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Information Technology Strategy (ICT622)
|Organisational Unit||Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This unit recognises the highly dynamic nature of IT development and its impact on strategic management. Techniques allowing changes to be understood, modelled and tracked in strategic IT management contexts are introduced. Topics include: IT strategy, strategic planning, strategic alignment maturity, the role of the CIO. IT organisational structure, IT governance, and IT human resource issues including outsourcing, change management and contract management.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
ULO1. Understand the role of IT within the organization for gaining competitive advantage.
ULO2. Understand the range of techniques available for strategic IT planning, and evaluate which are appropriate for a specific organisational context.
ULO3. Understand the role of IT in changing business process.
ULO4. Understand the strategic use of information technology resources.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures/workshops: 3 hours per week.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||This unit is based around workshops where formal lecture material and student presentations form the basis for discussion on the impact of IT strategy on the performance of organisations. Students each give a presentation of a noted research paper from the field and will lead discussion on the pertinence of subjects
Students gain an understanding of the ways that technology can impact an organisation to improve productivity and potentially to gain and maintain competitive advantage.
|Assessment||Participation - Contribution to group discussions - 10% - Due Weekly
Presentation - Students present on a research paper - 10% - Due Various dates
Case study - IT alignment case study - 10% - Due Week 7
Research Essay - Essay on a topic based on sources from the literature - 30% - Due Week 14
Examination - Short essays, case study analysis - 40% - Scheduled in the Assessment period.
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a graduate IT course.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|