Making Best Practice Learning Easy

The Manta Group
When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
Jun 26 2012
44 mins
Making Best Practice Learning Easy
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  • The Operations Bridge is “the” solution for IT Operations to effectively address the challenges they face when it comes to managing the new style of IT: complex composite applications, virtualized environments, cloud-based services, big data, and a variety of management solutions from different vendors. In this session, you will learn how the HP Operations Bridge solution allows you to take up those challenges and consolidate all your existing IT monitoring solutions, providing a unique solution to maximize efficiency and improve runtime and performance of your IT services.
  • Enterprises are realizing that the opportunity of data analytics is maximum when the data is fresh and represents the "current reality" of operations or customer experience. The business value of data dramatically falls with its age.

    As IT and line-of-business executives begin to operationalize Hadoop and MPP based batch Big Data analytics, it's time to prepare for the next wave of innovation in data processing.

    Join this webinar on analytics over real-time streaming data.

    You will learn about:
    •How business value is preserved and enhanced using Real-time Streaming Analytics with numerous use-cases in different industry verticals
    •Technical considerations for IT leaders and implementation teams looking to integrate Real-time Streaming Analytics into enterprise architecture roadmap
    •Recommendations for making Real-time Streaming Analytics – real – in your enterprise
    •Impetus StreamAnalytix – an enterprise ready platform for Real-time Streaming Analytics
  • Problem Management is a game changer. It is critical in developing real quality in service delivery. However, very few organisations actually get this aspect of ITSM working well.

    This fourth session in the ITSM Goodness series will look at how we spend too much time focussing on efficient ‘fire-fighting’ (Incident Management), rather than looking at avoiding recurrence or eradicating faults altogether - ultimately a better solution for customer and provider alike. Often there are some simple misunderstandings around what Problem Management is or what is required to make it work. Also it can be difficult to find the right people to make Problem Management happen, particularly as it is not a simple linear process that can be ‘industrialised’ like Incident Management. This session provides simple clear guidelines on what is needed and how to make Problem Management work well for your organisation.

    This 8-part monthly series is designed to provide real-time value to newcomers and take to the next level those already familiar with the approach.

    ITSM Goodness is an approach created by Barclay Rae to deliver practical, proven, successful and accessible advice and guidance for ITSM and IT professionals. The focus is clear and simple – on achieving the right business outcomes from IT, and how this is delivered, via the Customer Experience.
  • The foundation of success for any company is an outstanding customer experience, but we all know the journey toward creating an amazing service culture is a challenging one. While a great culture doesn’t happen overnight, it IS attainable (really!) with the right approach. Join Joel Daly, HOSTING’s COO, as he discusses HOSTING’s journey: the obstacles, the companies we admire, and the process we undertook to reach excellent service.
  • For many IT Service Organisations the selection of their ITSM toolset is one of the most important, and expensive, decisions they can make. Causing huge disruption and extra work as staff are moved from one system to another. The ITSM toolset is like the engine that drives an IT department and its ability to ensure work is prioritised, integrated and moved between support teams. It is utterly critical to the running of an IT department, but if its so important why do so many IT departments only keep a toolset for 3-5 years before moving to another one and starting the process again?

    Join Peter Hubbard, Principal ITSM Consultant at Pink Elephant, as he shares his experiences on what happens during an ‘out of the box’ toolset implementation program, along with his advice and guidance on avoiding typical pitfalls that many implementations could easily avoid.

    Learn about the critical importance of People, Process and Product working in harmony to make sure that your toolset selection and implementation program delivers real business value quickly.

    Learn why ‘Out of the box’ is a dangerous phrase, and there is no such thing in the real world. Peter will be join by Michael Jenkins, a veteran toolset implementer with over 20 such projects behind him as they discuss what happens in an ‘out of the box’ implementation.

    They will discuss how to pick a toolset, the value of use cases, what happens on the vendor ‘demo day’ and what sort of actions you can be undertaking prior to the chosen vendor starting their implementation in order to speed up the process and make sure that your most expensive ITSM decision returns real value.
  • There’s a sea change taking place in service and how consumer ‘journeys’ are taking place. Howard Kendall, founder of the SDI, has spent much time keeping track of what is really going on, how customer expectations are changing, and how we can use leverage this in the service desk industry.

