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Written by Joseph Scott – Thu 25 May 2017
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded further across the United Kingdom to ensure that we can cover all your training requirements in your local area!
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Written by John A G Smith – Fri 23 Sep 2016
Congratulations! You got the promotion, but do you want to be a good leader or a good manager? Leadership skills and Management Skills for New Managers are 2 of our most popular business courses designed to help you on your way.
But what is the difference between a Leader and a Manager? I hear you ask..... using social history our expert John A G Smith explains.......
Written by John A G Smith – Fri 26 Aug 2016
Every business needs to make changes but problems arise when there is no one in place to manage those changes...... our writer John A G Smith helps explain how important Change Management is:
Harry studied the paperwork for a few minutes and then looked up.
“You’re absolutely right,” he said, “the change is essential and urgent. I’ll give you access to the Live Library. You and your team go ahead and build the change. When you you’ve tested it I’ll give you the password and you can put it into live.”
I was stunned. He was right about the urgency but this was way out of line. Here I was, just a subcontractor, being given the keys to the kingdom.
“What about Change Management?” I asked. “And doesn’t it have to go through the Change Advisory Board? Doesn’t anyone have to sign it off?”
“Nah.” He leaned back in his chair, legs straight and thrust his hands deep in his pockets. “The problem here is that our systems are too dynamic. We’ve got so many urgent changes going on that any sort of Change Management system will just get in the way. It would slow the whole thing up and be too much of a drag on everything.”
Written by John A G Smith – Fri 12 Aug 2016
We are each set a myriad of targets throughout our lives, by ourselves and by others. How can a leader ensure that the right targets are set to achieve the best from their workers? Learn how to motivate your team and strengthen your techniques but joining one of our Leadership courses.
Leadership by Pedro Ribeiro Simões
I was waiting for the Number 7 bus that would transport me in comfort to the delights of Brighton Marina when I noticed the sign on the side that proudly boasted, “Up to every 7 minutes” and this puzzled me. A quick check on the timetable confirmed my suspicion that, in fact, seven minutes was the shortest time one would have to wait for this hybrid drive, low energy, environmentally friendly behemoth.
Now if someone promised to do a job, say clean your car, you might ask for an estimate of the price.
“Up to seven quid, gov’nor,” he might proclaim so, on that basis, you give him the work.
How would you feel if, job done, he now held out his mitt for a tenner?
Written by John A G Smith – Fri 05 Aug 2016
There are many different ways to manage something and the methodologies of PRINCE2®, Agile, SCRUM and ITIL® help. In this post our expert John A G Smith explains how a system or 2 can keep our world spinning on the correct axis!
It’s all about systems. Whether you’re looking at something as small as an individual business task or as large as a whole company, they’re all systems. We’re surrounded by the things. We live on a planet within the solar system. Our shower is supplied by a hot water system. I’m writing this on a computer system. Indeed we are each our own individual system: the human body.
So what, I hear you say, is a system? And what qualifies each mentioned above as one of them?
It is generally accepted that a system has five components: Inputs, outputs, processes, stores and a boundary.
Written by John A G Smith – Tue 12 Jul 2016
Facilitation is a skill crucial in guiding a meeting to make a decision or think of a solution without providing it. Our writer John A G Smith uses his experience to explain why learning Facilitation Skills is so much better than 'B.A. Ping Pong'?!
It’s a game that every Business Analyst has played. Many do not even have a name for it and, of those that do, it’s usually unrepeatable in polite company. I call it ‘B. A. Ping Pong’ … although maybe that should be ‘wiff waff’?
Image courtesy of Wikimedia
The rules are very simple and any Business Analyst can play. Here’s how it works:
Written by Sarah Longbottom – Fri 17 Jun 2016
For those of you that know Brighton, you can be a testament to the fact that it is filled with a myriad of great places to eat and drink for every kind of consumer. When you’re here for just a short time knowing where to go on your lunch break is of great importance to most!
Don’t stick to the boring sandwich but taste a bit of Brighton without breaking the bank, here are a few of our favorites...... our 7 lunch wonders of Brighton!
Our key to pricing:
£ - under a fiver
££ - between £5 and £10
Pastrami Sandwich from Flour Pot, Image courtesy of Restaurants Brighton
Written by John A G Smith – Wed 08 Jun 2016
The outsourcing of IT and other services is now common practise. Problems can arise when it is seen as a means to pass on responsibility for service management or IT service management.
Image -'Service' by Sascha Kohlmann
As with many technical subjects, a little storytelling makes concepts easier to understand, so we asked our expert John A.G. Smith takes a lighter look at the subject of ITIL Contracts, Services and Agreements.
Written by Andy Trainer – Thu 29 Jan 2015
Use these step by step instructions to sort your lists with maximum efficiency in Excel.
Excel can sort columns into order alphabetically and numerically. You can perform a single column sort of multi column sort.
The Sort command can be found on the Home tab under the Editing group.
Important: When setting up the list, include a set of column headings (as example below). These are used to control the sort columns. The list must be sequential, i.e. no row gaps from the top of the list to bottom.
Click into a cell in the column that you wish to sort by, as in the example below the First Name column.
Select the Data tab, then to sort by A to Z or Z to A.
Written by Andy Trainer – Tue 08 Apr 2014
Now you can test your knowledge of PRINCE2® with our interactive PRINCE2 Quiz!
Split into 11 bite-sized parts, this quiz tests your understanding of PRINCE2 2009 Themes and Processes.
Our PRINCE2 quiz is ideal for revision for your PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams or for testing your knowledge before coming on a PRINCE2 course.
To work through our PRINCE2 quiz, use the links below:
For comprehensive instructor-led PRINCE2 training, examination and certification, delegates should attend one of our public PRINCE2 Foundation training, PRINCE2 Practitioner training or the full qualification PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner in Brighton, UK.
Head over to our PRINCE2 Resources page for more help with your PRINCE2 revision.
This PRINCE2 quiz is written by Silicon Beach Training and does not represent real PRINCE2 exam content.
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