Services Science, Engineering and Management Conference, at IBM Palisades, October 6-7
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Guido Dedene, Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium, "A Research and Educational Framework for Service Management"
Also teach in Amsterdam and Gent
Officially MBA: what language do you use for business?
Teaching business modeling and service management
Classical management frameworks, including Strategic Alignment 2x2 by Henderson and Venkatraman
Services as a meaningful bundle of technology / resources satisfying a predefined service contract
Threefold division: Preconditions, postconditions and variants
- Similar to Praxis, Semantics, Syntax
- Similar to Experience, Services, Resources
- Similar to Knowledge, Information, Technology
The Service Management Enneahedron (3x3)
- X-axis: Business, Services, Technology and Resources
- Y-axis: Strategy, Structure, Operations
First used this framework for service level agreements
- Operations: Business activities --> I/C Service Activities --> Technology Activities
- Little's law
- Boundary conditions for functions
Second application of the framework: course development of ICT/S Service Management
- Each of alignment of rows, columns, then triangles
- Service strategy: look for market inperfections, as opportunities
- Solve the imperfection or retain the imperfection
- Structures vs. execution
- Looking for ways to discover, from the bottom up
Definition of service?
- System in which knowledge is mediated, but the knowledge is in praxis
- Hard services vs. soft services (where break rules)