1 Can You Really Get ITIL Out of the Box? best practices WHITE PAPER
2 Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 Fuel for Skepticism...3 > >Scoping Out the Challenge...3 Addressing the Skeptics Concerns...3 > >Demonstrate ITIL Compliance...4 > >Implement ITIL Processes Out of the Box...4 > >Integrate ITIL Processes Within and Across IT Disciplines...5 > >Address the People Component...5 Implementing the Solution...6 > >Phase 1 Assessment...6 > >Phase 2 Software Selection, Purchase, and Installation...7 > >Phase 3 Software Localization...7 Conclusion...9
3 Executive Summary IT organizations are under intense pressure to reduce the cost of managing IT and ensure that decisions are based on customer value, business value, and business priorities. Many are turning to the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL ) for guidance on how to meet these demands. But ITIL is not a panacea. It is a set of guidelines. It s left up to each organization to translate those guidelines into workable and effective organizational values utilizing ITIL methodologies for their specific environment. Specifically, ITIL is a good process roadmap based on real-world customer experiences in managing IT to achieve business objectives and realize business value. To achieve best practices utilizing ITIL, organizations need to adopt and adapt ITIL to their needs. Although ITIL provides guidelines for service management, and is mainly process-focused, successful implementation requires the harmonic convergence of those processes with organizational goals and the other three components of the business and IT environment people, technology, and suppliers. To use an automobile analogy, to reach a planned destination (business objective or goal) requires the harmonic convergence of metrics, a roadmap (processes), a vehicle (technology), a driver (people), and capabilities/resources that we may not have (suppliers). Even if the roadmap is accurate, the vehicle must be capable of making the journey, and the driver must be knowledgeable in a variety of disciplines, including vehicle operation. If the driver lacks anything, a supplier may be needed. Also, you must have metrics for decision support to know where you are so that you can strategize and navigate in the right direction to reach your destination. If any of these elements are lacking, the destination may remain difficult to reach. To adopt ITIL methodologies successfully, you must address all four components of the business and IT environment people, processes, technology, and supplier relationships. That may seem like quite a challenge, but take heart. Technology is available that can help you get the most business value out of ITIL guidelines. Some industry experts are skeptical about whether you can actually use out-of-the-box technology to achieve the most value from an ITIL perspective. Here are some of the reasons they cite for their concern: >> You can select technology that you believe aligns closely with your intended goals, but when you actually take it home and unwrap the box, you might be surprised at what you find or don t find in the box. Getting the functionality you need may require an extensive consulting engagement, and that drives up cost. >> The technology may not integrate with the other elements of your infrastructure, or it may fail to map to the processes you ve decided to keep. >> You may have trained your staff on ITIL and have even gotten some of them ITIL certified, but they may not fully understand their roles in the ITIL processes or may not follow the ITIL processes. >> You must define your own set of processes first. PAGE > 1
4 This paper addresses skepticism head on. So if you want to realize value from adopting ITIL methodologies, but are put off by the skepticism, this paper should help relieve your concerns. It describes the extensive capabilities you can gain from today s advanced IT service management solutions and how they can propel you forward in your journey to achieve the most value from your ITIL initiatives. The paper also provides a step-by-step approach to planning, selecting, and implementing an ITIL out-of-the box solution. Finally, it presents a real-world example of how one organization is taking advantage of out-of-the-box technology in implementing ITIL. PAGE > 2
5 Fuel for Skepticism ITIL adoption presents a significant challenge, but the benefits far outweigh the level of effort. ITIL provides practical guidance for organizations to manage IT from a business perspective and deliver greater value to their customers. ITIL also defines processes at a high level telling you what to do, not how to do it. It focuses on methodology and provides a roadmap for building processes. However, ITIL leaves it up to you to implement the processes in the manner most suitable to your organization s situation and needs. That presents a challenge, one that requires you not only to implement the processes, but also to deploy underlying technology to support those processes, and finally, to define how your staff will follow them. It is the magnitude of this challenge that has fueled skepticism concerning the ability to implement ITIL out of the box. Scoping Out the Challenge To meet the challenge, you must first ready the organization for the changes. Then decide the value you want the organization to achieve. Next, define the tasks and workflows that enable ITIL processes. Then you have to provide IT service management applications to support the processes. Next, you have to integrate these applications, because application integration