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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Service Desk Metrics Reply with quote

Is "The amount of hardware calls raised" a valid SD metric?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the Service Desk level, I do not think that it really matters if the call is related to Hardware, Software, Configuration, etc...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this is appropriate for the question, but when I did metrics for our Service Desk, we tried to get an accurate count of First Call Resolution Rates. To do this, we used the Incident Categorization to filter out any Incident that the Service Desk would not normally be expected to answer.

Because our Service Desk was not allowed to work on Servers or Network Infrastructure, those categories were excluded. Although once a blue moon a Service Desk personnel could walk a user through a hardware issue, it was assumed that hardware issues had to be dispatched to a 2nd level for resolution, so those were excluded.

The point being is that we wanted to increase our First Call Resolution Rate for calls that could be reasonably resolved via a telephone support representative. Removing the "static" of Incidents that were beyond the scope of the Service Desk allowed us to better measure the improvements of the Service Desk.

If that is what you are trying to measure, then by all means, you should exclude hardware issues from your reporting.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Service Desk Metrics.... Reply with quote

In using metrics to understand what skill set your service desk needs to improve at or are doing well at, then yes, a metric for hardware or software may be important. These metrics are important to drive service improvement, and balancing the skill set of the service desk personnel. If there are a large number of hardware type incidents then you certainly want to make sure the staff is knowledgeable in that area. Metrics should not be confused with KPI's which have a different purpose.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reports & Metrics matters most in ITIL deployment.

But saying that you should clearly know the reason why you would need that report on no of hardware calls to the Service Desk.

Are you trying to find out the FTR on Hardware calls to the SD and improve your staff skills or recruit as per the need?

With reports easy part is to create a report and tough part is getting rid of it.

Hope it helps!

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