Category Archives: ITIL

Service Portfolio Management – A Bridge Between ITSM and Corporate Strategy

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One of the ITSM practices that the ITIL framework describes is Service Portfolio Management. According to ITIL, the purpose of this approach is to ensure that organizations have the right mix of programs, projects, products and services to execute their organizational strategies within the constraints of financial and resource limitations. This is quite abstract and technical – so what does this mean? In this article, we want to shed some light on this topic.

Configuration Management in ITSM Teams – Make Infrastructure and Services Visible and Reproducible

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When you bite into your favorite burger at your go to fast food restaurant, you have certain expectations regarding consistency, taste and execution. How you like your burger is exactly how you should get it. This actually requires a number of high-quality functioning configurations. So let’s pivot from you getting that delicious burger to how you expect your IT Service Management to be prepared and delivered. We quickly end up with a process called Configuration Management. Configuration Management’s goal is to make the IT landscape, the ITSM team’s services and all components that contribute to their delivery transparent and reproducible. So much for a quick introduction. Let’s dive a bit deeper into the topic.