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ITIL® Intermediate: Service Offerings and Agreements

Through a series of lectures designed at achieving a clear understanding of the ITIL® Best Practice lifecycle approach and through various exercises, assignments and discussions, participants will gain the necessary knowledge enabling them to capture:
• Service Management as a Practice
• Processes across the Service Lifecycle pertaining to the Service Offerings and Agreement curriculum, such as:
o Service Portfolio Management which provides documentation for services and prospective services in business terms
o Service Catalogue Management which is concerned with the production and documentation of the Service Catalogue from a business and a technical viewpoint
o Service Level Management which sets up a Service Level Agreement (SLA) structure and ensures that all SLAs have an underpinning support structure in place
o Demand Management which identifies Patterns of Business Activity to enable the appropriate strategy to be implemented
o Supplier Management which ensures all partners and suppliers are managed in the appropriate way and includes contract management
o Financial Management which includes ensuring understanding of the service value and the management of all financial considerations
o Business Relationship Managers who have responsibility to represent customers and ensure the Service Catalogue and Portfolio have the right needs
o Operational activities of processes covered in other Lifecycle phases such as Incident and Change Management

In addition, candidates will gain an understanding and the ability to describe:
o the concept of Service Management as a practice
o the concept of Service, its value proposition and composition
o the functions and processes across the Lifecycle
o how service management processes are defined, and how they can be applied across the Service Lifecycle with different perspective
o how Service Management creates business value
o scope of the SOA, its value to the business and how the SOA processes interact with processes within other Lifecycle stages.

The program will cover the following modules:

Introduction
This module introduces the candidate to the concepts and terminology of the Service Lifecycle and the role of SOA within the Lifecycle, where the course participants will have the ability to capture, understand and describe:
• the concept of Service Management as a practice
• the concept of Service, its value proposition and composition
• the functions and process across the Lifecycle
• the role of Processes in the Service Lifecycle
• how Service Management creates business value
• how the processes within the Service Offerings and Agreement curriculum supports the Service Lifecycle

 


Service Portfolio Management
This module covers the Service Portfolio Management (SPM) process, its components and deliverables, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the Service Portfolio and illustrate its relationship with the Service Catalogue and Service Pipeline
• how a Service Portfolio describes a provider’s service and how it relates the business service with the IT service.
• the Service Portfolio Management methods

Service Catalogue Management
This module covers the Service Catalogue Management process and how it is integrated with the Service Portfolio, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the purpose, goal and objectives of the process
• the scope of the process
• the interface to the Service Portfolio
• the difference between a Business and a Technical Service Catalogue
• the importance of the Service Catalogue to the Service Lifecycle and the business
• its policies, principles and basic concepts
• the use of key metrics, challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with the process
• the process including the utilization of the Service Catalogue by other processes and functions
• produce a Service Catalogue

Service Level Management
This module covers the Service Level Management process and deliverables, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the purpose, goal and objectives of the SLM
• the scope of the SLM
• the importance of the process to the Service Lifecycle and how its generate business value
• the principles and basic concepts
• the main activities, methods and techniques of this process and how it relates to the Service Lifecycle. This includes the SLA structures and determining Service Level Requirements
• the process deliverables
• monitoring of service performance against SLAs
• the use of key metrics, challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with the process
• the contents of SLAs, OLAs and review meetings
• the interfaces to other processes and functions

Demand Management
This module covers the Demand Management process and how it contributes to Service Offerings and Agreements, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the basic concepts of the process
• activity based Demand Management and business activity patterns
• the interfaces to Service Portfolio
• Managing demand for Service

Supplier Management
This module covers the use of the Supplier Management process and the interfaces and dependencies of the process, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the purpose, goal and objectives of the process
• the scope of the process
• the importance of the process to the Service Lifecycle and how they generate business value
• the principles and basic concepts
• the main activities, methods and techniques of this process and how it relates to the Service Lifecycle including evaluation of new suppliers
• the use of Supplier Categorization and maintenance of the Suppler Database
• the use of key metrics, challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with the process
• the inputs and outputs of the process

Financial Management
This module covers how Financial Management contributes to the Service Lifecycle Operation and the basic principles of Service Economics, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the purpose, goal and objectives of the process
• the scope of the process
• the concepts of Service Valuation
• the importance of the process to the Service Lifecycle and how they generate business value
• the various aspects of the process and the basic concepts - funding, accounting and chargeback
• Return on Investment and the business case
• the main activities, methods and techniques that enable this processes and how it relates to the Service Lifecycle
• Design and Implement a Financial Management process

 

Business Relationship Manager
This module covers the role of Business Relationship Manager, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• the role of Business Relationship Managers

Service Offerings and Agreement Roles and Responsibilities
This module covers how Service roles and responsibilities contribute to Service Offerings and Agreement, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:
• key roles and responsibilities of the Service Catalogue Manager
• key roles and responsibilities of the Service Level Manager
• key roles and responsibilities pertaining to the Supplier Manager

Technology and Implementation Considerations
This module covers technology implementation as part of implementing service management process capabilities, and what special technology functions and features are related to Service Offerings and Agreement practices, where the candidates will be able to understand, describe, identify, demonstrate, apply, distinguish, produce, decide or analyze:.
• the generic requirements for technology to assist Service Offerings and Agreements
• the evaluation criteria for technology and tooling for process implementation
• the good practices for practice and process implementation
• the challenges, Critical Success Factors and risks related to implementing practices and processes
• how to plan and implement Service Management technologies
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Summary, Exam Preparation and Directed Studies
This module summarizes the material covered in the previous modules and prepares candidates for the examination through the review and practice of a mock examination. The Examination is comprised of eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions. The standard duration of the exam is Maximum 90 minutes.
 

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