makes process integration possible, and process integration is a key ITIL requirement. To support your ITIL processes and ensure they have a consistent and accurate view of IT assets and their relationships, you also need to implement a configuration management data base (CMDB), which is part of a Configuration Management System (CMS). The CMS has the CMDB, plus a full management system for managing it, such as a reconciliation engine. The CMS interfaces with data collection tools and a federation facility to source data. The CMDB is an essential component of an IT service management implementation based on ITIL. The CMDB defines a set of configuration items (CIs) and can maintain information about all components of the IT environment technology, processes, and people as CIs in the database. It maintains descriptions of the CIs, such as the hardware and software configurations of client and server machines. It also maintains information about the relationships of the CIs, such as the physical and logical relationships of the IT infrastructure components, including dependencies, such as information regarding which database runs on which server. The CMDB provides two primary functions: >>A single source of reference and control across all IT disciplines to ensure that all processes are working from consistent and accurate data >>A point of integration for the individual IT service management applications In addition to taking care of the process, technology, and supplier components, components of the IT environment, you have to address the people component. That includes bringing your staff up to speed on the use of ITIL processes and their value to the organization, which requires training and possibly ITIL certification programs. In view of the magnitude of the challenge, some industry experts have expressed their skepticism that technology out of the box can move an organization far along the path to ITIL. Addressing the Skeptics Concerns Despite the skepticism, IT service management technology is available today that can simplify and speed your ITIL implementation. The advances that these solutions can bring to an ITIL implementation are analogous to the advances in PC technology that have simplified the deployment of personal computers. In the early PC days, very little was included out of the box. Users had to be technology experts to get computers up and running. They had to grapple with a primitive operating system that employed an arcane command-line user interface. Furthermore, they had to install applications and peripheral drivers without benefit of install shields and wizards. Today, PCs are nearly ready to go right out of the box. Hardware and software (operating system, peripheral devices, and applications) are all integrated. The user simply supplies specific details such as personal preferences, account information, and local network and Internet access information and the computer is ready to perform useful work. The integration between the PC applications is now seamless. IT service management technology has advanced in the same way to simplify ITIL implementation. Solutions are available that enable IT organizations to implement key ITIL processes right out of the box. Some include a suite of applications that support a variety of IT disciplines, using proven best practices. The applications are integrated at the process level to permit ITIL process integration, a key ITIL requirement. Some solutions also include a CMDB, which is shared by the applications. PAGE > 3
6 This section indicates a number of areas in which IT service management technology has advanced, enabling it to address the concerns of skeptics and give you a substantial head start in ITIL implementation. Remember, however, that IT service management solutions vary considerably in their ability to address these concerns. Consequently, approach your selection of an out-of-the box ITIL solution with care to be sure you choose the one that will bring you farthest along the ITIL path out of the box. You want to use these advancement areas as criteria in making your selection. Furthermore, it should move and manage each process though its entire lifecycle. Demonstrate ITIL Compliance Most important, the solution must be aligned with ITIL and use ITIL processes, language, and naming conventions. The naming conventions include the ITIL definitions of IT disciplines: incident management, problem management, change management, release management, configuration management, service level management, and the service desk function. One way to ensure ITIL compliance is to look for solutions that Pink Elephant, a leading ITIL consulting firm, has verified as ITIL aligned through its PinkVerify TM program ( PinkVerify is the only certification program worldwide to recognize software that supports the definitions and workflow requirements of specific IT management processes, such as ITIL. All service management tools considered for PinkVerify are objectively assessed by qualified Pink Elephant consultants who hold the highest level of ITIL certification, the Management Certificate in IT Service Management. Figure 1. Process lifecycle To meet this criterion, the solution must define the individual best-practice activities that make up each process. This involves specifying the work instructions and establishing the para meters for controlling process flow, such as service level agreement (SLA) parameters. (See Figure 2.) This out-of-the-box capability of translating ITIL process guidelines, documented in the ITIL books, into actual bestpractice