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IT500 Conference: DevOps & Agile in an ITSM World

I spoke to Claire Agutter & Dave Van Herpen last week to talk about their upcoming masterclass at the IT500 conference in June: DevOps & Agile In An ITSM World. The workshop will look at how you can use DevOps and Agile if you’re already doing ITSM but want to do something new. Claire and Dave will look at how to use a blended approach to get the best results and will look at practical ways... 

ITIL Manifesto Update

This article is a summary of the ITIL Manifesto session held at ITSM14. It was written by Rob Spencer, who has been coordinating, recording and agitating the discussions around this initiative after it was first discussed on twitter between Stuart Rance, Claire Agutter, Barclay Rae, Suresh GP, James Finister and Kaimar Karu. Firstly thanks to itSMF for giving us a late-notice slot at ITSM14, to Barclay... 

ITSM Industry News Roundup – incl The CEO Who's Never Fired Anyone

No time to read all the interesting info and news floating around social media and appearing in your inbox? Read our round up of what we’ve found interesting this week. Karen’s Conversations #4 – Karen Ferris talks to Paul Wallis and Fergus Cloughley the creators of OBASHI and Claire Agutter from IT Training Zone Ltd about the difference between CMDB and OBASHI, training and data flows. Watch... 

Day 1 Review: itSMF UK Conference

The ITSM Team pre-dinner awards This was my very first visit to the itSMF UK conference. I arrived Sunday afternoon and got straight into the networking. Whenever I’ve been to an event before I have always attended with someone else and felt comfortable just meeting the occasional person. It can be very intimidating attending conferences when you’re new to it as everyone seems to already know everyone... 

itSMF UK BIG4 Twitter Chat

itSMF UK’s new initiative for 2014, ‘The Big 4 Agenda’ kicked off last week with the first of the five scheduled Twitter Chats taking place. The chat featured Big4 Agenda Speaker and itSMF UK Vice-Chair John Windebank and was moderated by Kathryn Howard the pioneer of the #leadit Twitter Chats for itSMF Australia. The Twitter Chat Model The Twitter Chat model shows that itSMF UK are taking strides... 

Taking a look at OBASHI in action

In this second article we’re going to look at how OBASHI fits in with other IT frameworks, standards and methodologies. If you missed part 1, read it here. The modern business is a complex organisation. People, technology and processes work together to generate revenue and deliver business outcomes. Many businesses do not have a full picture of how all their component parts fit together. This creates... 

What exactly is "OBASHI"?

OBASHI has nothing to do with President Obama! A year ago, asking the question “what is OBASHI®?” might have got you some interesting answers.  A sneeze, a martial art, and rather brilliantly ‘OBAMA bashing’ are all suggestions we’ve had. In the last 12 months, however, I’ve seen a turnaround. OBASHI is getting recognised for what it is – a simple, easy to adopt methodology that maps... 

Future of ITIL workshop – some shared feedback

Word Cloud of all feedback from attendeesNot just feedback listed in this article Following on from the two-day AXELOS workshop, ITSM Review reached out to the attendees with three simple questions: How did the workshop go? What were the key achievements? What do you think are the key opportunities for the future? We also asked the AXELOS team to summarize their thoughts from the two days.  The... 

Future of ITIL workshop – a little insight

The following comment piece is contributed by Stuart Rance of HP and Stephen Mann of ServiceNow. Yesterday a number of ITSM professionals convened in London to talk about the future of ITIL. From the get-go, it was stressed that the purpose of the meeting was to provide input to AXELOS’ thinking and not to make decisions. Who was involved? It was a passionate group of people that represented: ITIL... 

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