ITIL V4 is coming – Read the latest details …

From AXELOS, we have the following announcement about the next version of ITIL:

AXELOS is excited to announce that the next iteration of ITIL will be called ITIL 4. The first release of ITIL 4 will go live in Q1 2019.

We are in a time of unprecedented change, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is characterized by the digital transformation of our world and the unavoidable interaction between humans, digital technologies and physical assets.

In this fast-paced and complex environment, organizations need to:

  • Be more agile
  • Be better equipped to adapt what they do
  • Be ready to adopt new ways of working to succeed.

ITIL 4 means that it can better assist businesses to face the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

What we know so far:

  • The next iteration of ITIL will be called ITIL 4
  • The first release of ITIL 4 will be Q1 2019
  • The core elements of ITIL will remain and will continue to derive from the experiences of thousands of specialists and experts. Research has confirmed that ITIL remains best practice for the ITSM industry.
  • The update will include practical guidance on how ITIL is adopted in conjunction with practices such as DevOps, Agile and Lean.
  • Individuals who have already certified will have their current certifications recognised in the new scheme.
  • This is a community-led initiative. The ITIL Development Group, now at +2,000 members, has helped steer the development of ITIL4 and continues to do so. Join the group here.

ITIL’s Lead Architect Team

To support this community lead initiative we have also assembled a team of Lead Architects from across the globe to lead the update. We have held a series of workshops in London to bring the architects together. This has sparked some excellent ideas and innovations to help push ITIL forwards.

To find out more about the team behind the ITIL updatewatch our video series featuring the members of the Lead Architect team.

  • Jan 18 Workshop
  • Oct 17 Workshop
  • ITIL on the road

Members of the Lead Architect team that attended the January workshop were Barclay Rae (itSMF UK), Lou Hunnebeck (Fruition Partners, US), Stuart Rance (Optimal Service Management, UK), Troy DuMoulin (Pink Elephant, US), Mauricio Corona PhD (BP Gurus, Mexico), Takashi Yagi (itSMF Japan), Erin Casteel (Veridity, Australia) Roman Zhuravlev (AXELOS), Akshay Anand (AXELOS), and Phil Hearsum (AXELOS).

See how the team think the ITIL update will keep businesses competitive.  VIsit:,AWL5,145V9A,17489,1

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