The Configuration Management Toolkit

The Configuration Management ToolkitThis toolkit provides a wide variety of resources to boost your understanding and ability to implement Configuration Management in your organization with 30 ready-to-use resources.
This toolkit is designed to provide a guiding hand to assist you in improving your knowledge and understanding of Configuration Management by offering easy to use templates, blueprints, and documents that can be adapted to your organization’s requirements.
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Put together by The Art of Service’s industry experts and providing ready to use documents, this valuable kit takes the reader beyond the theoretical to focus on the real benefits and deliverables of Configuration Management and how to apply them successfully within an organization.
This innovative set of documents and ready-to-use templates will provide you with a head start for both learning and applying of a Configuration Management approach that meets today’s standards. It is tailor-fit for professionals who don’t have the time or resources at hand to develop the required templates and structure for implementation.
The Complete Configuration Management Toolkit Includes the following 30 resources:
1.File: Component Failure Impact Analysis Worksheet.doc – Summary: This information will now help in the planning process of Service Level Management and Availability Management in helping agree to levels of service that rely on those particular configuration items and planning for correct availability. Wordcount: 843
2.File: Service Outage Analysis.doc – Summary: The purpose of this document is to provide a structure approach in helping improve end to end service availability for a selected Service or a set of Infrastructure components. Wordcount: 985
3.File: Change Mgt Process.doc – Summary: Less obvious links include Financial Management for IT Services (to establish Return on Investment (ROI) expected for major changes and IT Service Continuity Management (to verify proposed changes will not adversely influence the ability to recover service in the event of a major outage). Wordcount: 565
4.File: Service-Based SLA.doc – Summary: The service based SLA is usually preferred by IT as it allows a single document to cover a single service for all end users of that service. Wordcount: 1108
5.File: 04 Service Management Process Definitions and Interfaces.doc – Summary: Risks associated with requests for change: to assess and manage the impact on service continuity and availability Wordcount: 3140
6.File: 10 Service Agreements.doc – Summary: Dealing with individual services has the greatest level for flexibility in managing service levels, but creating individual agreements for each service provision has the potential to create conflicting obligations with customers who have multiple services, or a service which is provided to multiple customers. Wordcount: 2309
7.File: 11 Service-Based SLA Template Example.doc – Summary: It is the process by which the service provider and customer will define and agree on the scope and outcomes of a service, as well as review the performance of the service against agreed targets. Wordcount: 2079
8.File: 12 Customer-Based SLA Template Example.doc – Summary: This document serves as a GUIDE FOR THE CREATION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT PROCESS OWNER AND THE CUSTOMER OF IT SERVICES (Covering all the IT Services they use). Wordcount: 2068
9.File: Building a Business Case.doc – Summary: For example, benefits like �improved customer satisfaction’ or �enhanced market image’ or �better employee morale’ also have value, but are harder to quantify than tangible benefits such as X% less incidents, so may be omitted as being somehow not quite �real’. Wordcount: 3630
10.File: The Evolving Service Catalog.docx – Summary: While we have presented real world commercial examples of wholesaler catalogs, there’s no reason that the same model cannot be used at the enterprise level or incorporated as a hybrid solution, ensuring that business applications customized for the enterprise can be identified and launched from an �application warehouse� on any compatible device. Wordcount: 3311
11.File: 13 Service Design Package Template.doc – Summary: This section presents a list of the operational requirements associated with the service will be required to perform, including supporting services, control, operations, monitoring, measuring, and reporting. Wordcount: 1340
12.File: 01 Documenting Roles.doc – Summary: While a role may be specific to a single process, in delivering services to the customer, several processes may be in effect: effective role development ensures that people performing a specific role for different processes are not conflicting, even when a person is fulfilling two process roles simultaneously. Wordcount: 2112
13.File: 02 Service Desk Skills.doc – Summary: For instance, a Service Desk Analyst on a Skilled or Expert Service Desk (Level 3 Apply) may also be applying the skill sets on the same responsibility level for IT operations, problem management, configuration management, and service level management in varying degrees. Wordcount: 2418
14.File: 11 Service Outage Analysis.doc – Summary: From your hypotheses and interviews, you should be able to provide a list of findings and recommend necessary solutions to help improve the end to end service availability. Wordcount: 1351
