Archives of #lifecycle

Does cloud computing spell death to ITIL?

I recently overheard someone suggest that cloud computing could be “the death of ITIL.” This underscores a claim I’ve made for some time…that most people STILL think of ITIL as “an operations thing.” Certainly, cloud providers will continue to need to use mature, well-underpinned processes to manage the applications, storage, infrastructure, and facilities that the […]
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Changing the way we think about change management

One of the more challenging problems with deploying ITIL processes is our desire to make workflows linear. We teach the lifecycle one domain at a time, and teach processes in association with the book in which they are described. Reality is seldom so tidy, however. Processes like Change Management, Service Asset and Configuration Management, and […]
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Request Fulfillment is really obvious…and really important

One of the new processes in ITIL v3 is the Request Fulfillment process. The premise is simple enough; we get a number of routine service requests from users, so how do we deal with them and get them taken care of in a way that minimizes the pain? Users want us to facilitate the approvals […]
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What you need to know about ITIL

Was just reading a white paper that a co-worker of mine was using to help explain the basic objectives of ITIL, and it was reflective of its publishing time, mid-2007, when many of us were struggling to figure out exactly how the alignment of V2 processes and the V3 lifecycle would work. There are many good summaries […]
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