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Free ITIL Templates and Checklists

Fri, 09 December 2016

The most sought-after ITIL templates are available for you in the IT Process Wiki.

These ready-to-use templates and checklists are also a good starting point for designing ISO 20000 compliant documents and records.

As part of the ITIL Process Map, the ITIL 2011 templates were officially reviewed by APM Group to verify their alignment with the principles of Cabinet Office best practice guidance. They are thus officially ITIL® licensed.


Free webinar: ITIL and the ITIL Process Map

Wed, 23 November 2016

For many years we have been conducting live webinars about ITIL and the ITIL Process Map over the internet - and of course we still offer these webinars every two weeks or so;

You can sign up here!

But our timing may not fit in with your schedule, or maybe you want to see the webinar instantly. For such cases we have created a recorded version of the ITIL webinar that you can watch at any time:

Webinar: ITIL and the ITIL Process Map

→ or watch it on YouTube


Is YaSM 'ITIL lite' or 'lean ITIL'?

Fri, 28 October 2016

When presenting the YaSM service management framework to someone who has never heard of it before, I get frequently asked whether YaSM is a lean or light version of ITIL®.

YaSM is definitely lighter than ITIL®. But we don't want YaSM to be confused with what is often called "ITIL lite" or "lean ITIL" because we think the existing approaches are often flawed!

Read it now:

→ From the YaSM Blog: Is YaSM 'ITIL lite' or 'lean ITIL'?


ITIL metrics (KPIs)

Mon, 24 October 2016

ITIL key performance indicators ("KPIs") are used to assess if the processes of an IT organization are running according to expectations.

The suggested KPIs in our ITIL Wiki comply with the ITIL 2011 recommendations and were enhanced with elements from COBIT®.

→ Details: ITIL Key Performance Indicators


Video: The ITIL RACI Matrix

Mon, 12 September 2016

The ITIL RACI matrix ("responsibility assignment matrix") provides a summary of the ITIL roles and their levels of responsibility in the ITIL processes.

The RASCI model is an extended variant of the commonly known RACI model, which defines the following responsibilities: R - Responsible, A - Accountable, S - Support, C - Consulted and I - Informed.

RACI matrices are especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional processes.

→ Watch the video: ITIL RACI Matrix


Checklist Capacity Plan

Tue, 06 September 2016

The Capacity Plan is used to manage the resources required to deliver IT services.

The plan contains scenarios for different predictions of business demand, and options with cost estimates to deliver the agreed service level targets.

→ You'll find the detailed checklist here!


2nd anniversary of the YaSM Service Management Wiki

Sun, 14 August 2016

The YaSM Wiki is about service management according to YaSM®, a new, streamlined framework for organizations offering services to their customers.

The free wiki is the ideal starting point if you would like to learn more about Enterprise Service Management and ITSM.

You'll find detailed guidance and examples on how the YaSM framework can be applied to improve the delivery of services.

→ The YaSM Wiki main page


ITIL functions and processes - the differences and similarities

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

In various parts of the books, ITIL refers to "functions" rather than "processes". For instance, Incident Management is introduced as a process and Facilities Management as a function.

→ So, what is the difference between ITIL processes and ITIL functions?


YaSM | New video series: Good service management

Sun, 19 June 2016

Today we start a new series of videos, highlighting the time-tested, simple principles that we must get right in order to become successful providers of services - and how to apply them in practice.

→ Save our YouTube playlist: Good Service Management based on YaSM
YaSM videos (overview)


Video | The ITIL Process Map and SharePoint

Tue, 19 April 2016

How to use the ITIL Process Map for Visio for publishing your ITIL processes:

Some of our customers use Microsoft® SharePoint® for managing their ITIL process diagrams and sharing them throughout their organizations. In this video we demonstrate how you can use the ITIL process model for Visio in combination with SharePoint.

Video: The ITIL Process Map and SharePoint


Video | The ITIL - ISO 20000 Bridge

Sun, 28 February 2016

Learn how the ITIL® - ISO 20000 Bridge gets your ISO 20000 initiative started and helps you with keeping track of your progress towards ISO 20000 compliance:

The "ITIL - ISO 20000 Bridge" is an additional component to the ITIL Process Map. For every ISO 20000 requirement, the Bridge provides specific suggestions on how it can be fulfilled, in the form of ready-to-use process templates, document templates and checklists.

