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Service Desk and Incident Manager

Careers in IT service management

Peter Wheatcroft (author)

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ISBN: 9781780172330
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 129 x 198
Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 29 JUL 2014
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




The role of a service desk manager is to provide the single point of contact between an IT organisation and its users. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, monitoring and improving processes and procedures relating to the management of incidents and service requests and handling the communication between an IT provider and its users. This book gives an excellent introduction to the role, covering areas such as purpose, required skills and career progression, as well as tools, standards and frameworks. Based on the author's extensive experience, it gives practical guidance to those new to the role and will also be of interest to suppliers of service desk and associated software so they can gain a deeper understanding of how the people who use their products need to work.
Peter Wheatcroft is a specialist in service transformation and has consulted widely in this area since 2002. Before becoming a consultant, he was the Director of Commercial & Information Management for Alliance & Leicester plc. He is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional, holding fellowships awarded by the IET, BCS and the CMI.
'One of the key challenges to delivering great IT service is both the recognition of the role of the service desk and the need to drive process rigour and positive people interactions simultaneously. This book thoughtfully combines all that is at the heart of sustainable and consistent IT service desk delivery. Peter really understands how to mature your IT service in this step-by-step reference guide that is rich in practical detail.'
John Rignall, Senior IT service leader

'A practical and thorough introduction to this neglected and often misunderstood area. Recommended.'
Piers Cain CMgr, Head of Knowledge and Stakeholder Relations, Chartered Management Institute

'The book scores 10/10 in terms of content and value for money. It provides an excellent introduction to the service desk. Readers of all levels working in service delivery will surely benefit from the practical guidance provided.'
Uma Kanagaratnam, MBCS, Senior Product Support Specialist

1. The context for this book

2. An overview of service desk and incident management

3. Developing the roles and responsibilities

4. Tools, methods and techniques

5. Career progression and related roles

6. Service desk manager case study

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