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Troy DuMoulin, VP, Research & Development

Troy is a leading ITIL®, IT Governance & Lean IT authority with a solid and rich background in Executive IT Management consulting. Troy holds the ITIL Service Manager and Expert certifications and has extensive experience in leading IT Service Management (ITSM) programs with a regional and global scope.

He is a frequent speaker at IT Management events and is a contributing author to multiple ITSM and Lean IT books, papers and official ITIL publications including ITIL’s Planning To Implement IT Service Management and Continual Service Improvement.


The Guide

"This blog is dedicated to making sense out of the shifting landscape of IT Management. Just when we thought we had a good handle on managing technology, the job we thought we knew is being threatened by strange acronyms like ITIL, Lean, Agile, DevOps, CMMI, COBIT, ect.. Suddenly the rules have changed and we are not sure why. The goal of this blog is to offer an element of sanity and logic to what can appear to be chaos."

Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactic as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older more pedestrian work in two important respects.

First, it is slightly cheaper: and secondly it has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."
~Douglas Adams


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PR 63 – Using Lean Visual Management For ITSM

A Picture Is Worth At Least A Thousand Words If Not Many More!

In this episode of Practitioner Radio George and I explore how Lean Visual Management / Control is key to successful team collaboration and how it supports the principles of ITSM Continual Improvement. Lean Visual Management has been successfully used to enhance team productivity, improve velocity and enable critical just in time communication in all industry sectors.

Lean’s more recent adoption by the Services and now the IT industry is providing critical tools to enable and overcome complex and virtual team dynamics and communication challenges. As our IT delivery models continues to become more diverse in respect to the growing number of third party suppliers involved in the IT Service Value Network, Lean IT tools such as Visual Management become even more critical. Join George and I as we take a fun but practical look at how these principles and working methods can change your team’s results.

Show Notes:

The Picture Is The Thing That Captures The Imagination Of The King

Troy’s and George’s Thoughts What Are Yours?

“What underlies great science is what underlies great art, whether it is visual or written, and that is the ability to distinguish patterns out of chaos.” ~Diana Gabaldon

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