ITIL For Dummies®

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ISBN-13:
9781119950134
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
392
Autor:
Peter Farenden
Gewicht:
722 g
Format:
235x187x21 mm
Serie:
For Dummies
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

ITIL For Dummies provides an easy-to-understand introduction to using best practice guidance within IT service management. It breaks down the 5 stages of the service lifecycle into digestible chunks, helping you to ensure that customers receive the best possible IT experience.
The quick, easy way to get a handle on the international best-practice guidance for IT service management Whether you're preparing to sit the ITIL Foundation exam, or you're an IT manager looking to expand your skill set and adopt the international best-practice guidance for IT service management used by NASA, the NHS, HBSC bank and Disney, this book is for you. ITIL examiner Peter Farenden explains ITILprinciples and concepts in plain English, using many real-world examples that help you to see how they apply in an everyday context. He breaks down the five stages of the ITIL service lifecycle into easy-to-digest servings, and offers expert guidance on how to implement ITIL in any organisation. * Get the lowdown on ITIL - find out exactly what ITIL is and, more importantly, how it can help you and your organisation * Understand the fundamentals - learn about core ITIL concepts, principles and terminology and familiarise yourself with the service lifecycle - the backbone of ITIL * Get the lie of the land - explore each stage of the ITIL service lifecycle, including service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement * Get practical - discover how to implement and use ITIL service management processes and practices in your organisation - with tips on which ITIL elements to try out first for quick results * Get certified! - get the lowdown on how to prepare for the ITIL Foundation exam Open the book and find: * How ITIL can help you and your organisation * ITIL core concepts and principles made easy * The ITIL service lifecycle * How to integrate ITIL into your day-to-day work * Tips for planning and carrying out design and implementation projects * The lowdown on service transition projects * Guidance on getting your ITIL qualification * A glossary of key ITIL terms
Introduction 1

Part I: How ITIL Can Help You 7

Chapter 1: Managing IT Services: Welcome to the World of ITIL 9

Chapter 2: Using the Building Blocks of ITIL 19

Chapter 3: Outlining the Structure of ITIL 37

Part II: Getting to Grips with the Service Lifecycle and the Processes 61

Chapter 4: Thinking It Through: Service Strategy 63

Chapter 5: Are We All Agreed? Service Design Part 1: The Relationship Management Processes 95

Chapter 6: Designing Services to Be Fit for Use: Service Design Part 2: The Warranty Processes 117

Chapter 7: Getting Physical: Service Transition 139

Chapter 8: Making Services Work Every Day: Service Operation 167

Chapter 9: Striving to Do Better: Continual Service Improvement 195

Part III: Getting Practical 215

Chapter 10: Implementing ITIL 217

Chapter 11: Getting Carried Away: Using Service Management as a Strategic Asset 245

Chapter 12: Going Back to the Drawing Board: Design Projects 265

Chapter 13: Organising the Troops: Transition Projects 281

Part IV: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Help ITIL Work for You 303

Chapter 15: Ten Key Bits of ITIL: Some Possible Quick Wins 309

Chapter 16: Ten Places to Go for Help 317

Part V: Appendixes 323

Appendix A: Getting Qualified in ITIL 325

Appendix B: Glossary 333

Appendix C: Cross Referencing Processes 349

Index 355
ITIL For Dummies provides an easy-to-understand introduction to using best practice guidance within IT service management. It breaks down the 5 stages of the service lifecycle into digestible chunks, helping you to ensure that customers receive the best possible IT experience. Whether readers need to identify their customers' needs, design and implement a new IT service, or monitor and improve an existing service, this official guide provides a support framework for IT-related activities and the interactions of IT technical personnel with business customers and users.* Understanding how ITIL can help you
* Getting to grips with ITIL processes and the service lifecycle
* Implementing ITIL into your day to day work
* Learn key skills in planning and carrying out design and implementation projects