ITSM workshops and seminars

Two Hills offers onsite half-day or one-day seminars and workshops on a range of ITSM topics to stimulate learning and debate within your organisation, including:

BSM: Basic Service Management

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How to operate any enterprise, described from the point of view of the services it delivers. After all, delivery is what success is all about. This seminar describes the basic principles of service management (for IT or anywhere else), based on Rob England's book, BSM

Dead Cat Syndrome

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Do you have a formalized and thorough production handover process in place, or are you throwing dead cats over the fence? In some organizations a project is deemed ready for production handover when it has passed testing. Testing addresses what ITIL calls Utility and Warranty: the system does what it should, and it does so reliably/dependably. But there is more to consider, and without these further considerations many projects are as welcome in production as a dead cat thrown over the fence. Rob will profile all the components to consider before a system is put into production. He’ll review several must-dos and best practices from ITIL, and he’ll also add other important components needed for Operational Acceptance.

Continual People Improvement

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Recall the people/process/technology model. Most workshops teach the importance of fixing process. This workshop is about the importance of fixing people: i.e, about service culture and service orientation.
We begin by using humorous satire to define the “worst practice”. (Based on the satirical book Introduction to Real ITSM and the website at www.realitsm.com)
Then we examine what “good practice” does to change that, in particular what it does to drive a service culture.
Finally we develop a model for a cultural change program to develop service-oriented culture, built around performance management, knowledge and process. (Based on the new book He Tangata and the website at www.hetangata.com).

Tipu Continual Service Improvement

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Design a continual improvement program for service management in your organisation (it might be IT services or it might be business services delivered to customers) based on Two Hills' own Tipu framework, a pragmatic framework designed for smaller or "beginner" organisations. Prioritise your needs and develop a staged approach to addressing them in small incremental improvements.

Standard+Case

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Standard+Case is about applying a body of knowledge called Case Management to ITSM, synthesising it with our existing process approach. Radically improve the way you handle responses to any sort of "tickets". Standard+Case is applicable to Problem Management and Change Management (and Event Management...) as well as Service Desk activities. S+C applies to anything that requires a human response: there's either a standard response or there isn't.
This workshop looks at your existing processes and examines how they can be extended to deal with unknown or unfamiliar cases.


We also offer longer training courses