Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:49 am Post subject: Category, Sub Category, Product, Problem
I have been asked to review and re-work an implementation of HP OVSD and need to redefine the Category, Sub Category, Product and Problem classes. Although I have a good idea of the type of options to include, I am looking to align the application as close to an ITIL/ITSM standard.
Is there a predefined standard for these items?
If not, is there anything that explains how each item should be defined?
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:38 am Post subject:
ITIL has no standards on how to set up your tool's category/sub-categories, but I have always been a proponent of aligning the top level categorization with your Service Catalog's list of services. The second tier would be the infrastructure that supports the service. The third level would be the specific item associated with entry. In practice it would look something like this:
I have been asked to do the same over the years. Take note from Dan's comments. Also you should look at what information you need to get out of the system as this helps identify what information you need to record.
Starting at the service catalogue level and working in from there from a level perspective is good.
Also what information do management require and more importantly what information should they be receiving. _________________ Mark O'Loughlin
ITSM / ITIL Consultant
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