processes gives you a significant head start in ITIL implementation. Implement ITIL Processes Out of the Box The concept of ITIL processes out of the box implies three important capabilities: definition of roles and responsibilities, definition of process flow, and implementation of a CMDB. Figure 2. Generic process flow Roles and Responsibilities The solution must predefine the roles involved in the ITIL processes, along with the responsibilities of those roles. All you should have to do is define the access rights and permissions necessary for the individuals assigned to execute the various ITIL processes. For example, an effective solution defines the roles of those responsible for solving hardware and software problems within problem management. Figure 3 shows an example of a process flow for the escalation process. Process Flow A process consists of one or more connected activities (tasks) that make up the process lifecycle. As Figure 1 illustrates, each activity requires input, and its output becomes the input to the next sequential activity. The solution should specify the process flow for the standard, documented ITIL processes defined in the ITIL guidelines. Figure 3. Escalation process lifecycle PAGE > 4
7 Figure 4 shows an actual, predefined problem management workflow implemented by an existing IT service management solution. CMDB The CMDB is the heart of the ITIL implementation. Consequently, an ITIL out-of-the-box solution should implement a CMDB automatically, so that the user need only populate the CMDB with the data describing the organization s IT environment. Some solutions simplify CMDB population by providing discovery tools that automatically capture information, record it in the CMDB, and keep it updated by regularly scanning the environment and recording any changes. This includes topology discovery, and within the CMDB is the ability to have a rules-based reconciliation engine to enable data cleansing and concatenation (the operation of joining two character streams end to end) from the various source tools. Integrate ITIL Processes Within and Across IT Disciplines One of the key themes of ITIL and a critical requirement for out-of-the-box ITIL implementation is process integration. To achieve this integration, a solution must integrate the IT service management applications that support the ITIL processes, at both the data level and the process level. The CMDB provides the foundation for application (and process) integration at the data level by providing a shared source of data about the IT environment. In addition, the IT service management applications should interoperate to provide integration at the process level. For example, interoperation of the change management application with the incident and problem management application makes it possible for a service desk agent to generate requests for change (RFCs) to resolve problems, and be notified of successful change completion all from the service desk application. As another example, integration of the change, release, and configuration management applications permits implementation of a closed-loop change process that encompasses all phases of the change lifecycle request, planning, implementation, and verification. Address the People Component Certainly process, technology, and suppliers are important components of ITIL, but the solution must also address the people component. Although the solution certainly can t take care of all the people issues, it can be of considerable help. For example, a comprehensive out-of-the-box solution defines the roles of the groups involved in ITIL processes. All that remains for you to do is to supply the actual people s names within the groups. For example, in the escalation process, you supply the names of the people at the various escalation levels to permit automatic routing of problems to the appropriate people or groups of people (resolving teams). In the change process, you supply the names of the people authorized to approve and implement changes, based on the type of change requested. This permits Figure 4. Predefined problem management workflow PAGE > 5
8 you to track who authorized each change and when they did this, and who implemented each change and when it was made. This detailed level of change tracking is essential for regulatory compliance. intentions. A mission statement should clarify the direction of the program, motivate people to take action in the right direction, coordinate the actions of different people, and most important, outline the view of senior management. Some solutions also guide the user through the steps of various processes. In essence, this provides training and adherence to ITIL processes. Implementing the Solution Although IT service management solutions are available that accelerate ITIL implementation with substantial out-of-the-box capability, implementing ITIL is still by no means a trivial task. That s why you should approach it in a disciplined manner. This section provides a three-phase, step-by-step approach to implementation. Each phase consists of five steps for a total of 15 steps. (See Figure 5). Phase 1 Assessment Step 1 Create Goals and Mission In this first step, you define the goals and the mission of your ITIL implementation. Keep it simple. If possible, limit the scope to between five and ten goals, and ensure that your goals relate to ITIL principles. Don t just consider immediate pain points. Instead, take a long-term view, and make sure you clarify the direction of your program so you can motivate people to take action in the desired