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Questions 4

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CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

Better structure and accountability around their work practices Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past,

some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however mostother applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

The IT department at the UoB does not have a service catalogue or a service portfolio, and there is limited understanding of the structure and value of services in the organization. Many of the individual departments

and faculties are resistant to the CIO’s vision for global services.

They have decided to appoint business relationship managers (BRMs) who will be expected to address many

of the challenges, in order to support collaboration and help to define global services. Some business analysts are going to be transferred to these new positions.

The newly appointed BRMs are starting to define services and want to ensure that value, outcomes, costs and

risks are included in every service definition.

Which definition is the MOST complete?

Options:

A.

Grant application service:

increases the number of successful grant applications by helping researchers to write effective grant

proposals.

reduces cost of support staff needed

increases reliability of grant submissions.

B.

User device access service:

provides connectivity for phones, laptops and tablets.

includes service desk support and software deployment.

supports cost-effective remote access to central services for people working from home.

C.

Exam administration service:

increases productivity of administrative staff by reducing downtime of exam marking and grade

tracking.

reduces cost of managing exams.

provides centralized storage of exam materials in the cloud.

D.

Centralized email service:

reduces overall costs for the university IT department by enabling retirement of many smaller email

services.

provides connectivity to central cloud email service.

supports calendar and shared distribution lists

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Questions 5

See the scenario for additional informational.

CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

Better structure and accountability around their work practices Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past, some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

DriveYou.com decided to move the storage and management of their testing data to a new platform so that they can share it more effectively with the UoB. They also need to facilitate data transfer from new

CruiseAlong Cars research facilities in Japan and Australia.

The DriveYou.com project manager has set up an initial teleconference for the project, which will include the new research teams from CruiseAlong Cars.

How could the project manager ensure that ‘verbal handshaking’ is addressed?

Options:

A.

By ensuring that action points and next steps are clarified and agreed during the session.

B.

By organizing face-to-face meetings in advance to build rapport and personal contact.

C.

By requesting that all parties listen closely to discussions and do not speak over each other.

D.

By creating a digital recording to ensure that all the discussions are captured and can be reviewed.

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Questions 6

See the scenario for additional informational.

CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

Better structure and accountability around their work practices Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past,

some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

The IT department at the UoB does not have a service catalogue or a service portfolio, and there is limited understanding of the structure and value of services in the organization. Many of the individual departments and faculties are resistant to the CIO’s vision for global services.

They have decided to appoint business relationship managers (BRMs) who will be expected to address many of the challenges, in order to support collaboration and help to define global services. Some business analysts are going to be transferred to these new positions.

Which is the BEST way for a new BRM at the UoB to understand their customers’ needs?

Options:

A.

Run a workshop to define the structure and value of IT services.

B.

Visit each customer in their normal place of work to see what they do.

C.

Issue a detailed questionnaire to all customers to discover their expectations.

D.

Establish current performance levels and match the new service to them.

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Questions 7

Which is an example of using the communication principle ‘timing and frequency matter’?

Options:

A.

Repeating a training video in a variety of languages because there are staff in different countries.

B.

Creating a multi-media briefing to update all staff on major changes to organizational structure.

C.

Repeating a presentation to allow for the hours of work in a global organization.

D.

Creating a targeted bulletin that allows different staff groups to feedback on improvement opportunities.

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Questions 8

See the scenario for additional informational.

CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States

of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

  • Better structure and accountability around their work practices
  • Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past, some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

CruiseAlong Cars is planning to improve the provision and support of IT services for senior executives who travel. They will deploy new mobile technology to enhance the user experience. They will also improve the incident management and request fulfilment processes and standardize these across service desks.

They are taking an iterative approach and have released the first iteration of improvements. A project manager has been appointed for this improvement initiative.

The project manager is trying to understand the current level of service provided to senior executives.

Which is an example of a CSF for the ‘customer’ quadrant of the balanced scorecard?

Options:

A.

Customer satisfaction with operational services.

B.

Ability to respond rapidly to customer demand for change.

C.

Stability and availability of services delivered to customers.

D.

Ability to resolve customer incidents quickly and effectively.

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Questions 9

The improvement initiative has been running for a year and the BRMs believe it has been successful.What is the BEST way to demonstrate its success?

Options:

A.

By completing a benefits realization review.

B.

By facilitating a customer service review workshop.

C.

By conducting a service catalogue gap analysis.

D.

By undertaking a stakeholder review analysis.

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Questions 10

See the scenario for additional informational.

CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein (UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

Better structure and accountability around their work practices Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past,

some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is

responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to

ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large

amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most

other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

The IT department at the UoB does not have a service catalogue or a service portfolio, and there is limited

understanding of the structure and value of services in the organization. Many of the individual departments

and faculties are resistant to the CIO’s vision for global services.

They have decided to appoint business relationship managers (BRMs) who will be expected to address many

of the challenges, in order to support collaboration and help to define global services. Some business analysts

are going to be transferred to these new positions.

One of the BRMs has had an improvement idea for implementing a de-centralized support model that can be actioned quickly. The BRM proposed implementing the improvement in the next three months. The improvement was rejected by the CIO who has suggested that the idea should never have been proposed.

