ITIL Service Lifecycle Service Transition

3 days


The course builds on the principles covered as part of the ITIL Foundation course and is aligned to the 2011 syllabus. It focuses on the lifecycle aspects of Service Transition. The course covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Transition stage of the lifecycle but not the detail of each of the supporting processes. Lower level details of the processes from Service Transition are mostly covered in the Release, Control and Validation capability course. Additionally the course looks at the concept of Service Design principles and at the interfaces between Service Design and the other stages of the ITIL Service Lifecycle



This course is primarily for IT Managers and Practitioners involved in the strategy, design, implementation and on- going support and delivery of business IT services and those interfacing with information systems who require an insight into Service Management best practice. This may include Business Analysts, Business Relationship Managers, Project and Programme staff.


Skills Gained

  • Provides a complete management-level overview of service transition, including all its related activities.
  • Be prepared for the ITIL Service design examination


Delegates are required to meet the following mandatory prerequisites:

  • Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management or earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge or ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

Course Outline

Introduction to Service transition:

  • The purpose, goals and objectives of service transition
  • The scope of service transition and ways that service transition adds value to the business
  • The context of service transition in relation to all other lifecycle stages

Service transition principles :

  • Service transition policies, principles and best practices for service transition
  • How to use metrics to ensure the quality of a new or changed service and the effectiveness and efficiency of service transition
  • The inputs to and outputs from service transition as it interfaces with the other service lifecycle phases

Service transition processes:

  • A management perspective of the purpose and value of the service transition processes, how they integrate within service transition and how they interface with other lifecycle phases
  • Managing people through service transitions:
  • How to address and manage the communication and commitment aspects of service transition
  • How to manage organizational and stakeholder change
  • How to develop a stakeholder management strategy, map and analyse stakeholders and monitor changes in stakeholder commitment

Organizing for service transition:

  • How the technical and application management functions interface with service transition
  • The interfaces that exist between service transition and other organizational units (including programmes, projects, service design and suppliers) and the handover points required to ensure delivery of new or change services within the agreed schedule
  • Service transition roles and responsibilities, where and how they are used, as well as examples of how small or larger service transition organizations would be structured to use these roles
  • Why service transition needs service design and service operation, what it uses from them and how

Service transition technology considerations:

  • Technology requirements that support the service transition stage and its integration into the service lifecycle
  • Types of knowledge management, service asset and configuration management and workflow tools that can be used to support service transition

Implementing and improving service transition:

  • The key activities for introducing an integrated service transition approach into an organization
  • The design, creation, implementation and use of service transition in a virtual or cloud environment

Challenges, critical sucess factors and risks:

  • Be able to provide insight and guidance for service transition challenges, risks and critical success factors

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