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- Problem Management
- Problem Management overview
- Problem Management user roles
- Problem Management workflows and user tasks
- Problem Management views
- Find problem candidates
- Review incidents
- Create a new problem from an incident
- Create a new problem not based on an incident
- Associate a problem with an existing incident
- Associate a problem with an existing problem
- View records related to a problem
- Create a new problem from a problem record
- Create a new problem from a user interaction
- Update a problem
- Evaluate a problem
- Schedule a problem
- Close a problem that will not be fixed
- Defer a problem
- Review deferred problems
- Reassign a problem for additional support
- Set a reminder for a problem record
- Document the root cause
- Document the workaround
- Access the knowledgebase
- Open a Problem Management task
- Investigate and diagnose a Problem Management task
- Close a problem task
- Test the workaround
- Close a problem
- Assign a Problem Management task
- Open a known error
- Update a known error
- Assign a known error record to schedule a fix
- Associate a change request with a known error record
- Close a known error
- Access Problem Management reports
- Example: Problem workflow
- Problem Management Administration
- Problem Management Configuration
Problem Management workflows and user tasks
The Problem Management process includes the activities required to identify and classify problems, to diagnose the root cause of incidents, and to determine the resolution to related problems. It is responsible for ensuring that the resolution is implemented through the appropriate control processes, such as Change Management.
Problem Management includes the following out-of-box workflows:
The Problem Management workflow is a sequence of connected steps in the life cycle of a support or service request. In the workflow, a Problem record goes through several phases to complete the life cycle.
The Problem Management workflow consists of the following phases and tasks.
The Problem Task workflow is a sequence of connected steps in the life cycle of a support or service request. In the workflow, a Problem task goes through several phases to complete the life cycle.
The Problem Task workflow consists of the following phases and tasks.
The Known Error workflow is a sequence of connected steps in the life cycle of a support or service request. In the workflow, a Known Error goes through a single phase before closure.
The Known Error workflow consists of the following phases and user tasks.
To see more workflow diagrams and more information about these workflows, refer to Service Manager Processes and Best Practices linked to in the related topics.