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.