Tag Archives: agile

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 years; and discussions were led, and decisions were made, by committees and reports. Life wasn’t good, and the competition was nibbling away at opportunities that the company should have won. More importantly, there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Agile Service Management: Can ITSM Truly Be Agile?

It sometimes feels like the phrase “Do more, with less” has been with us since we started delivering technology-enabled solutions to business challenges and opportunities. Typically nowadays, IT departments get a small year-on-year reduction in their budget with an expectation they will do the same or more in the coming year. Often they manage to […]