itSMF USA On-Line Conference: Expanding Your Toolkit Part I

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May 27 2010
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itSMF USA On-Line Conference: Expanding Your Toolkit Part I
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    Do any of these comments sound familiar?

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    If so, you may be stuck in the knowledge-engineering rut. The Knowledge-centered-support methodology is a proven best practice that overcomes these challenges. Attend this session to learn about the KCS methodology and how you can use it to:

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    KCS becomes the way you resolve incidents, answer questions, share your knowledge with peer staff, and in short get people back to work. Because it is part of the Incident process, it is always current and accurate and enables your teams to continually support an expanding breadth of services.

    Additionally, you will hear about the journey of the University of Phoenix, and parent company Apollo Education Group, in moving out of old-school knowledge engineering, “ivory tower” knowledge approaches, and into the realm of real-time knowledge management – using KCS to empower front-line staff content administration, and manage knowledge by positive peer-to-peer relationships. We will discuss the use of the Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS) methodology in a highly-regulated business environment, to capture, structure, and reuse knowledge as new incidents occur and the business environment changes. Our chat will discuss the methods utilized, uncover the “ditches” to avoid, and present the metrics used to measure and prove success.
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    Learning Objectives:
    •Recognize the various models and standards applicable to value creation and how they fit in the overall framework architecture of an enterprise.
    •Understand the value of ISO standards, with particular emphasis on ISO/IEC 20000, within the enterprise context and how it can assist in creating value to stakeholders.
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    Navigating the field of frameworks and standards can be exhausting. Couple this with the pressures of creating value for the enterprise, and one can easily see how many service providers fall short of expectations when adopting frameworks and standards in their organizations. When driving towards creating value, consider a business approach to selecting the practices that are best suited for optimizing resources and risks that incorporates multiple standards. In this insightful presentation on frameworks and standards integration, explore the many models that are available today: what they are, how they fit, and why choose them. Most importantly, we will look specifically at frameworks and standards such as ITIL, COBIT, and several Bodies of Knowledge and ISO standards to provide a holistic approach to creating value and avoiding framework overload.
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    Participants will learn how to create a communications plan that leverages social media and how to use the communication plan to convince management of the importance of sending a consistent message. You will leave this session with the tools to emulate the best marketing companies in the world, right from your IT shop.
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    Jarod Greene - VP of Product Marketing, Cherwell Software, Eric Dannenberg - Change and Configuration Manager at Boston Univ.
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    Mike Malcangio, from ServiceNow, will discuss the integration of Kepner-Tregoe into the ServiceNow Problem Management module.
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    Mitch Pautz, Cal State Fullerton and Randy Steinberg, Migration Technologies
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  • itSMF USA COBIT SIG - Hear from the Experts - ITSM and COBIT Alignment Recorded: Sep 23 2014 59 mins
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    In this session, Rob, Christian, and Johann will delve into how the ITSM processes were incorporated into COBIT5. They will share how ITSM and COBIT are complementary and align with one another. They will also dispel any myths with one framework replacing the other.
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