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ITIL® Service Capability – Release, Control and Validation

////ITIL® Service Capability – Release, Control and Validation

ITIL® Service Capability – Release, Control and Validation

Course ID: ITILRCV 5 Days
   

ITIL® Service Capability – Release, Control and Validation

Overview

The Release, Control and Validation (RCV) module is one of the qualifications in the ITIL® Service Capability work stream. The module focuses on the practical application of RCV practices in order to enable the successful planning, testing and implementation of new services that meet the organization’s or users’ needs.

The content of the course is based mainly on the best practice guidance contained in the ITIL Service Transition publication.

The RCV course is designed to develop organizations’ or individuals’ understanding of the ITIL Service Transition processes. It can ensure transitional changes are effectively managed, new services are validated and tested and that release and deployment fulfil organizational requirements. RCV also provides guidance on evaluating change and managing knowledge to improve decision-making processes.

Description

AUDIENCE

  • Individuals who require a deep understanding of the ITIL Certificate in the Release, Control and Validation processes and of how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service support within an organization.
  • IT professionals that are working within an organization that has adopted and adapted ITIL, and who need to be informed about, and thereafter contribute to, an ongoing service improvement programme
  • Operational staff involved in change management, release and deployment management, service validation and testing, service asset and configuration management, request fulfilment, change evaluation and knowledge management, and who wish to enhance their role-based capabilities
  • Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite

CERTIFICATION

ITIL Intermediate

EXAM

ITIL Service Capability – Release, Control and Validation exam

INVESTMENT

Instructor-led / Virtual Instructor-led

Singapore: SGD3,145
Malaysia: MYR8,000
Thailand: THB72,000
India: USD2,500

PREREQUISITES

Candidates who hold the following ITIL qualifications are also eligible, and similar evidence will be required:

  • Earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge
  • ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

OBJECTIVES

  • The importance of service management as a practice concept and service transition principles, purpose and objective
  • The importance of ITIL release, control and validation while providing service
  • How all processes in ITIL release, control and validation interact with other service lifecycle processes
  • What are the processes, activities, methods and functions used in each of the ITIL release,control and validation processes
  • How to use the ITIL release, control and validation processes, activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • How to measure ITIL release, control and validation
  • The importance of IT security and its contributions to ITIL release,control and validation
  • The technology and implementation considerations surrounding ITIL release, control and validation
  • Change management as a capability to realize successful service transition
  • Service validation and testing as a capability to ensure the integrity and the quality of service transition
  • Service asset and configuration management as a capability to monitor the state of service transition
  • Knowledge management as part of enhancing the on-going management decision support and service delivery capability
  • Request fulfillment and change evaluation to ensure meeting committed service level performance
  • Release, control and validation process roles and responsibilities
  • Technology and implementation considerations
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with ITIL release, control and validation

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to release, control and validation (RCV)

  • The purpose, objectives and scope of service transition lifecycle phase
  • The RCV processes in relation to service transition
  • Activities related to overall transition planning and ongoing support

Module 2: Change management

  • The end-to-end process flow for change management, including its policies, design strategy, concepts, activities, and interfaces with other processes
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support change management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from change management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 3: Service asset and configuration management (SACM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for service asset and configuration management, including its policies, design strategy, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support service asset and configuration management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from service asset and configuration management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 4: Service validation and testing (SVT)

  • The end-to-end process flow for the SVT process, including its policies, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • Test modelling techniques and testing concepts (for example, stakeholder requirements, test conditions, environments, data) and how these test components are used to ensure service quality
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support service validation and testing within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from SVT and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 5: Release and deployment management (RDM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for release and deployment management, including its policies, concepts, phases, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • Release and deployment models and related activities (for example, design, planning, build, pilots, test, transfer, deployment, retirement). and how these activities ensure service quality
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support release and deployment management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from release and deployment management

Module 6: Request fulfilment

  • The end-to-end process flow for request fulfilment, including its policies, concepts, activities, and interfaces with other processes (for example, RDM, SACM and change management)
  • Request fulfilment models and related activities (for example, effectiveness of designs, changes, performance) and how these activities help to ensure quality service within RCV
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support request fulfilment within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from request fulfilment and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 7: Change evaluation

  • The end-to-end process flow for change evaluation, including its policies, concepts, activities interfaces with other processes
  • Perspectives and considerations for evaluating the effectiveness of a service change
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support change evaluation within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from change evaluation and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 8: Knowledge management (KM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for knowledge management, including its policies, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes (for example CSI processes)
  • Related concepts (for example, data information knowledge wisdom (DIKW)) and how these activities help to ensure knowledge transfer and improved decision-making
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from knowledge management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Module 9: Release, control and validation roles and responsibilities

  • Generic roles that support service transition and the RCV processes
  • The roles and responsibilities related to transition planning and support, change management, service asset and configuration management, service validation and testing, release and deployment management, request fulfilment, change evaluation, and knowledge management.
  • Where and how these are used, as well as how they fit within the context of service transition.

Module 10: Technology and Implementation Considerations

  • The technology requirements for service management tools, where and how these would be used within RCV (for example, knowledge management and service asset and configuration management)
  • The need and benefits of tools that support service transition as related to RCV
  • Implementing RCV processes in the context of planning and managing change, service operation, project management, risk management, and staff considerations

What’s Next

The RCV module is worth four credits towards the minimum of 17 required to progress to the Managing Across the Lifecycle module, which is the final step before the ITIL Expert Level.

Credits obtained from the RCV qualification may not be combined with the credits obtained from the IPRC or CCR Practitioner modules towards an ITIL Expert Level application due to the high level of content overlap.

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