Category: Best Practice Frameworks


ITSM Basics: The Top 13 “Approaches” Used by IT Service Desks

When looking to improve you IT service desk operations and results, there are a variety of best practice methodologies, frameworks, standards, and other approaches available. But which should you use? Or, asked differently, what approaches are used most? The tail end of 2017 brought news of a new service management approach [...]

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My Next 5 Tips for Using SIAM to Manage Service Complexity

In my previous blog I offered up 5 service and integration management (SIAM) tips (as well as a quick refresher as to what SIAM is). [...]

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My First 5 Tips for Using SIAM to Manage Service Complexity

More and more organizations are needing to manage multiple suppliers and the complexity this brings (as well as the benefits of such an [...]

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What ITSM Needs to Learn from DevOps Training

If you actively participate in the IT service management (ITSM) community, then you’ve probably heard the growing level of [...]

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How to Use Kaizen to Drive Service Improvements (Part 2)

Many IT organizations will admit to the fact that they could be somewhat better at getting better, i.e. better at improving operations [...]

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How to Use Kaizen to Drive Service Improvements (Part 1)

“Kaizen” might sound like a breakfast roll but don’t be fooled – it’s a philosophy and approach that aids continuous service [...]

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Theory of Relativity in ITSM

15 Hacks Required to Align ITIL and DevOps

DevOps? ITIL? DevOps versus ITIL? There’s still lots of talk around which approach companies should take. But thankfully, there’s a [...]

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Work in Progress (WIP)

How to Identify and Measure Your Work in Progress (WIP)

If you’ve ever worked in a manufacturing environment, then you certainly know what Work In Progress (WIP) looks like: stacks of [...]

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Service Improvement

Case Study: Using Value Stream Mapping for IT Service Improvement

This was the situation: my customer had a dysfunctional business. It wasn’t a large company, and many employees had been there for [...]

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Cobit

COBIT 101 – So Much More Than “Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies”

COBIT might have started life as a tool for IT auditors, and the requirement for IT-related internal controls (hey, there’s no need to [...]

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Lean tips for ITSM

3 Lean Tips to Enhance Your Everyday ITSM Activities

In the development and adoption of an IT service management (ITSM) ecosystem, people will spend many hours working on the design and [...]

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AWS – cloud champion

ITIL-as-a-Service? 7 Cloud-Integrated ITSM Processes

Public cloud services affect more than the traditional on-premise IT infrastructure. They also affect the people that deliver and [...]

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IT4IT IT value chain

IT4IT 101: A New Approach to IT Development and Delivery

Following on from my previous blogs on DevOps, service integration and management (SIAM), and Agile, here’s another “ITSM [...]

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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.