15.File: 13 Configuration Policies.doc – Summary: To empower you in the creation process, this document provides some background information regarding the subject area, including considerations to be addressed within the policy itself; however, this is your policy and should reflect the goals, objectives, and guiding principles of your organization. Wordcount: 1817
16.File: 14 Known Error Template.doc – Summary: Known Errors can first be identified as incidents which have been handled over to Problem Management because the root cause is unknown or the impact is significant to render investigation. Wordcount: 1062
17.File: 01 Change Policy.doc – Summary: In the real world, IT change management is simply one change management process which may be at play in any scenario: change management processes owned and managed by customers, suppliers, and even internal processes for projects can also exist and require some interface with the IT change management process. Wordcount: 1968
18.File: 02 Release Policy.doc – Summary: In practice, application development teams may own and manage a RDM process while hardware support teams may have their own RDM process, and so on, because the context of the types of releases will vary how specific activities are performed: different processes allow the disciplines to move beyond a generic process which tries to fit all circumstances. Wordcount: 1368
19.File: 05 Request for Change Template.doc – Summary: As a result, the creation of a consistent template for all requests for change is necessary and ensures that individual changes can be properly evaluated and aligned with business objectives. Wordcount: 1158
20.File: 07 Category Definition.doc – Summary: The purpose of this document is to work you through the general creation process, but the document also serves as a template for creating your own process or procedure in your own organization. Wordcount: 1613
21.File: 08 CAB Meeting minutes.doc – Summary: The purpose of this document is to provide the <> with a structure for gathering pertinent information regarding Change Advisory Board meetings. Wordcount: 1165
22.File: 04 Reports and KPI Targets.doc – Summary: The purpose of this document is to provide the <> with a structure for gathering pertinent information regarding measurements and reports This document should be considered a template and will be used to support other documentation within the toolkit. Wordcount: 2166
23.File: 03 Metrics and Reports.doc – Summary: The service provider shall use this process for all new services and changes to services with the potential to have a major impact on services or the customer. Wordcount: 5292
24.File: 01 Service Desk Technology.doc – Summary: Do you want the management tool to have the option to define and register a basic configuration and to save this separately (e.g. registration of the structure of (a part of) the IT infrastructure in a stable situation, so this can be consulted)? Wordcount: 4027
25.File: 01 Service Desk-Objectives and Goals.doc – Summary: While the majority of the shared knowledge will come through Problem Management, every process of the Service Lifecycle considers what knowledge is required by the Service Desk to support the end user as part of its development and improvement. Wordcount: 798
26.File: 01 Service Desk-Policies Objectives & Scope.doc – Summary: A scope statement any bigger than half an A4 page may be too lengthy to read, lose the intended audience with detail, and not be clearly focused on answering the WHAT question for this process. Wordcount: 843
27.File: 02 Service Desk-Knowledge Management.doc – Summary: Understanding that the end user has called in several incidents with the same symptoms and steps to resolution provides the Service Desk Analyst a clue that some other cause must be addressed, which may be out of scope for incident management but not for problem management. Wordcount: 1655
28.File: 02 Service Desk-Process.doc – Summary: For instance, if the Service Desk is required to provide the customer or end user with status on their existing incident/request and the record has been escalated to n-line support, updates from the technician are required. Wordcount: 2933
29.File: 00 Service Desk-Introduction.docx – Summary: Ability to match end user’s concern/request with similar/past concerns/requests � For incident/problems, the tool is commonly called a Known Error Database and will allow the Service Desk analyst to search symptoms to identify pre-defined workarounds and resolutions to address the end users concerns. Wordcount: 2384
30.File: 02 Objectives and Goals – Six Sigma.docx – Summary: The purpose of this document is to provide the <> with a structure for gathering pertinent information regarding process objectives and goals. Wordcount: 987
This toolkit includes a variety of electronic documents that provide a head start for the implementation, education and awareness for Configuration Management.
The kit is designed for those who need or are looking for awareness or skills, but simply don’t have time to develop the necessary templates and structure for the implementation.
The kit serves to act as a starting point. It will give you a clear path to travel. It is designed to be a valuable source of information and activities.
The Configuration Management toolkit:
1. Contains 30 ready to use documents covering the Preparing, Planning, Designing, Implementing, Operating and Optimizing of Configuration Management
2. Is scalable to any size and type of project or organization
3. Provides blueprints, templates and documents – ready to download and apply
4. Saves you time and budget
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