You Answer It, You Own It
Before you can successfully implement TCO, you will need all stakeholders—especially the service desk and assignment groups— to commit to building relationships with each other and with customers. As discussed earlier, the service desk and assignment groups must keep the customer in mind when they’re designing the integrated incident management and request management process TCO requires. To provide a customer-validated resolution
and fulfillment, the service desk and all assignment groups must work together seamlessly and transparently on successfully completing all activities/tasks related to the process (per the RACI matrix), ensuring that all relevant information is collected during the first customer contact, setting the customer’s expectation, and providing regular status updates.