Tag Archives: Incident Management

How a User Error Can Be a Constructive Tool

It’s always fun to sit and talk with 2nd line support folks – the ones who actually understand the technological whatsits and thingamajigs that underpin all our IT services. And it’s especially enjoyable if done over a drink or two, and when you get them onto the general intelligence level of the users they support. […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Incident Managers

Incident management plays a key part in the IT service management ecosystem and in keeping businesses running. But what are the key things that need to be considered when optimizing your incident management capability? Incident management, like Maverick’s need in “Top Gun,” is often all about speed (but not always).

Incident Management Basics Still Matter

IT service management (ITSM) is constantly evolving, and over the 20 or so years that the term has been in common use, the scope has grown and spread considerably. The initial tight operational focus of the early ITIL® days has spread to address strategy and design as mainstream ITSM topics. Ongoing efforts are being made […]

3 Problem Management Tips to Stop the Snowball Effect

How often do you find yourself standing on the side of a snow-capped mountain, frozen to the spot while helplessly looking up at the rapidly growing and descending snowball of your IT nightmares? Metaphorically-speaking of course, but hopefully you get the point. What started out as a potentially insignificant issue has snowballed into a much […]