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ISO/IEC 20000 – An Opportunity to Grow

This article is a guest post and has been contributed by Drago Topalovic, ITIL & ISO20000 expert.   The first thing to consider when implementing best practices and standards in service management is motive. Why Should We Do It? When you provide IT services, you have to be the BEST you can. In other IT areas like development, infrastructure, and business system deployment, you can perform... 

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... 

The ITSM Diet

I am undergoing a very personal transformational change right now. I am trying to learn how to eat in the real world and maintain a healthy weight. I had really let myself go. No exercise, eating too much, eating the wrong things and not caring. The results: 360 lbs.; the inability to walk at least 50 feet without wheezing; acid reflux; and an impressive expanding waistline. I felt horrible. My body... 

How to conduct an ITSM assessment that actually means something

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), a standard framework for managing the lifecycle of IT Services, is sweeping the U.S.   Based on a 2011 analysis of 23 ITIL studies, Rob England concluded that the compound annual growth in ITIL adoption was 20%± and that ITIL training attendance increased at a compound annual rate of 30% for the past ten years.  Despite this apparent surge... 

Moving Beyond ITSM Maturity Assessments

Maturity assessments are popular for kick-starting ITSM initiatives. It allows an organization to spot gaps and prioritize areas for improvement. However, the half-life of a maturity assessment is remarkably short and the impact of the glossy report can quickly fade. The key messages and compelling recommendations can soon be lost in the noise of other projects and new fires to fight. What stops the... 

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