The Service Desk Toolkit

The Service Desk ToolkitThis toolkit provides a wide variety of resources to boost your understanding and ability to implement Service Desk 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 Service Desk 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 Service Desk 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 Service Desk 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 Service Desk Toolkit Includes the following 30 resources:
1.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
2.File: 03 Telephone Skills Standards – Service Desk.doc – Summary: While performance measures like First Call Resolution may put considerable pressure on the Service Desk to contain all communications with the end-user to between the customer and the Service Desk, there are frequent times when incidents and service requests have to be referred or escalated to a subject matter expert outside the Service Desk. Wordcount: 2556
3.File: 04 Customer Service Standards – Service Desk.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: 1184
4.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
5.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
6.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
7.File: 01 Service Desk-Roles and Responsibilities.doc – Summary: The primary Service Desk Analyst role is that of providing first-level support through taking calls and handling the resulting Incidents or Service Requests using the Incident Management and Request Fulfillment processes in line with the Service Desk objectives. Wordcount: 963
8.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
9.File: 02 Service Desk-Metrics.doc – Summary: For example, the total number of calls received by the Service Desk is not in itself an indication of either good or bad performance and may, in fact, be caused by events completely outside the control of the Service Desk�for example, a particularly busy period for the organization or the release of a new version of a major corporate system. Wordcount: 1198
10.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
11.File: 02 Service Desk-Ticket.doc – Summary: Urgency: Mission Critical Slowing user down Can be scheduled Wordcount: 89
12.File: 03 Service Desk-Business and IT Flyers.doc – Summary: By logging a ticket, we can track your issue until it is resolved, keeping you in the loop the whole time. Wordcount: 218
13.File: 03 Service Desk-Business Justification document.doc – Summary: With the co-introduction of sound Incident Management and Problem Management processes, the Service Desk will move away from a function that is continually in �fire-fighting� mode to one that delivers true value-added support to the organization. Wordcount: 866
14.File: 04 Service Desk-Example Job Advertisement.doc – Summary: The following is an example job advertisement that you can use as a basis for creating an advertisement more suited to your company. Wordcount: 84
15.File: 04 Service Desk-Example Job Description.doc – Summary: The Service Desk essentially becomes the face of the IT organization as the first point of contact, so it is important that it is run effectively and provides quality service to customers and end users. Wordcount: 443
16.File: 04 Service Desk-Implementation Plan & Project Plan.doc – Summary: Ultimately, we do want the new Service Desk to become the way things are done around here, so it may even be best not to set specific launch dates as this will set the expectation that from the given date all issues relating to the Service Desk will disappear (not a realistic expectation). Wordcount: 2170
17.File: 04 Service Desk-Interview Questions.doc – Summary: The Service Desk professional will not always be able to help the customer, and it is important that they handle this type of customer appropriately while still maintaining a high-level of customer service. Wordcount: 594
18.File: 04 Service Desk-Outsourcing Template.doc – Summary: 3.8.1 Beginning on the Effective Date and continuing for a period of one year from the expiration or termination of this Agreement, the CLIENT shall not, without the OUTSOURCER’s prior written consent (which consent may be withheld at the OUTSOURCER’s sole discretion), enter into any contract (including, but not limited to, an employment contract, facilities management contract or consulting contract) with (i) any employee or former employee of the OUTSOURCER who performed work under this Agreement within two years of such contract (an �OUTSOURCER Employee�) or (ii) any person, firm, corporation or enterprise by which the OUTSOURCER Employee is employed or with which such OUTSOURCER Employee is affiliated (including, but not limited to, as a consultant, shareholder, partner, officer or director) (�OUTSOURCER Employee’s New Firm�), whereby the OUTSOURCER Employee or OUTSOURCER Employee’s New Firm would provide to the CLIENT all or part of the services provided by the OUTSOURCER to the CLIENT under this Agreement. Wordcount: 4344
19.File: 05 Service Desk Communication Plan.doc – Summary: As the Service Desk staff talk to the customers and end users every day of the week, they should be able to point out to the other process owners where the areas for improvement are. Wordcount: 967
20.File: 05 Service Desk-Customer Service Standards.doc – Summary: These standards will serve as a guideline for how employees should approach any interaction with customers and are something to work from when evaluating the performance of Service Desk staff. Wordcount: 347
21.File: 05 Service Desk-Organizational Change.doc – Summary: To ensure that motivation is retained, changes are accepted and the program stays on track to reach the desired long-term goals, those responsible for the change should plan for and target a range of goals, including short-term, medium-term and long-term wins. Wordcount: 1481
22.File: 05 Service Desk-Service Changes.doc – Summary: As part of the training package for the Service Desk, the transition team should include relevant information regarding testing and acceptance of the release, specifically related to any incidents, problems, and known errors which the end user may experience. Wordcount: 755
23.File: 05 Service Desk-Telephone Skills Standards.doc – Summary: Efficiently & correctly sought information from any of the sources & made a note of new information for future reference Wordcount: 1202
24.File: 06 Service Desk-Building the Right Team.ppt – Summary: Service Desk Process Wordcount: 15
25.File: 06 Service Desk-Business and IT Service Mapping.doc – Summary: List the important activities and/or events that occur as part of the alternative path for this process, beginning with a note on where the alternative path breaks off from the standard path, and ending with a note on where the alternative path rejoins the standard path, if it does. Wordcount: 2460
26.File: 06 Service Desk-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
27.File: 06 Service Desk-Corporate-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: 2110
28.File: 06 Service Desk-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
29.File: 06 Service Desk-Developing KPIs.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: 1962
30.File: 06 Service Desk-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
This toolkit includes a variety of electronic documents that provide a head start for the implementation, education and awareness for Service Desk.
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 Service Desk toolkit:
1. Contains 30 ready to use documents covering the Preparing, Planning, Designing, Implementing, Operating and Optimizing of Service Desk
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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