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    • 4 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • KPMG (18th floor), 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2P8,
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    Today’s complex projects require true leadership to succeed. Research and industry experience has concluded that leadership competence is not an optional project management skill, but a key part of being a successful and respected Project Manager. Mastering project management leadership is now a key discriminator in personal and organizational success.

    Please join Claire and Laszlo as they review how to master the components of the Project Management Leadership Model© and how to achieve this highly sought-after level of Project Manager performance to help increase personal and organizational success.

    PRESENTER BIO:

    Laszlo Retfalvi

    Laszlo Retfalvi is currently Director of Enterprise Excellence at Lockheed Martin Canada. Laszlo is past Vice-President of the Program and Risk Management Office (PRMO) at Allen Vanguard Corporation. Previously, Laszlo held roles with Shared Services Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Corporation, and SED Systems. With a passion to help individuals and organizations succeed, Laszlo is currently an Instructor at University of California Irvine Extension. Laszlo is also an Instructor at Oregon State University College of Business. Areas of instruction include Project Planning, Risk Management, and Leadership.

    Claire Picken

    Claire Picken is currently Senior Program Manager AOPS and EW Programs at Lockheed Martin Canada. Claire is past Senior Manager for Systems and Software Engineering at Lockheed Martin Canada. Previously, Claire held roles with General Dynamics, and the Canadian Armed Forces. Claire has a passion for STEM and mentoring individuals to help them succeed. Claire teaches Leadership and Program Management at Lockheed Martin Canada.


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    • 13 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM (ADT)
    • 15 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM (ADT)
    • KPMG Suite 1500, Purdy's Wharf Tower, One 1959 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3N2
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    ITIL4 accredited through Somerset CC Limited

    Course Outline

    Introduction                         

    ITIL 4 supports the existing investment that people and organizations have made in ITIL, as it is an expansion on the existing framework. That investment is protected because ITIL 4 provides a practical and flexible transition that helps organizations adopt the new ways of working.

    Purpose   

    The ITIL 4 Foundation is a 3-day course and is the first to be offered in the latest version of ITIL. The purpose of the Foundation course and qualification is to introduce students to the essential concepts associated with ITIL 4 and prepare students to take the ITIL 4 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management examination. The course will give students an understanding of the common language and key concepts of ITIL 4. Furthermore, the qualification will enable students to progress onto more specialised ITIL 4 courses and qualifications becoming available towards the end of 2019. 

    Contents

    Candidates can expect to gain comprehension and awareness in the following topics upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification.

    • Understand the key concepts of service management
    • Understand how the ITIL guiding principles can help an organization adopt and adapt service management
    • Describe the nature, use and interaction of the seven guiding principles:
    1. Focus on value
    2. Start where you are
    3. Progress iteratively with feedback
    4. Collaborate and promote visibility
    5. Think and work holistically
    6. Keep it simple and practical
    7. Optimize and automate
    • Understand the purpose and components of the ITIL service value system
    • Understand the activities of the service value chain, and how they interconnect and describe the inputs, outputs and purpose of each value chain activity:
      • Plan
      • Improve
      • Engage
      • Design & transition
      • Obtain/build
      • Deliver & support
    • Recall the purpose of the following ITIL practices:
      • Information security management
      • Relationship management
      • Supplier management
      • IT asset management
      • Monitoring and event management
      • Release management
      • Service configuration management
      • Deployment management
      • Continual improvement
      • Change control
      • Incident management
      • Problem management
      • Service request management
      • Service desk
      • Service level management
    • The following ITIL practices are covered in more detail:
      • Continual improvement
      • Change control
      • Incident management
      • Problem management
      • Service request management
      • Service desk
      • Service level management
    • Summary
      • The learning outcome weighting is approximately:
    Topic

    Understand the key service concepts
    Understand how the ITIL guiding principles can help an organization adopt and adapt service management
    Understand the four dimensions of service management
    Understand the purpose and components of the ITIL service value system
    Understand the activities of the service value chain, and how they interconnect
    Know the purpose and key terms of 18 ITIL practices
    Understand 7 ITIL practices

    Format

    This is an instructor led classroom course that uses a combination of lectures, practical group discussions, group assignments and sample exam to provide the student with a foundation understanding of the essential aspects of IT Service Management and to prepare them for the ITIL Foundation examination. The course includes an hour long, formal examination. The one hour exam takes the form of a closed book, multiple choice examination comprising 40 questions. The pass score is 65% (26 out of 40).  Some students may be entitled to additional time – your instructor will give more details if required.

    Intended Audience

    The target group of the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management is:

    • Individuals at the start of their journey in Service Management
    • ITSM Managers and aspiring ITSM Managers
    • Individuals working in other parts of “IT” (digital, product, development) with interface to service delivery
    • Existing ITIL qualification holders wishing to update their knowledge.

    This may include but is not limited to, IT professionals, business managers and business process owners.

    Prerequisites

    While this course has no specific prerequisites, it is assumed that students will have a basic understanding of IT and IT concepts.

    Maximum Class Size: 15

    INSTRUCTOR:

    Vernon Lloyd

    Vernon is a professionally qualified and highly experienced leader with 40 years’ experience in the IT industry. Vernon is a recognised authority on IT Service Management (ITSM).  Vernon has delivered consultancy and training to many organisations in most industry sectors and in many countries.  He has undertaken consultancy engagements for a wide variety of organizations in all market sectors.  The work has included ITSM assessments, business continuity assessments, designing ITSM implementation route maps, helping to set organizational strategy, process re-engineering, organizational re-structure, ISO/IEC 20000 gap analysis and implementation.  This has also included consultancy on vendor and sourcing strategy.  He has advised companies and helped to produce IT service provision tender documents as well as assessing responses to these. 

