Quality of IT service delivery — Analysis and framework for human error prevention

L. Shwartz, D. Rosu, D. Loewenstern, M. J. Buco, S. Guo, Rafael Coelho Lavrado, M. Gupta, P. De, V. Madduri, J. K. Singh

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In this paper, we address the problem of reducing the occurrence of Human Errors that cause service interruptions in IT Service Support and Delivery operations. Analysis of a large volume of service interruption records revealed that more than 21% of interruptions were caused by human error. We focus on Change Management, the process with the largest risk of human error, and identify the main instances of human errors as the 4 Wrongs: request, time, configuration item, and command. Analysis of change records revealed that the humanerror prevention by partial automation is highly relevant. We propose the HEP Framework, a framework for execution of IT Service Delivery operations that reduces human error by addressing the 4 Wrongs using content integration, contextualization of operation patterns, partial automation of command execution, and controlled access to resources.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781424498017
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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