ITIL® Strategist - Direct, Plan & Improve
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ITIL® Strategist - Direct, Plan & Improve


Course Description

This module explores the ways in which digital organizations and digital operating models function in high velocity environments. It will help aspiring organizations, to operate in a similar way to successful digitally-native organizations.

This course provides an understanding of the ways in which digital organizations and digital operating models function in high velocity environments, focusing on rapid delivery of products & services to obtain maximum value. The qualification will provide the candidate with an understanding of working practices such as Agile and Lean, and technical practices and technologies such as Cloud, Automation, and Automatic Testing. The course is based on the ITIL 4 best practice service value system featured in the latest 2019 guidelines.

Objectives

The course will help students to understand: -

  • Understand the Key Concepts of Direct, Plan & Improve
  • Understand the scope of what is to be directed and/or planned, and know how to use key principles and methods of direction and planning in that context
  • Understand the role of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and know how to integrate the principles and methods into the service value system
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of continual improvement for all types of improvements
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of Communication and Organizational Change Management to direction, planning and improvement
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of measurement and reporting in direction, planning and improvement
  • Understand and know how to direct, plan and improve value streams and practices

Target Audience

  • Individuals continuing their journey in service management
  • ITSM managers and aspiring ITSM managers
  • ITSM practitioners managing the operation of IT-enabled & digital products and services, and those responsible for the end-to-end delivery

Prerequisites

• Candidates must hold the ITIL 4 Foundation certificate.

Duration

  • 40 Hours

Course Outline

  • Understand the following key terms:
    • Direction
    • Planning
    • Improvement
    • Operating Model
    • Methods
    • Risks
    • Scope of control
  • Understand the differences between the following key concepts:
    • Vision and Mission
    • Strategy, Tactics and Operations
    • Governance compliance and management
    • Policies, Controls and Guidelines
  • Understand the concepts of Value, Outcomes, Costs & Risks and their relationships to direction, planning & improvement
  • Identify the scope of control and within this:
    • Know how to cascade goals and requirements
    • Know how to define effective policies, controls and guidelines
    • Know how to place decision-making authority at the correct level
  • Know how to ensure that controls are sufficient, but not excessive
  • Know how to use the ITIL continual improvement model to improve the service value system or any part of the SVS
  • Know how to identify assessment objectives, outputs, requirements and criteria
  • Know how to select an appropriate assessment method for a particular situation
  • Know how to define and prioritize desired outcomes of an improvement
  • Know how to build, justify and advocate for a business case
  • Know how to conduct:
    • Improvement reviews
    • Analysis of lessons learned
  • Know how to embed continual improvement at all levels of the SVS
  • Understand the nature, scope and potential benefits of organizational change management
  • Know how to use the key principles and methods of Communication & OCM
    • Identify and manage different types of stakeholders
    • Effectively communicate with and influence others
    • Establish effective feedback channels
  • Know how to establish effective interfaces across the value chain
  • Know how to define indicators and metrics to support objectives
  • Understand the differences between value streams and practices and how those differences impact direction, planning and improvement
  • Know how to select and use the appropriate methods and techniques to direct, plan and improve value streams and practices.
    • Addressing the 4 dimensions
    • Applying the guiding principles
    • Value stream mapping
    • Optimization of workflow
    • Elimination of waste
    • Ensuring & utilizing feedback

Accreditations

 

Contact Information

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