Introduction to the ITIL Service Lifecycle

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The Official Introduction to the ITIL Service Lifecycle

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List of figures List of tables OGC’s foreword Chief Architect’s foreword Preface 1 Introduction 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 A historical perspective of IT service management and ITIL ITIL today The ITIL value proposition The ITIL service management practices What is a service? Navigating the ITIL Service Management Lifecycle

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ITIL conformance or compliance – practice adaptation 13 Getting started – Service Lifecycle principles 14

The ITIL Service Management Lifecycle – core of practice
3.1 Functions and Processes across the lifecycle

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Service Strategy – governance and decision-making
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 Strategic assessment Developing strategic capabilities Service Provider types – matching need to capability Services as assets – value creation Defining the market space Service Portfolios Service outsourcing – practical decision-making Return on investment (ROI) Financial Management Increasing service potential Organizational development

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Core guidance topics
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Service Strategy Service Design Service Transition Service Operation Continual Service Improvement Lifecycle quality control

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Service Design – building structural service integrity 43
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 Business value Five aspects of Service Design Identifying service requirements Service Design models Delivery model options Service Catalogue Management Service Level Management Capacity Management Availability Management IT Service Continuity Management Information Security Management Supplier Management 46 46 47 48 49 50 52 55 60 64 66 70

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Service Operation
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 Business value Event Management Incident Management Request Fulfilment Problem Management Access Management Service Operation functions IT Operations Management Application Management Service Operation and project management Assessing and managing risk in Service Operation Operational staff in Service...
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