Video: Introduction to the ITIL - ISO 20000 Bridge


Free Project Management Templates and Checklists

Wed, 19 February 2016

Essential also for your ITIL project: Basic knowledge, checklists and tips for Project Management.

These documents are designed to provide practical support for anyone assigned to do the actual "project work". However, they are also well suited for improving the organization and implementation of some of the day-to-day routine operations.

Project management basics
Project management - templates, checklists and tips


Update | ITIL Repository Add-In for Visio 2016

Tue, 09 Februar 2016

Microsoft has recently published the new version of Visio® 2016.

The ITIL® Process Map works very well with this latest edition of Visio, but nevertheless the appearance of Visio 2016 provided an opportunity to update the "ITIL repository add-in" for Visio that comes with the ITIL Process Map.

Many existing customers are eligible for a free upgrade, so please get in touch with us if you would like to obtain a copy of the new repository add-in. [...]

→ Details: ITIL Repository Add-In for Visio 2016


Video | Adapting the ITIL Process Model to your Organization

Tue, 01 December 2015

The ITIL Process Map provides you with a set of ITIL templates plus the means to adapt the process diagrams to your own organization's needs.

Three examples illustrate some techniques for working with the Visio ITIL templates, including the usage of a simple Excel repository for managing all central object information of the ITIL reference process model.

→ Watch the video: Adapting the ITIL Process Map


Service Portfolio Template

Fri, 07 August 2015

Are you looking for a Service Portfolio template? Our checklist will help get you started.

The Service Portfolio represents a complete list of the services managed by the service provider. It contains present contractual commitments, new service development, and retired services.

→ These are the most important contents of a Service Portfolio.


The ITIL Process Map works with Windows 10

Mon, 03 August 2015

We've thoroughly tested the ITIL® Process Map for Visio® on Windows 10, and we can now confirm that our ITIL process model works with Microsoft's new operating system.

If you are an existing customer, you may receive the latest version of the Visio add-in ("ITIL Repository Feature"), including an updated user manual, free of charge.


Infographic now also in Arabic: How to implement ITIL in 10 steps

Mon, 23 March 2015

Check out this Arabized version of our "ITIL Implementation" infographic that breaks the task down into 10 manageable steps.

Many thanks to Mohamad Sibai, Saudi Council of Engineers, for the translation!

→ Proceed to: ITIL Implementation/ Infographic - Arabic version


YaSM - an alternative to ITIL?

Wed, 29 October 2014

Once in a while we get asked during our YaSM webinars if YaSM is an alternative to ITIL.

It almost seems quite a few people would like to avoid having to deal with ITIL and are thus looking for alternatives - but is that a good idea?

Read it now!

→ From the YaSM Blog: YaSM - an alternative to ITIL?


From the YaSM Blog: Beware of evil process templates

Sun, 05 October 2014

In a recent blog post on his ITSM portal, Jan van Bon, IT service management expert and author of many popular books on the subject, muses about people using 'ITIL process templates' making a 'fundamental mistake' ("ITIL process templates - a contradictio in terminis?"). Instead of adopting something that is already developed, organizations should 'spend serious time on designing their management system'.

Obviously, as providers of such templates we don't fully agree with Jan's line of thought ...

→ Read it now: Beware of evil process templates!


Launch of the free YaSM Service Management Wiki

Sat, 06 September 2014

The YaSM Wiki provides a complete overview of service management according to YaSM®.

The wiki is the ideal starting point if you would like to learn more about YaSM and service management in general.

→ Read it now: Launch of the free YaSM Wiki

→ Proceed to the YaSM Wiki: YaSM Wiki main page


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New: A Bridge between ITIL 2011 and the ISO 20000:2011 Standard

Wed, 13 June 2012

The ITIL® - ISO 20000 Bridge has been brought in line with the latest version of ISO 20000:2011. It is now available as an add-on to the ITIL® Process Map.

The new version of the ITIL® - ISO 20000 Bridge helps IT organizations and IT Service Providers to develop ITIL 20000 compliant processes and serves as a guideline during the preparation for the ISO-20000:2011 certification audit.

Details ...


Now available: ITIL Process Map 2011

Sat, 14 April 2012

Following the publication of the 2011 edition of ITIL in July 2011, the ITIL Process Map has been adapted to the latest guidance. → Details ...


IT Process Maps on Google Plus

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Thu, 19 January 2012

IT Process Maps is also on Google+, where we'll keep you updated about new posts and any other news relevant to ITIL, ISO 20000, ITIL process management and the latest news on our ITIL Wiki.

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