Strategic IT Management
Advanced level - Second cycle course
90 hp Computer and Systems Sciences
Bachelor students who wish to participate in this course should complete a course of 7,5 credits in Organization Studies or Management. Otherwise they should be aware that in this course are required knowledge in organization studies or management and they should aquire these knowledge through an independent study.
Today the business environment is a very competitive one that requires the managers to rethink the role that IT is playing in their organisations. To face this high competition on the market the managers are thinking about using IT strategically in their organisations. For this purpose they will need to have knowledge about strategic planning of IT resources to achieve organizations objectives and also about how to generate business value from IT investments and the use of IT to create competitive advantage.
• Analyse the IT strategy and the way it supports the organisational and business strategy in an organisation
• Assess the strategic alignment maturity in an organisation.
• Analyse the IT impact on business operations and business strategy in an organisation.
• Explain the IT architecture and infrastructure importance in support of business strategy, the IT architecture types and principles, and the managerial considerations in designing an IT architecture.
• Describe the core activities of an IT organisation and the Chief Information Officer role and responsibilities in an organisation.
• Explain the methods used for valuing and monitoring the IT investments and funding IT resources.
• Explain the IT governance concept, archetypes for IT decisions, decision making mechanisms and governance frameworks for control decisions.
• Explain the sourcing decision cycle framework with insourcing and outsourcing.
• Explain the findings of different research studies in strategic IT management.
• The information systems strategy triangle
• Strategic use of information resources
• IT strategy, Strategic alignment maturity and IT strategic grid
• Organisational strategy and information systems
• Architecture and infrastructure
• The business of information technology
• Governance of information systems organisation
• Information systems sourcing
The activities done in this course are lectures, seminars and team project tutorials that will be held in English.