If you read through this book and still don't believe there is a critical need for IT Service Management then good luck seeing if you can survive in IT for the next 5 years. Agile, DevOps, Lean IT, Virtualization, Application Lifecycle Management, Cloud Computing and many other technologies are rapidly pulling IT in many directions. These modern ways of operating IT to cope with a world of rapid change will not go away. Somehow they need to be pulled together to avoid the chaos. Service Management is the glue needed to hold these all together. There is no IT value for the business until the point a service is received. For this reason, this book is written for IT leaders, managers and practitioners from a Service Management perspective. Having the best development practices, be it Agile, DevOps or others means little if a service is not delivered to the business. When they need it. High Velocity ITSM is about transitioning the IT Organization from traditional waterfall slower service development and support to a service delivery organization operating at high velocity. This book provides practical guidance for: Transitioning IT towards high velocity ITSM Using Agile and DevOps for rapid service build Using Lean IT to operate at high velocity Streamlining your ITSM management processes Building a Lean IT CSI Program Learning and applying modern IT methods ...and much more!
Randy A. Steinberg has extensive IT Service Management and operations experience gained from many clients around the world. He authored the ITIL 2011 Service Operation book published worldwide. Passionate about game changing management practices within the IT industry, Randy is a hands-on IT Service Management expert helping IT organizations transform their IT infrastructure management strategies and operational practices to meet today's IT challenges. Randy served in leadership roles across many government, health, financial, manufacturing and consulting firms including a role as Global Head of IT Service Management for a worldwide media company with 176 operating centers around the globe. He implemented solutions for one company that went on to win a Malcolm Baldrige award for their IT service quality. He continually shares his expertise across the global IT community frequently speaking and consulting with many IT technology and business organizations to improve their service delivery and operations management practices.