More and more large organisations, both commercial and government, are embracing the concept of Service Integration and Management (SIAM) to manage their extended IT organisation. This webinar will focus on one of the many decisions to be made when moving to a SIAM approach including whether the SIAM function itself should be outsourced or kept in house. It will also focus on how to make your ITSM toolset correctly support your SIAM function.Read more >
Why do so many improvement programmes fail to deliver the expected benefits?
Drawing on 20 years experience delivering targeted improvement programmes for clients around the world join Peter Hubbard, Principal ITSM Consultant @ Pink Elephant, as he discusses what aspects a successful improvement programme needs to consider, and what happens when those same aspects are neglected.
Getting a release that is of value based on configuration items that are known, during the cycle of change, has been the hardest aspect of ITSM since it's foundation. However, there are some simple things you can do to create a flow of work that everyone understands, linked to roles and responsibilities, KPIs, and business strategy.
In part 5 of Daniel Breston's 6 part Lean ITSM series, he explores why IT exists, and how to ensure that what IT creates and delivers is done for good reason and in a value-oriented manner, based on DevOPS, lean, Agile and ITSM.
Metrics and KPIs: always confused, hard to create, hard to align, hard to keep current, hard to report against and rarely ever helpful to use as an improvement tool. Why is this? What if you could create a simple balanced scorecard, or KPI tree, with no more than 15 measures that would keep your staff happy, you business stakeholders happy and your customers happy?
Join Daniel Breston to learn how, in part 4 of his 6 part Lean ITSM series. He will be exploring some dynamic ways to use ITSM metrics in a lean manner.
ITSM actually does have a strategy, but it is very waterfall based. Slow and cumbersome, and by the time it's been accomplished, it can be out of date, costly and frustrating to users, stakeholders and the creators in IT. How do you reverse this cycle and introduce meaningful strategy that is well governed? How do you create simple governance for IT and the business to ensure that technology is an enabler and not a waste of money? How do you make things better, faster, safer?
Join Daniel Breston, in part 3 of his Lean ITSM series, as he explores the concepts of ITIL strategy and blends it with Lean ITSM to show you how changes made today will make you ready for the IT of tomorrow.
Join Daniel Breston, ITSM Guru, in the first instalment of his 6 part series on Lean ITSM. His first session will explore how to increase Service Desk value by using lean concepts, blended with ITSM practices, to create a dynamic environment for those in IT and in the rest of your organisation.
He will discuss collaboration, communication, DevOPS and even SIAM (out to suppliers). If you want a great Service Desk, and not just one doing Incident Management, be sure to tune in.
It’s widely thought that the presumably slow, bureaucratic tendencies of ITSM are at odds with the fast paced, agile work flows of the DevOps movement. However, these two sides of IT service management are far more equipped to work in conjunction with each other to help organizations achieve success than most may realize.
Join Jayne Groll, President of ITSM Academy, and Adam OBrien, Product Marketing Manager for SunView Software, as they take a look at 5 ways that you can leverage your existing ITSM standards and best practices to help work towards a successful adoption of DevOps cultures and ideologies in your organization.
ITSM Academy co-founder and President, Jayne Groll's management certifications including ITIL Expert, ITIL V2 Service Manager (with Distinction), ISO/IEC 20000 Consultant Manager, Microsoft Operations Framework and Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE). Jayne draws on over 20 years of senior IT Service Management roles across a wide range of industries and domains.
Jayne leads content development at ITSM Academy and ensures all courseware and trainers bring similar practical experiences into each of our offerings. She also strategically tracks service management trends, emerging industry practices and certification schemes. Her blog, Jayne Explains, keeps followers apprised of industry events and updates.
Jayne is involved in the Service Management community. She also is a founding officer of the South Florida IT Service Management Forum (itSMF USA) and Help Desk Institute (HDI) chapters and served as President of the Accredited Training Council Trade Association (ATCTA). Jayne is a member of the ITIL Qualification Board’s ATO Subgroup. She is a frequent conference, webinar and local interest group speaker.
