Common Mistakes While Implementing ITIL Solutions in Your Organization
July 16, 2016
Being certified in ITIL will allow you to integrate a number of operational improvements in your organization. But it does not always go according to plan. The desire to show your enthusiasm and apply what you have learned can backfire if you do not do so carefully.
Take a look at 4 of the most common mistakes you can make when applying ITIL knowledge in your organization.
1. Assuming ITIL is the solution to all your problems
ITIL is not a magic wand which will solve all your problems once you have a certificate for it. It is merely a set of guidelines and best practices in IT service management which allow you to tackle these problems effectively. You could implement the best solution after a lot of consideration and it could still fail. No matter how highly certified you are, the implementation of ITIL practices differs from one organization to another. The results are also vastly different based on the follow through.
2. Forming new teams
ITIL is a practice which has to be included in your day-to-day activities. Anyone can be a part of the process. But a lot of times, you end up forming a new team to implement ITIL. There is absolutely no need for a new team because you can include employees who are smart and willing to learn, not necessarily trained in ITIL, to implement solutions. If you do form a team, ensure the people you select are able to fit into roles such as project managers, owners, stakeholders etc.
3. Not assessing risks
When you are implementing a change in your process, it is necessary to assess the amount of risk involved. You should always ensure there is a backup in case the proposed solution fails. Consult enterprise managers and senior management to have a level of accountability where the change has a greater risk. Failure to do so can lead to a breakdown in productivity and impact the business negatively.
4. Integrating ITIL in every single process
Once you have learned the importance of ITIL and its advantages, you may be tempted to implement it in each and every process. This is not necessary because some processes may already be successful and do not need any additional interventions. Before implementing solutions analyze where ITIL can be used and apply it there effectively.
There are a number of service providers who specialize in training and providing ITIL certification in Singapore. Millions of certified professionals all over the world already use it successfully in their organizations. By improving customer satisfaction, communication, and reducing costs, ITIL offers many benefits, but only if it is applied properly.