Module title: Strategic Information Systems Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF11115
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

Not applicable

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pritam Chita
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Delivery of this module will be by a series of lectures, related seminars and flexible learning materials. The lectures and seminars will be used to develop the student’s skills in analysing and appraising the delivered materials. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of materials. Case Studies will be utilised to develop analytic thinking (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 5). Discussions drawing upon a series of readings will develop skills of analysis and synthesis. (LOs 2, 3, 4 & 5). Continuous assessment will encourage independent learning through data collection, analysis, synthesis, as well as skills in developing sound arguments. Supervised assessment will provide scope for demonstration of knowledge and understanding (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5).

Formative Assessment:
Each week students work in groups to complete tutorial exercises relating to LOs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. This work is discussed in seminars where formative feedback is provided; any reports, diagrams or comments produced are uploaded to the VLE where they are shared with the whole class.

Summative Assessment:
The two assessment instruments are “contiguous” in the sense that the second coursework will develop themes and concepts that are identified and discussed in the first and which underpins the learning that takes places in the second. Feedback will be offered after the submission of the first assessment and the second assessment will provide students with the opportunity to apply a range of tools and techniques addressed within the module. The first assessment element relates to LOs 1,2 & 3 and will involve the analysis of a case study of the strategic management aspects of an organisation and a consideration of the evaluation and organisational elements of IS/IT strategy formulation. This assessment will provide students with the opportunity to apply a range of tools & technique to a particular scenario. The second assessment element relates to LOs 3, 4 & 5 and will involve the student in selecting a topic in mid-trimester and submitting a paper in the style of a fully referenced academic journal article around weeks 14/15. These assessments will also allow the students to develop scholarship skills in the identification, assimilation and use of relevant sources. The ability to analysis, synthesise & present concepts in a succinct report is a key employment skill.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
Online Guided independent study 48
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 60 3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Evolving role of strategic IS/IT systems; Management of strategic IS/IT systems; Processes for developing effective IS/IT strategies; Alignment of IS/IT strategies with business strategies; Innovating with IS/IT systems; Strategic IS/IT systems for competitive advantage; Tools & techniques for building IS/IT strategic capabilities; Evaluating & justifying IS/IT systems; Managing a portfolio of IS/IT applications. Positioning & managing strategic IS/IT systems.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse the strategic context of IS/IT systems and their increasing business integration and
impact on the competitive advantage of businesses.
LO2: Appraise the challenges in the management and strategy formulation of IS/IT systems in
modern complex business environments.
LO3: Critically evaluate the tools & techniques available to build and develop innovative strategic
IS/IT capabilities.
LO4: Evaluate how strategic IS/IT systems are justified and assessed as investments and for their
business contribution.
LO5: Critically assess the structural, organisational & governance aspects of strategic IS/IT systems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GRANT, K. HACKNEY, R. & EDGAR, D. (2010) STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT.: COURSE
TECHNOLOGY CENGAGE LEARNING
, 1st ed.
Core - APPLEGATE, LM, AUSTIN, RD AND MCFARLAN, FW (2007) CORPORATE INFORMATION STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT: MCGRAW HILL, 7th ed.
Core - WARD, J. & PEPPARD, J. (2002) STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS.: WILEY, 3rd ed.
Core - MODULE READER COMPRISED OF CURRENT JOURNAL ARTICLES WHICH IS PROVIDED ELECTRONICALLY VIA VLE - WWW.
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