Although ITIL continued to be adopted due to its proven IT practices implemented by many thousands of organizations through the mid-2000s, many organizations were looking for something more when it comes to service management. Why? To become high-performing IT that can help speed application development, operate more cost-effectively and break down the silos between development…

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Customer needs and expectations are changing at an ever-increasing rate of acceleration, not just velocity. Both are vectors, meaning, these have visions and strategies that give the organization direction and determine its culture. These must frequently change if organizations want to thrive in the turbulent environment of uncertainty and risk.  High-velocity organizations efficiently stay aligned…

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How do you get all your IT staff to be on the same page quickly and effectively in terms of conforming and enhancing the ITIL 4 PRACTICES? The Problem-solving for ITIL® methodologies can help with this. This methodology is the “how-to” for many of the ITIL practices, dimensions, and guiding principles. We can help with…

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One of the key ideas of the new ITIL 4 approach is to create value together. Creating value in collaboration with both your suppliers/vendors and customers. The key is to have the “chain of development and delivery” as strong as possible. In the old days, we generally expected the Supplier/Vendor to be the Solution Provider…

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“Most of our Incidents are TOO COMPLEX for these techniques!” We get this ‘excuse’ a lot of times when workshop participants are attending our workshops. I get it! It is difficult to try something new when everybody else is watching; especially if it is a Priority 1 incident. The reason why this is happening is that…

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Please note that the questions in this blog post only cover the information that has been made public about the ITIL 4 scheme. We provide our partners with a much more detailed FAQ (including the transition module, important dates, translations, trainer information, and courseware information) which you can access through your Leapest account. What is…

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It does not matter how good your planning is or how well you’ve put your project plan together, there will always be unforeseen circumstances that need to be resolved! This is the eight blog by Mat-Thys in the series “Managing Projects: The Forgotten Art Of Influencing People To Get Results” The problem-solving process is normally…

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Whenever we get involved with a team to help them to rescue their project, we quickly encounter the term “not aligned.” I mean this happens 100% of the time, which means there is always an element of misalignment. Here are a few examples: Misalignment of the customer’s expectations to those of the project team. In…

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