ITIL Foundation, Part 1 of 5: Introduction

with Kurt McWhirter

In this course we provide an overview of ITIL and its history along with ITIL’s relationship to international standards, primarily ISO/IEC 20000. Our focus is on the ITIL lifecycle as defined by ITIL v3 as documented in the 2011 release. This course will address several areas within ITIL and the Service Lifecycle. These areas include understanding Service Management and what is a service and what we mean with the term ‘Best Practice’. Then we’ll begin to provide a high-level understanding of the core phases of ITIL, Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation and Continual Service Improvement (CSI). We will then add to our knowledge of these areas with a detailed discussion of Service Management as a practice within the industry. We will begin to lay down the basic concepts and principles of Service Management. We introduce several key terms that are critical to understanding both Service Management and the Service Lifecycle. We want to start to build that big picture of Service Management and how IT Service Management fits within the big picture. This will include both supporting and complimentary components found within ITIL. As governance continues to be a topic within many organizations, we will also review what governance is and how Service Management and ITIL can help establish a governance framework.

Course Outline