ITSM Antipodean Podcast ~ Episode 7

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Month in review

Simone, Breed, Tristan and Karen discuss the past months highlights and lowlights.

Tristan in the naughty corner from the start of the conversation! Reading the COBIT 5 Exposure Draft.

New ITIL Books on the way and weigh over twice as much! Details here.

Simone has had a “Juggernaut July” and looking forward to “Shift Happens!” HDAA going to APMG Best Practice Showcase in Canberra, September 2011.

Breed’s highlight was the trip to UK and Ireland and talking to ITSM practitioners.

Karen’s highlight was speaking at itSMF Ireland on “How Green is Your ITIL?” which was well received and also had a win at the races!

The team uses the itSMFA Conference 2011 programme streams to drive this month’s conversation.

1. Exploration and Discovery – Service Management 101

The team provides their number 1 piece of advance for those people totally new to ITSM?

2. Digging Deeper – Process, Pitfalls and Tips

The top 2 process pitfalls and how to avoid them.

3. Protecting Your Investment – Governance and Security

Words of advice from the team on governance and security.

4. Leading People – Recruit, Manage and Motivate

What makes a good leader in 30 seconds or less!

5. Mining Information – Performance and Metrics

Advice on measurement performance and putting in place metrics, KPIs etc.

The HDAA data dictionary link is here – available until 31st August 2011.

6. Engineer the Future – Innovation and New Technologies

The team discusses the emerging innovations and technologies that will have an impact on ITSM over the next 2-5 years.

No one is excited about the cloud! Get over it!

The link to the Desktop Virtualisation TCO Calculator is here.

Link to Green Service Management book here.

Booby(s) of the Month

If you have an “unconventional name, you may find yourself deleted if you are a member of Google+. Read more here.


The team will record Episode 8 live from the itSMF Australia Conference in Perth on 18th August 2011. Register for the conference now.

The team is excited about Chris Dancy being at the itSMFA Conference.

Suggestions for guests and podcast content to


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