Time for DevOps Change

How to Run a Change Advisory Board in a DevOps World

Hopefully, we all know that – in IT service management (ITSM) – change management (now called “change control” in ITIL 4) is the practice, or capability, that helps organizations to manage IT (and potentially business-impacting) change effectively, efficiently, and safely. Done well, change management (or control) can be a [...]

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Kanban Boards

Using Kanban Boards to Help Manage Change

Hopefully, you already understand change management as the process, or capability, that manages change effectively, efficiently, and [...]

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Digital Transformation

An A – Z of Digital Transformation

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about digital transformation in the last couple of years. You might already be in the midst of [...]

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Better Workplace Wellbeing

Working in IT: 10 Tips for Better Workplace Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing have become popular business-media topics in recent years and I’m really pleased to see that this focus has [...]

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ITSM Automation

The Top 10 Benefits of ITSM Automation Capabilities

Hey, did you hear that I’ve had an IT service management (ITSM) solution named after me? Oops, sorry it seems that this isn’t what I [...]

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7 Tips For Major Incident Management

7 Major Incident Management Tips

Major incidents are stressful. They’re the boogiemen of IT issues, which adversely affect business operations and outcomes. ITIL 4 [...]

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Handling Workplace Stress

Working in IT: 10 Tips for Handling Workplace Stress

Workplace stress has been a topic of research for many years but the condition itself seems to be on the rise – with one study finding [...]

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A to Z of Agile

An A – Z of Agile

One day in 2001, seventeen developers got together to talk about the barriers and complications that surrounded the development of [...]

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ITIL 4 Service Tool Box

ITIL 4’s New Service Value System: Welcomed but Flawed

It’s finally arrived – ITIL 4. And with it, we see the demise and laying to rest of the venerable and frankly vulnerable service [...]

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Tough truths on the service desk

5 Tough Truths to Face When You’re Promoted on the IT Service Desk

Working on the IT service desk is an excellent way to test the waters to see whether a career in IT is what you want. It’s an [...]

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Analog to digital

How ITSM Tools Help with Back-Office Digital Transformation

The digital transformation of back-office operations might not seem as sexy as the other two – more commonly talked about – elements of [...]

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Organizational Change Management

An A – Z of Organizational Change Management

Please get ready to learn a lot about organizational change management (sometimes abbreviated to OCM). And quickly. The first point I [...]

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DevOps Third Way

Using the DevOps Third Way to Improve ITIL Change and Release Practices   

Yes, I’m still writing about the three ways of DevOps. Following on from my earlier blogs about using the DevOps first and second ways [...]

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Joe

So in case you hadn't worked it out yet, I'm Joe! Hello there. I'm a native New Yorker and I love everything connected to IT service management (ITSM). I'm a passionate blogger and Twitter addict, and I'm also the resident IT guy at SysAid Technologies.