ITIL® Release Control and Validation

ITIL® Release Control and Validation Courses

Scheduled Events

DatesDurationLocationCost / Delegate 
4-7 Aug 20144 DaysLondon£1,500.00

Overview

Course Content

Introduction and Overview

  • Exploring the purpose and objectives of the service transition stream
  • The scope of the service transition phase in relation to the RCV processes
  • Developing an effective service transition strategy
  • The approach and best practices in planning and coordinating service transition activities

Core Release, Control and Validation Processes

Change management

  • Purpose, goals and objectives
  • Implementing change with minimal rework
  • Evaluating business, technical and financial aspects
  • Achieving successful service transition
  • Activities, methods and techniques
  • Postimplementation review
  • Key metrics to measure success

Service asset and configuration management (SACM)

  • Business value of the SACM process
  • Activities, methods and techniques
  • Supporting the effective execution of the SACM process using a configuration management system (CMS)
  • Describing the tools, activity model and deliverables for executing each key activity
  • Effectively measuring the SACM process with metrics
  • Typical day-to-day configuration management activities

Service validation and testing (SVT)

  • How SVT creates business value
  • Identifying how policies can drive and support the execution of the SVT process
  • Triggers, inputs, outputs and interfaces with other processes
  • Acquiring relevant test data
  • Building quality service deliverables using test levels and test models
  • Measuring the SVT process in terms of business value contribution

Release and deployment management

  • Analysing how services are released into production to enable effective use of services
  • Planning, scheduling and controlling releases
  • Identifying clear planning conditions including pass/fail criteria
  • Illustrating the main activities in relation to RCV
  • The key steps for performing the actual transfer
  • Defining metrics for process quality

Request Fulfillment and Change Evaluation

Analysing how service requests should be handled

  • Request fulfillment and a self-help service practice
  • Identifying the differences between request fulfillment and incident management

Evaluating services against target performance in the context of change

  • Meeting committed service level performance
  • Intended and unintended effects of a change
  • Evaluating predicted service performance and actual performance

Knowledge Management

  • The business value of the KM process
  • Identifying what constitutes an effective KM strategy
  • Analysing the basic layers of KM using the DIKW structure
  • Describing the key steps of effective data and information management

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Change management
  • Service asset and configuration management
  • Release and deployment management
  • Request fulfillment and change evaluation

Technology and Implementation Considerations

  • Technology as part of implementing service management
  • Evaluation criteria for service management tools
  • Identifying good practices with service design
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks
  • Managing change in operations
  • Implementing service management technologies

Testimonials

I enjoyed the course enormously, the subject is fascinating and I was never bored and I do have a very low boredom threshold. Enjoyed John’s style and felt very engaged throughout.

Tracy Fitzgerald – Royal London Group

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