01 Course Pre-requisites

  • You must complete ITIL Foundation before attending this course.
  • The course is designed for individuals who have completed ITIL® Foundation. It will be particularly useful to those requiring a management-level understanding of the main activities and techniques within ITIL® Continual Service Improvement, including CIOs, CTOs, IT managers, IT architects and IT consultants.
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02 Course Overview

ITIL® Continual Service Improvement

The ITIL® Continual Service Improvement exam validates knowledge of the Continual Service Improvement stage of the lifecycle, including core activities and techniques.


  • Multiple choice
  • 8 questions
  • 90 minutes' duration
  • Pass mark is 70%, 28/40
  • Closed book exam
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03 What will the delegates learn ?

  • Understand Continual Service Improvement principles, processes, methods and techniques
  • Learn how to implement Continual Service Improvement
  • Interpret and analyse challenges, critical success factors and risks
  • To continuously improve the quality of services within the organisation.
  • To review, analyse and make a recommendation on enhancing opportunities in each phase of Service Lifecycle.
  • Identify and implement activities needed for enhancing the effectiveness of the IT service management process
  • Make sure that applicable quality management methods are used for supporting Continual Service Improvement activities
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04 Course Content

Introduction and Overview

  • Define Continual Service Improvement
  • Scope and goals of CSI
  • Objective and purpose of CSI
  • How to embed CSI into organisational processes
  • How to create business value
  • CSI approach

Principles of Continual Service Improvement

  • Establish accountability
    • Introduction to unambiguous ownership and its roles
    • Support CSI application and register
    • Service Level Management and CSI
  • Provide adequate governance
    • Knowledge management
    • Apply or implement CSI with the Demand cycle
    • Service Measurement
    • Ensure effective governance with CSI
    • Support CSI with frameworks, models, standards and quality systems

 The seven –step improvement process

  • Determine what to measure
    • Define what to measure
    • Conduct gap analysis
  • Gather Data
    • Data processing
    • Analysing data
    • How to present and use the information?
    • Implement corrective actions
    • Integrate CSI with the other stages of the lifecycle

 Methods and Techniques

  • Activities for delivering CSI
    • Perform gap analysis
    • Implement benchmarking
    • Design and Analyse service measurement frameworks
    • Create ROI (Return on Investment)
    • Articulating service reporting
  • Key metrics
    • Technology metrics
    • Process metrics
    • CSFs and KPIs
    • Service metrics
    • Initiating a SWOT analysis
    • Measure benefits to the business
  • Support CSI activities
    • Availability Management
    • Capability Management
    • IT Service Continuity Management
    • Problem Management
    • Knowledge Management

 Organisation and Technology Considerations

  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Organisational structure supporting CSI
  • Specify tool requirements for implementation success
  • Automated incident and problem resolution
  • Statistical analysis tools
  • Business intelligence and reporting

 Implementing Continual Service Improvement

  • Key considerations
    • Analyse the starting point
    • Relating role of governance
    • Determine the effect of organisational change
    • Construct a communication strategy and plan
  • Implementation Challenges and risks
    • Establish critical success factors
    • KPIs
    • Develop risk-benefit analysis
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