Do you feel you and your IT organization are living in a mixing bowl?
IT is under incredible pressure to become nimbler and more responsive to business needs. Shadow IT, “as-a-Service” solutions, and requests for new applications are continually appearing
I recently viewed a webinar from a tool vendor regarding Agile, DevOps, and Lean IT transformation. The vendor was hawking their product that helped IT organizations get code from development through build and deployment, describing this as the software lifecycle.
It’s still there. After all of the investment in training. After all of the implementations of tools and processes and methodologies. After all of the progress and achievements.
There’s still that one thing that we’ve yet to overcome. One of
Is your business suffering from “bad ITSM”?
What does “bad ITSM” look like? Some examples:
Every request for change (RfC) goes before a change advisory board, because there’s no criteria or models defined that would facilitate reviewing a RfC any
Paradox [par-uh-doks] noun
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Example: The paradox of many IT Service Management (ITSM) implementations is they actually do not manage IT services.
I had a conversation about SLAs again this week. Suffice it to say that I came away with the feeling that there is so much misunderstanding about the purpose and rationale of a SLA.
What is an SLA?
After a few years in the ITSM profession, I recently earned my ITIL® Practitioner certification.
If you’ve not heard of ITIL Practitioner, it’s the new addition to the ITIL certification scheme from AXELOS, the joint venture of the British Government
In my blog article, “Is it time to drop the ‘IT’ from ‘ITSM’?”, I discussed the challenges of expanding IT Service Management concepts and principles to other service providers within an organization. Personally, I think that extending ITSM
The telephone rings at Fred's desk in the support center. Sue is calling to make a service request. After capturing the specifics of Sue’s request within the ticketing system, Fred ensures that she is authorized to make the request. Following the
“Slow.” “Bureaucratic.” “Out-of-date.”
Just a few of the words I’ve recently heard or read used to describe ITIL®.
Could it be because no one has really implemented ITIL?
So before the world reminds me that we