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ITILgoalongway
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Service Desk Turnaround Reply with quote

I am undertaking an exercise to revive a Service Desk and would like some different opinions.

The desk already has a SM tool and this is functioning adequately. The real issue is structure; Incident turnaround is poor, updates to incidents and customers are almost non existent, details captured poor and all of this done inconsistently.

My goals:
Impliment structure to ensure best levels of service are achieved.
Transparency of data to allow analysis.
Meaningful Incident data.
Consistent approach to Incident Management.
Improved SLA's against Incidents



The key things I feel to implement:
    Incident Management Process
    Templates for call logging
    work instructions
    Incident Management tool - logging guide



Thanks.

This feels like such a huge task I am unsure where to begin, anyone got a process model/template for this activity?
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m_croon
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start reporting RIGHT now, and post the reports on the door of the service desk (the old fashioned way).

Communicate, communicate, and when you are done: communicate.

Use John P Kotter's 8 steps for succefull change.

Regards,

Michiel
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Diarmid
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

it sounds to me that the key thing is people. Which means you need to look at knowledge and skills, behavioural norms, morale issues, staffing levels. Some combination of these underlies the problem. Changing structures and procedures will have little effect if the staff are not on-board.

Assuming (and it is normally true) that the staff are of the right caliber for the job, then you need them to play a major role in developing structural and procedural improvements. This might mean education first, so that you and they together can establish improvement goals and work towards them.

People generally work better when they become part of the solution rather than the problem.
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ITILgoalongway
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much appreciated, needed to clear my head and reporting to identify behavioural norms etc is exactly what is needed.

Many thanks to both of you.
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