Tag Archives: DevOps

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 partially-completed products waiting for the busy staff’s attention. Easy to see that those part-made things have already cost money: the investment can’t be recovered until the product is complete and can be delivered to […]

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 […]

3 of the Hottest Technology Buzzwords of 2017 Explained

As an IT service management (ITSM) professional you might be at arm’s length from what’s happening in the software development world. You appreciate that there’s a lot of change and innovation happening but when it gets talked about you might not necessarily understand everything that’s being said. Of course, you could rely on Google’s fantastic […]

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 […]