Service Management as a Practice

These questions are based on EXE-101: ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management Version 3
ITIL
Self Test Software Practice Test


Objective: Service management as a practice.
Sub-objective: List the characteristics of process (measurable, specific results, customers and responds to a specific event).


Single answer, multiple-choice


Which Service Lifecycle entity is measurable, performance-driven and responds to specific triggers?



  1. A function.
  2. A process.
  3. A role.
  4. A service.

Answer:
B. A process


Tutorial:
A process is measurable, performance-driven and responds to specific triggers or events.


According to the Office of Government Commerce (OCG), a function is “a unit of an organization specialized to perform certain types of work and responsible for specific outcomes.” Each function has its own body of knowledge.


According to OCG, a role is “a set of responsibilities, activities, and authorities granted to a person or team.” A role is defined by a process.


According to OCG, a service is “a means of delivering value to customers by facilitating outcomes that customers want to achieve without the ownership of specific costs and risks.”


Reference:
Office of Government Commerce. The Official Introduction to the ITIL Service Lifecycle, Chapter 3: The ITIL Service Management Lifecycle – core of practice, 3.1.2 Processes, p. 20-21. The Stationery Press, 2007.

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