ITIL® 2011 edition is comprised of five core publications: Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operations and Continual Service Improvement, promoting alignment with the business as well as improving operational efficiency. The official ITIL® qualification scheme describes two streams, the Service Lifecycle Stream and the Service Capability stream.
The Service Lifecycle stream focuses on ITIL practices within the Service Lifecycle context. The prime focus is the Lifecycle itself as well as the use of process and practice elements used within it.
The Service Capability stream is for those who wish to obtain an in depth understanding of ITIL processes and roles. Attention to the Service Lifecycle is illustrated as part of the curriculum but the primary focus is the on the process activities, execution and use throughout the Service Lifecycle.
The ITIL® CSI (Continual Service Improvement) course is part of the ITIL® Intermediate Lifecycle certification stream. The course prepares candidates to take the ITIL® Continual Service Improvement Intermediate exam as well as proving valuable knowledge that can be implemented in the workplace.
Upon successfully achieving the ITIL Continual Service Improvement certificate, students earn 3 credits in the ITIL® qualification scheme.
CIOs, CTOs, managers, supervisory staff, team leaders, designers, architects, planners, IT consultants, IT audit managers and IT security managers who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL Continual Service Improvement phase of the ITIL Lifecycle as well as the processes, functions and activities required to apply them.
- The purpose and objectives of Continual Service Improvement
- How Continual Service Improvement integrates with the stages in the Lifecycle
- How Continual Service Improvement depends upon an understanding of change within an organization
- The nature of the activities and the skills required for the 7 step improvement process
- How tools can assist some or all of the activities in the Continual Service Improvement process
- The effects on an organization of the challenges facing Continual Service Improvement
- ITIL Foundation Certification (v3 or newer) required
- Two years of relevant work experience
Participants will learn the principles and core elements along with the activities and technology & implementation considerations within the Continual Service Improvement stage of the Service Lifecycle. An interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and case study experience to prepare participants for the ITIL Intermediate Continual Service Improvement certification exam as well as providing valuable practical knowledge that can be rapidly applied in the workplace. Quint Wellington Redwood’s integrated case study deepens the participant’s appreciation of how ITIL best practices can be applied in order to improve IT performance. Practical assignments are used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.
- Introduction to CSI
- CSI principles
- CSI process
- CSI methods and techniques
- Organising for CSI
- Technology considerations
- Implementing CSI
- Challenges, critical success factors and risks