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ITIL® Service Lifecycle: Continual Service Improvement

Learn to manage and control the activities and techniques within the ITIL continual service improvement stage.

GK# 2723

Course Overview

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In this course, you will be immersed in the overall concepts, processes, policies, and methods associated with the continual service improvement (CSI) phase of the service lifecycle. You will learn about managing and controlling the activities and techniques within the CSI stage, not the details of each of the supporting processes. This course includes lecture, exercises, and scenario-based exam questions to increase your understanding of the core disciplines of ITIL best practices and position you to successfully complete the associated exam. The exam is offered on the last day of the course at 3:30 pm.

Please note: The ITIL Foundation certification is required to take the exam at the end of class. Proof of certification must be provided no later than the first day of class.

ITIL® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Note: This course is also available in Classroom Live training.

Certification:

ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement certificate

 

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What You'll Learn

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  • Service management as a practice and CSI principles, purpose, and objective
  • How all CSI processes interact with other service lifecycle processes
  • Sub-processes, activities, methods, and functions used in each of the CSI processes
  • Roles and responsibilities within CSI and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • How to measure CSI performance
  • Technology and implementation requirements in support of CSI
  • Challenges, key performance indicators (KPIs), critical success factors (CSFs), and risks related with CSI

Outline

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1. Continual Service Improvement

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • CSI Approach
  • Context of CSI within the Service Lifecycle
  • Inputs and Outputs

2. CSI Principles

  • CSI Success Depends on Understanding Change within an Organization
  • CSI Success Depends on Clear Ownership and Accountability
  • How the CSI Register Supports CSI
  • CSI is Driven and Influenced by Service Level Management
  • Importance of Knowledge Management and the Deming Cycle to CSI
  • CSI Used to Ensure Effective Governance
  • Frameworks, Models, Standards, and Quality Systems Supporting CSI

3. Seven-Step Improvement Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, Outputs, and Process Interfaces
  • Other Processes Support the Seven-Step Improvement Process

4. CSI Methods and Techniques

  • Assessments
  • Gap Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Service and Process Measurement
  • Metrics and Measurement Frameworks
  • Calculating Return on Investment
  • Service Reporting Policies and Principles
  • How Availability Management, Capacity Management, IT Service Continuity Management, Problem Management, and Knowledge Management Support CSI

5. Organization for CSI

  • Service Owners
  • Process Owner and Process Managers
  • Process Practitioners
  • CSI Manager
  • The Nature of the Seven-Step Improvement Process Activities and the Skills Required
  • CSI Manager vs. Other Supporting Roles
  • How Responsibility, Accountability, Consultancy, or Informational (RACI) Models Can Be Used to Clarify Roles and Responsibilities for CSI

6. Technology Considerations for CSI

  • IT Service Management Suites
  • Systems and Network Management Tools
  • Event management
  • Automated Incident/Problem Resolution
  • Performance Management
  • Statistical Analysis Tools
  • Project and Portfolio Management Tools
  • Financial Management Tools
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools

7. Implementing CSI

  • Critical Considerations and Where to Start
  • Role of Governance to CSI
  • Effect of Organizational Change for CSI
  • Communication Strategies and Plans

8. Challenges, CSFs, and Risks

  • Challenges Facing CSI
  • CSFs for CSI
  • Risks Associated with Implementing CSI

9. Exam Preparation/Mock Exam

Prerequisites

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  • ITIL Foundation Certification (v3 or newer) required
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • To prepare for the end-of-class exam, we recommend that you review the ITIL 2011 publicationContinual Service Improvement (2011 Edition, ISBN 9780113313082) and complete at least 21 hours of personal study

Who Should Attend

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  • IT operations, technical, or IT management personnel requiring more information about ITIL best practices
  • Anyone responsible for managing, implementing, or consulting on ITIL processes within IT or in conjunction with IT

PDUs

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This course qualifies you for the following PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

  • Strategic and Business Management = 10
  • Technical Project Management = 11

Total = 21

Follow-On Courses

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

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Duration: 3 day

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