Author Archives: Joe the IT Guy

How Business Relationship Management Could Help You Chase the Right Balls

Yesterday I walked home through the park and watched someone throwing around a ball with his dog. Literally every time the guy first shaped to throw the ball, the dog ran off in the direction it expected the ball to go. Usually this was the wrong direction, because the dog owner then (knowingly) threw the […]

IT4IT 101: A New Approach to IT Development and Delivery

Following on from my previous blogs on DevOps, service integration and management (SIAM), and Agile, here’s another “ITSM approach”-based blog – this time looking at something called IT4IT. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, it’s still pretty new (and don’t worry that IT is mentioned twice in the name – IT4IT is actually all about […]

The Top 5 Things ITSMers Get Wrong about Cloud Migration

As an IT service management (ITSM) professional, which public cloud “camp” are you in: Cloud is great? Cloud is a disaster? Couldn’t care less about cloud? (Hopefully none of you are still at “what’s cloud?”) These and many other cloud “attitudes” tend to be present, all at the same time, in a typical enterprise. And, […]

10 Tip for Getting Started with ITIL – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog I offered five tips for getting started with ITIL, the IT service management (ITSM) best practice framework: establishing a formalized service desk, identifying root causes (problem management), managing changes, tracking software licenses, and starting to use a configuration management database (CMDB). In this blog (Part 2), I offer five […]