When Did ITIL V3 Come Out ?

by Rahulprasad Hurkadli

ITIL v3 was released in June 2007. This version introduced a significant update to the ITIL framework and expanded the scope beyond the IT service management practices covered in the previous version (ITIL v2).


ITIL v3 included five core volumes :

  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Service Operation

These core volumes provided organizations with a comprehensive approach to managing their IT services throughout their entire lifecycle, from strategy development to ongoing improvement.

ITIL v3 gained widespread adoption and remained a significant reference in the IT service management field until the release of ITIL 4 in 2019, which further evolved the framework to align with modern IT and business practices.