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 a comprehensive, practical introduction to IT service management.
Building on their collective service management experience, the authors walk you through essential concepts including processes, functions and roles and illustrate these with real-life examples.
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.
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 APPENDIX