We look to ITIL processes like Change, Release and Configuration Management to give us more control, insight and improved performance just find massive resistance to change.
Time and again our IT improvementS eludes us because of ‘Resistance to change’.
However ‘Resistance to change’ puts the blame on the ‘Resistor’ and absolves our own ineffective and outdated way we implement change
To gain the benefits of next generation Service Management, we need next generation Organizational Change practices to get us there
Join Paul Vos as he challenges your thinking by presenting proven Organizational Change (OCM) best practices and learn how to prevent false starts and change fatigue.
Change does not have to be a frustrating tug of war, learn how to get change right in one go!
Learn how to improve your project success rate !
Improve your project success rate by leveraging Organizational Change best practices.
Time and again our projects fall short of intended goals due resistance to change.
Blaming the culture is valid but also a dangerous form of externalization.
When we blame culture we make the problem so big it becomes un-actionable for a mere mortal IT professional. We absolve ourselves from even trying to fix the problem and resign ourselves to our sub-optimal project practices, grit our teeth, hope for the best and dream about other companies where people apparently magically embrace Agile, LEAN DevOps without resisting.
Join this session as Paul challenges your thinking by presenting guidance taken from the ProSci organizational change management (OCM) best practice methodology.
Come away with actionable guidance on how to integrate OCM principles into your projects to maximize adoption.
It is well understood that a robust and inclusive Change Management process delivers real business benefit including reducing the risk to the business of Service disruption when introducing new and changed Services into the production environment, but what goes before and how does a Change Management function benefit and align with an established Service Introduction process?
This webinar will examine how a scaleable Change Management process and function can be utilised, and support, Service Introduction of IT Services in your organisation.
This session is your introduction to the exciting world of Change Management! I will be discussing what you need to know before you get started, how to get buy in and how to build your process so that it works in real life!Read more >
From process refinement to execution – ITIL provides the framework, but people are your key to success.
Learn how to leverage a process refinement team to formulate change management procedures that will actually work in your environment, and tips on how to make them live and breathe.
Change Management is one of the most critical ITSM processes for any organisation, but it's worryingly easy to get it wrong! All to many organisations try to deploy, or improve, this key area and struggle to gain adoption from those it's designed to support.
ITIL is a great starting point but where is a poor Change Manager to turn to when confronted with those questions that aren’t covered in the books. “Do Incidents really require changes to resolve them?” “How do I make sure CAB does not turn into a technical torture chamber?” “What happens when Change Management goes home in the evening?” “How do I stop people abusing my emergency change process?” And of course “Just what is a change anyway?!”
Join Peter Hubbard, Principal ITSM Consultant Pink Elephant EMEA, as he shares practical solutions and tips gathered in his almost 20 years experience working within ITSM across all industry sectors.
Chanin Forsyth, Change Manager for American Greetings, will provide insight into a few basics she has learned during her time as both ITSM process manager and project manager. She will share guidelines for shifting culture and rolling out change management to an IT staff as well as highlight implementation milestones, key successes and best practices.Read more >
Unify your change management process and ensure your team gets the most out your technology to bring your business to the next level, and give you all the visibility you crave.
Join Acorio for an Expert Web Clinic on Thursday, July 14th @ 12 PM ET and see how a cohesive approach to change management execution helps you eliminate confusion and streamline the often-fragmented pieces of your change management process.
You will learn how to pinpoint process improvements, optimize ServiceNow for Change Management, and avoid common pitfalls. We will:
- Identify the most common critical process gaps
- Prepare for common change management “gotchas” – and how to address them
- Review how best-in-class organizations approach their change processes today – even in regulated industries.
Bring even more sanity into your IT change process and focus on high-value activities to move your business forward.
How do you make sure changes are smoothly implemented? How do you achieve lasting benefits? Kevin Johnson focuses on the impact of change on people as they move from one situation to another.
Kevin gained the majority of his business experience in senior management in the financial services industry. As a senior consultant he worked with blue chip organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States including Banco de Portugal, Ford Europe, VW, the Whitbread Group and Delta Airlines.
Following on from Xceed Groups Big Change survey, this webinar provides Top Ten Tips for improving and seamlessly managing change programmes within your organisation. Be amongst the first to hear the headlines from the brand NEW Big Change research
Listen in to learn and find out more about:
• RADIO logs - What it is and why it leads to higher success rates than a RAID log
• Why EAST is the best direction for improving change - a practical approach to applying Behavioural Economics to Big Change
• And much more!
