ITIL 4 Strategist Direct Plan and Improve (DPI)

3 Days | Price: $2,385

This unique and central course covers requirements in both the ITIL Managing Professional and ITIL Strategic Leader designations. As such, this course is a must-have in any ITIL 4 professional development plan. You will gain the practical skills needed to establish a learning and improving IT organization that possess a strong and targeted strategic direction. The associated certification exam voucher is included with this course. This course may earn a Credly Badge.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of the ITIL 4 Direct Plan and Improve Qualification is:

  • To provide the candidate with the practical skills necessary to create a "learning and improving" IT organization, with a strong and effective strategic direction
  • To provide practitioners with a practical and strategic method for planning and delivering continual improvement with the necessary agility

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Understand the Key Concepts of Direct, Plan & Improve
  • Understand the scope of what is to be directed and/or planned, and know how to use key principles and methods of direction and planning in that context
  • Understand the role of GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) and know how to integrate the principles and methods into the service value system
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of continual improvement for all types of improvements
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of Organizational Change Management to direction, planning and improvement
  • Understand and know how to use the key principles and methods of measurement and reporting in directing, planning and improvement
  • Understand and know how to direct, plan and improve value streams and practices

Course Details

Course Outline

1 - Understand the Key Concepts of Direct, Plan & Improve
  • Overview of the key ITIL 4 terminology
2 - Scope of what is to be directed and or planned
  • Know how to cascade goals and requirements
  • Know how to define effective policies, controls and guidelines
  • Know how to place decision-making authority at the correct level
3 - Governance, Risk and Control (GRC) in DPI
  • Understand the role of risk and risk management in DPI
  • Understand how governance impacts DPI
  • Know how to ensure that controls are sufficient, but not excessive
4 - Continual Improvement for all types of improvement
  • Know how to use the ITIL continual improvement model to improve the service value system or any part of the SVS
  • Know how to identify assessment objectives, outputs, requirements and criteria
  • Know how to select an appropriate assessment method for a particular situation
  • Know how to define and prioritize desired outcomes of an improvement (the "continual improvement" practice)
5 - Communication and Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Understand the nature, scope and potential benefits of organizational change management
  • Identify and manage different types of stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate with and influence others
  • Establish effective feedback channels
  • Know how to establish effective interfaces across the value chain
6 - Measurement and reporting
  • Know how to define indicators and metrics to support objectives
7 - how to direct, plan and improve value streams and practices
  • Understand the differences between value streams and practices and how those differences impact direction, planning and improvement
  • Addressing the 4 dimensions
  • Applying the guiding principles
  • Value stream mapping
  • Optimization of workflow
  • Elimination of waste
  • Ensuring & utilizing feedback
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