San Diego 2015: Proceedings - IT4IT

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IT4IT™ Forum Members' Meeting

Objective of Meeting

The IT4IT Forum has been established by enterprise customers, IT service providers, and tools vendors to help IT departments address the strategic challenges brought about by the changing IT landscape. It will create and drive the adoption of the IT4IT standard to provide a vendor-neutral Reference Architecture that supports management and execution across the IT value chain. The Reference Architecture will enable the provision of data-driven insights that help IT organizations focus on business outcomes while delivering solutions faster and with reduced cost and risk.

The meeting was held to further the work of the Forum, and to progress the development of the Reference Architecture from the Snapshot published last October, to a completed Open Group Standard.

Summary

The results of the elections for Chair and Vice-Chair were announced.

The Forum debated the role and scope of the proposed Adoption Work Group which will replace the existing Outreach Group. Agreement was reached on the broad outlines of the scope of the group, and these will be condensed into a Charter which will be submitted for approval and then an election will be held for the Chair of the new Work Group.

The existing Content Work Groups, which develop the technical work of the Forum, conducted a mixture of working sessions and sessions in which they reported back to the Forum as a whole. The Service Model Management Work Group has completed its work, and its resources will be switched to the IT Financial Management Work Group. The Service-Level Management and Agile Work Groups continue with their development activities.

The Forum had an informal discussion with the Chief Strategy Officer of a large IT service management company which is considering joining the Forum.

Next Steps

The focus of the next few months will be the completion of the Open Group Standard. The target is to start the Company Review process at the beging of June, with publication targeted for October.