Incidents, planned changes, service transformations and technology refreshes all require change impact analysis - but many still find it difficult to deliver a centralised system. This webinar will show methods and techniques found to work in practice for hybrid and cloud environments..Read more >
Today’s IT environment has seen an accelerated pace of change and complexity—all increasing demands on IT. Tens, hundreds and even thousands of changes per day should not be done manually.
Join us for a discussion of effective solutions for automating changes in the network, modifying security controls, resolving routing dilemmas and compliance rule conflicts. This session will provide insights gained through years of experience in the network security arena, and share with you how network changes can done securely, accurately and quickly.
Change Management challenges – people & process.
Bring sanity to your IT Change process: Influence the Change Management Culture
Change Management challenges with people & process – The first in a 3 part series on IT Change Management
Following the path of Crawl, Walk, and Run; learn to crawl before you fall. Many IT shops have change management where everyone submits changes for work they want done, process and enforcement is simplistic, and reporting is minimal. Join Acorio for this lively discussion as we cover the following topics:
Culture of Change
Change Management Steps of Maturity
Resistance to Process Enforcement
You’ll come away with a better understanding of the challenges and practical ways to address them.
Cultural Change is one of the hardest things to crack within any organisation, let alone within IT. IT is fast paced - moving responsively to the business, technological and even public requirements. However, a required cultural shift from within is rarely successful. On average a mere 30% of Cultural Change Initiatives are successful, and a lot can be lost when it fails!
Join Helen Windle, ITSM Consultant, as she guides you through the key points to get it right first time.
Are you tired of hearing about how to implement Change Management and yet when you try it something is still missing? In this session, instead of talking about the perfect implementation of Change Management we take it back to the basics and figure out what is really needed to make Change Management successful. Using a whole-earth approach we will cover the basics, why they are important and what you have to do to make Change Management work. This is a session not to be missed by all Change Managers.Read more >
In this edition of BLB&G's Speaker Series, attorneys Ben Galdston and Lucas Gilmore welcome Jim Coburn and Andrew Collins, leaders from Ceres and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SASB") respectively, to discuss the rising demand by institutional investors, policymakers and public interest groups of improved corporate disclosure regarding climate and sustainability issues.
Climate change and its regulation pose significant and increased risks to public companies' operations and financial results. Since 1980, weather and climate disasters have caused losses of over $1 trillion in the U.S. alone. Experts predict these climate change-related costs will only continue to intensify. Moreover, new climate-related federal and state regulations have dramatically impacted the electric power, coal, oil and gas, transportation and insurance industries.
Despite these known trends, it is estimated that more than 75% of public companies fail to make adequate disclosures regarding climate and sustainability risks. While the SEC issued guidance in 2010 regarding how public companies should address and report material risks posed by climate change, the SEC has yet to pursue any formal enforcement action. As a result, investors have suffered enormous losses when the undisclosed sustainability and climate risks materialize.
With DevOps continuing to be adopted by startups & enterprises alike, there needs to be a way to guarantee that the speed and flexibility DevOps provides is supported, and not hindered, by change management standards to ensure the success of modern enterprise.
Join Daniel Breston, Chief of DevOps Transformation for Ranger4, and Adam OBrien, Product Marketing Manager for SunView Software, as they review 5 key ideas and strategies on how to integrate your change management platform with your DevOps initiatives.
About Daniel: A Texan now living in London, Daniel has over 40 years of experience in IT Operations, ITSM, ALM, SIAM, DevOps, and Lean. Daniel currently serves as Chief of DevOps Transformations for Ranger4, a leading consultancy in business transformation based on technology.
Historically, the viewpoint of change management has typically been that it’s best left for organizations that rely on the established processes and guidelines of ITIL. However, continuous deployment methods and ideologies such as Agile IT, DevOps, and bimodal IT have ushered in a new era of high velocity performance that demand change controls to minimize risk, ensure compliance, and provide total visibility across the entire enterprise.
The question begs - Are traditional ITIL-based processes the only true way to effectively implement change management? Or can there be room in the Agile IT world for change tracking and regulatory compliance without becoming a hindrance to speed and productivity? Join George Spalding, EVP, Pink Elephant and Adam O’Brien, Product Marketing Manager, SunView Software as they tackle the tough questions regarding ITIL, DevOps, and change management within an Agile IT environment!
George Spalding is the co-author of ITIL® V3’s Continual Service Improvement core volume. George Spalding was recently awarded the 2012 Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award from HDI and is one of the world’s most insightful and engaging IT Service Management and Support experts. In addition to his extensive commitment to improving the industry, George spent several years as a consultant to the White House on technical presentations and White House conferences. He also coordinated technical presentations for members of the President's cabinet, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. George is an ITIL Expert, he is a regular author of IT articles and white papers, and is a presenter at global ITSM conferences and events.