Manage Service Desk Effectiveness
Get past simple metrics and make your service desk deliver better results.
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Service Desk metrics can be misleading if you're simply focused on incident volumes, first call resolution, or customer satisfaction as isolated metrics. This solution set will provide an overall framework for driving the highest level of effectiveness from your Service Desk while optimizing the cost of delivery.
Enterprises ready to move beyond incident management can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the help desk by implementing problem management functions that reduce incidents at the source.
Managing IT's portfolio of projects doesn't have to be a constant headache. Setting realistic goals, evaluating the organization's process capabilities, and selecting the appropriate tools will improve your chances of managing the portfolio effectively.
IT leaders must focus on strategy and leadership activities, and avoid spending time on most vendor management activities, managing projects, and work their employees could be doing.
Many IT and business leaders have difficulty correctly defining the scope of Project Management. Others confuse Enterprise Portfolio Management and Project Portfolio Management with one another, and with good reason: even vendors blur the lines between them. Differentiate between the three before seeking helpful tools to avoid lost time, money, and effort.
It is necessary for organizations to efficiently track and manage company-wide IT projects: ad-hoc project management (PM) is the way of the past. Determine enterprise need and then take the essential steps to implementing a successful centralized Project Management Office (PMO) to reap the benefits of being on time, within budget, and well-organized.
Effective Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is fundamental to the success of any enterprise. Market leading software solutions offer structured project and portfolio management functionality, robust reporting, full-bodied resource management, efficient collaboration, and much more. Use this note to help differentiate top vendors by looking at key factors such as comprehensive data display, structure project and portfolio management functionality, and the ability to appropriately allocate resources.
Portfolio monitoring is a management level process for managing the successful delivery of projects across the organization. Since managers are not part of the day-to-day operations of projects, it is important for them to stay informed of project progress and status in order to make good decisions.
Successful project completion is on everyone's wish list. Understand the four essentials of successful project management and adopt simple tools that will help organize the planning and management of projects without requiring major overhead.