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ITAM standards group seeks input to build implementation guidance

ITAM Standards: Creating implementation guidance for meeting 19770

Creating implementation guidance for meeting 19770

The voluntary group that creates the 19770 family of standards is developing guidance for implementing ITAM.

The group seeks feedback from anyone working in the IT Asset Management field to share their views on the sort of guidance the industry needs.

In particular, the group would like to hear from those not involved with standards.

Please complete the following survey form:

https://airtable.com/shrbWS8yJt72IZ1QV

David Bicket, commenting on the project, said:

“19770-10 is ‘Guidance for Implementing ITAM’.  It is meant to be practical guidance, with an ISO label, to getting ITAM going in your organization.  19770-10 will be focused on implementing ITAM processes, e.g. implementing or improving the ITAM function in an organization”

A lack of implementation guidance is often cited as an impediment to market uptake of 19770. Speaking of the target audience for the implementation guidance, David said:

“It is intended to be highly usable, driven by what the market really wants (to be determined by the survey), rather than by individuals already heavily involved in standards work.”

Please share your feedback on what implementation guidance would be most useful for 19770.

ITAM Standards Implementation Guidance Survey

Survey link: https://airtable.com/shrbWS8yJt72IZ1QV

(Deadline for feedback is the 15th October)


David Bicket is former convenor of the 19770 standard, ITIL SAM Book author and 2017 ITAM Review lifetime achievement award winner.


Photo by Valentin Antonucci.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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