direction. Remember that your mission statement will become your final deliverable, so make sure that you clearly reflect your Step 2 Review Service Management Best Practices Search out and review all the service management best practices you wish to consider to implement your service management solution. Document the results of the search by generating a comprehensive list of all contenders. It s a good idea to manage the list using a standard component approach, such as a spreadsheet. Step 3 Select Service Management (SM) Best Practices From the list you generated in Step 2, select the service management best practices you want to implement. Bear in mind that organizations don t typically implement all of ITIL at least not all at once. In making your selections, it s a good idea to appoint a selection committee that represents all stakeholders. With the help of the committee, you can do the following: >>Identify the best-practice needs common to the stakeholders >>Establish key selection criteria, such as governance and quality >>Identify the areas of conflict between the business managers (For example, one business manager may want to implement a process that could inadvertently have a negative impact on the objectives of another business manager.) >>Eliminate the obvious noncontending best practices >>Rate the remaining contenders Figure 5. ITIL implementation process PAGE > 6
9 Step 4 Select Supporting Best Practices from Other Frameworks Determine the best practices you wish to implement from other frameworks that are complementary to ITIL, such as Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), Six Sigma, and ISO Step 5 Decide Which Processes to Implement to Support the Best Practices Decide which processes you need to implement to support the best practices you have selected. Your choices may be limited by various factors, such as practicality, cost and time to implement, IT/technology structure, and business practices. You may have to prioritize or restrict your process list to fit your specific situation. In the case of the ten ITIL processes, you may adopt only a limited number. For example, you may decide not to adopt continuity management, because you already have a strong independent continuity function. Phase 2 Software Selection, Purchase, and Installation Step 1 Create a Software Needs Analysis Scope out the software requirements to support each of the processes in the list that you created in Phase 1, and prioritize the requirements for each process. Be sure to anticipate future requirements. >>Identify the components for the overall software scope and the components required by each individual process, and this will provide the basis for your needs analysis. >>Refer to the ITIL books for guidance. They are available from The Stationery Office at The overall scope relates to those components that are common to each process, such as process-driven integration, federation, reporting, security, and technology criteria. The individual scope by process only describes those criteria that are unique to each individual process. Step 2 Identify Potential Software Based on the software needs analysis, identify the available software solutions that meet your requirements. In determining what is available, take advantage of such resources as IT Service Management Forum (itsmf), IT Infrastructure Management Association (ITIM), and industry conferences and seminars. Step 3 Select Software Make a selection from the list you generated in Step 2. In making this selection, it s important to consider: >>How closely the software meets the out-of-the-box criteria outlined in the previous section of this paper >>How closely the software meets your specific software needs, as scoped in Step 1 >>Licensing and maintenance options >>Level of support available >>Complementary products available from the vendor, such as solutions that automate identity management, provisioning, and software configuration management >>The vendor s solution roadmap (Examine the vendor s roadmap to be sure the software meets your current and future requirements.) >>The vendor s reputation in the industry You can also check evaluation tests, such as PinkVerify, to help you rate the solutions. Step 4 Prepare a Business Case Once you have made your choice, you need to develop a business case for acquiring the solution. That involves determining the return on investment (ROI) for the software, considering such cost factors as software purchase, implementation, customization, maintenance, and the required hardware and supporting technology. Then weigh these against the expected benefits, such as improved IT efficiency, reduced risk, and improved regulatory posture. Step 5 Purchase and Install Software Your purpose in deploying the solution is to implement and follow ITIL processes. By the time you ve reached this step, you have selected a solution that implements these processes out of the box. So rather than attempting to adapt the solution to your organization s processes, focus on how your organization can adapt to follow the ITIL processes implemented by the solution. In choosing to install the software, it s important to trust your supplier. You should install the software in the way that the vendor recommends, and resist the temptation to make onthe-fly changes. That helps ensure that the implementation remains true to ITIL processes, and permits hassle-free maintenance and upgrades. Phase 3 Software Localization Step 1 Create Process/Work Instructions In this step, you tailor the solution to your specific environment by supplying the information that defines your environment. This involves populating the solution with data, such as the people s names for each role, and with service level agreement parameter values, such as the maximum elapsed time allowed before escalation of an incident. You also need to consider what is required to familiarize people with new processes or ways of doing things. The solution can help by guiding the user through the various processes, providing a self-teaching environment. PAGE > 7
