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Measuring risk

How to Assess the Risk of a Change with 5 Simple Questions

One day real soon, machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) will deliver on what they promise and truly help IT service management (ITSM) pros to better analyze and assess the risk of making a change. Until then, we still need to rely upon good old personal and peer experience. This experience [...]

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Looking to the future of ITIL 4

ITSM Future: 10 Things I’d Like to See in ITIL 4

Did someone say “ITIL 4?” I’m definitely hearing a lot more buzz about the new version of this IT service management (ITSM) best [...]

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Change management cog wheels

What’s Missing from Most ITSM Change Management Processes?

Change management is one of the most necessary, misunderstood, and all-too-often misused IT service management (ITSM) disciplines.  If [...]

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3 Important Cloud Views for the ITSM Capacity Manager

When applications and infrastructure run out of capacity, they adversely impact services and business operations. To mitigate this [...]

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10 Ways Your IT Service Desk Will Benefit from a Knowledge Base

A knowledge base is arguably one of the most important tools that your organization’s IT service desk needs. Without a knowledge base, [...]

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What’s Organizational Change Management and Why Should ITSM Pros Be Bothered?

Have you ever wondered why it happens that when your IT department introduces new technology based on the promise of great benefits, [...]

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ITSM Basics: 6 Top Tips to Reduce MTTR

It’s important that we, as IT service management (ITSM) pros, all know about the value stream and service quality – but sometimes [...]

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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, [...]

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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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Highly Effective Release Managers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Release Managers

Aha, the highly-effective series continues. Release management is often a misunderstood process, or capability, with the dividing line [...]

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Effective Knowledge Managers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Managers

Knowledge management is playing an increasingly important part in the IT service management (ITSM) ecosystem, and in keeping businesses [...]

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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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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.