The lab manager and account manager (and, as an option, a client representative) participate in a service level meeting that outlines the details to be included in the ALS for the required product or service. The minutes of the meeting are the terms of the proposed ALA`s mandate. Service level agreements can contain many service performance metrics with corresponding service level targets. A common case in IT services management is a call center or service desk. Among the metrics generally accepted in these cases are: there are several ways to write ALS. Below is a table of materials (TOC) that you can use as a start-up model for writing your own service level agreements. Select the measures that motivate good behavior. The first objective of any metric is to motivate the corresponding behaviors on behalf of the client and service provider. Each side of the relationship tries to optimize its actions to achieve the performance goals defined by the metrics. First, focus on the behavior you want to motivate. Then test your metrics by placing yourself instead of the other side. How would you optimize your performance? Does this optimization support the results initially desired? The ALS should set the overall objectives for the services to be provided. For example, if the objective of an external provider is to improve performance, reduce costs or provide access to skills and/or technologies that cannot be made available internally, WADA should say so.
This will help the client create the service levels to achieve these goals and should leave no doubt to the service provider about what is needed and why. A Service Level Contract (SLA) is an obligation between a service provider and a customer. Specific aspects of the service – quality, availability, responsibilities – are agreed between the service provider and the service user.  The most common component of ALS is that services are provided to the client in accordance with the contract. For example, internet service providers and telecommunications companies will generally include service level agreements under the terms of their contracts with customers to define service levels of service level sold in plain language. In this case, ALS generally has a medium-time technical definition between errors (MTBF), average repair time or average recovery time (MTTR); Identifying the party responsible for reporting errors or paying royalties; Responsibility for different data rates throughput; Jitter; or similar measurable details.