ITIL 4 High-velocity IT addresses the specifics of digital transformation and helps organizations to evolve towards a convergence of business and technology, or to establish a new digital organization.
High-Velocity IT (HVIT) is one of five ITIL 4 publications that build on the concepts introduced in ITIL Foundation and one of the four publications that contribute to the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Certification.
HVIT, as defined in the ITIL publication, is
the application of digital technology for significant business enablement, where time to market, time to customer, time to change, and speed in general is crucial. High-Velocity is not restricted to fast development; it is required throughout the service value chain, from innovation at the start, through development and operations, to the actual realization of value.
Practices relevant to HVIT include:
- Architecture Management
- Availability Management
- Business Analysis
- Capacity and Performance Management
- Deployment Management
- Information Security Management
- Infrastructure and Platform Management
- Monitoring and Event Management
- Portfolio Management
- Problem Management
- Relationship Management
- Risk Management
- Service Continuity Management
- Service Design
- Service Desk
- Service Validation and Testing
- Software Development Management
HVIT defines the best practices around establishing the digital organization and describes the key concepts of high-velocity, the culture that is necessary, and techniques that can be applied.
HVIT is a perfect example of how ITIL 4 modernized the Service Management best practices. It incorporates best practices such as Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, Kanban, AIOps, SRE, and much more. It’s a framework that truly addresses different operating models for different organizations, and leverages many other proven best practices and aligns them in one single, yet flexible, framework.
High-Velocity IT is part of the ITIL Managing Professional certification schema. You can be certified as an ITIL 4 Specialist in High Velocity IT which builds towards the ITIL Managing Professional Certification if that’s your goal.
In order to take the High-Velocity course and certification exam, you are required to have completed the ITIL Foundation Certificate (ITIL 4).