ITIL v3 is Your Next Step in ITSM
As the creation of a service moves from business analyst to development to testing to operation, v3 provides an opportunity to align different departments within the IT organization. At that point, service silos are created, competing for a part of the budget. As an interesting side effect, services are outward focused, to the business. If the business derives value, the provided service is funded; if not, it gets retired. Thats what integration is all about.
Going for process-driven services (ITIL version 2 & 2.5) or service-driven processes (v3), it all comes down to what your organization wants to achieve, what its maturity level is in delivering service and what its capabilities are to cope with change. The choice is yours.
Eddy Peters is a senior ITSM consultant with CTG, an international IT company with headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Peters has been active in IT for almost 20 years, acquiring experience in both support and delivery capabilities. He had the opportunity to dig into the ITIL v3 framework early on as a beta reviewer, and to understand its potential. With the official release of the core volumes, he became the driving force within CTG to assimilate the knowledge and put it into a practical perspective.