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Course Description

This 5-day training program is for individuals seeking to develop skills and/or become specialist certified in ITIL's Service Offerings and Agreements practice area. The Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) module is one of the qualifications within the ITIL® Service Capability work stream. The Service Offerings and Agreements module is focused on integrating demand and supplier management with the service portfolio and service catalog, and how to identify, define, cost, and manage services. Course topics concentrate on applying the SOA principles in the following key processes: Service Portfolio Management, Service Catalog Management, Service Level Management, Demand Management, Supplier Management, Financial Management, and Business Relationship Management. The Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) Certification Exam is administered at the end of the course, students may choose to wave the exam if desired.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to service offerings and agreements (SOA)
    • The value to the business of SOA activities
    • The lifecycle within the SOA context
    • How services deliver value to customers and the business and the relevance to the SOA processes
    • How requirements are identified through the SOA processes
    • Understanding return on investment (ROI) and the business case
  • Service portfolio management
    • Service portfolio management, including concepts, methods, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and the interfaces with other processes
    • Service portfolio management in relationship to the service catalogue and service pipeline and how these support SOA
    • Metrics and critical success factors (CSFs) associated with service portfolio management in support of SOA
  • Service catalogue management
    • Service catalogue management, including its concepts, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and the interfaces with other processes
    • Service catalogue in relationship to the service portfolio, the business catalogue, the technical service catalogue and how these components are used to ensure service quality within SOA
    • Metrics and CSFs associated with service catalogue management in support of SOA
  • Service level management
    • Service level management (SLM), including its concepts, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and any interfaces with other processes
    • SLM components and activities, including service level agreements (SLAs) structures, service level requirements (SLRs), operational level agreements (OLAs), CSFs, underpinning contracts (UCs), their metrics, performance and monitoring
    • How these components are used to ensure service quality within SOA
  • Demand management
    • Demand management process, including its concepts, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and any interfaces with other processes
    • Demand for services especially in relation to patterns of business activity and how it is used within SOA
    • Service portfolio interaction with demand management and how demand can be managed for service in relation to providing business benefits and in support of SOA
    • Metrics and CSFs associated with demand management in support of SOA
  • Supplier management
    • Supplier management process inclusive of its concepts, activities, roles and operation including its organizational structure as well as any interfaces with other processes
    • Supplier management components and activities (for example supplier categorization, supplier evaluation, supplier and contract database, metrics and CSFs) and how these are used to ensure service quality within SOA
  • Financial Management for IT services
    • Financial management for IT services, including its concepts, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and any interfaces with other processes
    • Financial management for IT services components and activities, including budgeting, accounting and charging and how these are used to ensure service quality within SOA
    • Metrics and CSFs associated with financial management for IT services in support of SOA
  • Business relationship management
    • Business relationship management, including its concepts, activities, roles and operation as well as its organizational structure and any interfaces with other processes
    • Metrics and CSFs associated with business relationship management in support of SOA
  • SOA roles and responsibilities
    • The roles and responsibilities related to all of the SOA processes
  • Technology and implementation considerations
    • Service management tools and where/how they would be used within SOA for process implementation
    • The tools that support SOA
    • What best practices should be used in order to alleviate challenges and risks when implementing Service Management technologies and designing technology architectures

Prerequisites

The ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management is a prerequisite to taking this class.

Duration

30 Hours | 5 Days or 10 Nights
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