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itSMF UK Conference 2015 Preview

Roll up, roll up! It’s one of the biggest events in the UK ITSM calendar next week as it’s the annual itSMF UK conference! We are proud to be media partners so here is a preview of coming attractions!   There are 4 tracks for the conference: Track 1: Change & Collaboration Track 2: Cloud & Service Integration Track 3: People & Skills Track 4: Service Culture & Customer Experience   Introducing... 

itSMF Ireland Conference Review

The itSMF Ireland hosted its annual conference in Dublin last week. The theme of the conference was Continual Service Improvement something I for one was really excited about. Most of the time conferences will talk about Service Design, Transition or Operation but there’s usually little if anything on CSI. The other reason for the excitement was that for me, itSMF Ireland is my home conference so... 

itSMF Ireland Conference preview – Keep moving forward!

CSI – Keep moving forward Ahead of the itSMF Ireland conference on the 8th October in Dublin I speak with Colm O’Shea and Vawns Murphy from itSMF Ireland to discuss their theme for the conference – Continual Service Improvement (CSI). Event Listing and further info here: http://www.theitsmreview.com/2015/08/event-listing-itsmf-ireland-8th-october-dublin/ itSMF Ireland conference... 

ITSM14 Preview: Simon Durbin with "Don't let SIAM cloud your judgement"

Simon Durbin of Information Services Group In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference ITSM14, I chatted with Simon Durbin about his upcoming session entitled “Don’t Let SIAM Cloud Your Judgement”. Q. Hi Simon, can you give a quick intro to your session at ITSM14? I am going to be demystifying some of the hype that surrounds SIAM. As with any new management or technology ‘trend’ there... 

BYOD concerns? It's time to dust off the ITIL service strategy book!

It’s time to grab the duster to dust off your ITIL service strategy book At this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 Conference I am speaking about what the BYOD revolution means for ITSM evolution. I will be looking at each of the 26 ITIL processes and how they will need to change or adapt in the face of BYOD. Whether we like it or not, BYOD is here to stay Recent research by Gartner states that... 

itSMF Australia Annual Conference (LEADit)

This year’s conference will be hosted in Melbourne It is with incredible excitement that we are able to announce that we will be the Media Partner for the itSMF Australia Annual Conference (LEADit), 13-15 August 2014, at The Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel in Australia. This ITSM event, which is the largest in the southern hempishere, brings together more than 500 IT professionals, with over... 

Change Management – Surviving Implementation

The super power of a change manager is an “invisible shield”, just like Violet from The Incredibles One of the things I’m getting asked about most this year is about getting the basics right – how to actually do change management in the real world. We all know that having good processes in place protect us all, ensures we meet regulatory guidelines and are generally just common... 

Availability, Incident and Problem Management – The New Holy Trinity? (part 2)

Following on from part one, here are my next seven tips on on how to use availability, incident and problem management to maximise service effectiveness. Tip 4: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it Ensure that your metrics map all the way back to your process goals via KPIs and CSFs so that when you measure service performance you get clear tangible results rather than a confused set... 

The Kitchen Nightmare Approach to Continual Service Improvement

Gordon Ramsey Following on from my trip to itSMF Norway last week, I wanted to share with ITSM Review readers my thoughts on Rae Ann Bruno’s presentation along with some of the key pieces of advice that she presented. Believe it or not this presentation focused on the well-known chef, Gordon Ramsey. “What on earth can Gordon Ramsey teach us about ITSM?” I hear you all cry! Well as it turns... 

Navy 311: Reinventing service and support

Following on from my trip to itSMF Norway last week, I wanted to share with ITSM Review readers my thoughts on Susan Reisinger’s presentation along with some of the key pieces of advice that she presented. This was an interesting session, not least because it focused on such a huge organization (the US Navy) that operates globally. I would perhaps say that the session focused a little too much on... 

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