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BEYOND20 SIXTEEN: Automating Change Control

Ahead of the BEYOND20 SIXTEEN ITSM and DevOps conference in May, I was lucky enough to catch up with Sherry Chang of Intel to talk about her session; Automating Change Control. Preview of forthcoming attractions: Sherry’s session will look at how automation can transform a Change process from blocker to key enabler. During the presentation, Sherry will look at how automation can support the Standard... 

Event Listing: Beyond20 SIXTEEN ITSM DevOps Conference

The ITSM Review are pleased to be confirmed as official Media Partner’s for the Beyond20 SIXTEEN ITSM DevOps Conference on the 2nd & 3rd May 2016 in Washington DC. The conference will delve into a combination of Development and Operations alongside some ITSM best practice in the hopes of giving you the knowledge to make your organisation more efficient and enable you to continually... 

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... 

Enterprise Release Management Tools: Plutora

Introduction Enterprise Release Management is an increasingly prominent discipline, occupying the intersection of technical release management, project delivery and change management. Its focus is on understanding and governing the full portfolio of multi-stream changes, be they quarterly ERP releases, one-off project deliveries or monthly patching. The demands on enterprise level release managers... 

ITSM Industry News Roundup – Incl JP Morgan Chase Hack

No time to read all the interesting news and info floating around social media and appearing in your inbox? Read our round up of what we’ve found interesting this week. Why You Should Drop Staff Who Are Not Cloud Savvy – Cliff Saran explains why CIO’s need to lose traditional staff not ready to move to the cloud. Read more here Understanding Services – It’s Not Really Magic – Ryan Ogilvie... 

Enterprise Release Management Tools Group Test

The ITSM Review will be performing a deep dive review of Enterprise Release Management tools. This article provides an introduction to Enterprise Release Management (ERM) and a high level summary of typical functionality. Notes This group test will be conducted by Rebecca Beach, our ITSM Analyst, and Rob Spencer, Change and Release specialist and vice-chair of the UK itSMF Transition SIG. We’ve... 

Change and Release Management: What are they? What’s missing?

Daniel Breston This article was contributed by Daniel Breston, Consultant at Qriosity Limited. I was recently challenged by Mike Orzen (co-founder of Lean in IT practises and my mentor) to answer a simple question: what do you think the purpose of change and release management is in ITIL or any other IT best practice framework? I started by asking what aren’t they? Change is not about doing the... 

What I learned about IT and DevOps from Gene Kim

Gene Kim presents at itSMF Norway Following on from my trip to itSMF Norway last week, I wanted to share with ITSM Review readers my thoughts on Gene Kim’s presentation “The Phoenix Project: Lessons Learned in Helping Our Businesses Win”, along with some of the key pieces of advice that he presented. Gene kicked off the first full day of the conference with his keynote presentation about... 

Trust me: The DevOps Movement fits perfectly with ITSM

Gene Kim This article has been contributed by Gene Kim, Author of the book “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win”. In my thirteen year journey of studying high performing IT organizations, I’ve started to see a new and unsettling trend.  Whenever I mention ITIL and IT Service Management in presentations and briefings, people in the audience snicker.... 

Pink14 Preview: The Phoenix Project

IT needs to embrace the “3 Ways” Ahead of his presentation at the 18th Pink Elephant Conference and Exhibition (PINK14), Jack Probst, Principal Consultant at Pink Elephant talks about The Phoenix Project: a novel about IT, DevOps and helping your business win In May 2003, Nicholas Carr wrote a Harvard Business Review article entitled “IT Doesn’t Matter”. In it Mr. Carr proposed that IT... 

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