- Understanding the business environment
- Introduction to strategy, Information systems strategy
- Concept of alignment with business operations and strategy
- Architectures as a design proactive for organisational information systems
- Information systems function governance, governance mechanisms and processes
- Developing & managing organisation wide IT capability
- Structuring the information systems function
- Evaluating investment, planning and decision making in information systems
- Managing realisation of benefits from information systems investments
- Managing delivery of information systems services
- Information systems performance measurement, benchmarking
- Cross cultural communication & management issues
- CIO-CEO relationship
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-INF10003-Introduction to Business Information Systems , or SWI-INF10006, or SWI-INF10014
You must also complete 187.5 credit points (15 OUA subjects) before undertaking this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as INF20006 Management Support Systems.
The subject aims to assist students in identifying and understanding issues facing IS managers in the management of information systems. In particular, students will:
- Develop an understanding of the importance of aligning information systems operations and strategy to business operations and strategy and explore techniques and tools for analysing and improving the degree of alignment between business and the information systems function
- Explore the role of architecture as an analysis and design framework for organisational information systems
- Contextualise organisational structure and governance of the information systems function to support managers in improving their control and risk management over the information systems function.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignment 1 — Individual (30-40%)
- Assignment 2 — Group (30-40%)
- Assignment 3 — Individual (20-40%)