10 Reaping the Benefits Companies are already taking advantage of ITIL out-of-the-box solutions to facilitate and speed their ITIL implementations. Here s one example. After studying ITIL for a few years, the IT staff of a large clothing retailer decided to implement ITIL processes to enable IT to better support the company s rapid growth. The IT operations staff had been hampered by limited tools for managing the IT infrastructure. Unplanned outages, delays in service restoration, and numerous recurring incidents were disrupting business operations. Only minimal data had been available for determining the business impact of outages, tracking assets, deploying operating system patches, estimating resources, and rolling out new functionality. The IT staff opted to begin its ITIL implementation with its service desk, replacing its current basic ticketing system with one that implemented ITIL processes to support incident, problem, change, and configuration management. After considering several options, including building the system in-house, the company opted to purchase a solution that provided ITIL capability out of the box. There was significant internal resistance to this management decision, with many employees and managers bemoaning that an out-of-the-box approach would not give them the functionality they needed. So, the vice president in charge of the project asked them to list of all the functions they identified as missing within the first six to 12 months after implementation. According to the vice president, people kept a list for a while. Eventually, however, people quit talking about their lists, and it became a lot easier for them to conform to the out-of-the-box processes. He said that was the key to getting the project done so quickly. It took only eight to ten weeks to deploy an integrated suite of IT service management applications that supported an ITIL-compliant service desk; incident management, problem management, and change management processes; and the underlying CMDB. The customer has since added asset management and application management to further its ITIL journey. The benefits have been substantial and include: > Reduction of $1.8M in annual expense budget (Savings contributed nearly two cents to annual earnings per share.) > Over $1M in gross profit from accelerating retail store openings > Over $500,000 in savings on licensing agreements > Over $200,000 in savings from hardware vendor negotiations > Ability to track assets and decrease maintenance costs for improperly recorded retired assets > Ten percent reduction in operating expenses of technology operations > Ability to offer new services to customers more quickly, with higher levels of service through proactive response to problems A comprehensive, out-of-the-box ITIL solution saves considerable time and effort in this step by predefining both the activities involved in each process and the process workflow that integrates the activities. It also provides the work instructions by guiding the user through each activity. Step 2 Perform Essential Personalization In this step, you personalize the solution, doing such things as tailoring screen layout, adding custom data fields, and specifying rules unique to your organization. Any personalization you do, however, should meet the vendor s specifications for tailoring. Step 3 Create a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) You need to establish a model that defines your organization s maturity level with respect to process management. One such model is the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), developed initially in the mid-1980s by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. As Figure 6 shows, the CMM defines five Figure 6. Capability Maturity Model (Source: Based on the Generic Maturity Model and the Maturity Model for Internal Control, COBIT 4.0, IT Governance Institute, 2005, pages 19 and 177). PAGE > 8
11 evolutionary phases that describe maturity growth in managing processes. Step 4 Perform Gap Analysis Using the maturity model, first determine the maturity level your organization has reached for each of the processes that you have defined. Then, identify the maturity level that you want to achieve. This will tell you how closely you are aligned with ITIL processes and where you have to modify your processes to bring them into closer alignment. Step 5 Fine-Tune Fine-tuning is, quite simply, closing the gap between the actual and target maturity levels. This is illustrated in Figure 7, where you can see the actual maturity compared with the desired level of maturity. In the case of processes A and C, you need to progress one level. For process B, you must progress two levels. However, there is a bonus, because process D is already at the desired level of maturity. The best way to approach this activity is to prioritize your processes into a logical order, because you cannot fine-tune all of the processes simultaneously. Remember, you will not be designing the processes from scratch, but instead, you will be fine-tuning your out-of-the-box solutions. Conclusion