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7 goals for taking business and IT risk out of your change management process

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgIn a recent post, I discussed the importance of service agreements. This post looks at a major factor in whether services are in fact delivered as expected: how well changes and releases are managed. Change and release matter to the business and IT because “30-50% of the incidents in an organization are as a result of a change” (ITIL Version 3.0 Service Transition Book Draft, Page 25).  For this reason COBIT 5.0 says the management of change and release is about ensuring these functions are done in a “controlled manner.” Creating better control is built upon establishing standards, procedures, prioritization, and authorization.

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