ITIL Implementation - Training
|Step 10: ITIL Process Implementation and Training|
This implementation guide made sure that as many parties as possible have been involved in the process design early on. In most cases, there should thus be no need to explain the new processes to the individuals with direct responsibility for their execution.
This notwithstanding, it may appropriate to train staff in the use and operation of new application systems. And clients may need to be informed, for example if a new 1st level support group has been established and as a result the procedure for raising Incidents has changed.
- Build-up of knowledge about ITIL, ITIL 4 and service management
- Training of the employees participating in the new processes in the use of new or changed application systems
- Instruction and information of customers
- Making the new processes a part of everyday working practice
First of all process participants must be made familiar with the new processes.
There might be additional training measures at different levels:
- Background knowledge on ITIL is decisive for the success of the new processes and should be made available to all parties involved; basic ITIL training may take place at the beginning of the project for important key players, so that they are able to convey the ITIL principles to the other project participants.
- Specific members of IT staff will require more intensive training, depending on the ITIL roles they will assume.
- After the implementation of a new or changed application system, training measures with regards to its operation may be necessary.
- As a supplement, trainings which contribute to the improvement of the service provider organization's public image may be considered ("How to handle difficult clients?")
Communicate process changes early and to all parties involved.
- If the process participants learn of the new processes only at this stage, a lack of acceptance will be inevitable. As many employees as possible should therefore be involved in the design of the processes during the earlier project phases.
- Process overviews (process breakdown)
- Interfaces of the ITIL processes to be introduced
- Detailed process descriptions in the form of ITIL process flows
- Guidelines/ checklists
- Measures (KPIs) for the processes to be introduced
- Definitions of the process outputs
- Trained service provider staff
- Informed customers.
- As already stated, all parties concerned should be invited to co-operate and introduce their experiences throughout the project course.
Relevant Views of the ITIL Process Map
For detailed information about processes, the detailed process flows and ITIL templates are useful resources.
Sharing your ITIL processes throughout your organization:
In this video we demonstrate how you can use the ITIL process model for Visio in combination with SharePoint® for publishing your ITIL processes.
Watch the video: "The ITIL Process Map for Visio and SharePoint" (7:11 min.)
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