This range of services is particularly useful to those who are interested in, but are struggling to implement, ITSM processes and can be delivered as a single exercise or as part of an ITSM implementation.
FCG provides ‘hands-on’ support, practical guidance and facilitation to develop individual ITSM/ITIL processes or combinations within a program. A consultancy engagement guides customers through the initiation, definition, design and implementation lifecycle stages with the confidence that this is being done with the benefit of experience using repeatable methods and at low risk. Mentoring and knowledge sharing ensure the transfer of ‘know-how’ for customers to take this forward themselves. FCG have found that the following services are of particular interest.
The FCG approach utilises a fully interactive web-based process knowledge database that assists in the design, implementation and management of Service Management processes – FCGPRISM™. Whether used before, during or after an implementation of Service Management processes and/or supporting technology, FCGPRISM™ will help deliver lower cost and earlier business benefits.
Pre-formed process flows, template documentation, RACI charts and example KPIs all based on best practice will help to accelerate and formulise your ITSM implementation. Our consultants are skilled in adapting these models to provide pragmatic solutions for your environment and culture.
Our planning activities extend from ‘roadmap’ timelines based on recommendations and your business priorities through to detailed project lifecycle plans. FCG operates a methodology whereby ITSM projects are fully-scoped by senior consultants whose skill-sets and market sector exposure complement the project’s outline. It is a collaborative exercise bringing together all stakeholders including process and technology specialists.
Independently or building on the outputs from the initial assessment phase activities, and with a clear understanding of the agreed scope for improvement or deployment, we will work with you to provide consultancy and leadership to address the recommendations identified, including the production of the required supporting documentation. This collaborative effort provides a ‘Quick Start’ solution by exploiting FCG experience and resources.
Monitoring and measurement of on-going process operation ensures that the requirements have been met and the success criteria achieved and maintained. Throughout any of our engagements our consultants remain committed to provide mentoring and guidance support.
The depth of consultant involvement (e.g. advisory, ‘hand holding’, full ‘hands on’) and the division of effort between customer resources and FCG is totally adaptable as we understand influencing factors such as client resource availability, capability, budgets and timelines.
The lack of a formal service catalogue containing a definitive list of services and the lack of service level agreements (SLAs) can be an inhibitor to business relationship management, service level management and other key processes such as request fulfillment.
Implementing a service catalogue will also provide a useful foundation for any subsequent activities that may be instigated in respect of creating a service portfolio and implementing a service portfolio management process, as well as demand management.
This FCG service is designed to range from an onsite education and facilitation exercise to help organisations understand SLA/SLM/Service Catalogue concepts, developing practical and pragmatic planning for implementation, through to a more ‘hands-on’ practical guidance and facilitation to develop SLAs and a Service Catalogue.
The work guides you through the process and gives confidence that this is being done with the benefit of experience, plus the ‘know-how’ to take this forward independent of consultant help.
Measurement is a key factor to driving continuous improvement. Only by planning clear measures and targets, checking the results and appropriate actions can IT organisations expect to maintain a minimum of management control. Many organisations over time have organically created reporting structures that no longer deliver value. Selecting the ‘right’ things to measure and prioritising corrective actions on priority topics can be vital in ensuring IT ‘value add’, resourcing alignment, business integration and improved customer confidence.
FCG has acquired a vast array of measures ranging from strategic balanced scorecards (BSCs) through to KPIs supporting critical success factors and to metrics to set baselines and measure trends. This can be further supported by customer satisfaction survey design and implementation.
Our consultants can advise on the best measurement options for your organisation without unduly increasing the reporting overhead. Read more about KPI measurement and BSCs.