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What do the 4 dimensions do?

**The 4 dimensions collectively support a holistic approach to service management. They are relevant to the entire service value chain (SVC).**

- Provide effective and efficient facilitation of value to customers.
- Represents perspectives that are relevant to the whole SVS
- Understand constraints placed upon SVS by external factors outside their control.


What are the 4 Dimensions

1. Organisations and People
2. Information and Technology
3. Partners and Suppliers
4. Value Streams and Processes


What can happen if we don't address the 4 dimensions properly

- If we don't address these 4 dimensions properly we can end up with undeliverable services, or ones that do not meet customer expectation.


Define the dimension - Organisations and People

- Organisational complexity is growing, so roles, responsibilities and systems of organisation should be well defined. Use RACI charts or RACI VS Matrix
- Communication should support the overall strategy of the organisation. People need to know who/when/how to communicate.
- Effectiveness hinges on culture of organisation, which needs to support the objective and right level of competencies and capacities of work force
- Every person in organisation needs to have a clear understanding of what they do to contribute to success.


Define the Information part of the Information and Services dimension

- What information is managed by the services
- What supporting information and knowledge are needed to deliver and manage the services
- How will the information and knowledge of assets be protected, managed, archived and disposed of.


Define the Technology part of the Information and Services dimension

- Is this technology compatible with the current architecture of the business
- What about regulatory or other compliance issues with the organisations policies
- Is the technology viable for the foreseeable future
- Does the technology align with the strategy of the service provider and customers
- Do you have the right skill sets to operate and maintain the technology


Define the Partners and Suppliers dimension

- Partners and suppliers encompasses an organisations relationships with other organisations in the areas of
- Design, Development, Delivery, Support


The Partners and Suppliers dimension can be addressed in different ways, give some examples

- Strategic Focus - Company may prefer to focus on core competency and outsource supporting functions
- Corporate Culture - Historical preference for an approach
- Resource Scarcity - If skillset is in short supply could be difficult
- Cost Concerns - What is the economical way
- Subject Matter Expertise - Train or Outsource
- External Constraints - You may need outside help which could cost issues, or govt legislations
- Demand Patterns - Seasonal or Variable demand patterns can change approach


Define the dimension, Value Streams and Processes

- How do the parts of an organisation work in an integrated and coordinated fashion?
- How do we enable value creation through products and services
- What activities doe we undertake and how are they organised efficiently


Define the term Value Stream

Value Stream - A series of steps an organisation undertakes to create and deliver products and services to consumers.


Define the term Process

Value Stream - A series of steps an organisation undertakes to create and deliver products and services to consumers.


The dimensions operate within the constant influence of external factors, what are these commonly known as



What are the P.E.S.T.L.E factors

- Political Factors
- Economical Factors
- Social Factors
- Technological Factors
- Legal Factors
- Environmental Factors