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Posted By Bob Black 05-30-2024 07:08:00 AM
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Greetings friends, Our typical approach is to do a round of introductions where we give people an opportunity to share what's on their mind. Recent conversations have centered around: ITSM Tool deployments / switches Asset Management Service Catalog We open the floor for discussion ...
Posted By Bob Black 04-25-2024 02:16:00 PM
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Greetings friends, After a break last month, our monthly cadence resumes tomorrow at 4 pm ET. Our typical approach is to do a round of introductions where we give people an opportunity to share what's on their mind. Recent conversations have centered around: ITSM Tool deployments / switches ...
Posted By Bob Black 03-28-2024 08:36:00 AM
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Greetings everyone, I am out of the office for an unplanned family emergency this week and will not be able to host our monthly open house this Friday. We will convene the last Friday of April at 5 pm ET and look forward to catching up with you all then. ------------------------------ - Bob ...
Posted By Bob Black 03-28-2024 08:13:00 AM
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The CG periodically conducts a survey on this topic, but it looks like it's been a while. I've attached the most recent one I could find from ~2021 that should give you a reasonable snapshot of the most popular platforms. ------------------------------ - Bob Black Director, IT Process and Planning ...
Posted By Bob Black 03-28-2024 08:12:42 AM
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Posted By Bob Black 01-26-2024 07:01:00 AM
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Happy New Year! Our monthly virtual open houses resume for 2024 this afternoon. For those new to the community, we try to meet on the last Friday of each month at 4 pm ET and chit chat about ITSM. Our typical approach is to do a round of introductions where we give people an opportunity to share ...
Posted By Bob Black 01-05-2024 08:07:00 AM
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We've taken some steps to normalize our ticket classification scheme across our Enterprise Service Management deployments, which range from facilities and HR to our one stop and other specific use cases. We are TDX. Our IT deployed before service offerings and forms existed, so that app is behind schedule ...
Posted By Bob Black 12-05-2023 07:53:00 AM
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I'm entirely sure if it's the same general question, but we did an informal survey back in August of 2022 about what integration platforms people are using. See the thread at https://connect.educause.edu/discussion/cross-post-informal-survey-on-integration-and-automation-tools-5#bm2d4a5b0d-27df-411f ...
Posted By Bob Black 12-01-2023 08:09:00 AM
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Last reminder that our normal "last friday" Open House shifted to "first friday" to close out 2023 today at 4 pm ET, 1 December 2023, via zoom. miamioh.zoom.us/j/84359900987 Bring your best ITSM story of 2023 or use the group as an accountability partner to set your 2024 ITSM New Year's resolution. ...
Posted By Bob Black 11-27-2023 06:49:00 AM
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A quick reminder that our normal "last friday" Open House for November shifted a week to the first Friday of December at 4 pm ET, 1 December 2023, via zoom. miamioh.zoom.us/j/84359900987 Bring your best ITSM story of 2023 or use the group as an accountability partner to set your 2024 ITSM New ...
Posted By Bob Black 11-20-2023 06:31:00 AM
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Greetings all, We're shifting things around a little this month given that the holiday season conflicts with our normal meeting time of the last Friday of the month in November and December. Instead, we will meet via zoom on Friday 1 December, 2023 for our last hurray this year: miamioh.zo ...
Posted By Bob Black 10-31-2023 02:35:00 PM
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A few resources that may help. Our service level management practice documentation that guides our service reviews to a large extent https://miamioh.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/2385/ITSM/KB/ArticleDet?ID=110824 The deck from a presentation I did at an Ohio conference on our service review process. ...
Posted By Bob Black 10-26-2023 01:51:00 PM
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Greetings all, Bring a spooky zoom background to this month's virtual open house to chit chat about ITSM. I'd love to see us continue discussion on some of the prompts from the in-person Educause conference: What are you working to automate? What role do you see generative AI playing ...
Posted By Bob Black 10-13-2023 08:32:01 AM
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Posted By Bob Black 10-13-2023 08:32:00 AM
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Hello everyone, It was nice seeing so many folks at Educause spreading the love of service management. At our ITSM Poster (attached) this year, we included prompts for people to answer throughout the conference. We didn't get as much participation as I'd hoped to see, but thought we could continue ...
Posted By Bob Black 09-29-2023 06:34:00 AM
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Greetings all, Fair warning that I will be in transition for the first 15 minutes of this month's virtual open house. I plan to start the event from my phone and continue from my home office when I arrive. Nonetheless, I hope you have some time to stop by and talk service management. There ...
Posted By Bob Black 09-18-2023 06:42:00 AM
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The recording of last week's MiamiOH metrics journey is available on the ITSM wiki at https://sites.google.com/educause.edu/educause-cg-webpages/itsm/itsm-events?authuser=0#h.aogpnj9ke1re Thanks to chat moderation assistance from Alysia, Chris, and Mark! and many thanks to the folks asking questions ...
Posted By Bob Black 09-13-2023 06:59:00 AM
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Greetings everyone, I hope the dust has settled from your start of term. A brief reminder that I'll be sharing the MiamiOH metrics journey tomorrow, Thursday 14 September, at 3 PM ET via zoom at https://miamioh.zoom.us/j/85389041347?pwd=OXMxUnRzRitBd1VVZkJBbDNBTERzdz09. No registration required ...
Posted By Bob Black 09-07-2023 10:08:00 AM
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At least for us, our classification scheme is multi-dimensional. The big ones we push for accuracy and trusthworthy data: Type: Incident, Service Request, Change, etc Service: IT Service from the catalog Request Model (when available): Specific request model invoked by way of catalog. ...
Posted By Bob Black 08-31-2023 07:16:00 AM
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There is typically an implied "mean" in front of those metrics mean-time-to-resolve and mean-time-to-escalate, etc. Having said that, I despise mean and averages but it is the norm and common practice. This book by Dan Savage, The Flaw of Averages, gets at some of the problems when using averages ...