Category: Best Practice Frameworks


Digital transformation

My Next 5 Tips for Using “The Business Transformation Framework” to Drive Digital Transformation

In my previous blog, I introduced the Business Transformation Framework (BTF) – a practical approach that helps organizations to design, develop, plan, and govern organizational change. I outlined (hopefully successfully) how taking a structured approach would be helpful for digital transformation initiatives, and [...]

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Digital transformation

My First 5 Tips for Using “The Business Transformation Framework” to Drive Digital Transformation

In 2017, you couldn’t escape all the talk of “digital transformation” in the IT (and business) community. It’s a common opportunity and [...]

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ITSM Basics: The Top 13 “Approaches” Used by IT Service Desks

When looking to improve you IT service desk operations and results, there are a variety of best practice methodologies, frameworks, [...]

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My Next 5 Tips for Using SIAM to Manage Service Complexity

In my previous blog I offered up 5 service and integration management (SIAM) tips (as well as a quick refresher as to what SIAM is). [...]

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My First 5 Tips for Using SIAM to Manage Service Complexity

More and more organizations are needing to manage multiple suppliers and the complexity this brings (as well as the benefits of such an [...]

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What ITSM Needs to Learn from DevOps Training

If you actively participate in the IT service management (ITSM) community, then you’ve probably heard the growing level of [...]

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How to Use Kaizen to Drive Service Improvements (Part 2)

Many IT organizations will admit to the fact that they could be somewhat better at getting better, i.e. better at improving operations [...]

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How to Use Kaizen to Drive Service Improvements (Part 1)

“Kaizen” might sound like a breakfast roll but don’t be fooled – it’s a philosophy and approach that aids continuous service [...]

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Theory of Relativity in ITSM

15 Hacks Required to Align ITIL and DevOps

DevOps? ITIL? DevOps versus ITIL? There’s still lots of talk around which approach companies should take. But thankfully, there’s a [...]

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Work in Progress (WIP)

How to Identify and Measure Your Work in Progress (WIP)

If you’ve ever worked in a manufacturing environment, then you certainly know what Work In Progress (WIP) looks like: stacks of [...]

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Service Improvement

Case Study: Using Value Stream Mapping for IT Service Improvement

This was the situation: my customer had a dysfunctional business. It wasn’t a large company, and many employees had been there for [...]

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Cobit

COBIT 101 – So Much More Than “Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies”

COBIT might have started life as a tool for IT auditors, and the requirement for IT-related internal controls (hey, there’s no need to [...]

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Lean tips for ITSM

3 Lean Tips to Enhance Your Everyday ITSM Activities

In the development and adoption of an IT service management (ITSM) ecosystem, people will spend many hours working on the design and [...]

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AWS – cloud champion

ITIL-as-a-Service? 7 Cloud-Integrated ITSM Processes

Public cloud services affect more than the traditional on-premise IT infrastructure. They also affect the people that deliver and [...]

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IT4IT IT value chain

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 [...]

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Get Started with ITIL

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: [...]

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Get Started with ITIL

10 Tips for Getting Started with ITIL – Part 1

Some people panic when they hear the word ITIL – either because of memories of previous painful, or failed, ITIL adoption projects, or [...]

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So in case you hadn't worked it out yet, I'm Joe! Hello there. I'm a native New Yorker and I love everything connected to IT service management (ITSM). I'm a passionate blogger and Twitter addict, and I'm also the resident IT guy at SysAid Technologies.