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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: User Administration KPI's Reply with quote

Hi all,
General ITSD query if I may please.
Just wondering if anyone has some existing user administration type KPI's for service desk staff.
We process access requests for multiple systems but depending on the request as to the amount of time to process it. I.e new user varies depending on amount of access & amount of time to create mailfiles on certain servers etc, user moves depends on mailfile sizes etc or can just be address book updates required, access changes could be entire role access changes or simply adding a datagroup etc & user deletes again can vary alot due to mailfile sizes & connection speed to required servers etc
Finding it difficult to be clear & concise with what we require in order to ensure staff are clear about what we expect them to produce etc for staff review measurements etc.
We have a few ideas but nothing that we feel entuirely comfortable with at this time.
Any ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu273

Cheat

Take the tickets that you have and do some statistical and date/time analysis on them

Use them as a base line to figure out

Also, what does your policy documents, procedure and process documents say
what does any OLAs with the other groups say
etc etc etc

as far as KPIs... CoBIT provides some explicit ones

check out ISACA we site
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes think that, at that level, KPIs are little more than judgment calls.

If you use time taken on calls you have to take large numbers to even out the different types of issue raised.

If you take fix on call numbers you have to be sure which issues are capable of this fix by these staff.

You can look at correctly allocating calls to second line, but again you need significant numbers.

How true these statements (and many others that could be put forward) are, depends on what kind of calls you get and what the objectives of your service desk are.

The only way to get to the right KPIs is to map them to your objectives and the service requirements that you are responding to.

Too many organizations start with "what can we measure?" rather than "what do we need/want to achieve?"
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the replies so far.

To be honest I feel one of our biggest problems is the systems we use & being able to get the data easily.
Our access request system is different to our call management system & we dont log the access requests simply due to volumes as would need two staff fulltime just to log them.
We do have some stats from the requests system but they are alot more difficult to setup/alter etc.

I guess what Im really trying to decide is can we just use request volumes or my other idea is to add an SLA to the request & do some calculations with the volumes in order to come up with like an hourly figure to indicate sufficient time is being spent doing the requests etc.

I think maybe I just have to run through some more scenarios with some of the previous data & see how I go but I just thought someone else may have similar issues & have some ideas I could run through.
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