You don't need a weatherman... watch everyone scramble aboard ISO20000
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" [Bob Dylan]. Watch all the key ITIL players rapidly embracing ISO20000. When ITIL is just one more IT-geek thing we reminisce about to prove how long we've been around, you read the prediction of its demise here first.
EXIN's life-after-ITIL shelter is their Service Quality Management Foundation. Hard to blame them since OGC uncoupled them from the ITIL Foundations gravy train. "It is early days of course, ... during this development stage". Very early. There's nothing much yet except a new course announced.
If you missed it, here's itSMF's bid to survive the ISO20000 storm: the ISO/IEC 20000 Certification web site. Two things to note here:
First: "The" certification web site. Note how the site is worded to give one the impression that this is the master/only/official home of ISO20000 certification. itSMF have set up an independent certification scheme for ISO20000. This is not the ISO's certification scheme. As far as I can ascertain there is no exclusive designation of itSMF as "the" certifier, and any other body can gain accreditation from a standards body to set up a parallel scheme, nationally or worldwide (whether any other body has the respect, IP and reach to do so is another discussion). Fun game: check out the wording on this site to find the hints of this (and the efforts to avoid mentioning this).
Second, note that the official name is ISO/IEC 20000. Check out how many sites bother with this cumbersome correctness. EXIN don't. Wonder how long before the anally-retentive standards folk set them straight: "Stop calling him Bert. His name is Engelbert".
I resisted the temptation (until now) to refer to rodents and unseaworthy vessels, but remember: when ITIL is just one more IT-geek thing we reminisce about to prove how long we've been around, you read the prediction of its demise here first