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ServiceNow for Architects and Project Leaders

By : Roy Justus, David Zhao
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ServiceNow for Architects and Project Leaders

By: Roy Justus, David Zhao

Overview of this book

ServiceNow is the leading enterprise service management platform that enables the effective management of services in a modern enterprise. In this book, you’ll learn how to avoid pitfalls that can challenge value realization, where to focus, how to balance tradeoffs, and how to get buy-in for complex decisions. You’ll understand the key drivers of value in ServiceNow implementation and how to structure your program for successful delivery. Moving ahead, you’ll get practical guidance on the methods and considerations in securely using ServiceNow. You’ll also learn how to set up a multi-instance environment including best practices, patterns and alternatives in the use and maintenance of a multi-instance pipeline. Later chapters cover methods and approaches to design processes that deliver optimal ROI. Further, you’ll receive tips for designing technical standards, designing for scale, ensuring maintainability, and building a supportable instance. Finally, you’ll focus on the innovative possibilities that can be unlocked in a ServiceNow journey which will help you to manage uncertainty and claim the value of being an early adopter. By the end of this book, you’ll be prepared to lead or support a ServiceNow implementation with confidence that you’re bringing not only a solution but also making an impact in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1 – Pursuit of Value
Part 2 – The Checklist
Part 3 – From Success to Innovation

Understanding the Value of ServiceNow

We will start this book by discussing the value that can be enabled by the deployment of ServiceNow. All too often, the ServiceNow platform (and other tools) is deployed to fill a particular role within the technology landscape without focusing on the value it generates for the organization. When an organization sets out to implement a ticketing tool or an HR portal, it can be an indication that they’re on this path. If you’re reading this book, you have likely been given a key role in bringing ServiceNow to an organization and you would like to help make that implementation as valuable as possible. This book is going to give you concrete and actionable advice on how to achieve that goal.

This chapter will provide specific guidance on how to discover and shape the value proposition of your organization’s investment in ServiceNow.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following topics related to Managing Value:

  • What is Value?
  • Why is managing ServiceNow’s value important?
  • Who is responsible for value?
  • How do we define value?

Then, we will dive deeper into four categories of ServiceNow implementation value:

  • Service quality
  • Cost optimization
  • Customer experience
  • Innovation enablement