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Two Speed Transition – Agile vs. Traditional

The service transition SIG presented an interactive session at the itSMF conference in November to discuss modern innovative and traditional approaches to Service Transition. The conference session covered Release Management, Service Catalogue and Early Life Support and arguments were made for both traditional and more modern innovative approaches in quick fire 5 minutes presentations. After each round,... 

Injecting some ITSM goodness into the itSMF UK

After an action packed few days at the itSMF UK conference last week, I was lucky enough to catch up with itSMF UK CEO Barclay Rae for a quick chat about life the universe and everything, or in our case, IT, SDI, AXELOS and the sparkly new ITIL practitioner qualification. Barclay Rae, The Service Desk Inspector The Conference has been a big focus over recent weeks and has been generally seen as a huge... 
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ITSM Conferences & Events

I find attending conferences and events extremely useful. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge in the shape of industry experts, vendors and people like you and me who have already gone through those pain points we are currently dealing with. All we have to do is listen, take notes and grab handouts. Useful as conferences are I, like many of you, do not always have the ability to take a day... 

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... 

ITSM14 Conference

OVO Energy win IT Service Management Team of the Year at ITSM14 This ITSM14 conference article is written jointly between myself, Vawns Murphy Guest of Virgin Media and Duncan Watkins of SHL Talent Measurement from CEB the winner of the ticket giveaway we ran jointly with itSMF UK This year’s conference saw something old and something new. The old was a return to the Novotel London, a venue whose... 

ITSM14 Preview: Patricia Speltincx with “The 7 Building Blocks for ITSM Success”

In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference ITSM14, I chatted with Patricia Speltincx about her upcoming session entitled “The seven building blocks for IT Service Management success”. Q.  Hi Patricia, can you give a quick intro to your session at ITSM14? In my presentation, I will challenge the classical ITSM implementation approach and propose a different paradigm based on 7 building blocks,... 

ITSM is like riding a bike… (itSMF Conference Ticket Winner)

And the winner is…. We recently gave all you, our fantastic readers the opportunity to win a FREE ticket to the upcoming itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition (10-11 November at Novotel London West), and it’s time to announce the winner of the competition! The instructions were simple: Tell us why you deserve a free ticket in less than 200 words. And the competition winner is… Duncan Watkins, IT... 

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... 

Competition: itSMF UK 2014 Ticket!

Win a ticket to the itSMF UK 2014 Conference As part of our Media Partnership with the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition, 10th – 11th November at Novotel London West, we have a free ticket worth £1,090 to giveaway to one lucky reader. Last year reader Gregory Bayliss-Hall triumphed with his submission and you can read his experiences of the event here. The free ticket will include: Entry to... 

New CEO of itSMF UK says, “ITSM needs to broaden its outlook”

“…ITSM does need to broaden its outlook. ITSM needs to adapt to manage today’s more complex environment and wider developments – for instance, issues like cloud computing, social media, BYOD, big data and the huge growth of mobile. If it doesn’t, ITSM may possibly run the risk of withering into an outdated set of processes. “ I recently chatted to the new CEO of itSMF UK, Mike... 

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