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Troy DuMoulin, VP, Research, Innovation & Product Development

Troy is a leading ITIL® and IT governance 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.

 

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"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 acronym’s like ITIL, 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."


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cultural Roadmap For ITSM Adoption

The Road To IT Service Management Has Several Cultural Shifts

A few months back I wrote an article called the “Incident, Problem, Change Dance” which has as its central premise the claim that while ITIL is now over 20 years old most organizations have struggled to adopt Service Management best practices beyond a few of the operational and service transition processes.

This article and screencast is focused on providing an explanation for this interesting fact and is based on an observation that demonstrates that there are significant cultural and governance shifts that must first occur before and organization is ready to successfully to adopt certain practices.

For several years I have spoken and written about an ITIL adoption roadmap based on the logical sequencing of process and data dependancies. For those who are interested you can find some of my writings on this subject on a series of blog posts starting with: ITIL Implementation Roadmap. However, it is my personal experience and belief that logic alone is not adequate for establishing an ITIL roadmap. To fully develop an ITIL adoption strategy the cultural readiness of an organization must be taken into account. Also related to this understanding is the discussion of whether you believe IT needs to be “aligned” or “integrated” with the business organization.

In the spirit of switching media formats from time to time I have prepared a short Screencast on my thoughts.



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“If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.  ~Rita Mae Brown

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