Incident categorization is a challenge for many organizations. Whether it is due to culture, politics, complexity, or an inability to agree, every organization, at some point, runs up against incident categorization. Why does it cause so much difficulty? Every organization is different. Their...
Tag(s): process, practices and processes, metrics and measurements
May 22, 2012

 
Customers and service providers sometimes have different opinions of what value is. Getting the right mix of benefits, features, quality, guarantees, and costs is paramount to happy customers and a good night’s sleep. Let’s call this right mix “the zone.” You want to be in the zone at all times....
Tag(s): customer service, metrics and measurements, process
May 22, 2012

 
One of the most common questions I hear from IT support managers is “How many technicians should I have in desktop support?” In this white paper, I will present a rigorous methodology for determining the appropriate technician headcount for desktop support. By following this approach, desktop...
Tag(s): white paper, staffing, metrics and measurements, library, desktop support
March 15, 2012

 
We all have customers: internal or external, public or private sector, investors or shareholders. Regardless of who our customers are, we need to not only provide them with an excellent product or an exceptional service, we must also ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer-satisfaction-measurement, metrics and measurements, supportworld

 
Most IT professionals are familiar with the operational metrics of technical service and support: cost per ticket, first contact resolution rate, mean time to resolve—all are well understood and almost universally applied. Yet even support organizations that have mastered these metrics and...
Tag(s): business of support, ROI, return on investment - ROI

 
Do you ever lay awake at night wondering, “Billy’s my star performer, but what if he doesn’t come in on Monday (again)? Am I going to have enough staff? If I’m short-staffed, how will I cover the workload, projects, and contact volumes?” In my capacity as an instructor for the HDI Support Center...
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, people, workforce enablement

 

In this webinar, HDI 2016 track chair John Custy ("Metrics and Measurements") will present a view into the future of metrics as we move out of the telephone era and into the era of multichannel and analytics, including new trends in metrics and reporting. Discover how service desk...

Tag(s): webinars, supportworld, metrics and measurements, reporting-and-analytics

 
If your service desk already has a great set of processes in place, good news: with just a little effort, you can reuse many of those same processes to optimize and improve your knowledge management program! After all, reuse is one of the main principles of Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS)....
Tag(s): KCS, KM, knowledge management, metrics and measurements

 
Each year, companies spend tens of thousands of dollars on training that doesn’t deliver measurable results: employees don’t perform better, processes aren’t more efficient than before, communication is still poor, service delivery doesn’t improve, and customers are still dissatisfied. How can...
Tag(s): training, return on investment - ROI, ROI

 
KPIs aren't the goal—continual improvement is. Like ITIL itself, continual improvement is a cycle: once you've achieved a target, the cycle begins anew.
Tag(s): best practice, continual service improvement, framework and methodologies, KPI, ITSM, IT service management, practices and processes, reporting, reporting-and-analytics, supportworld