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Introduction

This document is one of a number of self-assessments of important processes, enabling you to establish the extent to w better practice guidance available from OGC (the Office of Government Commerce).

The self-assessment scheme is composed of a simple questionnaire which enables you to ascertain which areas shoul overall process capability. The assessment is based on a generic framework which recognises that there are a number place for process management and for it to satisfy the overall intent and meet the needs of the customer.

To establish where a particular organisation stands in relation to the process capability framework, a variable number o questions are weighted, i.e. those which are deemed as having a slightly higher significance are considered mandatory These questions are denoted by a M symbol. Rationale of the self-assessment scoring system

Figure 1 illustrates the rationale of the scoring system used in this questionnaire. The initial level of the framework, Leve minimum level of prerequisite items are available to support the process activities. Level 1.5: Management Intent, esta statements, business objectives (or similar evidence of intent) providing both purpose and guidance in the transformatio

At the lowest levels of the framework model (see Figure 1), the questionnaire is written in generic terms regarding produ specific ITIL terms are used, based on the assumption that Organisations achieving higher level scores are more likel

Level 2: Process Capability, examines the activities being carried out. The questions are aimed at identifying whethe performed. Level 2.5: Internal Integration seeks to ascertain whether the activities are integrated sufficiently in order t

Level 3: Products, examines the actual output of the process to enquire whether all the relevant products are being p concerned with the review and verification of the process output to ensure that it is in keeping with the quality intent.

Level 4: Management Information, is concerned with the governance of the process and ensuring that there is adequ process in order to support necessary management decisions. Level 4.5: External Integration, examines whether all t the discrete process and other processes have been established within the organisation. At this level, for IT Service Ma expected. Level 5: Customer Interface, is primarily concerned with the on-going external review and validation of the process to the needs of the customer.

The goal of the self-assessment questionnaires is not to test whether there is complete conformance with ITIL. The aim idea how well it is performing compared to ITIL best practice. The questionnaire also aims to create awareness of man addressed to improve the overall process capability.

Figure 1: The rationale of the self-assessment scoring system.

Instructions:

Enter your contact details (in worksheet named 'Contact Details') so we can send you a comparison of your results again completed assessment. Although we would prefer you to complete ALL assessments we will still process your data if you are only interested in a complete the rest.

Every assessment worksheet begins with and introduction to that particular assessment. If you scroll down the page you will come to the assessment itself - the assessment is not immediately after the introduct off so we have designed it so every printed page will start and end at a convenient position for easy reading. At the end of every assessment you will find a graph comparing your scores against the highest attainable.

Starting at Level 1: Pre-requisites, answer the questions with a Y (Yes) or a N (No) in the grey cells adjacent. Each section has a minimum score to achieve before you move onto the next level. You will be told you if you pass or fa requirement you can still complete the rest of the assessment to see if how well you fair in all section. With this in mind t There is nothing to be gained by presenting an outcome that is not based on true answers. The grey cells are the only editable regions so you do not have to worry about changing/deleting anything you shouldn't. Email your completed assessment to

Ida Wilson Alternatively post it to: Ida Wilson, OGC, Research & Delivery (WFD), Rosebery Court, St. Andrew's Business Park, Norw

u to establish the extent to which your organisation has adopted the

scertain which areas should be addressed next in order to improve the es that there are a number of structural elements which need to be in the customer.

ework, a variable number of questions should be answered. The are considered mandatory for a 'Yes' answer at each level of capability.

evel of the framework, Level 1: Prerequisites, ascertains whether the : Management Intent, establishes whether there are organisational policy uidance in the transformation or use of the prerequisite items.

neric terms regarding products and activities. At higher levels more evel scores are more likely to use the ITIL vocabulary.

aimed at identifying whether a minimum set of activities are being grated sufficiently in order to fulfill the process intent.

levant products are being produced. Level 3.5: Quality Control, is g with the quality intent.

nsuring that there is adequate and timely information produced from the ion, examines whether all the external interfaces and relationships between this level, for IT Service Management, use of full ITIL terminology may be

validation of the process to ensure that it remains optimised towards meeting

ormance with ITIL. The aim is to give the self-assessing organisation an o create awareness of management and control issues that may be

arison of your results against all other respondents after you submit your

you are only interested in a particular assessment and do not wish to

mediately after the introduction because you may want to print the worksheet r easy reading. est attainable.

y cells adjacent. be told you if you pass or fail a section. If you do not reach the minimum section. With this in mind the assessment requires honesty in its completion.

ing anything you shouldn't.

drew's Business Park, Norwich NR7 0HS.

Your Contact Details Name: Organisation: Address 1: Address 2: Address 3: Address 4: Postcode: E-mail: Type of Organisation: If Other please specify:

Service Level ManagementService level management is the name given to the processes of planning, negotiating, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting on Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The process includes the on-going review of service achievement to ascertain that the required service quality is maintained and wherever necessary improved.

SLAs contain specific targets against which performance can be evaluated. They also define the responsibilities placed on all parties, in particular binding Service Delivery to offer an agreed quality of service so long as the users constrain their demands within agreed limits. The relationship between Service Delivery and its customers is therefore put on to a formal business-like footing similar to those which exist between Service Delivery and its suppliers. When used in conjunction with the financial management process, service level management provides the basis for running Service Delivery as a business or profit centre.

Service level management provides a number of benefits not least of which is that it enables specific targets to aim for and against which service quality can be monitored and measured. Furthermore, service monitoring will allow weaknesses in existing services to be identified, so that the quality of service provision can be improved.

ITIL Service Delivery Self Assessment: Service Level Management(Y)es or (N)o MLevel 1 - Pre-requisites 1. Are at least some service level management (SLM) activities established within the organisation, e.g. service definition, negotiation of SLA's etc? 2. Have you identified the customers for your IT services? 3. Are service attributes identified?Minimum score to achieve this level: 'Y' for all mandatory ('M') questions + 1 other answer 'Y'

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Level 1.5 - Management Intent 4. Has the purpose and benefits of service level management been disseminated within the organisation? 5. Has the appropriate data on which to base service levels been determined? 6. Are there agreed procedures by which Service Level Agreements are negotiated and reviewed?Minimum score to achieve this level: 'Y' for all mandatory ('M') questions + 1 other answer 'Y'

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Level 2 - Process Capability 7. Have responsibilities for service level management activities been assigned? 8. Has a catalogue of existing services been compiled? 9. Are there mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing existing service levels? 10. Does the service catalogue give a clear and accurate picture of all services being provided? 11. Are all customer service requests verified? 12. Do you have a mechanism leading to service improvement? 13. Are services prioritised in the service catalogue? 14. Do you have a mechanism for scheduling service implementations? 15. Are the majority of services covered by SLAs? 16. Have all existing SLAs been reviewed and agreed by customers? 17. Do the majority of SLAs have underpinning contracts and OLAs in place? 18. Are there mechanisms in place to monitor and measure all items in existing SLAs? 19. Are SLAs reviewed on a regular basis? 20. Are the majority of SLAs, OLAs and underpinning contracts current?Minimum score to achieve this level: 'Y' for all mandatory ('M') questions + 6 other answers 'Y'

FAIL

Level 2.5 - Internal Integration

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