Content at a Glance

Learning Unit RCV01: Introduction to release, control and validation (RCV)

  • The purpose, objectives and scope of service transition lifecycle phase
  • The RCV processes in relation to service transition
  • Activities related to overall transition planning and ongoing support

Learning Unit RCV02: Change management

  • The end-to-end process flow for change management , including its policies, design strategy, concepts, activities, and interfaces with other processes
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support change management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from change management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV03: Service asset and configuration management (SACM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for service asset and configuration management, including its policies, design strategy, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support service asset and configuration management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from service asset and configuration management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV04: Service validation and testing (SVT)

  • The end-to-end process flow for the SVT process, including its policies, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • Test modeling techniques and testing concepts (for example, stakeholder requirements, test conditions, environments, data) and how these test components are used to ensure service quality
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support service validation and testing within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from SVT and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV05: Release and deployment management (RDM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for release and deployment management , including its policies, concepts, phases, activities and interfaces with other processes
  • Release and deployment models and related activities (for example, design, planning, build, pilots, test, transfer, deployment, retirement). and how these activities ensure service quality
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support release and deployment management within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from release and deployment management

Learning Unit RCV06: Request fulfilment

  • The end-to-end process flow for request fulfilment, including its policies, concepts, activities, and interfaces with other processes (for example, RDM, SACM and change management)
  • Request fulfilment models and related activities (for example, effectiveness of designs, changes,
  • performance) and how these activities help to ensure quality service within RCV
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support request fulfillment within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from request fulfillment and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV07: Change evaluation

  • The end-to-end process flow for change evaluation, including its policies, concepts, activities interfaces with other processes
  • Perspectives and considerations for evaluating the effectiveness of a service change
  • A measurement model and the metrics that would be used to support change evaluation within RCV practices
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from change evaluation and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV08: Knowledge management (KM)

  • The end-to-end process flow for knowledge management, including its policies, concepts, activities and interfaces with other processes (for example CSI processes)
  • Related concepts (for example, data-information-knowledge-wisdom (DIKW)) and how these activities help to ensure knowledge transfer and improved decision-making
  • The benefits and business value that can be gained from knowledge management and the challenges and risks to be managed

Learning Unit RCV09: Release, control and validation roles and responsibilities

  • Generic roles that support service transition and the RCV processes
  • The roles and responsibilities related to transition planning and support, change management, service asset and configuration management, service validation and testing, release and deployment management, request fulfilment, change evaluation, and knowledge management. Where and how these are used, as well as how they fit within the context of service transition.

Learning Unit RCV10: Technology and Implementation Considerations

  • The technology requirements for service management tools, where and how these would be used within RCV (for example, knowledge management and service asset and configuration management)
  • The need and benefits of tools that support service transition as related to RCV
  • Implementing RCV processes in the context of planning and managing change, service operation, project management, risk management, and staff considerations

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The ITIL Intermediate Qualification Release Control and Validation Certificate v5.2 – July 2011
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