VeriSM Training Overview

VeriSM™ is a new service management approach to help organisations create a flexible operating model that is adaptable and can evolve over time. VeriSM describes how an organisation can define service management principles, and then use a combination of management practices to deliver value. Through this flexibility, VeriSM allows organisations to build on their traditional service management practices (like ITIL), while leveraging new ways of working such as SIAM, DevOps, Agile and Lean.

VeriSM recognises that every organisation is now a service provider. Even organisations selling products need to add a level of service to them. For example, consider online shops where the physical product is a commodity and the service is the distinguishing characteristic of the organisation. Recent years have seen an explosion of different service management practices, leaving organisations confused about the best way forward. VeriSM describes a service management approach which is:


What is the VeriSM approach?
In the VeriSM approach, governance overarches every activity, keeping a strong focus on value, outcomes and the organisation’s goals. Service management principles are then defined for the organisation. These act as guardrails, to make sure that all products and services are aligned with the needs of the organisation.

Principles are defined for areas including security, risk, quality and use of assets, and then communicated to all of the staff who are involved with the development and operation of products and services.

The unique element of the VeriSM model is the management mesh. This provides a flexible approach that can be adapted depending on the requirements for a particular product or service.

The mesh includes:
– Resources
– Environment
– Emerging technologies
– Management practices

For each product or service, these areas are considered and the mesh is flexed where necessary.

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VeriSM Training & Certification
There are currently 3 courses available: VeriSM Foundation, VeriSM Essentials and VeriSM Plus.

The Foundation level can be offered in its entirety, but it has also been split up into two parts which can be offered separately as well: VeriSM Essentials and VeriSM Plus.

VeriSM Essentials focuses on the basic service management principles, where VeriSM Plus focuses on the progressive practices and how these relate to service management.

Each course has an associated exam and there is also the option to follow a staged approach based on career progression OR existing IT Service Management Qualifications – please see diagram below:

VeriSM Training

Target Audience
The target audience consists of all professionals and organisations involved in delivering value to customers through the development, delivery, operation and/or promotion of services.

VeriSM Foundation, VeriSM Essentials and VeriSM Plus prove to be useful both for professionals at the very start of their service management career and for experienced professionals who need access to a simple service management approach.

The certifications are essential for anyone who works with products and services and will be of particular interest to graduates and undergraduates – who will be joining organisations and who need to understand the principles of service management.

Everyone within a service organisation, in particular:

Managers:  who want to understand how to leverage evolving management practices;
Service owners and service managers:  who need to bring their skills up to date and understand how service management has changed;
Executives:  who are accountable for effective service delivery;
IT professionals:  who need to understand the impact of evolving management practices and new technologies on their role.

For more information about VeriSM you can visit their website or purchase the book: “VeriSM – A service management approach for the digital age“.

VeriSM is a registered trade mark of International Foundation for Digital Competences (IFDC).

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