Tag Archives: IT service management

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 […]

10 Things You Need to Know to Be a Better ITSM Leader – Part 2

In my previous blog, I recounted how I had recently finished the book The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson and how the ten life lessons or truths that he knows are “sure things” inspired me to think about my IT service management (ITSM) equivalents. That blog listed my first five sure things, which related to being […]

ITSM 101: Emergency Change and Why “No” is a Good Starting Point

If you’ve attended an ITIL Foundation course, you’ll remember learning about emergency changes, and the role of the ECAB – the emergency change advisory board. In many cases, the ECAB is presented as something of a “rubber stamp,” helping a change manager “cover their back” by getting an emergency action signed off by senior staff. […]

Why Continual Service Improvement Is the Crème de la Crème of ITSM

Have you ever thought about the truly basic concepts underpinning continual service improvement (CSI)? Let’s take a look at the words themselves. “Improvement” The main point of CSI is to deliver improvement, so I think it makes sense to start with that word. Often individuals’ preconceptions of improvement limit the scale and scope of what […]