    He has spoken at many major conferences, in Europe, North America, South America, Australasia, Africa, India and the Far East on Service Management.

    He attended and helped deliver the first public accredited ITIL course in 1991/92 and delivered his first ITIL Manager’s course in 1992.  He delivered the world’s first ITIL Foundation course in the UK in 1995.  He has subsequently delivered all ITIL 2011 courses as well as delivered consultancy based on ITIL 2011.  He has also delivered training and consultancy on COBIT 5, ISO/IEC 20000, Lean; Lean SixSigma and VeriSM. 

    He is an author of many books on IT Service Management including several ITIL books including Service Delivery, Service Support, Planning to Implement Service Management from ITIL V2; Service Design from ITIL V3 and Continual Service Improvement from 2011 version.  Vernon was also an author of BS15000 the British standard which later became ISO/IEC 20000.  He also helped author the original version of the Microsoft Operations framework (MOF) for Microsoft.

    He helped define the examination structure for ITIL while sitting as a senior examiner of the APM Group and previously was on the strategic advisory board of the British Computer Society for over 10 years.  He is now an examiner for AXELOS the new owners of the Swirl product range including ITIL.   He has been a Director of the UK itSMF and in 2004 was awarded the prestigious ’Paul Rappaport’ Life Time Achievement Award and in 2010 became the only person to also be made honorary life Vice President of the itSMF.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • ITIL V3 Expert (passed all Capability, Lifecycle, Managing Across the Lifecycle and The Manager’s Bridge)
    • ITIL Practitioner
    • ITIL 4 Foundation
    • ISEB Manager’s Certificate in IT Service Management
    • Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) accredited trainer
    • MOF V4 qualified
    • Lean and Six Sigma trained and qualified
    • ISO/IEC 20000 Qualified and trainer for Foundation, Practitioner and Auditor
    • COBIT 5 Foundation and Assessor qualified trainer
    • Qualified to deliver all ITIL training courses
    • Qualified to deliver ISO/IEC 20000 Foundation and Practitioner courses
    • VeriSM Foundation qualified and trainer
    • DevOps Foundation qualified

    Summary of Key Training:

    Since working for his own company from 2013 he has delivered training in all ITIL courses, COBIT 5, ISO/IEC 20000; Lean Six Sigma and VeriSM.   

    The following are examples of consultancy assignments undertaken Overview:

    Currently working with Highways England on designing new processes for highway maintenance using ITIL methodology in a business environment.  Also currently working with EUMETSAT to assess potential improvement opportunities to be more efficient in service provision. He has conducted numerous IT Service Management assessments including two US universities where comprehensive assessments in all areas of IT service provision were undertaken and service improvement roadmaps produced.  Also helped to define the implementation of new processes based on the recommendations from the review.  Similar work was also conducted at a major UK police force.

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    • 16 May 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (ADT)
    • KPMG Suite 1500, Purdy's Wharf Tower, One 1959 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3N2
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    Join us for a lunch and learn session with Vernon Lloyd

    The talk will look at the latest thoughts and trends from ITIL including some key aspects of the latest version ITIL 4.  

    For many years there have been discussions on utilising ITIL in non IT undertakings.  The speaker will look at applicability of ITIL 4 and ITIL 2011 to alternative environments including areas where the speaker has been involved in utilising ITIL in non IT activities.  This includes a recent examples in highways design and maintenance and another with a connection to the space industry.  

    Presenter Bio:

    Vernon Lloyd

    Vernon is a professionally qualified and highly experienced leader with 40 years’ experience in the IT industry. Vernon is a recognised authority on IT Service Management (ITSM).  Vernon has delivered consultancy and training to many organisations in most industry sectors and in many countries.  He has undertaken consultancy engagements for a wide variety of organizations in all market sectors.  The work has included ITSM assessments, business continuity assessments, designing ITSM implementation route maps, helping to set organizational strategy, process re-engineering, organizational re-structure, ISO/IEC 20000 gap analysis and implementation.  This has also included consultancy on vendor and sourcing strategy.  He has advised companies and helped to produce IT service provision tender documents as well as assessing responses to these. 

    He has spoken at many major conferences, in Europe, North America, South America, Australasia, Africa, India and the Far East on Service Management.

    He attended and helped deliver the first public accredited ITIL course in 1991/92 and delivered his first ITIL Manager’s course in 1992.  He delivered the world’s first ITIL Foundation course in the UK in 1995.  He has subsequently delivered all ITIL 2011 courses as well as delivered consultancy based on ITIL 2011.  He has also delivered training and consultancy on COBIT 5, ISO/IEC 20000, Lean; Lean SixSigma and VeriSM. 

    He is an author of many books on IT Service Management including several ITIL books including Service Delivery, Service Support, Planning to Implement Service Management from ITIL V2; Service Design from ITIL V3 and Continual Service Improvement from 2011 version.  Vernon was also an author of BS15000 the British standard which later became ISO/IEC 20000.  He also helped author the original version of the Microsoft Operations framework (MOF) for Microsoft.

    He helped define the examination structure for ITIL while sitting as a senior examiner of the APM Group and previously was on the strategic advisory board of the British Computer Society for over 10 years.  He is now an examiner for AXELOS the new owners of the Swirl product range including ITIL.   He has been a Director of the UK itSMF and in 2004 was awarded the prestigious ’Paul Rappaport’ Life Time Achievement Award and in 2010 became the only person to also be made honorary life Vice President of the itSMF.

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