Create a Service Management Roadmap

Know where you are, where to start, and how to get there.

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Poor service management processes can lead to many pains across the organization:

  • Frequent service-impacting incidents
  • Low satisfaction with the service desk
  • High percent of failed deployments
  • Frequent change-related incidents
  • Frequent recurring incidents
  • Inability to find root cause
  • No communication with the business

Our methodology will help you create a service management roadmap that will guide the optimization of your IT services and improve IT’s value to the business:

  • Increase the quality of services that IT provides to the business
  • Increase business satisfaction through higher business approval of IT services
  • Lower cost to design, implement, and manage services
  • Better resource utilization, including staff, tools, and budget

Module 1: Launch the Project

The Purpose

  • Assemble a well-balanced project team and engage with key stakeholders.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A project team that has representation from all major IT teams and support from key stakeholders.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Create a powerful, succinct mission statement.
  • A mission statement based on the objectives of this project and the benefits that it will achieve
1.2 Assemble the project team
  • A plan to engage and communicate with the project team early and proactively
1.3 Identify project stakeholders and create communication plan.
  • A communication message that will best gain stakeholder support
1.4 Use metrics to track the success of the project.
  • A method to measure the success of this project

Module 2: Assess Current State of Service Management

The Purpose

  • Determine maturity of current service management processes.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of overall maturity level as well as individual process maturity level.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Gather feedback from users regarding IT services.
  • An unbiased view of how end users view IT service delivery
2.2 Complete the assessment.
  • All three parts of the assessment completed with consideration of the feedback received from the business
2.3 Interpret the results of the assessment.
  • Consensus on the overall maturity of your service management processes and individual process maturity

Module 3: Identify Target Service Management State

The Purpose

  • Determine a realistic target state given current capabilities and constraints.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A target state that all project team members agree on.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Understand the different target states.
  • Understanding of the difference in the objectives and what processes are included in each state
3.2 Select target state.
  • Target state selected based on current state, most urgent pain points, and potential constraints

Module 4: Build the Service Management Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Build a roadmap for future implementation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A well-organized, documented service management plan that provides direction for the near future.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Identify the processes in your roadmap.
  • Processes identified on the roadmap with an overview of the objectives, benefits, and activities of each process
4.2 Build the roadmap.
  • Processes and accompanying activities documented in the roadmap, including start date, end date, task owner, and potential risks
4.3 Present to stakeholders.
  • Customized stakeholder presentation to gain the approval of senior stakeholders and propel project success

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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