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IT Service Management

Support for your ITSM Foundation exam
3rd edition

John Sansbury (author), Ernest Brewster (author), Aidan Lawes (author), Richard Griffiths (author)

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ISBN: 9781780173184
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 170 x 244
Number of pages: 292
Publication date: 21 MAR 2016
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




Whether you're preparing for your service management foundation exam, or simply want to understand service management better, this new edition of our popular book covers the latest thinking and provides you with a comprehensive, practical introduction to IT service management. Building on their collective, extensive service management experience, the authors of this book walk you through essential concepts including the service lifecycle, processes, functions and roles and illustrate these with real-life examples. With this book you'll quickly gain understanding of the basic principles, terminology and benefits of service management.
Dr Ernest Brewster is a champion of ITIL Service Management. Richard Griffiths is an ITIL trainer. Aidan Lawes is an authority on service management and co-authored ISO/IEC 20000. John Sansbury is a principal consultant and head of practice for service management.
'The no-nonsense approach of this book appeals to me. Straight-shooting description, examples and advice from experienced guys.' Rob England,The IT Skeptic (review of previous edition)

'This is absolutely a valuable source of information.' -Erkan Karagulmez, SAP Consultant, CGI Belgium (review of previous edition)

SECTION 1: OVERVIEW
1 What is service management?

SECTION 2: THE SERVICE LIFECYCLE
2 Service strategy
3 Service design
4 Service transition
5 Service operation
6 Continual service improvement

SECTION 3: THE PROCESSES AND FUNCTIONS
7 IT financial management
8 Demand management
9 Service portfolio management
10 Service catalogue management
11 Service level management
12 Supplier management
13 Capacity management
14 Availability management
15 Service continuity management
16 Information security management and access management
17 Knowledge management
18 Service asset and configuration management
19 Change management
20 Release and deployment
21 The service desk
22 Request fulfilment
23 Incident management
24 Problem management
25 IT operations management
26 Event management
27 Application management
28 Technical management
29 The seven-step improvement process

SECTION 4: MEASUREMENT AND METRICS, AND THE DEMING CYCLE
30 Measurement and metrics
31 The Deming Cycle

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