Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Bonus Lesson

Posted:July 16, 2018 | Tags: ITIL, ITSM, IT Service Management, Chad Greenslade, IT Strategy

By Chad Greenslade

Given the points made in the ten lessons learned, you may be wondering what my strategy recommendation would be for launching a new ITSM platform.  Well, as I mentioned, each organization is different and will have differing levels of ITSM knowledge within it.  Similarly, you may have IT executives who don’t see the value of defining services and CIs prior to launching the platform.  ITSM platforms can be expensive and executives are eager to show value for money as...

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Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Part 10

Posted:July 14, 2018 | Tags: ITIL, ITSM, IT Service Management, Chad Greenslade, IT Strategy

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in implementing an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool.  Below is the tenth in a ten part series examining my ITSM lessons learned.  I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to ITSM nirvana.

Lesson #10: Pilot your new ITSM platform in parallel with your old “ticketing” system.  There is no better way to understand how your new car will operate than taking it for a test drive.  ITSM platforms are no different. ...

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Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Part 9

Posted:July 13, 2018 | Tags: ITIL, ITSM, IT Service Management, Chad Greenslade, IT Strategy

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in implementing an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool.  Below is the ninth in a ten part series examining my ITSM lessons learned.  I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to ITSM nirvana.

Lesson #9: Have a good CAB.  ITIL will tell you that the “Change Manager” is the only person that needs to approve a Request for Change (RFC).  While this is literally true, the “Change Manager” must be advised by someone. ...

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Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Part 8

Posted:July 12, 2018 | Tags: ITIL, ITSM, IT Service Management, Chad Greenslade, IT Strategy

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in implementing an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool.  Below is the eighth in a ten part series examining my ITSM lessons learned.  I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to ITSM nirvana.

Lesson #8: Resist Customization.  Everyone thinks that their organization is unique, has a unique use case, and has a valid reason why a tool should be customized to fit their use case.  While I am not denying that there are...

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Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Part 7

Posted:July 4, 2018 | Tags: ITIL, ITSM, IT Service Management, Chad Greenslade, IT Strategy

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in implementing an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool.  Below is the seventh in a ten part series examining my ITSM lessons learned.  I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to ITSM nirvana.

Lesson #7: Review ALL existing ITSM systems, organization charts, and IT contracts when developing the strategy for your new ITSM platform.  If you’re going to deploy a new, single, unified ITSM platform to replace all others...

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