Practitioner Radio Episode 23 - Demand Channels
Does The Old Saying About Garbage In -> Garbage Out Apply?
I don’t think anyone in the Information Technology industry would disagree that the internal IT function struggles with an image or branding problem. We struggle with a general business perspective that we are too technology focused, don’t move fast enough and simply do not listen to our business partners.
It is true that we often prefer to think of ourselves as the “Information Technology Guardians” rather than “Information Service Providers” and this comes across as elitism bordering on arrogance.
One of the top complaints that the Business Units have of the IT function is that “IT Does Not Understand Business Priorities!”
In our experience it is true that most IT functions struggle with the influx of un-managed service requests and an immature Portfolio process which does a poor job of gating, prioritizing and resourcing matching new initiatives.
From this perspective one of the critical success factors for fixing this problem is the creation and management of formal and managed channels to receive new Demand.
Join Chris and I in a discussion on this topic “Demand Channels”
- ITSMF Ottawa Professional Development Day
- Jack Probst itSMF USA Board Member
- IT Operating Model
- Service Management Office
- The Six Channels in the Demand Channel
- Plan Build Operate
- Put DEMAND up front
- Business Relationship Management
- Strategic Demand
- Tactical Demand
- Operational Demand
- Quality Systems are not Process Frameworks
- Influencing Demand?
- What is listening for demand deep below the service desk?
- Paul Wilkinson - Gaming Works
- Push mentality vs Pull mentality
- Devops vs The Business
- Business Continuity Management SHOULD drive the IT continuity management
- The Value of ITIL assessment via The IT Skeptic
- Engineer to Order, Make to Order, Assemble to Order
- To move beyond ENGINEER to order, you need a culture shift.
- Everyone wants to be an ARTIST
Troy’s Thunder Bolt Tip of The Day: Establishing formal, tiered and managed channels for Demand intake is critical for Business and IT Strategy Integration.
Troy’s & Chris’s Thoughts What Are Yours?
“Like a human being, a company has to have an internal communication mechanism, a “nervous system”, to coordinate its actions.” ~Bill Gates
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