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Psychometric profiling for Major Incident Management

In MIM®'s Global Best Practice in IT Major Incident Management® Training and Certification programmes we teach psychometric profiling for better communication and leadership outcomes. We discuss what psychometric profiling is and how it can help you to be more effective.     About MIM®MIM® is the professional body dedicated to Global Best Practice for IT Major Incident Management®.We are transforming the way companies, professionals and IT Operations, reduce major incident downtime.Our methods and techniques save millions for companies around the globe, supports leading IT specialists and maximises collaboration.With clients in more than 80 countries, including the world’s largest business and consumer brands, we drive major incident innovation to protect businesses. Connect with MIM® Linkedin Youtube Facebook Twitter Signup for...

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The 3 Phases of a Major Incident

Note: The Best Practice in IT Major Incident Management and it’s components are a framework and your organisation’s other existing processes should be considered when incorporating Major Incident Management into Operations. Whilst the primary objective of Major Incident Management is to restore normal service to End Users, there are three phases that have sub objectives that contribute to the primary objective. The three phases of the Best Practice Major Incident management Process: The initial 15 minutes (of major incident identification) The post 15 minutes (n.b. this can last hours or sometimes days) The resolution (and closure of the major incident) The initial 15 minutes phase In the initial 15 minutes of major incident identification the key objectives are: Validation (that there...

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what is a Major Incident?

Let us start by addressing what a major incident is in the context of IT services. We define a major incident as an event that creates a significant, negative impact or urgency for a business or organisation. They demand a response, strategy and direction beyond the capabilities of a standard incident management processes. Example 1: The value of Major Incident Management for large organisations Take a major retailer as an example… Many large, well-known major retailers rely on self-service point of sale devices and point of sale terminals to take payment for goods. In busy periods they may take around £4,000 of transactions per second. That equates to £240,000 per minute and £14,400,000 per hour. That is a substantial loss of earnings for every...

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Major Incident Roles and Responsibilities – Who is involved and what do they do?

  Major Incidents will require the focus and efforts of many individuals within your IT Operation. Detailed here are the roles involved and an overview of their remit when a major incident occurs. Every Operation is different and this is to be used as a framework, not necessarily verbatim. The Service Desk  The Service Desk is the main point of contact for affected end users during service outages or degradation. Contact with the Service Desk is in the form of requests and reporting of incidents. The Service Desk is usually the first team to be made aware of a potential or actual IT major incident. During major incidents it should provide updates to the end users by way of announcements...

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