Category Archives: Best Practice Frameworks

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 […]

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 […]

Blending Agile, Lean, and ITSM for Better Business Outcomes

I’m old enough such that my IT career began long before popular IT “movements” or frameworks – whether that be IT management or IT service management (ITSM). Back then, our IT and ITSM best practice was learned through trial and error, and based on the documentation given to us by our suppliers, as well as […]

Resilience Engineering and the Five Missing Teeth of Availability Management

“Do as I say, not as I do” is an instruction that most children are familiar with. Their questions receive the shriek “Because I’m your mother!” or father. Such vacuous guidance is frustrating because the child doesn’t learn why something should be done, or how it should be done, correctly. So children instead seek the […]