Tag Archives: Service Desk

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. […]

Where Is the IT Service Desk in a DevOps World?

As more companies move to adopt DevOps practices to improve IT performance (my company included), I was thinking to myself – is it clear how to blend this with our existing IT service management (ITSM) activities? These existing ITSM disciplines and processes, often based around ITIL, have served us well for many years. So although […]

5 Proven Practical Tips for Starting Your Service Catalog

Is your organization thinking about creating a service catalog and service request catalog (or starting over with it again)? It can be a daunting undertaking (and “undertaking” always seems such a terminal pursuit), but a well-thought-out service catalog (plus the associated service portfolio management activities) can add tremendous value to your organization. Service catalogs provide insight and help us […]