Some would have you believe that ITIL® is on its way out. That it’s no longer relevant in today’s fast-paced digital environment. But ITIL still holds many timeless truths. As a set of best practice recommendations, ITIL provides a solid foundation and a common language for IT service management (ITSM) in these rapidly changing times. The problems arise when ITIL is seen as dogma. If you apply it too literally—as rules to follow, instead of recommendations to consider—ITIL will slow you down. You’re left struggling to keep up with ever-increasing user demands, not to mention your enterprise’s need to modernize and digitally transform. If you suspect ITIL is slowing you down, read on to uncover the seven ways ITIL has commonly been misapplied—and gain guidance on how you can go faster, while still upholding ITIL principles.