ITILISLMSS - ITIL® Intermediate - Service Lifecycle Module – Service Strategy
The Service Strategy (SS) certification is one of five ITIL® Service Lifecycle modules and provides you with the guidance that enables you to design, develop, and implement service provider strategy that aligns to the organizational strategy.
The SS module focuses on the importance of the strategic aspect of services within the IT service lifecycle. It provides the specific knowledge and techniques to help you demonstrate that you understand the risks and success factors and have the skills to develop and progress strategy within an organization or programme.
The course covers management and control of activities and techniques that are documented in the ITIL Service Strategy publication, but it does not provide the full detail of each supporting process. More information about these processes can be found in the Service Offering and Agreements module from the Service Capability work stream.
The strategic aspects of a service should not be underestimated. Adopting service strategy techniques and principles can help organizations ensure that their IT teams are aligned with the business as a whole and are not just focused on technical concerns. This can enable better communication within an organization resulting in smoother and swifter development of new or updated products and services.
The SS module offers the same benefits to individuals who will be better able to understand the relationship between the IT and general aspects of their work and to appreciate how the ITIL best practice framework can help them work more efficiently.
•Introduction to service strategy
•Service strategy principles
•Service strategy processes
•Organizing for service strategy
•Implementing service strategy
•Challenges, critical success factors and risks
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).
The Service Strategy certification would suit those working in the following areas:
•IT Finance management
•Supplier Relationship management.
Module 1: Introduction to service strategy
Module 2: Service strategy principles
Module 3: Service strategy processes
Module 4: Governance
Module 5: Organizing for service strategy
Module 6: Technology considerations
Module 7: Implementing service strategy
Module 8: Challenges, critical success factors and risks
The ITIL Intermediate Level has a modular structure with each module providing a different focus on IT Service Management. You can take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as you need. The Intermediate modules go into more detail than the Foundation certification and focus on different areas of the framework.
The ITIL Intermediate certifications are divided into two categories – Service Lifecycle and Service Capability.
Some may wish to concentrate on one set of modules, but you can choose to select modules from both the Service Lifecycle and Service Capability streams in order to combine management and technical knowledge.
The ITIL Intermediate certifications are available to anyone that has passed their ITIL Foundation exam. It is recommended that you have prior exposure to basic concepts in IT and at least two years’ professional experience working in IT Service Management before undertaking any of the ITIL Intermediary modules.