ITIL DPI certification

Strategy and Cascading Goals and Requirements in ITIL DPI certification.

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The article shall be vocal with all the technical terms related to ITIL4 DPI. It covers the second schedule of the ITIL. That is the scope, principles, and methods for DPI. We mean by objectives as the measurable targets that are expressed to ensure to fulfill the purpose. Dreams are alternatively called as requirements.

Cascading Goals and Strategies in ITIL DPI Training

With goals, we mean the ambitious effort with which a group, organization, or an individual has to work to ensure outcomes are eked out.

With the above two definitions, one can relate to examples such as. “Amazon is aiming to reach a goal of 100 million deliveries to corona affected areas through drone services.” Here the objective is measurable, and the aim is outlined.

Identifying the scope of control within BL3 items is prominent due to knowledge of the following:

  • Cascading objectives and requirements
  • Experience in defining effective policies, rules, and guidelines
  • Experience of placing decision making authority at right stature

What cascading objectives mean in real terms can be understood through the above example? Amazon has declared its goals, but how will it achieve? It entirely depends upon the strategic, tactical, and transactional planning. If it has a warehouse in Germany, but the worst-hit corona nation is its neighbor Italy. Will border securities allow the Amazon to reach its customers through intercountry drone services, or it needs to have a logistic unit in Italy to service effectively. The tactical planning and the strategies are to be laid to achieve the cascading objectives.

These strategies work from one level of the organization to another, and in this case, it can be sited vividly through departmentalization and setting up of team units in Italy.

The benefits of assigning objectives to various levels reap feedback loops, and reporting, thus maintaining accountability. This leaves an open room for senior-level employees to monitor the projected growth and analyze it with real-time goals.

While the Requirement has a peculiarity attached to it, it is pervasive, meaning it can go down to the organizational structure’s lowest level. For instance, the Amazon, with its objective, aims to draw a profit margin of $300 million from Italy and wants to make charity in Italy’s healthcare system. With this defined projected profit, amazon segregates the projected profit of $30 million from clothing, $70 million from FMCG goods, so on, and so forth. Hence we understand that Requirements can be broken down to measurable units or quanta.

This further enables us to understand the overall competency required by the organization to achieve the cascading objective. With this, we mean the skills necessary to achieve such goals. This may be translated to each department and outlines the skills required.

Indicators come into action when all these requirements are met at the parent organization level, service provider, and team & department levels. Hands in context to the above example can be the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Amazon and Italy’s running government. This MoU enables legality in rendering Amazon its services within the country.

While the metrics here are meant by the number of frequencies of MoUs signed. And the number of attempts or contracts terminated in the process.

Cascading Requirements

Here Requirements are the resources needed to win the cascading objectives. These requirements are generated from the four dimensions of the ITSM, and they are as follows:

  • Partnerships with suppliers
  • Value streams and Processes
  • IT
  • Organization as a whole and its people


ITIL4 DPI has outlined every step towards effective business management. One can comprehend this better with the above example that we gave. While the four fundamental principles, Purpose, Objectives, Indicators, and Metrics, should not be compromised or marginalized in the due process.

We mean, if we compromise with the desired competency of a team, then effective delivery remains a lit dream. ITIL 4 DPI is pervasive and never fails to ascertain the highest communication level between the superior and lowest management levels. It also fuses different departments with different cascading goals and objectives in a single matrix.

This approach is a revolution in the IT operated world.