ITIL Articles

While many will notice the 34 ITIL 4 practices vs ITIL v3’s 26 processes, there are other potentially more important points to note with the updated ITIL best practice. For instance, the greater focus on people, and the inclusion of governance in the new ITIL 4 Service Value System (SVS). Here, Paul Wilkinson takes a look.
If you’re looking to improve your problem management process, while juggling it with incident management, then striking a balance between them is key. And luckily, it’s not too difficult to achieve! Here Hannah Price shares her top 5 tips for both reactive and proactive problem management success.
Should the person you’re asking to approve a change request actually be able to stop a change from occurring, even if everyone else agrees it should occur? This article aims to help you understand who in your organization is best positioned to approve changes.
Here we look at the current state of ITSM and ITIL adoption and also look ahead to advise on how we – globally – need to change to prepare for the future of ITSM. Plus we share tips on how to start your future ITSM career – either as a newbie or someone who is eager to change with the times.
We must stop treating the processes in ITIL as discrete units, where “paint-by-numbers” is a viable approach, says Kaimar Karu. Remember: it’s not about processes, it’s about value and services, and the “how” of every process or concept matters only when the “why” is first successfully addressed.
Change management processes and procedures should be created from the ground up, with scalability, standardization, risk mitigation, and efficiency all at the core. But when defining your process, how do you know when a change notification is sufficient and when an approval is required for a change?
This article discusses a variety of common barriers to knowledge management success – from getting started to day-to-day operational challenges; and offers up a variety of advice to get your knowledge management journey right, exploit existing knowledge, and avoid common “people” issues.