Thursday, 31 July 2008

BT Challenge Cup Site goes live

BT run a competition called The BT Challenge Cup every year that rewards it staff for creating ideas that will improve the service in some way. It required a pop up site that would fit in seamlessly with the BT Intranet and provide the ability to register teams for the competition and update information about your team members, travelling details etc etc as the final was in Portugal.

As this was to be based on the BT Intranet there was relatively little design work involved as many of the styles had to come form their existing style sheet. However, it was still nice to work on a job for such a large client and to try and insert a bit of creative flair and general tidying up of certain styles.


Smart City futures goes live

The website for Smart City futures is now live. This was a great job to work on and I enjoyed the simplicity and cleanliness I applied to the visual treatment. It was nice to create a site with such nice imagery. The site is completely content managed down the the main pages in the navigation (only Home and Contact Us are set in the navigation structure). The site was built in .NET and couldn't have gone better really.


PRINCE2 Practitioner

I am now a fully qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. It is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally.

As part of my Project Manager and Design Manager role I thought it might be useful to attend the week course. This involved 5 intensive days of learning and a 1 hour foundation exam and 3 hour practitioner exam. The end result is a basis to work from for managing projects with less probability of failure.

It is a 50% pass mark and I received 248 / 360 which is 69%.

This course was provided through Sianti by Ian Proctor - one of the co-founders of Prince1.