Blended ITIL Service Strategy Lifecycle Course (SSBL)

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Who should attend

The Service Strategy Lifecycle course will be of interest to:

  • Individuals who have their ITIL Foundation Certificate (or the ITIL v2 Foundation + v3 Foundation Bridge certificate) who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL certifications.
  • Individuals who require a deeper understanding of the ITIL Service Strategy stage of the ITIL Service Lifecycle and how activities in it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization

Course Description

Fast Lane’s Blended Service Strategy (SS) training course uses an optimal mix of training methods to achieve your training and certification objectives in a way that is convenient, effective, and economical. Learners obtain the “knowing” component of the course by completing 8 hours of self-paced e-learning in their own time and at their own pace.

After completing the e-learning component of the course, the program taps into the natural strengths of the classroom. In 1.5 days, you learn to “apply” the knowledge through a combination of case studies, assignments, and role playing.

This ITIL Intermediate course immerses learners in the practical aspects of the ITIL Service Lifecycle and processes associated with the Service Strategy of services and service delivery. The main focus of this course is on the operational-level process activities and supporting methods and approaches to executing these processes in a practical, hands-on learning environment.

The Course includes the opportunity to take the exam at the end of class, and if necessary, Fast Lane will provide you with a free re-take.

Prerequisites

Candidates for this course must:

  • Hold an ITIL Foundation Certificate or ITIL v2 Foundation + v3 Foundation Bridge Certificate
  • There is no minimum mandatory requirement but 2 to 4 years professional experience working in IT Service Management is highly desirable
  • It is recommended that candidates are familiar with the guidance detailed in the ITIL Service Lifecycle Practices core publications prior to attending training for this certification, in particular the Service Design publication.
  • It is recommended that participants should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the associated areas of the ITIL Service Management Practice core guidance, in particular the Service Strategy publication in preparation for the examination. The syllabus can be downloaded from: http://www.itil-officialsite.com/Qualifications/ITILV3QualificationScheme.asp

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course and examination, the participant will gain competencies in:

  • Understanding Service Management as a Practice and Service Strategy principles, purpose and objective
  • Understanding how all Service Strategy processes interact with other Service Lifecycle processes
  • The activities, methods and functions used in each of the Service Strategy processes
  • The roles and responsibilities within Service Strategy and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • How to measure Service Strategy performance
  • Understanding technology and implementation requirements in support of Service Strategy
  • The challenges, critical success factors and risks related with Service Strategy

Comments

Practical information about the course:

  • A maximum of 18 people can attend this course with 1 instructor, more students requires a second instructor
  • Participants have to provide their ITIL Certificate numbers prior to the start of the course
  • Participants are expected to complete the e-learning modules prior to joining the classroom / virtual classroom sessions as the classroom sessions build upon the knowledge provided in the e-learning modules
  • Classroom / Virtual Classroom sessions run from 08:00 – 5:00 on day 1 and from 8.00 till 13.00 on day 2
  • After the classroom sessions, there is one more e-learning unit to complete - the exam preparation module
  • The exam can be scheduled at a time and date convenient to learners after completion of the final e-learning module
  • The e-learning modules and the virtual classroom environment require a high speed internet connection, internet explorer 7.0 or higher a headset and microphone.
  • The instructor is available throughout the program to support participants with their e-learning modules. The instructor can be reached via telephone or email.

Course Study Material:

  • Participants receive a copy of the classroom presentation material, practice exam, case study, homework and assignments.
  • Participants receive a PDF with additional course reference material (about 600 pages). This material is formatted for an e-reader allowing for participants to read it as an e-book
  • Participants receive a login and password for the e-learning modules a few weeks before the (virtual) classroom course starts. The e-learning materials are available for 2 years after completion of the course

About the Examination:

  • Evidence of ITIL Foundation Certificate or ITIL v2 Foundation + v3 Foundation Bridge Certificate and completion of Service Design Lifecycle course from an Accredited Training Provider is required to sit the exam
  • The exam is a closed book exam with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions.
  • Exam duration is a maximum 90 minutes for all candidates in their respective language (candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language have a maximum of 120 minutes and are allowed to use a dictionary)
  • Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one which is worth 3 marks, one which is worth 1 mark, and one which is a distracter and achieves no marks.
  • Pass score is 28/40 or 70%

Credits:

  • Upon successful passing of the ITIL Service Strategy Lifecycle exam, the participant will be recognized with 3 credits in the ITIL qualification scheme.
  • Project Management Institute – Professional Development Units (PDUs) = 21

Detailed Course Outline

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION

  • Student and Instructor Introductions
  • Unique Nature of The Course
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • Course Agenda
  • Logic of Value Creation in the ITIL Service Lifecycle
  • Capabilities and Resources
  • Choosing Between Various Service Provider Types
  • Dynamics of a Service Model Based on the Concept of Value Networks
  • Strategic Perspectives, Plans, Positions, and Patterns
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 2: DEFINING SERVICES AND MARKET SPACES

  • Objective of Service Strategy
  • Formal Definitions of Services
  • Business Outcomes of Customers and Relating Them to Customer Assets and Service Assets
  • Customer Outcomes, Service Assets, Utility, and Warranty of Services
  • Market Spaces and New Service Opportunities
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 3: CONDUCTING STRATEGIC ASSESSMENTS

  • Strategic Assets of an Organization
  • Aligning Existing Services to Customer’s Business and CSFs
  • Business Potential Within Existing Customers and in Adjacent Market Spaces
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 4: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Importance to the Service Lifecycle and Contribution to Business Value
  • Funding the Service Portfolio and Phases of the Service Lifecycle
  • ROI
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 5: SERVICE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

  • Service Management Processes
  • SPM Methods
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 6: MANAGING DEMAND

  • The Demand Management Process
  • Challenges and Risks of Demand Management
  • Strategies for Demand Management
  • CSPs and SLPs
  • Product Manager and Business Relationship Manager
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 7: DRIVING STRATEGY THROUGH THE SERVICE LIFECYCLE

  • How Other Service Lifecycle Phases Drive and Inform Service Strategy
  • Policies and Constraints for Service Design
  • Service Transition Requirements to Act on Behalf of Service Strategy
  • Tactical Plans for Service Operation to Host the Service Catalogue
  • Opportunities for Improvement Across the Service Portfolio and Service Lifecycle
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 8: CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS AND RISKS

  • Role of Organizational Development and Sourcing as CSFs
  • Automation and Tools to Meet Strategic Objectives Through the Service Management Framework
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Group/Individual Exercise
  • Sample Test Question

UNIT 9: EXAM PREPARATION GUIDE

  • Mock Exam 1
  • Mock Exam 2
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