Lessons Learned from IT Service Management Tool Implementation: Part 5

Fifth in a Ten Part Series
By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in implementing an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool.  Below is the fifth in a ten part series examining my ITSM lessons learned.  I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to ITSM nirvana.

Lesson #5: Have Service & Configuration Item (CI) Owners.  The concept here is simple; there is a single person listed in the ITSM platform that is responsible for the availability and working operation of the service and the configuration item.  When a new service record is logged against a service and a CI in the ITSM platform, the appropriate owners are automatically notified.  Similarly, if a request for change (RFC) is raised against a service or a CI, the ITSM platform knows to automatically append these persons as approvers of the RFC.

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Chad Greenslade

Trusted IT Service Delivery Partner & Process Transformation Adviser Delivering Value through Practical IT Service Delivery Methodologies | Measuring Success through Meaningful KPIs | Partnering to Develop Tailored IT Process Frameworks | Transforming the Culture by Eliminating Non-Value Add Activities | Building Repeatable & Auditable IT Delivery Practices | Driving Adoption of IT Project & Service Management Disciplines | Building World-Class IT Project & Service Management Teams | Delivering Returns on Technology Investments