINCE2 is also widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The PRINCE2 method is in the public domain, and offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.
Key features of PRINCE2:
- Focus on business justification
- Defined organisation structure for the project management team
- Product-based planning approach
- Emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages
- Flexibility that can be applied at a level appropriate to the project.
James has accreditation in ITIL Foundation V3 and the ITIL Intermediate Level – Operational Support & Analysis (formally known as Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. ITIL provides a cohesive set of best practice, drawn from the public and private sectors internationally.
IT Service Management (ITSM) derives enormous benefits from a best practice approach. Because ITSM is driven both by technology and the huge range of organizational environments in which it operates, it is in a state of constant evolution. Best practice, based on expert advice and input from ITIL users is both current and practical, combining the latest thinking with sound, common sense guidance.
James has attained the MCITP SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Administrator. Attained whilst at Firebrand on a Bootcamp during a cold January. It certainly focus the mind when there are no distraction from want to sit outside in the fine weather. 7 days on the outskirts of St Neots is definitely the best way to learn and become accredited quickly, it not for the faint of heart and does involve a lot of time swotting in the evenings in your hotel room.