Project management professionals play a crucial role in driving successful initiatives within organisations. ITIL® 4 provides a best practice framework for these individuals to help elevate their skills and project outcomes.
How can ITIL 4 offer value for project managers?
There are many ways the ITIL 4 syllabus can improve project management practices.
A comprehensive framework for project delivery
ITIL 4 provides project management professionals with a comprehensive framework that complements traditional project management methodologies. By adopting ITIL 4 practices into their project management processes, professionals will get access to a vast array of tools and techniques that enhance project planning, execution, and delivery.
Focus on value co-creation
One of the core principles of ITIL 4 is co-creating value between customers, users, and stakeholders. Project management professionals can leverage this value-driven approach to ensure that projects align with the strategic objectives of the organisation and all stakeholders realise their expected benefits.
Enhanced service integration and collaboration
ITIL 4 emphasises the integration and collaboration of service functions within an organisation. By incorporating ITIL 4 principles, professionals can ensure effective communication and coordination, across different teams involved in project delivery, which will lead to improved project outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction.
Improved change management and risk mitigation processes
ITIL 4 provides a structured approach to change management and risk mitigation, ensuring that changes are planned, communicated, and embedded effectively, and risks are identified, assessed, and mitigated efficiently. By adopting ITIL 4, project management professionals can proactively manage change and minimise potential risk, resulting in effective project execution.
What are the benefits of adopting ITIL 4 as a project professional?
ITIL 4 equips project management professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their career, which leads to many benefits including:
- Ensuring a culture of continuous improvement
- Delivering high-quality projects that meet customer expectations
- Keeping projects aligned with wider business objectives
- Achieving a globally recognised certification which validates a professional’s project expertise by
- Gaining new skills that complements existing project management skills
- Learning the common language of IT service management
All of which can help to open doors for new opportunities, career advancement and increased earning potential.
For any project professionals looking to start training in ITIL 4, we offer e-learning, virtual and classroom courses. Begin your journey at ITIL 4 Foundation, and progress through to the Managing Professional or Strategic Leader designations.