Viewing entries tagged with 'improvement'

Stephen Stills on stage playing a guitar

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April

Start where you are: Love the one you’re with

Shiny new tools and processes aren't the only way to make improvements. And they won't be be of much use unless you've thought long and hard about what it is you are actually trying to achieve.

2017 11 16 You Need a Vision IMAGE 1

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November

You Need a Vision

Many IT organizations think that defining a vision is too abstract, they don’t see the point, and they just want to get on with it. So they jump straight into the important work. The results are as predictable as they are sad. IT staff work very hard, but fail to arrive anywhere helpful, with results that are not nearly as good as they could have been.

2017 09 11 Door and hooks

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September

We all get it wrong sometimes

Do you think about the outcomes you're trying to achieve with all of your processes? Or do you just try to make the processes work better? Many IT organizations continue to run the same ITSM practices long after they have become outdated, but there is a better way to work...

2015 01 30 What behaviour do your SLA targets encourage IMAGE

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February

What behaviour do your SLA targets encourage?

Service level agreements (SLAs) should help to improve services, by making sure that both the service provider and their customer are very clear about responsibilities and expectations. Unfortunately, many SLAs have very poorly thought out targets, and these can often result in the service provider behaving in ways that are the exact opposite of what the customer wants.

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  • Stephen Stills on stage playing a guitar
    Start where you are: Love the one you’re with

    Shiny new tools and processes aren't the only way to make improvements. And they won't be be of much use unless you've thought long and hard about what it is you are actually trying to achieve.

  • 2017 03 16 What configuration data do you need IMAGE
    3 ways to approach configuration management

    There are three very different approaches you can take to configuration management.  Each of them has benefits and disadvantages, and you need to blend aspects of all three to get the best value in your context.

  • 2019 01 10 Cyber security is not just for work IMAGE
    Cyber security is not just for work

    I write lots of blogs, and deliver training courses on cybersecurity. I nearly always focus on the security of business systems and networks, but it is equally important to think about cyber security in our personal lives.

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