Architecting Itsm

A Reference of Configuration Items and Building Blocks for a Comprehensive It Service Management Infrastructure

Author: Randy A. Steinberg

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149072415X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Up until now, no one has attempted to lay out the entire blueprint for architecting a complete IT service management supporting infrastructureuntil this book. What are the supporting toolsets and technologies that need to support an IT service management infrastructure? What databases need to be put into place? What are all the IT service management roles and responsibilities to effectively operate this infrastructure? What kinds of IT support services does almost any IT organization deliver? Get it all here. This book lists the CI types, toolset descriptions, detailed roles and activities, and much more. Get a firm handle on the data, functions, services, processes, organization, and technologies all needed to effectively build and operate a complete IT service management infrastructure. Explore approaches for reviewing and assessing your current toolsets, data, processes, and services. See where gaps might exist. Find areas that might be missing tools or have too many tools doing similar functions. Validate IT service management roles and activities. One can put together an entire IT service management operation just from the descriptions in this book! If I had to build a large IT infrastructure or data center from scratch, this book becomes my most critical reference!
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Implementing Itsm

From Silos to Services: Transforming the It Organization to an It Service Management Valued Partner

Author: Randy A. Steinberg

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490735127

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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The traditional IT operating model of delivering IT to the business in the form of bundled capabilities and assets is now wearing thin in an age of cloud computing, on-demand services, virtualization, mobile devices, outsourcing and rapidly changing business delivery strategies. The role of IT is rapidly changing from a primary focus on engineering to a primary focus on service integration. How might an IT organization effect this transformation? Finally, there is a book that shows you how! This is not a theoretical treatise but a practical guide that shows you the activities and steps to show results quickly. Learn how to define and build a comprehensive IT service management solution that incorporates process, technology, organization, and governance activities. Discover practical tips and step-by-step approaches for defining your IT Service Management Vision, building your processes, developing a communications strategy, analyzing stakeholders, identifying technology requirements, and building your transformation program. Organizations that have already undertaken a transformation to IT service management are finding game-changing results positively received by both business executives and customers of their IT services. Using this book, start your transformation today!
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Measuring Itsm

Measuring, Reporting, and Modeling the It Service Management Metrics That Matter Most to It Senior Executives

Author: Randy A. Steinberg

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149071944X

Category: Computers

Page: 196

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How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives? Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how these can be calculated into key performance indicators (KPIs) and critical success factors (CSFs) that resonate with senior management. In this book, you will learn about the following: Defining and building a comprehensive metrics program Metrics that are the most important and how to calculate them How to measure your IT services Tips and suggestions for what to do if inadequate tools and reporting exist Suggested approach for how to build your metrics program step-by-step In addition, this book directs you to free sources for IT service management process and service metrics and reporting dashboards that you can use yourself. Simply enter your key operational metrics and the KPIs and CSFs get automatically calculated! A comprehensive guide for building any service management metrics program with all the information you need in one place! No theory here . . . this gives us real metrics we can easily go after. A fantastic addition to our IT service management solution set!
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