ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan & Improve

Quote from a Raving Fan:

“Earning my ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan & Improve certification was likely my favorite thus far. I am passionate about continuous improvement and this training incorporated a lot from lean and much more.

Pink Elephant instructor Robin Hysick was really successful in facilitating conversations, best practices, and experiences from the attendees. Thank you so much for your time.”
COURSE OVERVIEW

The ITIL® Strategist – Direct, Plan, and Improve (DPI) course is “shared” course between two designation streams – the ITIL Managing Professional (MP) and the ITIL Strategic Leader (SL).

ITIL 4 Certification Scheme – Pink Elephant

This 3-day course provides IT practitioners with the practical skills necessary to create a ‘learning and improving’ IT organization with a strong and effective strategic direction.

The DPI course focuses on these key ITIL 4 practices:

  • Continual improvement
  • Measurement and reporting
  • Portfolio management
  • Organizational change management
  • Risk management

Another major component of the course includes learning about the impact of Agile and Lean ways of working and how these methodologies can be leveraged to your organization’s advantage. The course provides practical and strategic elements for planning and delivering continual improvements with necessary agility.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the key concepts of Direct, Plan, and Improve
  • Understand the scope of what is to be directed/planned and how to use key principles and methods of planning:
    • Learn how to cascade goals and requirements
    • Learn how to define effective policies, controls, and guidelines
    • Learn how to place decision-making authority at the correct level
  • Understand the role of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and how to integrate with the service value system (SVS)
  • Discover how to use the key principles and methods of continual improvement for all types of improvements:
    • Learn how to use the ITIL continual improvement model to improve the service value system
    • Learn how to identify assessment objectives, outputs requirements, and criteria as well as how to select an appropriate assessment for a particular situation
    • Learn how to define and prioritize desired outcomes
    • Learn how to build, justify, and sell a business case
    • Learn how to conduct improvement reviews and how to embed continual improvement at all levels of the SVS
  • Discover how to use the key principles of organizational change management to:
    • Identify and manage different stakeholder types
    • Learn how to establish effective channels for feedback and communication
    • Learn how to develop effective interfaces across the value chain
  • Understand how to use the key principles and methods of measurement and reporting in directing, planning, and improvement
  • Learn how to direct, plan, and improve value streams and practices:
    • Understand the differences between value streams and practices while learning how to select and use the appropriate techniques to direct, plan, and improve them
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is aimed at IT leaders and managers of all levels of the organization who are seeking to obtain the ITIL Managing Professional (MP) designation or the ITIL Strategic Leader (SL) designation, and/or who are involved in shaping IT direction and strategy.

PREREQUISITES

For this course you are required to have successfully attained your ITIL 4 Foundation certificate. You will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate upon registration in order to be admitted into this course. To look at available dates for the ITIL 4 IT Foundation Certification Course, click here.

EXAM & CERTIFICATION

  • Exam is administered by PeopleCert.
  • The exam is 90 minutes in duration, includes 40 multiple-choice questions and is administered online by an independent examination body. Participants are provided with an exam voucher so they can schedule the exam at their convenience on any date after completion of the course.
  • A passing mark of 70% is required to receive your certificate. An exam review is included in the course to help prepare attendees for the final exam.
  • You will attain 18 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers.
COURSE E-MATERIALS

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets their needs, and can use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.

MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR HOW YOU CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE

If you would like more information on any of these options below, please call us at 1-888-273-PINK, email us at info@pinkelephant.com, or ask your questions via our convenient Chat window at the bottom-right corner of this page.

Training Method Description Purchase Options
Self-Paced Online (SPO) Learn at your own pace from your computer, anywhere at any time. Get the FULL course in e-learning format for three months. If you are an individual:
  • Purchase below in the shopping cart.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Purchase a Team SPO Training Pass – purchasing your seats in bulk means volume discounts, which vary depending on how many seats you purchase at once.
To get a quote, open the Chat window below, or contact info@pinkelephant.com.
Public, Virtual Web-Based On specific dates throughout the year; hosted live, online, with our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • Purchase below in the shopping cart.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Purchase a Team Public Training Pass – purchasing your seats in bulk means volume discounts, which vary depending on how many seats you purchase at once.
To get a quote, open the Chat window below, or contact info@pinkelephant.com.
Virtual, Live Team Training On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team, hosted live online by our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • This option is not applicable.
If you are looking to train your team: Click here to read a case study profiling how an organization has recently and very successfully utilized virtual team training.
Onsite, Live Team Training On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team live, and at your location with our expert instructor. If you are an individual:
  • This option is not applicable.
If you are looking to train your team:
  • Onsite team training is currently not offered because of COVID-19 and social distancing protocols.
SPECIAL OFFER – ITIL 4 MANAGING PROFESSIONAL (MP) PASS

Save BIG With our Bundle

This course is included in our MP Pass bundle – save over 30% off regular course fees and fast-track to achieving your ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation!

We’re making it even easier and more cost-effective for IT professionals to obtain their MP designation. For a limited time, Pink Elephant is offering the MP Pass, which bundles all five advanced MP courses into one package, at a much lower cost than taking each course on its own.

The Pass includes access to all five MP courses and is offered in self-paced online format or live, virtual, instructor-led format.

Find out more about our special offer, including how to purchase here!

SHOPPING CART

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Fees do not include applicable tax, which is payable for all events presented in Canada.


This course is part of the ITIL 4 Managing Professional (MP) Pass - to purchase the bundle, select one of the options below:

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Course Summary

Duration :
Public / In-House: 3 Days
Self-Paced Online: 6 Months

Formats Offered:
Self-Paced Online
Public
  • Live Classroom
  • Web-Based
In-House
  • Live Classroom
  • Web-Based

Exam Provider:
PeopleCert

Purchase this course with the MarsLander business simulation and receive 10% off the total.

Purchase Course
ITIL 4 Managing Professional (MP) Pass
How
Name
Pass Fee
Self-Paced Online
Self-Paced
ITIL 4 Managing Professional (MP) Pass – Self-Paced Online
CAD 2,880.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
ITIL 4 Managing Professional (MP) Pass – Live, Virtual Courses
CAD 8,660.00

To purchase only the ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan & Improve course, select one of the options below:

Course Dates for ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan & Improve
How
When
Where
Course Fee
Self-Paced Online
Self-Paced
Anytime
Anywhere
CAD 855.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Oct 26-28 2020
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Dec 14-16 2020
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Mar 03-05 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Jun 07-09 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Virtual
Oct 18-20 2021
Web-Based
CAD 2,595.00