The presentation will illustrate the need for updating ITSM framework. How will automation help in giving ITIL a face-lift. Cloud transformations, SaaS, Security need the ITIL basics with a dose of automation.Read more >
Implementing ITSM within an organisation is a tricky prospect. Many organisations try to implement something like ITIL several times before succeeding. For the team charged with changing the mind-set and working practises of a whole organisation, which is what an ITSM implementation actually is, the task can be overwhelming.
Join Eddie Potts, Principal ITSM Consultant at Pink Elephant EMEA, as he maps out an approach to successful ITSM implementations and discusses why many projects fail and how yours can succeed!
IT has a huge amount of statistics, but are they just pointless or do they provide a basis for the progression and management of service? During this webinar, we will discuss three distinct approaches that can help us to better manage and control our IT services: delivering the deliverables, performance versus quality, component criteria optimizing. There is no silver bullet for what needs to be measured, but understanding the three key approaches can clear your thoughts and allow you to refocus rather that use the same old stats raised by a previous ITSM generation. It is not a case of breaking the mould but a case of producing new and better metrics.
Join this webinar to refocus and revisit your stats and metrics.
Trends like the cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), social media, mobility and consumerization of IT drive an increasing demand for a user-centric IT. To fulfill this demand while at the same time increasing IT's efficiency, IT organizations need to look beyond the traditional help desk when searching for ITSM tools. Just throwing more functionality and capabilities on the help desk cannot live up to the new way that users want to deal with IT and related services.
In this session we will discuss how this translates into 3 reasons why IT organizations want to look beyond the traditional help desk in search for ITSM tools: achieve a higher maturity to deliver and support high quality services, become a more efficient IT organization and meet user expectations risen from how users interact with IT services day-to-day via mobile devices and social media.
Finally, we will discuss what characteristics an integrated ITSM solution should come with when looking beyond the help desk.
Today's ITSM world is changing rapidly. Important trends are; IT becoming a broker of Services, the need to control all your internal and external providers, the globalisation of organisations, etc.
ITSM (applications) however are still struggling to deliver the required functionalities for end to end service delivery management and lack the architecture to provide high performance globally. The ‘ toolbox’ approach still practised by the majority of tool vendors and implementors is unfortunately just making things worse for organisations trying to improve their service management.
Join this webinar to:
*Learn how cloud and modern application development has finally made it possible to create ITSM applications that flawlessly support ITSM processes across multiple internal and external suppliers,
-How to measure all SLA’s between you and your suppliers and their impact on the services you deliver to your customers!
Good practice frameworks and their consultants tell us that our processes precede the tool. After all: “A fool with a tool is still a fool.”
Practitioners know it seldom works this way. We often don’t know what we want. We don’t have enough data to justify a particular process or process improvement. Our requirements are changing constantly, and past preferences are outdated.
The solution is simple: ignore the consultants, and be willing to adapt to the tool. This doesn’t mean caving in to the tool vendor. This presentation will provide plenty of advice on implementing, improving, and getting the most of your tool, based on years of implementing and managing ITSM automation tools for dozens of organizations in every industry with multiple tools.
According to Gartner, Gamification has climbed on a "peak of inflated expectations" in it's Hype Cycle. Like any new trend, gamification will move through the hype cycle and next stop is - "trough of disillusionment". Gartner predicts that by 2014, 80% of current gamified applications will fail.
Shall we do something in ITSM? What can we do? What has been done already? While consulting organisations, running business simulations and presenting at different international and regional events I've been able to meet many interesting people, discuss the topic and hear interesting stories and thoughts. Best of them I will share with you!
Which are the current challengers for ITSM professionals and vendors? How should we all move towards the future? Hear Barclay Rae´s thoughts in this short video interview.Read more >