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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From ITIL® Practitioner to Capability and Lifecycle Track, and now ITIL Managing Professional. ITIL 4 Foundation was long-awaited but delivered upon its promise. The next set of programs is expected later in 2019, and in this post, we are looking ahead at what is coming, provide insight and perspective on these programs. ITIL 4 Foundation…

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ITIL 4 has evolved from the previous Life Cycle Model to a Service Value System and the Service Value Chain Activities. With this came the introduction of Guiding Principles, Four Dimensions, Governance, and Practices. The various practices embodied in General Management, Service Management, and Technical Management Services have become more professional and rely heavily on…

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It is August, and for most Europeans, that means it is time to celebrate their vacation. A time to take a well-deserved break from business, school, or study. For me, it means time to prepare for what will be coming in the last months of the year. It will be September by the time everyone…

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As a member of the AXELOS Lead Architect Team where I am involved in the development of the new version of ITIL I want to share some information about the underlying reason for the update of ITIL (ITIL4), the current status of the development of ITIL4 and how the AXELOS team operates to create a…

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Have you ever been involved in a project or program to improve an IT function’s way of working? And how did it go? Many of these improvement initiatives end in tears. Let’s change that. The people who are tasked with the actual improvement seem to get bogged down by their day-job, resulting in disappointment and…

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ITpreneurs had asked Kaimar Karu, Head of ITSM at AXELOS to write a foreword to be included in the ITpreneurs ITIL Practitioner coursebook. The foreword is published here on the blog to encourage ITIL practitioners. Times have changed. The IT function cannot afford to remain an ’outsider’, a mere cost center for the rest of…

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By now you probably already know our very popular HDI trainer, Simone Jo Moore. In her earlier blog post, she gave us some tips on how to get the most out of training abroad. Naturally social (you can check out her twitter activity), she is passionate about training and ac tively engages with the international…

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