IT organizations are under intense pressure to meet ever-increasing demands for business services in an IT environment that is characterized by growing complexity, tight budgets, and the need for regulatory compliance. ITIL can help you address these demands, but many IT professionals perceive the effort required to implement ITIL processes to be substantial and don t realize that you can implement key ITIL processes out of the box. Some have compared the effort to that required to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Fortunately, viable IT service management solutions are available which, contrary to the opinion of skeptics, make it possible to implement ITIL processes out of the box. These solutions address the key process, technology, people, and supplier components of ITIL. They define ITIL-based roles, responsibilities, and process flows, as well as provide ITIL process integration and create a CMDB. As a result, these solutions significantly reduce the effort required to implement ITIL. With these advanced IT service management solutions, you get a substantial head start on ITIL implementation, so you can move up in process management maturity to drive down cost, increase efficiency, and better support business requirements. What s more, as ITIL evolves, your vendors should enhance their solutions through software upgrades that will evolve your ITIL process implementation giving you additional capabilities out of the box. BMC offers solutions that help IT organizations facilitate ITIL implementation out of the box. For more information on these solutions, please visit For information about ITIL training, visit Figure 7. Gap analysis PAGE > 9
12 About BMC Software BMC Software delivers the solutions IT needs to increase business value through better management of technology and IT processes. Our industry-leading Business Service Management solutions help you reduce cost, lower risk of business disruption, and benefit from an IT infrastructure built to support business growth and flexibility. Only BMC provides best-practice IT processes, automated technology management, and award-winning BMC Atrium technologies that offer a shared view into how IT services support business priorities. Known for enterprise solutions that span mainframe, distributed systems, and end-user devices, BMC also delivers solutions that address the unique challenges of the midsized business. Founded in 1980, BMC has offices worldwide and fiscal 2008 revenues of $1.73 billion. Activate your business with the power of IT. About the Authors Anthony Orr, Global Best Practice Director for Educational Services, is responsible for overall strategies for best practice education, including ITIL, ISO 20000, and COBIT. He has more than 25 years of experience in managerial, consulting, marketing, and technical positions for IT Service Management strategies and implementations. He is certified in ISO and ITIL Foundation, Practitioner, Service Manager, and ITIL V3 Expert levels. He has an Oracle Masters Certificate in database administration and application development and holds a B.A.A.S. in computer information science. Ken Turbitt, President and CEO, Service Management Consultancy (SMCG) Ltd., is a recognized industry expert in IT best practices. He has been qualified as an ISEB ITIL Manager for more than 12 years and was an official reviewer of the ITIL V3 Service Design book. Turbitt is a member of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems, British Computer Society (BCS), and itsmf. To learn more about how BMC can help activate your business, visit or call (800) BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software, Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. ITIL is a registered trademark, and a registered community trademark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is used here by BMC Software, Inc., under license from and with the permission of OGC. IT Infrastructure Library is a registered trademark of the Office of Government Commerce and is used here by BMC Software, Inc., under license from and with the permission of OGC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners BMC Software, Inc. All rights reserved. *93865*
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Deliver high-quality services while helping to control cost IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager Highlights Streamline incident and problem management processes for more rapid service restoration at an appropriate
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Summit Platform The Summit Platform provides IT organizations a comprehensive, integrated IT management solution that combines IT service management, IT asset management, availability management, and project
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BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER The SMB IT Decision Maker s Guide: Choosing a SaaS Service Management Solution Nine Things to Look For in Your Next SaaS Service Desk Table of Contents Introduction...................................................
The ITIL Foundation Examination Sample Paper A, version 5.1 Multiple Choice Instructions 1. All 40 questions should be attempted. 2. All answers are to be marked on the answer grid provided. 3. You have
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SOLUTION WHITE PAPER IT Business Management and Compliance Ensuring Cloud Governance Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 THE ROLE OF GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD 2 IT PROCESS INTEGRATION 2 CONTINOUS