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Assigning incident requests

Service desk analysts and Group Coordinators each play a role in assigning incident requests. The information in this section applies to service desk analysts. If you work as a Group Coordinator or in another management role, see Working with incident requests as a manager.

For information about the group coordinator's role, see Assigning incident requests as a group coordinator.

When you register a new incident request, one of the following actions happens:

  • The routing rules used by Incident Management automatically assign the incident request to the most appropriate group when the incident request record is saved.
  • If the incident request is created from a template that has an assignment group predefined, the incident request is assigned to the predefined assignment group.

If you reopen a current incident request, you manually reassign the incident request to the most appropriate group. For information about how to do this, see Reassigning incident requests. The coordinator of the group to which the incident request is assigned then reviews the request.

The following figure provides an overview of the incident request assignment process as described by the BMC Service Management Process Model:

Assigning incident requests

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