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Governance 101: The role of effective Service Management governance in an IT services organisation and the key features of a governance framework

Delivering consistent and quality IT services for customers is not easy – and can be even more challenging – if they are not governed effectively. For example, how can an IT organisation look to improve if it doesn’t measure the amount of service-impacting incidents properly? Take the high profile service outages of several major banks in recent years for example. Their customers were... 

Release Management – How To (Part 1)

One of the questions I used to get asked all the time as a consultant was how to get started with Release Management. Most organisations start with Change Management and then as they mature; look to add additional governance and control with Release Management. Here are some areas to focus on when looking at ways to formalise  your Release Management process: Policy Release Planning Design &... 

ITSM Evolution – Practical Steps to Stay Current

Using ITSM solutions can be like rummaging through a garage full of old tools that you rarely use in order to find one or two tools that you do ITSM Evolution – Practical Steps to Stay Current is a guest post contributed by Dirk Anderson, Head of Product at RedPixie   With the growth in BYOD and the consumerisation of devices, more and more enterprises are adapting the way that they use... 

ITSM14 Preview: Karen Brusch and Managing Multiple Suppliers from an SLM Perspective

Karen Brusch of Nationwide Building Society and itSMF UK In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference, ITSM14, I chatted with Karen Brusch of Nationwide Building Society and itSMF UK about her upcoming session entitled “Managing Multiple Suppliers from an SLM Perspective”. Q. Hi Karen, can you give a quick intro to your session at the itSMF UK Conference? The itSMF UK Service Level Management... 

LEADIT Preview: Suresh GP and an introduction to Governance

Suresh GP (bottom row 3rd from right) opening the Chennai chapter of itSMF India on 1st August 2014. Suresh will present at the LEADIT conference in Melbourne Australia on the 13th to 15th August. In the run up this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 conference I chatted with Suresh GP about his session entitled “Governance – custodian to changing business trends and IT landscape”. Q. ITSM Review:... 

Security after Snowden – what do I need to do?

The implications of the revelations of ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden have been much discussed and many people who were not previously concerned with cyber-security are now wondering what they should be doing. This is a good thing – but the danger has not changed, only the perception of it. Most of the ideas outlined here were well known, at least in broad terms, before this, but those who argued... 

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