Foundations of ITIL v3 has become the industry classic guide on the topic of ITIL. Over the years this authoritative itSMF guide has earned its place on the bookshelves and in the briefcases of industry experts as they implement best practices within their organizations. This version reflects ITIL V3. Written in a concise way and covering all the facts, readers will find that this title succinctly covers the key aspects of the ITIL V3 upgrade. TheITIL V3 approach covering the ITIL Lifecycle is fully covered. In addition those who are familiar with the Version 2 process approach will be delighted to discover that this new edition of Foundations of IT Service Management based on ITIL V3 has split out all the processes and describes them in detail. This means that it is easy for all readers to access and grasp the process concepts that are so pivotal to many service management day-to-day operations. This title covers the following: PART 1: THE ITIL SERVICE LIFECYCLELifecycle phase: Service strategyLifecycle phase: Service designLifecycle phase: Service transitionLifecycle phase: Service operationLifecycle phase: Continual service improvementPART 2: FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES Introduction to Functions and Processes Functions and Processes in Service Strategy Functions and Processes in Service Design Functions and Processes in Service Transition Functions and Processes in Service Operation Functions and Processes in Continual Service Improvement and much more!