VeriSM Essentials: Course FAQs

About VeriSM

What's VeriSM?

VeriSM is a public framework that helps organizations respond to the challenges of service management in the digital age.

What's it about?

It describes how organizations can define their service management principles and use organizational capabilities, emerging technologies and a combination of practices to deliver value.

What's a service organization and culture?

This component of VeriSM describes the basics of service management and how it is changing.

Topics include organizational context, structure, focus, governance and culture as well as digital transformation.

What about people and organizational structure?

This component of VeriSM presents the people aspects of service management.

Topics include roles, competences, professionalism, ethics, teams and communication as well as the management of relationships, expectations and organizational change.

What's the VeriSM model?

This component of VeriSM covers how to define, produce and provide products and services.

Topics include operating models, service management principles, the management mesh and adapting and measuring the VeriSM model.

What makes VeriSM unique?

VeriSM helps you deliver value with a range of progressive service management practices and emerging technologies.

It also allows for a tailored approach depending on your organization's type, size, priorities or culture to achieve success in the digital age.

How can it be used in business?

The VeriSM approach helps you see the bigger picture by providing an overview of the building blocks, or different practices, which can be used to add value to your business.

What does VeriSM provide?

Recent years have seen an explosion of different service management practices, leaving organizations confused about the best way forward.

VeriSM is a new approach to help you create a flexible operating model.

Where did VeriSM originate?

To create the VeriSM approach, an architect team was set up by the non-profit International Foundation for Digital Competences (IFDC).

It was supported by a worldwide team of over 70 leading contributors and reviewers from both the public and private sectors. In 2017, the official VeriSM publication was released.

Who's VeriSM for?

Everyone within a product or service organization, in particular IT professionals, managers, service owners and executives.

About VeriSM Essentials

What's VeriSM Essentials?

This 4-pack of online, self-paced, accredited training courses helps IT professionals learn basic service management principles.

What's covered?

Topics include service culture, organizational structure and the VeriSM model.

What's the purpose?

The purpose of each training is to impart, test and validate knowledge of the concepts documented in the VeriSM publication.

Why should someone take it?

This course outlines how VeriSM concepts can be applied to the business. It can be paired with VeriSM Plus to achieve VeriSM Foundation certification.

Who should take it?

Anyone involved in delivering value to customers through the development, operation or promotion of products and services.

Are there any prerequisites?

Although there are no mandatory prerequisites, some experience in a product or service organization is beneficial.

How do you get VeriSM Essentials certified?

For certification, candidates must pass a 20-question, 30-minute, multiple-choice exam. The passing score is 65% or 13 out of 20 answers must be correct.