Archive for May, 2007

Six Sigma and Service Management

May 25, 2007

ITIL needs more from outside in order to fully support IT governance.

For the quality aspect Six Sigma is a strong contender. Since General Electric announced huge savings this “critical to quality” approach has become popular (an article around cost reduction for several well known companies is here).

Six Sigma is a methodology that systematically improves processes by eliminating defects. The goal is to achieve exceptional quality among the competition by reducing effects to 3.4 defects (or less) per one million opportunities.

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What’s new on ITIL v3 (from Sharon Taylor Axios whitepaper) – part II

May 9, 2007

ITIL v3 core books versus old ITIL v2 processes

Here is the rest of the short analysis on Sharon Taylor’s  white paper for ITIL v3 (read part I here).

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What’s new on ITIL v3 (from Sharon Taylor Axios whitepaper) – part I

May 8, 2007

 

From the excellent white paper that Sharon Taylor wrote for Axios we can foresee a bit more on ITIL v3. I’ll bring you more on this in the next post.

 

1. The ITIL framework has been renamed

ITIL Service Management Practices will now be used instead of IT Infrastructure Library (relax… ITIL is still used as a standalone word).

 

This re-branding is meant to stress the shift from IT process centric practices (ITIL v2) to a more general service centric approach aligned with business (ITIL v3). Actually, “Information Technology Infrastructure Library” was not a catchy phrase anyway for the ITIL acronym.

 

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ITIL v3 certifications and Bloom Taxonomy (of Educational Objectives)

May 2, 2007

ITIL v3 Certification Levels versus Bloom Taxonomy of Educational Objectives cognitive domain levels 

ITIL v3 Certification Levels versus Bloom Taxonomy of Educational Objectives cognitive domain levels

With the ITIL V3 Qualifications Statement from APM Group we now have a Bloom Taxonomy for Educational Objectives that’s being used as a reference to understand the new three-level certification scheme proposed by the International Examination Panel.

The new ITIL v3 certifications are:

Basic Level – Similar to ITIL v2 Foundation

Management and Capability Level instead of ITIL v2 Practitioner and Service Manager

Advanced Level – A new certification level

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