Stuart Rance writes many blogs and white papers that are published on a variety of sites, you can find a regularly updated list of all of these in Stuart Rance blogs

Blogs that appear below are published on the Optimal Service Management web site.

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December

Stuart Rance blogs

Here's a list of all the blogs and white papers I have published since the end of 2013, so you can find articles that you might be looking for.

2014 11 07 Do you need an ITSM assessment 3

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November

Do you need an ITSM assessment?

I was involved in a discussion about ITSM assessments on Twitter recently. It all started with a discussion about the value of an ITSM self-assessment, but I coudn't get my thoughts into 140 characters, so I decided to write this blog instead.

2014 10 07 Devops isnt only for startups IMAGE

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October

DevOps isn’t only for startups

I’ve been hearing a lot about DevOps lately, but it always seems to be about Internet startups. Here are some thoughts on how the rest of us can get value from DevOps ideas.

2014 09 24 Do we really need all those cumbersome processes IMAGE2

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September

Do you really need all those cumbersome processes?

When we think about IT service management (ITSM) processes, we usually think about how we can standardise everything we do, to ensure that we use our resources efficiently and that everyone does everything that is needed. Maybe there's a better way...

2014 08 29 Managing a continual improvement register IMAGE

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August

Managing a continual service improvement register

In a previous blog I wrote about how to use an assessment to identify improvement opportunities and populate a CSI register. This month I look at other ways you can identify improvement opportunities, and how you should manage the CSI register...

2014 07 21 Most training is a waste of money IMAGE

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July

Most training is a waste of money

Many organizations waste their training budget by sending people on the wrong courses, with the wrong motivation and follow up. Here are some things you should think about before you send your staff on a training course.

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July

When did you last review your management system?

If you’re running IT services then you need a management system, and you need to constantly monitor and review everything you do so that your management system keeps improving. The alternative to continual improvement is stagnation, or worse. If your competitors keep improving and you stand still then you will rapidly find yourself falling behind.

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May

How do you choose an ITSM consultant?

How can you find an ITSM consultant that will provide specific, actionable advice that is appropriate for your organization? If you're lucky then you may be able to rely on recommendations from people you trust, but what if that isn't working for you?

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April

Are you coming to SITS14?

There are many good reasons why you should attend the Service Desk and IT Support Show in London on 29th and 30th April. Here are just a few of them:

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April

Do we still need ITIL?

I have seen many blogs and social media posts predicting the end of ITIL, so I thought it might be helpful to share my thoughts on whether we should still be using it.

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