Happy New Year for 2016  !! I wish you success and happiness Its been a busy year in 2015  The ITSM world continues to rock daily between inspiration and opportunity, to introspection and despair – at least in terms of visible hype. The reality for most organisations that actually deliver IT services is often simply […]

SITS Goodness and DevOps Slides

A busy and productive time was had this week at the sits15 Show – Many congrats to Diversified UK and particularly Toby Moore and his team who have taken this again to another level. To me if felt that the show presented the (ITSM) industry at a new level of professionalism. I had a great […]

Check out these CHECKLISTs for SITS

If you are going to SITS15 – I hope to see you there… I’ll be on my (ITSMGoodness) stand, as well as presenting and facilitating on ITSM/ITIL©/DevOps. Mostly I’ll be talking shop with practitioners and other industry bods about how to improve and achieve success with ITSM. I’ll also be on hand to discuss the […]

Awesome Service Management

‘Everything is Awesome’ This was the signature song from the ‘Lego Movie’, which was released in 2014. This movie – filmed entirely with animated Lego – is a brilliant multi-level piece for kids and adults alike, providing great excitement and action for children and also delivering wonderful spoofs of many movies and cultural icons. The […]

From Kafka and ‘Whack-a-mole’ to real Customer Culture

A few thoughts on the last day of 2014 – hopefully avoiding the ‘5 trends to look for in 2015’ and ‘what we learned from 2014!’ shtick… There’s so much negative and depressing world news and also mixed hype swirling around in IT/tech that I thought I’d just mention some real moments of positivity from […]

The expanding world of Service Management + collaboration

I was at the UK itSMF conference this week – presenting and also with an exhibitor booth. The show was smaller (less attendees and exhibitors) than previous years although the consensus was that there was a good mix of people and that it was a good networking event. There were still a large number of […]

Consultancy Guidelines – updated

  Many thanks to all of those who contributed to the initial draft of the Consultancy Guidelines – I’ve now updated the document with your comments and suggestions – some great additions there so please download a copy below and use this as you need it. There is more content on clarification between consultants and contractors, more […]

Do you have an SLA with your spouse..?

Whilst reflecting (see below) on my time in the ITSM industry in particular, it’s clear that there are still many of the same fundamental issues and questions coming up that have been around for 20+ years.     In my experience the same old questions keep coming up – questions like ‘where do we start? […]

Have you forgotten something – the Service Desk?

I recently worked in an office where there was a large area of empty desks – there was an air of loss and abandonment in the room. All around there was building work going on and a sense of activity, although hidden away and forgotten in one corner sat a few stoic people, manning a […]

‘Revolution’? – Congress!

This week I attended the Fusion (joint HDI/itSMF) conference in Nashville Tennessee. I delivered a workshop, which got some very nice feedback. It’s also great to meet up with like-minded industry people, friends and peers, so networking was also a big part of the show – the bars and music venues of Nashville rang to […]