ITIL Articles

Following the launch of ITIL 4 Foundation, the first stage of the ITIL update, AXELOS has now released the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition module. This article looks at its key concepts, who they’re applicable to, and provides advice on how to transition from ITIL v3 to ITIL 4.
Take a moment to think about continual improvement – you could think about the ongoing need, the concepts behind it, or you could just start with the words themselves – continual, improvement, and service for good measure.  Here Joe the IT Guy takes a closer look using a rather yummy cake analogy.
Here Paul Wilkinson shares his “ITIL 4 Dummies” – it’s not meant to be derogatory, but instead is an attempt to get us to think, and draw some sensible conclusions, about the way we adopt ITIL. It’s time to stop being a “dummy” and stop giving too little thought or judgment as to what value you’re hoping ITIL will deliver.
If you’ve just taken your ITIL Foundation Certification exam or if you’ve still to take it and are thinking about how best to use your learning in the workplace, then this article is for you. Take a read of these eight tips for putting your new ITIL learning into practice.
Where does one start when looking at change management or change control as it’s now known in ITIL 4? It can be very daunting at the outset, but the steps outlined in this article should help to get you started, along with example KPIs to help you measure your success.
DevOps and ITIL stakeholders need a good understanding of each other and how their two worlds can work better together. This article describes the current friction points between the two groups and offers nine tips on how they need to work together for the best business outcomes.
Much has changed in ITIL 4 and thus there’s a lot to get one’s head around! This article quickly explains what the ITIL 4 service value system is and what it contains: the guiding principles, governance, service value chain, management practices, and continual improvement.
Here Daniel Breston takes a closer look at the ITIL 4 Service Value Chain and asks you to observe and consider the impact of what it depicts against the way you deliver value with technology-based solutions at your organization today.
With ITAM now considered part of ITIL 4 best practice, this article helps with a process that might not be considered as a core SAM capability, but should be in place if your organization wants to make best use of the valuable asset data at its disposal – the Software Support and Maintenance Review process.
This article looks at the pros and cons of DevOps toolchains (a combination of tools that aid in the delivery, development, and management of applications throughout the systems development lifecycle) and questions how many DevOps, ITSM, and other IT management tools your organization really needs.
Here Akshay Anand – Lead Architect for the ITIL update – gives the lowdown on the new ITIL 4, including the new service value system, the ‘four dimensions’, the updated guiding principles (originally found in ITIL Practitioner), and the change of processes to practices.
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.
DevOps is not a replacement for ITIL, in fact DevOps can complement and enhance the ITIL framework by making the processes simpler and more automated. This article looks at why DevOps won’t replace ITIL, and how it could, and should, improve – and add more agility to – some ITIL processes.
Here Aale Roos questions whether the combination of incident and problem management is an obsolete model, how risk management can help, and where Cynefin fits into the equation.
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.