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Batman, SIAM and Mean Time Between Ass Kickings: SITS16 Recap

It’s the London Olympia baby! Last week was the 2016 Service Desk & IT Support Show or SITS for short. SITS is a annual, free event in central London dedicated to all things tech support and ITSM related. First time this decade that #SITS16 has gone ahead without a train strike or pouring rain https://t.co/bxkMaOQ1TV — Stuart Rance (@StuartRance) June 6, 2016 #ITSM #IT #ServiceDesk pro's... 

Event Listing: BCS CMSG Conference 2016

The BCS Configuration Management Special Interest Group are holding their annual conference in London on the 7th of June. The theme of the conference is transitioning the future and the event will have three streams: DevOps Change Configuration & Release Management SAM  Licensing & Strategy This is the 11th conference run by the BCS CMG. The main conference objectives are to share experiences... 

IT500 Conference: Introducing a CSI Sat Nav

Ahead of the IT500 Conference in June, I was lucky enough to speak to presenters Ian MacDonald and John Griffiths and discussed their workshop: “Introducing a CSI Sat Nav”. Their session will explore why CSI is so critical to drive success and how to focus on the improvements that will make the most difference. The workshop will look at how to get CSI going in an organisation, things people... 

Event Listing: IT500 Event; The IT Learning Conference – Everything IT Service Management & Operations

The ITSM Review are excited to be confirmed as official media partners for the latest IT500 event; The IT Learning Conference – Everything IT Service Management & Operations being held on 1st June 2016 in Edinburgh Following on from the IT in the park event in November, IT500 surveyed their delegates to ask what else they would like to see in Scotland. The event will bring together 20 IT... 

BEYOND20 SIXTEEN – Beyond Practice: Exploring, Discovering, and Driving Business Value

Ahead of the BEYOND20 SIXTEEN conference next month I caught up with Chad Sheridan, CIO of the USDA Risk Management Agency to talk about his session  Beyond Practice: Exploring, Discovering, and Driving Business Value. Chad’s session will explore the leadership and cultural changes needed to make Agile work, especially in a government environment. Chad will share his own experience of driving business... 

PINK16 Day 2 PM & Day 3 – Dead Cats, Football Legends & Batman

Multi-Speed IT Rob England, The IT Skeptic Kicking off the afternoon on Day 2 was the legend that is Rob England aka The IT Skeptic Next up @theitskeptic on multi speed IT. Loving the Batman style power pose Rob! #pink16 #vegasbaby pic.twitter.com/rumqPlHKlR — The ITSM Review (@itsmreview) February 16, 2016 Rob opened his session by explaining that for IT to truly deliver value “we must accommodate... 

Two Speed Transition – Agile vs. Traditional

The service transition SIG presented an interactive session at the itSMF conference in November to discuss modern innovative and traditional approaches to Service Transition. The conference session covered Release Management, Service Catalogue and Early Life Support and arguments were made for both traditional and more modern innovative approaches in quick fire 5 minutes presentations. After each round,... 

PINK16 Day 2 – Ship Wrecks, Innovation & Sacrificial Firings

IT Excellence Awards Day 2 opened on a real high with the Pink Elephant ITSM Excellence awards. The winners were: Best Innovation: Utopic Congratulations to @utopic_us for Innovation of the year @theitilexperts #Pink16 pic.twitter.com/PIObUNqEvh — The ITSM Review (@itsmreview) February 16, 2016 Practitioner of the year award: Robert Nessler of the state of Colorado Congratulations to Robert... 
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Pink16 – Movie Stars, Huskies & A Zombie Apocalypse!

It’s Vegas baby! As media partners, we’ll be attending the event, tweeting, live blogging and carrying out interviews with all the movers and shakers of the ITSM world so without further ado, here’s our review of Day 1 of Pink16. Pink16 Opening Keynote – Martin Short The conference was opened by Emmy & Tony Award Winning Actor, Comedian, Writer, Singer & Producer and all... 

Using Lean Sigma In The Real World

Ahead of Pink 16 I caught up with Troy DuMoulin, VP for Research & Development at Pink Elephant about Lean Sigma. We’ve already chatted about Change Management but I couldn’t resist asking Troy about his planned sessions on Lean as well. Lean Sigma For those of you who are going “Lean what?” Lean Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by...