Which tool should the BRM have used to predict the CIO’s response at this early stage?

Options:

A.

The CSI register, to properly define the timescale for implementation.

B.

The CSI register, to define who the improvement would be actioned by.

C.

The orientation worksheet, to understand the organizational vision.

D.

The orientation worksheet, to measure the success of the improvement.

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Questions 11

See the scenario for additional informational.

CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

  • Better structure and accountability around their work practices
  • Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past,

some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across

the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.

Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

CruiseAlong Cars is planning to improve the provision and support of IT services for senior executives who travel. They will deploy new mobile technology to enhance the user experience. They will also improve the incident management and request fulfilment processes and standardize these across service desks.

They are taking an iterative approach and have released the first iteration of improvements. A project manager has been appointed for this improvement initiative.

The project manager is planning an assessment to verify that the improvements have been achieved in the first iteration of the project.

Which are the BEST two outputs of the assessment?

Options:

A.

Customer satisfaction; Process maturity of incident management and request fulfilment

B.

Process metrics; Organizational maturity of CruiseAlong Cars’ business units

C.

Customer satisfaction; Change readiness of CruiseAlong Cars’ IT departments

D.

Process metrics; SWOT analysis of all service management processes.

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Questions 12

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CruiseAlong Cars

CruiseAlong Cars is a car manufacturing and sales company with corporate headquarters in the United States of America. It has grown by acquisition over the last 20 years and has operations in over 50 countries.Each country has its own IT organization, with some central corporate IT services provided by the US parent company. In some countries CruiseAlong Cars has outsourced infrastructure and service desks. The largest IT supplier is Global City IT Services (GCITS). In two countries GCITS provides CruiseAlong Cars with full outsourced services. They also provide selected services in other countries.

Some of the issues that CruiseAlong Cars needs to address include:

  • Inefficiencies caused by the current IT structure
  • Inconsistency of IT services when employees are travelling

CruiseAlong Cars is working with a European university (the University of Bachstein) to research and develop driverless car technology. The venture operates as an independent company called DriveYou.com, and

CruiseAlong Cars owns a 51% share.

DriveYou.com

This is a small, innovative company, that is jointly owned by CruiseAlong Cars and the University of Bachstein

(UoB). DriveYou.com develops custom applications using a highly collaborative, rapid and iterative development approach. Their employees are mostly research and development experts, working from multiple locations, with a significant number working from home. Initial driverless car testing is being conducted in the

US at the Nevegon State Department of Transportation.

Infrastructure and cloud services are purchased from Global City IT Services and other providers, and these relationships are managed by a DriveYou.com supplier manager.

Some of the issues that DriveYou.com needs to address include:

Better structure and accountability around their work practices Compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements.

University of Bachstein (UoB)

The UoB is a university that is based Germany, with a satellite campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the past,

some IT services were funded and run centrally, and some were funded and run independently by each faculty. Centrally owned services include a ‘walk-in’ service desk, plus a separate service desk in the main library, run by library staff. Library services and IT are both part of the university’s administrative services division. Recently, under a new CIO, there has been a drive to centralize and consolidate IT as a corporate function, although this has not been fully achieved.

The central IT department runs a variety of legacy systems, which serve students, administrators, researchers and academics. It also runs some high performance computing systems and high bandwidth networks across the main campus area.

Some of the issues that the UoB needs to address include:

  • Complete the centralization and consolidation of IT
  • Manage growth and increasing IT demand
  • Demonstrate value through competitive, responsive and transparent services

Global City Services (GCITS)

GCITS is a global service provider which has grown through acquisition and which offers a wide range of services, including IT support, infrastructure and consulting. GCITS has mature and efficient IT service management processes, and holds an ISO/IEC 20000 certification.

GCITS provides the entire infrastructure and some cloud services for DriveYou.com, as well as a range of services in different countries to CruiseAlong Cars.Some of the issues that GCITS needs to address include:

  • Succeed in establishing a strategic partnership with CruiseAlong Cars

Nevagon State Department of Transportation (NSDoT)

NSDot is a government agency in the US state of Nevagon, where DriveYou.com is running their trials. It is responsible for managing transportation systems and safety. DriveYou.com must work with the agency to ensure that their trials comply with safety regulations, and the program includes bi0directional sharing of large amounts of data.

The NSDoT’s internal IT team writes and manages most of their agency-specific applications, however most other applications and infrastructure are provided by the Nevagon State central IT department.

GCITS have a major audit coming up to verify continued compliance to the ISO/IEC 20000 standard. In preparation for the audit, they are conducting a series of internal audits.

GCITS has grown through acquisition. The latest acquisition, Optimsolv, does not comply with ISO/IEC 20000.

Optimsolv has a number of process improvements that need to be implemented to attain compliance. GCITS

has six months to ensure that Optimsolv is compliant.

The project manager is designing a resistance management plan for Optimsolv IT staff.

Which is the BEST ‘what’s in it for me?’ statement?

Options:

A.

“I am part of an important company initiative”.

B.

“I can use the opportunity to learn valuable new skills”.

C.

“Optimsolv gets ISO/IEC 20000 certification”.

D.

“GCITS achieves its corporate goals”.

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