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).
Yesterday I walked home through the park and watched someone throwing around a ball with his dog. Literally every time the guy first shaped to throw the ball, the dog ran off in the direction it expected the ball to go. Usually this was the wrong direction, because the dog owner then (knowingly) threw the […]
In Part 1 of this blog I offered five tips for getting started with ITIL, the IT service management (ITSM) best practice framework: establishing a formalized service desk, identifying root causes (problem management), managing changes, tracking software licenses, and starting to use a configuration management database (CMDB). In this blog (Part 2), I offer five […]
Some people panic when they hear the word ITIL – either because of memories of previous painful, or failed, ITIL adoption projects, or because of the fear of the unknown. People might also view ITIL as an all-or-nothing opportunity, but the reality is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Case in point: very […]
In my last blog I gave you five tips that will help to make your IT service desk better, particularly in improving your customer’s experience with IT. Those tips ranged from how to make it easier for customers to contact the service desk, to the importance of writing good call notes. Here, in part two […]