According to Wikipedia, "best practice is an idea that asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a desired outcome can be delivered with fewer problems and unforeseen complications. Best practices can also be defined as the most efficient (least amount of effort) and effective (best results) way of accomplishing a task, based on repeatable procedures that have proven themselves over time for large numbers of people."
Aidan Lawes, CEO of the itSMF provides the following definition of "best practice":
“An industry accepted way of doing something, that works.”
All the training and consulting services offered by Analytix are underpinned by internationally accepted IT Management practices based on a range of de facto industry frameworks and standards, including COSO, CobiT, ISO 27001 (17799), BS 25999, BS 25777, TOGAF, ISO 20000, ITIL and the Balanced Scorecard. These standards and frameworks, which form the basis of Analytix's training programmes, are used by organisations worldwide to develop competent and efficient organisations and / or departments.
This section aims to provide information on some of the relevant international best practice organisations, standards, and frameworks.