Tag Archives: ITIL

Upstream

By Dick Stark I took a few days off last week to visit family and started Dan Heath’s latest book, Upstream,I’m a Chip and Dan Heath fan, having previously read Switch (how to change things when change is hard) and Made to Stick (about … Continue reading

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ITIL 4: Ready to Launch

By Dick Stark Last week I set in on a webinar presented by ITpreneurs and AXELOS that described the ITIL 4 upcoming launch, and its new courseware and curriculum. AXELOS is the organization responsible for developing and enhancing the ITIL … Continue reading

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Is Agile ITIL an Oxymoron?

By Dick Stark Last month, BMCer, Cheng Dong Zhao wrote a blog article,“Will ITIL Die or be reborn in the DevOps Era?” The world is becoming more and more Agile, and BMC is finally starting to focus on DevOps, or … Continue reading

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Does an ITIL Process Assessment Matter?

By Dick Stark This week, RightStar finished up an ITIL process Assessment for a RightStar customer. To win this business, we beat two formidable ITSM consultancies in the ITIL space. Of course, this customer, like a lot of our customers, … Continue reading

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Pink 18: How to Remain Relevant

By Dick Stark The 22nd annual Pink Elephant Conference, held last week, February 18 to21 in Orlando, has traditionally been IT’s annual tribute and awards ceremony to all things ITIL. That’s changing, as there is a new Sheriff in town, … Continue reading

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How to Run IT Support the DevOps Way

By Dick Stark Last Wednesday, RightStar led a Webinar, “How to Run IT Support the DevOps Way.” We discussed how adding DevOps principles to IT support processes dramatically improves service quality, team morale, problem solving, and business productivity. We ended … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Golf Game, or Anything Else Using DevOps Principles

By Dick Stark Recently RightStar presented a webinar, “How to Improve Your ITSM Processes in a DevOps World.” According to our presentor, and with apologies to Mark Twain, the reports of ITIL’s death are greatly exaggerated. ITIL is NOT dead … Continue reading

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Overcome ITSM Adoption Challenges

By Dick Stark We are currently working with a RightStar customer to help re-engineer their FootPrints system to make it better. And last Wednesday, I interviewed a Remedy consultant working at a government account.. When I asked about their ITSM … Continue reading

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What is the Future of ITSM?

By Dick Stark In April, EMA, an IT consulting firm, released a study, “What Is the Future of IT Service Management? Since the answer to this question is important to RightStar, I downloaded a copy. EMA surveyed 270 organizations with … Continue reading

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LInking ITSM to Business Value and Maturity

By Dick Stark RightStar just finished an internal project aimed at determining customer value—what processes have been enabled or improved using ITSM tools and is that improvement measurable in terms of improved efficiencies or reduction in the overall cost of … Continue reading

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