Of the 26 ITIL v3 2011 processes, two have measurable returns on investment. The other 24 are very hard to sell to upper management because the value produced by those processes can be very hard to quantify in real-world dollars. Look at Change Management. Most organizations implement Change Management because they had some very disruptive …
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On Being a Trainer

March 15th, 2017 | Posted by Don Boylan in ITIL - (1 Comments)

Throughout my career I have always been a trainer. Regardless of my title, at some point in every job I’ve ever held, I have found myself in front of a group of people, with a PowerPoint presentation at my back, explaining how to do something new. And I love it. If the salary of a …
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Major Incidents (MIs) lately. I guess this is normal considering it is my week in rotation as the Incident Commander (IC) for a company that manages one of the largest networks of hospitals, care centers, and clinics in the United States. To say that it is a high pressure …
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During most of my posts I take a shorthand method of talking about Incidents and equate them to a “Service Outage”, but truthfully, an Incident is defined more broadly than just when disruptions in Services are noticed by end users. So what conditions should be logged as Incidents? There are four conditions that should be the basis …
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When teaching some of the intermediate ITIL courses, a fundamental realization came to me that is quite striking. The realization is that you cannot have true Incident Management without a mature Service Level Management process. Let’s say your organization has a tier one application that requires a high level of availability. One day a user …
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A funny thing happened many years ago when I was taking my first ITIL course. It was a v2 Foundation course that I attended in Phoenix as part of a Pink Elephant conference on implementing ITIL. The class was delivered by one of the best instructor’s I have ever had the opportunity to be in class …
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I’ve posted a few times before about Disaster Recovery (DR) as it relates to IT (ITIL calls this IT Service Continuity Management), but this post is more about Business DR. The business must be the driver for all DR projects. Without the business in in the forefront, it is hopeless to attempt developing an IT DR Plan. Truthfully, …
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