    Join Howard for an informative discussion on how service desk can successfully rise to the challenge of delivering excellent customer service, meeting, and possibly surpassing, the expectations of the customers they support. Howard will provide some top tips that will help to win the hearts and minds of service desk customers and build stronger relationships with end-user constituents, elevating the position of the service desk within the IT organisation.
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
  • When some organizations talk about “service catalogs,” what some of them really mean is “service request catalog” or even “employee self-help.” The service catalog and the service request catalog are typically critical components of an IT Portal that facilitates a wide array of interactions at all levels between the business and their IT service provider.

    This session will discuss the relationship between these catalogs as well as other artifacts and managing the interfaces with the business at the operational, tactical and strategic levels via an IT Portal on the intranet. How can we more effectively serve our users and customers by managing such a portal and leveraging well-constructed catalogs? Imagine the possibilities.
  • In this session, long time industry experts Torrey Jones will discuss and demonstrate a Best Practices approach to Service Catalog utilizing HP’s newest SaaS Offering, Service Anywhere. As part of this discussion and demonstration, Torrey will cover how automation can help drive user satisfaction, and positively impact users adoption of a Service Catalog.
  • In this session, long time industry experts Torrey Jones will discuss and demonstrate a Best Practices approach to Service Catalog utilizing HP’s newest SaaS Offering, Service Anywhere. As part of this discussion and demonstration, Torrey will cover how automation can help drive user satisfaction, and positively impact users adoption of a Service Catalog.
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  • CobiT 4.1 to CobiT 5 - How Has It Changed? Recorded: Sep 27 2012 44 mins
    Are you currently using CobiT 4.1 and want to determine whether to adopt CobiT 5?

    Register now to join Manta Consultant, Peter Kingsman, as he takes at look at the changes and improvements in CobiT and how this affects Manta's approach to governance assessments.

    In this 45 minute webinar you will learn about the following key aspects of CobiT 5:
    - Understand the significant changes in CobiT 5
    - Obtain some idea whether using CobiT 5 would be advantageous, depending on your role and your organization
    - See how Manta will utilize CobiT 5
  • CSI: A Practical Perspective Recorded: Jul 24 2012 45 mins
    Have you been using ITIL for years and want to understand how to optimize your practices? Or are you just beginning with ITIL and want to know more about CSI?

    Register now to join Manta Director, Derrick Hazel, as he takes at look at ways to leverage CSI to drive operational efficiency, sustainment and customer satisfaction.

    Continual Service Improvement (CSI) supports changing business objectives by providing a consistently-applied set of processes, procedures and tools to measure, analyze and report on improvement opportunities ensuring maximum benefit and minimum risk to the business.

    In this 45 minute webinar we will explore how to integrate CSI into your organization to:
    - Improve business operations and staff productivity
    - Improve customer satisfaction and relationships
    - Optimize costs and industry best practices
  • Making Best Practice Learning Easy Recorded: Jun 26 2012 44 mins
    When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

    Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

    As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
  • Optimizing Delivery in Project & Program Management Recorded: May 22 2012 34 mins
    Everything you've always wanted to know about improving efficiencies and throughput with your PMO, but were afraid to ask.

    Using a Lean Six Sigma Project approach, Manta Director Gary Grandin provides insight to identify the gaps and increase efficiencies by using IT best practices.

    Attend this webinar to:
    - Learn about techniques used to drive efficiences, decrease cost and increase throughput
    - Increase the effectiveness of your team through the use of analysis tools
    - Develop the appropriate process controls, risk management and ensure the right people are in the right roles
  • Maximizing Your ITIL Investment Using CobiT, Lean Six Sigma or ISO Recorded: Apr 17 2012 45 mins
    Do you find your IT organization in one of the following situations?
    - “I tried to implement ITIL, but it’s fallen apart every time”
    - “I thought implementing ITIL would solve all of my problems”
    - “ITIL solved some of my problems, where do I go from here?”

    Register now to join Manta Consultants Peter Kingsman, Eden Roberts and Craig Dewey as they present three key approaches to ensure your investment in ITIL and SM initiatives are addressing your key problems.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn how to incorporate 3 key approaches to maximize ITIL:
    - Risk based approach
    - Management system approach
    - Process optimization approach
  • The Sponsor Perspective: Project Strategies for Success Recorded: Mar 20 2012 46 mins
    Project managers have long faced the triple constraints of scope, schedule and cost. Yet too often when these hurdles have been overcome, the project might STILL be deemed a failure. Or the project might not add to the project manager'€™s reputation. Why not?

