Authors

Randy Steinberg

Randy Steinberg

Randy has over 25 years of hands-on IT Service Management and operations experience gained from many clients around the world. He was the lead author for the ITIL 2011 Service Operation book. He was a Global Head of Service Management for a worldwide media company with 176 operating centers around the globe. He recently led a major IT Service Management transformation project for a large government agency crossing implementation of management technologies, process, organizational and governance changes that was awarded an ITIL project of the year award from itSMF. Randy is also the author of several popular ITIL books: Implementing ITSM, Measuring ITSM, Servicing ITSM and Architecting ITSM. Randy has implemented IT solutions for one client that went on to win a Malcolm Baldrige award for the quality of their IT services. He carries ITIL Expert, ISO20000 and PMP certifications.

Contributions by Randy Steinberg

Prioritizing Projects In Your Portfolio – Take Out The Emotion!

Far too many times, IT organizations struggle with finding a fair means to prioritize the projects they will invest in. These sometimes turn into near war zones where each business unit fights to get their pet projects into the mix. Company politics may divert funding to those business units with the most clout versus what may be truly best for the business. Managing the portfolio can be done more effectively with use of an agreed scoring system based on key criteria. Through this, decisions can be made based on facts and scores versus raw emotions and competing business agendas.

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What’s In Your IT Portfolio?

Modern IT Management practices shift the focus from managing IT as a pile of assets, projects and technologies to managing IT by the services the business actually consumes. With this, IT is actually managed as a portfolio of investments in services that are being delivered.

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IT is Undergoing a Fundamental Change and We're Not Looking

Without our realizing it, the primary role of IT as an engineering organization has been shifting to one of service integration. IT executives who don't understand this shift will face ever increasing challenges in meeting business needs at cost and availability levels acceptable to the business.

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