The Balanced Improvement Matrix

Two weeks ago I presented to a customer how their IT improvement program can be improved by adopting principles from ITIL. I used this slide to illustrate another way to think about the issue. Click to expand Recipient of Benefits The Y-axis who receives most of the immediate benefit of the activity. “Inside” refers to […]

The Role of COBIT5 in IT Service Management

In Improvement in COBIT5 I discussed my preference for the Continual Improvement life cycle. Recently I was fact-checking a post on ITIL (priorities in Incident Management) and I became curious about the guidance in COBIT5. The relevant location is “DSS02.02 Record, classify and prioritize requests and incidents” in “DSS02 Manage Service Requests and Incidents”. Here […]

Improvement in COBIT 5

In a previous post I discussed starting your service or process improvements efforts with Continual Service Improvement (or just Improvement). I prefer COBIT5, and the issue is ITIL. The good news is the Continual Service Improvement is the shortest of the five core books of ITIL 2011. CSI defines a 7 Step Improvement Process: Identify […]

Challenges Generated by the Implementation of the IT Standards COBIT 4.1, ITIL V3 and ISO/IEC 27002 in Enterprises

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to emphasize the importance of the implementation of IT best practices in enterprises and to identify the key challenges managers are facing when creating a standardized IT control framework in order to achieve alignment of best practices to business requirements. First, the authors present the increasing necessity […]

Confusion in the Ranks: IT Service Management Practice and Terminology

Abstract: The Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) movement is gaining adopters throughout the world, expanding from the 2005 ratification of International Standards Organization (ISO) ISO/IEC 20000. However, this concept grew out of older frameworks such as Britain’s IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and U.S. service level management (SLM). To further confuse the landscape, there are also […]

Exploring IT Governance in Theory and Practice in a Large Multi-National Organisation in Australia

Link: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a910451709~db=all~jumptype=rss Reference: Willson, P., & Pollard, C. (2009, Spring2009). Exploring IT Governance in Theory and Practice in a Large Multi-National Organisation in Australia. Information Systems Management, 26(2), 98-109. Abstract: IT governance is critical to most organisations and has an influence on the value generated by IT investments. Unfortunately, IT governance is more aspiration than […]

A Conceptual Framework for the Integration of IT Infrastructure Management, IT Service Management and IT Governance

Link: www.waset.org/pwaset/v52/v52-69.pdf Reference: Knahl, M. (2009, April). A Conceptual Framework for the Integration of IT Infrastructure Management, IT Service Management and IT Governance. Proceedings of World Academy of Science: Engineering & Technology, 40, 447-452. Abstract: The definition and use of standardized IT Management techniques and processes provide the basis for IT Service Management and IT […]

Why ISACA Certifications Will Supercede ITIL

Below is a list of the top reasons ISACA’s COBIT Foundation and CGEIT certifications will become more popular than ITIL certifications. I am not suggesting the ITIL certifications will go away or be replaced by ISACA, in part because their frameworks are complementary and not entirely competitive. Nevertheless, ITIL and COBIT going in different directions, […]