The course builds on the general principles covered as part of the ITIL® Foundation course. It covers the lifecycle aspects of Service Strategy and covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Strategy stage of the lifecycle but not the detail of each of the supporting processes (which are covered in detail in the capability courses).
Additionally the course looks at the concept of Service Strategy as a practice and at the interfaces between Service Strategy and the other stages of the ITIL® Service Lifecycle.
The course is assignment based, with a strong emphasis on practical coursework, working as individuals and in teams.
Delegates are required to hold the ITIL® Foundation V3 (SMEV3) Certificate in IT Service Management or V2 to V3 bridge equivalent).
Before taking the course it is recommended, though not required, that candidates have exposure to basic concepts in IT and related work experience of at least two years.
It is recommended that students should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and relevant books in preparation for the examination.
- The main principles and objectives of Service Strategy
- Core concepts and practices in Strategy and organisations applied to Service Management and IT.
- Defining Services and Market Space
- Conducting Strategic Analysis
- Driving Strategy through the Service Lifecycle stages and interfaces to Strategy
- Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks
- Technology considerations related to Service Strategy
- The activities commonly performed in the Service Strategy arena
- Assessing Critical Success Factors and Managing Risk in Service Strategy
The course also covers the managerial and supervisory aspects of the ITIL processes covered in the Service Strategy stage:
- Financial Management
- Service Portfolio Management
- Demand Management
Delegates will receive a copy of the Key Element Guide: LSS during the course.
- To obtain knowledge on ITIL® concepts and terminology.
- Looks at activities that may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organisation and enables students to understand the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved in Service Strategy
- Look at strategic planning, execution and control within a service-based business model, to enable an understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved in Service Strategy.
- Describe strategic perspectives, plans, positions and patterns as applied to service management and IT.
- Prepare delegates for the ITIL® Lifecycle examination in Service Strategy.
The course is suitable for individuals who require a deeper understanding of the Service Strategy stage of the Service Lifecycle. It offers a natural career development path for practitioner staff who already hold the ITIL® V3 Foundation Certificate or equivalent.
The course forms part of the ITIL® Intermediate qualification programme.
The examination will consist of a complex multiple choice, closed book paper, to be completed within 90 minutes. (Candidates sitting the examination in English and who do not have English as their first language will be allowed 120 minutes to allow use of a dictionary.) The pass mark will be 65% or more.
Follow on Courses
ITIL® Service Lifecycle courses (3-day)
Service Lifecycle Bootcamps (5-day)
- Service Lifecycle Bootcamp: Strategy & Design (LSS-LSD)
- Service Lifecycle Bootcamp: Transition & Operation (LST-LSO)
This course is worth 3 ITIL Expert Credits.
The course is based on the OGC’s Best Practice Guidelines in the ITIL® Service Lifecycle books; this course is centred on the Service Strategy book. The books are available from the GK bookshop (http://www.gkbookshop.co.uk/).
ITIL® is a Registered Trademark of The Office of Government Commerce (OGC).