ITIL training fun and games at itSMFUK conference - and an end to competition?
The IT Skeptic hears on the grapevine that the ITIL training industry may be having a few meetings of its own at the itSMF UK conference next week. And the topics of conversation may bear on the continued competition between Examination Institutes (EIs).
The word is that
(a) "grandfathering" of training organisation(ATO) accreditation will be removed from next year. This means if an ATO wants to deal with more than one EI they have to go through the effort and expense of accrediting with each one, rather than their first accreditation being recognised by other EIs. The result of this would be to discourage ATOs from putting EIs in competition with each other.
(b) an even vaguer hint suggests the UK Cabinet Office and APMG are trying to move to Prince2's model of only one monopoly EI (i.e. APMG).
We hear Cabinet Office will be trying to sell this to the ATOs in London next week. This is not in the interests of the ITIL training consumer. The IT Skeptic will try to get more details as soon as possible - this all rumour at this point. Any EIs or ATOs who can confirm the details: your confidential input would be appreciated.
And look for a few hot collars at the conference!