A large city in the Pacific Northwest sought consultation and facilitation to revise their IT Service Catalog and provide strategic planning for effectively utilizing the catalog and IT Service Management (ITSM) processes in Cherwell. The city’s primary goal was to build a refined Service Catalog that allowed better communication and management of IT services and to enhance ongoing ITSM improvement efforts across the organization. The city desired IT to become a partner of the city, not simply a service provider.
Beyond20 delivered a finalized Service Catalog and strategic roadmap based on working sessions with the city’s IT team and key stakeholders. Consultants facilitated a two-day Service Catalog workshop, followed by a series of virtual coaching to develop a draft catalog that linked to lines of service and Service Level Agreements. We also provided a two-day ITSM Strategic Planning workshop, allowing participants to come up with implementation plans for solving challenges specific to the city. These efforts were supported by subsequent on-site and remote coaching to ensure changes were implemented smoothly.
A leading less-than-truckload company offering regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services sought a partner to facilitate the revision of their IT Service Catalog and provide short-, medium-, and long-term planning for implementation and utilization of the Service Catalog within their ITSM self-service portal. This project was intended to support ongoing IT Service Management (ITSM) process and Cherwell platform improvement efforts.
Beyond20 used a multi-phased approach to create and deliver a finalized Service Catalog and strategic roadmap for use by IT and internal client groups. Consultants conducted in-person interviews, ticket analysis, and document review and analysis to complement an on-site Service Catalog workshop. We developed a draft service catalog through coaching sessions with company stakeholders over several weeks and put together a Strategic Roadmap of short-, medium-, and long-term items for implementation and adoption of the Service Catalog.
Since its founding in 1965, this state university has been growing, with 28,000 students enrolled in 2016 and 35,000 expected by 2020. To match the needs of its expanding student body and infrastructure, the university sought to centralize IT services across the campus community including creating a Unified Service Catalog. The service catalog would serve as the main contact point for all students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to obtain IT services. University administration wanted a catalog that would be comprehensive, easy to use, and transparent. Eventually, the catalog would define a process for maintenance and upkeep, and decrease the potential for duplication of services.
Beyond20 consultants took a phased approach to creating and delivering a Unified Service Catalog, focusing on gathering data, collecting feedback, and providing final recommendations. First, our consultants reviewed the scope and functionality of the existing IT service catalog. After conducting coaching, interviews, and workshops with university stakeholders, Beyond20 consultants gave recommendations on the challenges they faced and proposed solutions based on ITSM best practices. We then drafted a service catalog based on the data collected and updated the draft based on stakeholder feedback. The final version of the service catalog included a roadmap of goals, guiding the university through achieving its IT Master Plan.
Our two-day, interactive Service Catalog workshop provides the guidance (and sometimes referee) all teams need to create a foundational catalog. By the end of the workshop, your catalog will be organized into lines of service, linked to Service Level Agreements, and - perhaps most importantly - easy to understand.
We'll help you conduct focus groups with with stakeholders and document their feedback. We'll then make revisions as necessary so the catalog reflects how your clients think about and use IT services. This step creates a robust, user-friendly service catalog centered around user experience and supporting key business work streams.
We'll work with your team to further build out your catalog; refining the content, adding service details - whatever needs to be done to help you get more mileage out of it. You’ll get eight hours of post-consulting, where we’ll address any issues as they arise and answer your most burning questions.