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Assessment Services

ConnectSphere’s assessment services provide a solid foundation for a measurable improvement programme. We can assess your performance and controls against your internal standards, contracts or industry standards. We assess the quality and effectiveness of your services and service management capability.ConnectSphere adds value by recommending improvements, identifying both strengths and weakness and making sure any results are a sound basis for any decision-making. We then help you understand what is possible as you move forward and work with you set objectives and targets for improvement. Our assessment offerings include:

  • Strategic and operational assessments - ITIL® industry standards
  • Customer satisfaction and relationship surveys
  • Organization, role and skills - ITIL, COBIT and SFIA
  • Compliance against ISO 20000, ISO 27000, ISO19770
  • Capability maturity - ISO/IEC15504, CMMI for Services

 

Assessments can be combined e.g. typical examples include ITIL and COBIT assessment, ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000. A ConnectSphere assessment will help you to take the right steps on your improvement journey to meet your business objectives and compliance requirements. Typical starter assessments offerings are 5, 10, 15 or 20 day packages.

 

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ITSM and ITIL assessment services

ConnectSphere uses the ITIL industry standards and ISO/IEC 15504 to scope, plan and perform assessments. The output deliverables from each assessment service will be an agreed format to suit your business needs and will include:

  • Education for your staff in the assessment and improvement processes
  • Gaps / weaknesses / strengths
  • Options and recommendations for improvement
  • Roadmap for improvement

 

ITIL baseline and benchmark assessment services

ConnectSphere offers service management baseline and benchmark assessments with a gap analysis (see figure). The assessment report provides baseline compliance, maturity and quality measures. We offer baseline comparisons against benchmark data and provide recommendations on risks and opportunities for improvement.

ISO 20000 assessment and ITIL assessment consultants

ConnectSphere ISO 20000 and ITIL assessment consultants are ideally suited to perform these assessment as they are involved in the development of these best practices and have extensive practical experience. They will help you to assess your capability against industry standards, including:

  • Service management - ISO/IEC 20000 standard
  • Software Asset Management – ISO/IEC 19770 SAM standard
  • Information security management - ISO/IEC 27001 standard

"ConnectSphere's assessment provided us with an independent, impartial and objective review of our service management capability. The assessment report helped us to set performance objectives for our managers and process owners. The assessment recommendations gave us a sound basis for prioritising and planning service improvements."