    Project managers deal with delivery, procurement, and people puzzles, to name a few. While real, these are not necessarily aligned with the pain points of a Project Sponsor. The project is merely the cross section where the project manager's and sponsor'€™s interests are temporarily aligned.

    We will explore the perspectives of the Project Sponsor, and assist project managers with strategies for working with sponsors of varying aptitude. This sometimes unwritten world may well hold the keys to project success, and the real results the PM is expected to deliver.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn:
    • The traits of a good Sponsor
    • Types of Sponsors and how to work with each
    • What Project Managers can do to line up Sponsor success

    Attendees can also collect a PMI PDU credit for attending this webcast through a Category B entry. Contact info@mantagroup.com for more information.
  • Optimize Your Service Desk Recorded: Feb 15 2012 44 mins
    Join Russ Conwath, Manta Consultant and Will O'Brien, CEO of The Manta Group, as they discuss the best way to create an efficient and effective service desk.

    Manta's assessment methodology is centered around four lenses: Services, Organization, Process and Technology. You will see proof of this methodology in the results from a case study where a service desk was improved at a financial institution.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will take away:
    • Why it is important to look at more than just people, process, tools - The four lenses approach to assessment
    • Common areas to look for service desk optimization opportunities
    • Case study examples of service desk optimizations

    “Optimize Your Service Desk” is co-sponsored by The Manta Group (www.mantagroup.com) and MSI Inc (www.msysintegration.com).
  • Lean Thinking and Principles: Turning Waste into Work Recorded: Jan 24 2012 36 mins
    Are you looking for ways to improve the efficiency of IT services in your organization? Attend this webinar to see an example of Lean principles and how it can help your organization become more efficient and effective.

    This webcast provides an example of how Lean Thinking and Lean Principles were not only used to reduce waste and improve efficiency, but also as an approach to effective organizational change within a financial services company.
  • Achieving Green Data Centres Through Better Process Recorded: Dec 13 2011 44 mins
    As the amount of power consumed by IT continues to rise, the associated cost and environmental impact is becoming increasingly alarming. Power is already the single biggest operating expense in the data centre. However, much of this power is wasted, resulting in unnecessary heat, expense, and upstream carbon emissions.

    In this 45 minute webcast, learn about specific steps you can take to help combat this problem. Learn why having efficient equipment and facilities is not enough and why a holistic program which also encompasses good processes and governance produces the best results. Attendees will review:
    - The problem of power consumption in the data centre, and why a holistic approach is important for achieving the best results
    - Some key elements of process and governance critical to a successful Green IT program and how they impact power consumption
    - Specific steps you can take to help start a Green IT program or advance an existing one
  • Clouds are Fluffy & Safe? Get Better Cloud Governance Recorded: Nov 22 2011 39 mins
    More and more companies are turning to the Cloud to host their confidential data, but are they taking the time to ensure the correct level of governance is in place?

    In this 45 minute presentation, learn about Cloud governance for success and risk reduction. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    Market trends and Model shifts
    Know what SAS 70 really means when selecting a cloud provider
    The need for effective cloud governance
    How to build an effective governance framework using ITIL or COBIT

    Get answers to your questions about Cloud governance in this interactive webcast.

    "Clouds are Fluffy and Safe?" is co-sponsored by The Manta Group and MSI.
  • The Best Practice Ecosystem: How to Leverage Best Practices for Optimal Results Recorded: Oct 18 2011 43 mins
    A best practice is a method or technique used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards, and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking. In the IT industry ITIL, COBIT, Lean, 6 Sigma, ISO and PMBoK are frequently implemented.

    For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.

    In 45 minutes, learn how to get the most out of your investment in IT best practices. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    - For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.
    - Organizations that invested in best practices recognize significant growth and profit results compared to their competitors who did not invest in best practices.
    - Observe a case study of how a financial organization used the Best Practice Ecosystem to transform their IT organization.

    Service Management, Project Management, Risk Management and other operational disciplines will be examined.
Series focused on optimizing & transforming your IT organization
The Manta Group's free monthly webinar series is a valuable way to discover how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization. By watching our webcasts, you qualify for 1 CPD credit (per webcast) claim directly to priSM.

Over the course of this series we will present insights on topics based in IT Business Performance, IT Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Enterprise Architecture.

The Manta Group has been a trusted management consulting partner since 2003. Today our focus is on optimizing business operations, managing transformation and measuring performance over time. We look forward to realizing what's possible for you.
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