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[LIVE SESSION] ITAM Challenges: Epic Fails, Red Flags, And Tales From the Battlefield | David Foxen
There's no point denying that IT Asset Management is a vital business process. However, implementing a strategy and improving it is no easy task. Matt Beran and David Foxen go over the most common ITAM challenges (and how to solve them). Plus, David's vast experience on the topic helped him collect (and share!) some epic fails, stories, and learnings.
David Foxen has dedicated his career to IT Asset Management. He's the Founder and Principal Consultant for SAM Beast Consulting Ltd and was named the ITAM Consultant of the Year in 2022 by "The ITAM Review." He has also founded the ITAM Volunteers, which helped organizations struggling during the COVID pandemic through ITAM.
66. Mastering the art of training help desk staff, with Lisa Schwartz
Co-founder of the ITSM Academy almost 20 years ago, Lisa Schwartz knows a thing or two about how to effectively train help desk staff in their jobs. Here, she goes through the training approach that went from classroom to microlearning, highlighting however the importance of not losing the sense of community. She also shares some practical strategies to stay relevant in teaching, such as adapting to different learning types and undergoing simulations and role changings. Finally, for the company's side of things, Lisa goes through advice on how to make sure they really are getting value out of the training investment.
Lisa Schwartz got her start in hospitality and applying Service Management standards, and currently specializes in ITSM, ITIL, Agile, DevOps and VSM training. She is also the Co-founder and CEO of ITSM Academy, Founding Partner for XLACollab, and the Co-founder for the DevOps Institute.
65. How to Build a Strong Team Culture, With Gregg Gregory
How do you build a strong team culture? And what makes up solid leadership to do so? Gregg Gregory, a practiced expert, provides some key points on teamwork and guiding positions, and how to keep up both productivity and morale across the workplace. He goes through the foundations of what makes up an efficient team: teamwork, team culture, leadership, ground rules, and shared core values. He also shares some advice for leaders, such as the importance of sharing the whys, adapting to changing scenarios, and consulting behavior models to organize your team’s positions.
Gregg Greggory is an experienced trainer and consultant, and a national leading authority in the areas of teamwork, leadership, and organizational culture. He has worked with over a thousand companies to build highly effective employee training and development strategies to build more cohesive teams. Gregg is also the host of the podcast “The Teamwork Advantage” and the author of two books on Leadership, “ONE Team - ONE Dream” and “The GPS of Leadership”.
64. The importance of IT Asset Management, With David Foxen
Hardware and Software Asset Management are the two sides of the IT Asset Management equation. This means, one simply can’t exist without the other. ITAM professional David Foxen takes us through the importance of IT Asset Management and where both practices stand today, especially after the pandemic, the steady movement towards remote work, and the supply chain issues that were faced along 2021. He points out how central being mindful about HAM has become for cost saving opportunities and the current shift of focus in SAM from compliance to a customer service mentality.
David Foxen is an ITAM Professional and principal consultant for SAM Beast Consulting Ltd. He worked doing ITAM at companies like Aeroflex, Santander, Arup and Johnson Matthey, among others. He also started ITAM volunteers, an organization that helped companies struggling to adapt Asset Management during the pandemic and currently serves as a committee member for ISO.
63 . How to put an Experience Management strategy into effect, with Joshua Nelson
Building upon his own work at Power Design and his years of research on the topic, Joshua Nelson dives into the world of Experience Management (XM) and the different processes it works along. He goes through some key components to put it into practice and develop an XM strategy, such as the single point of contact for end-user experiences, XLAs, the relative importance of metrics (and which ones are worth looking out for), and the value of relationship building.
Joshua Nelson is Director of Technology Experience at Power Design, Inc. and the best selling author of “Leadership Distilled, Serving with Purpose”. He also has a PhD focused in Business Administration and Management, Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management from California Intercontinental University. Formerly, he was a Program Manager for the district of Pasco Coun County.