IT Service Catalog Examples
Someone recently reminded me that it is always easier to edit than to create from scratch.
So in keeping with the release of our New Book on the importance of the IT Service Catalog I thought the readers of this blog might appreciate some links to examples available on the web.
However, before you go on to navigate the links in search of example service definitions I want to qualify that these links do not necessarily represent the best practices we discuss in our book. That being said they do provide you with a glimpse at some real organizations that are kind enough to put their cookies on the table for all to sample.
Another Great Site for Service Catalog Examples: HEIT Management
I trust that you find these sites useful
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Anthony.Posted by Anthony Nantes on 03/01 at 03:52 AM
I’d also add this one to the mix:
(From UC Santa Cruz)Posted by Anthony Nantes on 03/01 at 03:54 AM
Quite Right Anthony
Folks I want to thank Anthony Nantes who is a Service Management Champion at the University of Melbourne for the gentle prod to post these links.
TroyPosted by Troy DuMoulin on 03/01 at 10:29 AM
Note that it’s “Purdue” University…
at least it’s spelled that way on *my* diploma.Posted by Dave Pickens on 03/28 at 07:11 PM
Thanks for the catch Dave
I have updated the post
TroyPosted by Troy DuMoulin on 03/30 at 12:58 PM
From an ITIL Service Manager newbie, thank-you for the links they have come in handy.
That was a very useful post.
I am currently working on formalizing the IT Architecture of a client and plan to build the framework around views of the Service Catalogs.
So these references were just the thing I needed.
Gautam SarnaikPosted by Gautam on 04/15 at 06:59 AM
I’ve been collecting these URLs on my delicious links:
Great blog - Also thought you should know the following three links go to page not found:
University of New South Wales
Kentucky CommonwealthPosted by R.L. Spuler on 07/20 at 04:23 PM
Thanks RL for the notice, can you imagine that they would not let me know of the website updates.
Looks like Griffith has put their service catalog behind an internal portal and the other two site have updated their page address which I have adjusted.
Hey, thanks Troy. These are some handy links for sure. You are always on top of it.Posted by Tony on 01/24 at 10:09 PM
In my perspective a Service and its level of detail grows throughout its lifecycle.
A service starts with a a definition of requirement, and the outcomes that it will provide in support of a business goal. (directly or indirectly)
This is sometimes fleshed out in a business case or ROI evaluation. Both of these sources move forward to flesh out the Service Design Package. (A detailed understanding of the functional and warranty elements of the service).
These are reflected as attributes in the Service Portfolio. I would think that you will want to have a version attribute for all services along with a Status Attribute describing its state. (Approved, Development, Active, Retire)
Both would be needed from my perspective.
TroyPosted by Troy DuMoulin on 03/17 at 09:39 PM
Bought (and read!) your book, Defining IT Success Through The Service Catalog: A Practical Guide. Congratulations on that book, it really provides for a lot of practical information, and has certainly helped us.
Now I am looking for a couple of examples for setting up our own Service Catalog. The above list really helps with that, but as we’re an MSP targeted at SMBs we’re also looking for a couple of examples of Service Catalogs that are more suitable for SMBs.
Do you think you (or anyone) might have some tips or links for us?
Thanks in advance, best regards,
Rene VerhagenPosted by Rene Verhagen on 02/20 at 10:50 AM
These are the links that I and others have collected over time but there are more being added to the web all the time. Most are from Higher Education of Government Agencies which operate under a full disclosure.
I am not aware of an example of an MSP catalog but doing a quick search on that concept I googled a couple such as this one from Amdocs http://bit.ly/1eXgSey
TroyPosted by Troy DuMoulin on 02/20 at 11:00 AM
Thanks for the links and advice.
Appreciate itPosted by Bets on 03/08 at 10:12 AM
Stephen, I agree that technologies or domains are not services but resources. The links in this blog are simply a collection of available examples.
Not all of the examples are good ones.
TroyPosted by Troy DuMoulin on 08/19 at 02:32 PM
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