ITIL_DPI, ITIL® 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan & Improve

Kursa ilgums, akadēmiskās stundas:24
Kursa cena, EUR (bez PVN):1350,00


Datums, laiksVietaValoda
21.septembris - 23.septembris, 2022 (9:00-16:15) TiešsaistēLatviski
7.decembris - 9.decembris, 2022 (9:00-16:15) TiešsaistēLatviski


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Course target

The ITIL® 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan, and Improve course is based on the ITIL® 4 Strategist Direct, Plan, and Improve candidate syllabus from AXELOS. The course provides the practical skills necessary to create a “learning and improving” IT organization, with a strong and effective strategic direction. With the help of ITIL® 4 concepts and terminology, activities, exercises, and examples included in the course, you will acquire relevant knowledge to pass the ITIL® Strategist: Direct, Plan, and Improve certification exam.

The ITIL® 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan, and Improve course is designed to provide practitioners with a practical and strategic method for planning and delivering continual improvement with necessary agility. It is aimed at managers of all levels involved in shaping direction and strategy or developing a continually improving team. It will cover both practical and strategic elements.

ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited


The ITIL® 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan and Improve course fundamentally targets the participants in the IT and business domains who wish to take first steps in service management or who are familiar with earlier versions of ITIL and/or other sources of industry best practice and wish to learn about ITIL® 4.

  • IT Support Staff
  • IT Consultants
  • Business Managers
  • Business Process Owners
  • IT Developers
  • Service Providers
  • System Integrators
  • Anyone working in a Devops team

After course students will be able to

  • Understand the key concepts of direction, planning, improvement.
  • Understand the scope of what is to be directed and/or planned, and know how to use key principles and methods of direction and planning in that context.
  • Understand the role of GRC and know how to integrate the principles and methods into the service value system.
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of continual improvement for all types of improvements.
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of Communication and Organizational Change Management to direction, planning and improvement.
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of measurement and reporting in direction, planning, and improvement.
  • Understand and know how to direct, plan, and improve value streams and practices.

Course contents

Module 1: Core concepts of Direct, Plan and Improve

1. Key concepts of Direct, Plan and Improve

a. Basics of Direction
b. Basics of Planning
c. Basics of Improvement
d. Operating model
e. Methods
f. Risks
g. Scope of control
h. Identify the scope of control and within this:

i. Cascade objectives and requirements
ii. Effective policies, controls, and guidelines
iii. Place decision-making authority at the correct level

2. Understand the differences between:

a. Vision and mission
b. Strategy, tactics and operations
c. Governance, compliance and management
d. Policies, controls and guidelines

3. Value, outcomes, costs and risks and their relationships to direction, planning and improvement.

Module 2: Direct, Plan and Improve through Service Value Chain and Guiding Principles

1. Direct, Plan and Improve of the Service Value System
2. Direct, Plan and Improve of Guiding Principles

Module 3: Role of Direction in Strategy Management

1. Introducing Startegy Management
2. Developing Effective Strategies

Module 4: Implementation of Strategies

1. Managing Risks
2. Making Decisions through Portfolio Management
3. Directing via Governance, Risk and Compliance

a. The role of risk and risk management in DPI
b. How governance impacts DPI
c. Controls that are sufficient, yet not excessive

Module 5: Introduction to Assessment and Planning

1. Core Concepts of Assessment
2. Conducting Effective Assessments
3. Assessment objectives, outputs, requirements and criteria
4. Assessment methods

Module 6: Assessment and Planning through Value Stream Mapping

1. Introducing Value Stream Mapping
2. Developing Value Stream Maps
3. Knowing More About Value Stream Mapping

Module 7: Measurement, Reporting, and Continual Improvement

1. Measurement and Reporting
2. Alignment of Measurements and Metrics
3. Indicators and metrics to support objectives
4. Measurements for the Four Dimensions
5. ITIL continual improvement model
6. Core Concepts of Planning
7. Define and prioritize desired outcomes of an improvement
8. Build, justify and advocate for a business case
9. Improvement reviews
10. Analysis of lessons learned
11. Know how to embed continual improvement at all levels of Service Value System
12. Continual Improvement of the Value Chain and Practices

Module 8: Organizational Change Management Principles and Methods

1. Nature, scope and potential benefits of organizational change management
2. OCM throughout DPI and Service Value Chain
3. Key principles and methods of communication and organizational change management:

a. Identify and manage different types of stakeholders
b. Effectively communicate with and influence others
c. Establish effective feedback channels

4. Effective interfaces across the value chain
5. Resistance and Reinforcement

Module 9 Direct, Plan and Improve for value streams and processes

1. Differences between value streams and practices. How those differences impact direction, planning and improvement.
2. Methods and techniques to direct, plan and improve value streams and practices.

a. Addressing the four dimensions
b. Organizations and People in the Service Value Systems
c. Partners and Suppliers in the Service Value Systems
d. Value Streams and Processes in the Service Value Systems
e. Information and Technology in the Service Value Systems
f. Applying the guiding principles
g. Value stream mapping
h. Optimization of workflow
i. Elimination of waste
j. Ensuring and utilizing feedback