Phyllis Drucker

Phyllis Drucker is a business process consultant at Linium. ITIL expert certified with over 20 years' experience in the disciplines and frameworks of IT Service Management as both a practitioner and consultant, she has also served the itSMF since 2004 in a variety of capacities including volunteer, board member and operations director of the US Chapter. She is a frequent contributor of knowledge to the ITSM profession, through numerous presentations, whitepapers and articles. Since 1997, her goal has been to advance the profession of ITSM leaders and practitioners worldwide by providing insight from her experiences on a wide variety of Service Management topics.

Latest from Phyllis Drucker

  • IoT and ITSM – How can Service Management Benefit?

    IoT and ITSM – How can Service Management Benefit?

    Bots, buttons and gizmos galore (thingamabobs, I’ve got plenty) IoT and Internet bots continue to gather steam, with organizations investing heavily in new technology, yet this area doesn’t yet seem to be taking IT service managers by storm and is only minimally beginning to come into the service portal space. I recently asked who’s using
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  • Finding Excellence: Looking at Problem Management

    Finding Excellence: Looking at Problem Management

    This is the second part of a two-part blog series. The first instalment looked at Change Management. Unlike change management, a solid problem management process is a solution rather than a cause, mainly because it addresses issues after the fact. As you look at problem management, you’re looking at several factors: the ability to determine
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  • Finding Excellence: Looking at Change Management

    Finding Excellence: Looking at Change Management

    Implementing and benefiting from service management processes is most definitely a marathon, not a sprint, with value to be gained along the way. In my travels as a consultant, I see varied levels of maturity and struggles faced by organizations. We all continue to look for high availability and outage-free days. But, in some organizations,
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  • The CAB – Do We Still Need One?

    The CAB – Do We Still Need One?

    A couple of recent client engagements have had me wondering about this question. If Change Management is done properly, do we really need final approval by a CAB during a meeting when most tools have robust automated approvals, conflict checkers and risk assessments? The answer is likely no, we can replace the CAB with review
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  • Service Request Catalog: Failing to Fail

    Service Request Catalog: Failing to Fail

    Many IT organizations fail at their first attempt to go online with Service Management via a Service Portal or Service Request Catalog. Today I’ll look at some of the reasons why and provide suggestions for succeeding the first time, through widespread engagement combined with an agile growth that maintains momentum throughout your efforts. Before beginning,
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  • Common IT Pitfalls in the Age of ITSM

    Common IT Pitfalls in the Age of ITSM

    Spoiler alert: You may get more value out of ITSM after reading! Much is written about the business value of ITSM and the failure of many organizations to achieve the full results available. In truth, many ITSM implementation failures start at the beginning of an initiative, when the people implementing ITSM don’t design processes in
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  • PII, PHI Who am I Anyway? A question of security management

    PII, PHI Who am I Anyway? A question of security management

    Site hacking is a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ Virtually everyone in IT (or maybe the highly developed world) knows about identity theft and we’re all pretty much aware that talk is no longer about ‘if’ a site or system get hacked, but rather ‘when’ it gets hacked. In spite of this, organizations still store
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  • IT Strategy: Where are we going?

    IT Strategy: Where are we going?

    How innovative is your IT organization? Are you looking at ways to embrace current technologies and use them to make your business or organization more competitive in its market space?  Do you have an IT Strategy for how to use technology to empower the business? Do you work with the business at a strategic level? While not
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