IT Improvement: Let’s Get This Party Started!

 In IT, there are times for incremental improvements and other times when you just gotta start a revolution. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, the difference between the podium and obscurity in men’s high jump was a mere 10 centimeters. Dating Continue reading IT Improvement: Let’s Get This Party Started!

IT Transformation; Hitting ‘The Wall’

If you’ve been working on IT Service Management for some time, you’ve undoubtedly had times when you are just exhausted. Not sure you can take another step. Sound familiar? So much to do, so much opportunity; an endless uphill battle. Continue reading IT Transformation; Hitting ‘The Wall’

How Organizational Management of Change is Like Quitting Smoking

Organizational Management of Change is a lot like quitting smoking.  Most of us know a current or former smoker, and how hard it is to quit. What can we learn to help us better manage organizational change? I recently saw Continue reading How Organizational Management of Change is Like Quitting Smoking

Improving IT Service Delivery: CSI is NOT a Process

Thinking of CSI as a merely a process not only misses the point, it’s also hazardous to real improvement. CSI is NOT a process! CSI is Not a Process ITIL has a full book dedicated to Continual Service Improvement. CSI Continue reading Improving IT Service Delivery: CSI is NOT a Process

How Apple Reduces Time To Value (and what your IT can learn from them)

Apple has a reputation for the right products at the right time. What can IT learn from Apple about creating raving fans by reducing Time to Value? Christopher Meyer did a great piece on Apple’s Most Obvious Secret: Reducing Time Continue reading How Apple Reduces Time To Value (and what your IT can learn from them)

Confessions of an ITSM practitioner

If you’re  one of the countless ITSM practitioners who  work daily in organizations large and small, in countries around the world, listen up. You know how hard, lonely, and thankless  it can be. You have friends out there. I listened Continue reading Confessions of an ITSM practitioner

Why ITIL success demands Ownership

Does lack of clear Ownership leave your organization spending a lot of time trying to determine  who makes decisions? Do they suffer from decision deja vu, again and again?  Ownership is prominent in the Service Management frameworks. I’ll tell you Continue reading Why ITIL success demands Ownership

IT Service Management: Building Accountability in Public Sector

Building Ownership and Accountability are critical to successful IT Service Management, however building these in public sector organizations presents unique challenges.  Here are 10 ways to build accountability in the public sector. I’ve spent more than 20 years at a Continue reading IT Service Management: Building Accountability in Public Sector