IT service management — often referred to as ITSM — is simply how IT teams manage the end-to-end delivery of IT services to customers. This includes all the processes and activities to design, create, deliver, and support IT services.
The core concept of ITSM is the belief that IT should be delivered as a service. A typical ITSM scenario could involve asking for new hardware like a laptop. You would submit your request through a portal, filling out a ticket with all relevant information, and kicking off a repeatable workflow. Then, the ticket would land in the IT team’s queue, where incoming requests are sorted and addressed
according to importance.
Due to their day-to-day interactions with IT service management, people often misconstrue ITSM as basic IT support. On the contrary, ITSM teams oversee all kinds of workplace technology, ranging from laptops, to servers, to business-critical software applications.
There is a common line of thinking in the IT industry that posits that a proper approach to ITSM should follow three steps in this order: 1) Build and implement IT technology. 2) Bring in and enforce the right process. 3) People can learn the technology and abide by the process. Atlassian flips that paradigm.
For Atlassian, the team comes first. IT teams should be continually learning and improving. They must feel valued and empowered to make a difference in the organization. In case you need some help feel with your Atlassian status, free to contact us.
- The importance of ITSM.
- ITSM processes.
- ITSM software and tools.
- And more.