Organisations both large and small and in every sector need to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their information.
The requirement to protect information, whether it is held electronically or via other means, should be at the heart of any organisation’s security planning, whatever it's size.
With any undertaking, planning is an essential part of the overall process which should never be ignored.
Whether the piece of work proposed is a training event, implementation of a full Information Security Management System (ISMS), preparation for an audit, a minor application upgrade or major infrastructure build/migration, time spent in the planning phase will pay dividends later on.
Once a proposal starts to take shape, it should be managed appropriately from initiation through to completion.
All projects should be managed with some type of framework, to ensure governance, and appropriate controls are in place to ensure continued progress. Synovum utilises a tailored version of the long-established PRINCE2 framework.
It should always be remembered that that governance & documentation should support, not 'drive' any project.
Following completion, it is imperative that a review is carried out to compare actual results with the originally agreed objectives.
This is the only way to fully determine whether the work is completed to the satisfaction of all stakeholder groups.
It is also important to review and document what worked well and what could be improved. Any lessons identified should be learned for future endeavours!
Working alongside you, we will ensure that your requirements are defined sufficiently and that your objectives are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Advice is provided regarding suitable methodologies to use depending on the nature of the project, together with documentation recommendations.
"Andy is a highly skilled and experienced programme manager with a broad and deep understanding of a wide range of technologies.
Andy demonstrates excellent critical thinking and is able to quickly assimilate complex technical issues, consider a range of options, pick the best way forward and identify the actions necessary to overcome obstacles. At weekly checkpoints Andy has consistently unpicked problems and maintained progress on the programme where it may have otherwise faltered.
In particular Andy is able to bring focus to those areas of greater material significance in terms of business benefits and programme risks, to ensure that effort is focused on those areas which are more import to the organisation as a whole.
Andy has demonstrated exceptional management skills whilst adapting his approach for the given situation, taking a nurture and development approach with the internal team and a commercial accountability approach with suppliers.
Andy is a team player and has been fully committed to his role within HM Passport Office"
David Symes, HM Passport Office