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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... 

Killer Cats, DevOps, ITSM & Star Wars – BCS CMSG 2016 Conference

It’s Covent Garden baby! The BCS Configuration Management Group held their annual conference on Tuesday. The CMSG was set up in 1995 to provide a forum for the promotion of Configuration Management as a discrete management process. The group now covers the transition areas of Change, Release and Software Asset Management, including the specialist UK SAM Networking Group. At the BCS #2016CMSG today... 

Guest Post: Practical ways to end the DevOps – IT Service Management Stand-Off

There’s some great dialog in the final standoff between Batman and the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight. It’s no-rules anarchy versus incorruptibility – “this is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”- as the Joker maniacally puts it. In some ways it’s analogous to the friction existing between development and IT service management (ITSM) – especially how... 

IT500 Conference: DevOps & Agile in an ITSM World

I spoke to Claire Agutter & Dave Van Herpen last week to talk about their upcoming masterclass at the IT500 conference in June: DevOps & Agile In An ITSM World. The workshop will look at how you can use DevOps and Agile if you’re already doing ITSM but want to do something new. Claire and Dave will look at how to use a blended approach to get the best results and will look at practical ways... 

Agile, DevOps, ITIL & Buzzword Bingo; BEYOND20 SIXTEEN Podcast

We are pleased to share our very first podcast on the BEYOND20 SIXTEEN conference next month.   I spoke to conference rockstars David Crouch and John Gilmore about life, the universe, ITIL, Agile and DevOps! David Crouch John Gilmore David’s session is: ‘The pros and cons of adhering to a single best practice framework – tales from the trenches‘ and John’s session is about... 

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... 

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,... 

DevOps and ITIL: Why Can't We Be Friends?

The IT world we know and love exists today thanks to the bedrock of the IT community: ITIL, the IT Infrastructure Library. Since ITIL’s inception 26 years ago, the world has changed and an app exists for everything – shopping, messaging, ride sharing, or just staying connected via social media. We’re in the midst of a new technological age. This evolution has been guided by agile methodology... 

ITSM14 Preview: Tony Brough and Re-Igniting the Passion

Tony’s session will be on day 2 within the ITSM and Agile track In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference, ITSM14, I chatted with Tony Brough of Holistic Service Management International about his upcoming session entitled “Re-Initing the Passion”. Q. Hi Tony, can you give a quick intro to your session at ITSM14?  I had the idea after a meal with an old friend (and ex colleague) I... 

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