Published 05 Oct 2018
The much feared GDPR compliance date has come and gone. You have located the personal data your organization processes and ensured you have a lawful basis for processing it. You have published your privacy notices etc. Hopefully, as part of your readiness projects and progr...
Published 22 Mar 2019
IT service management – at the turn of the century and before ITIL® v2 – was as difficult to manage as landing on the moon and finding a state of anarchy. But – in my career post-ITIL v2 – I discovered a common language, a glossary, definitions of service level agreements ...
Best practice|Certification|IT service management (ITSM)|ITIL|Learning|PRINCE2|Training
Published 15 Aug 2019
Executive Summary We all are aware of the three fundamental principles of People, Process and Technology. Every organization focuses on these three elements. The people factor in all the above has been limited to reskilling in new technologies and training on methodologies a...
Behaviour|Digital transformation|IT service management (ITSM)|Knowledge management|Resource management|Service management|Skills
Published 16 Oct 2019
Organizations that previously set up IT processes that lasted for years are now preparing themselves for new ways of working – and a “machine” of constant change. Running in parallel to this has been the introduction of alternative ways of working – such as Agile methods a...
Agile|DevOps|IT service management (ITSM)|ITIL 4|Service management|Value
Published 28 Apr 2020
IT as unsung heroes? Really? Who are your heroes? Growing up, maybe your heroes wore capes and fought crime . Maybe they were the characters you found in books and on TV. Right now, in the middle of an unprecedented challenge to our health and wellbeing, you'd probably sa...
Behaviour|Business solutions|Communication|Customer needs|Cyber security|Information management|Information systems|IT services|ITIL
Published 01 Dec 2020
As many US service managers will know already, ITIL ® 4’s biggest strength is its holistic and comprehensive nature, without being overly prescriptive. Practitioners will also recognize its affinity with other methods and frameworks such as Agile, DevOps, Lean and COBIT. Bu...
Best practice|Certification|ITIL|PRINCE2|Project management
Published 04 Dec 2020
As Christmas looms, families everywhere are trying to decide how to celebrate. It’s been one crazy year, and that craziness has infected (no pun intended) all our assumptions and expectations about typical festive holidays. You may be wondering if there’s any point to celebr...
Adopt and adapt|Best practice|ITIL 4|Project planning|Risk management
Published 07 Jan 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has led to major changes in the way that business is conducted in terms of interfacing and interacting with customers and organizations’ internal processes. This may well result in the commissioning of multiple projects to formalize and de-risk the n...
Adopt and adapt|Career progression|Certification|CPD|PRINCE2|Project management|Skills
Published 02 Jul 2014
Before any discussion about ITIL's "adopt and adapt" approach, it's important that we dispel some ITIL myths. The principal myths state that ITIL is: Useful for large organizations only Bureaucratic Time consuming Non-Agile Prescriptive. Traditionally, ITIL's commun...
Adopt And Adapt|Best Practice|IT Services|ITIL|Service Desk|Service Management
Published 27 Jan 2015
Improving IT Service Management in 2015 For me the main issue with improving ITSM is that we often spend too much time contemplating our own navel instead of making things happen! As an industry we are very good at theorizing and discussing ideas both old and new, but makin...
Best Practice|Continual Service Improvement (CSI)|Information Management|IT Service Management (ITSM)|IT Services|ITIL