2014 Unit of Study

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Business Transformation Projects
UoS Code INFS6004
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
Corequisites
Prohibitions
Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge: Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in the market is essential in order to critically analyse how a business can be transformed. Experience as a member of a project team is desirable.
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment individual research assignment (15%), individual problem-based assignment (35%), and group problem-based assignment (50%)
Description The forces that currently drive business transformation, such as globalisation, the IT revolution and environmental sustainability, require businesses to be in a constant state of change to stay competitive in turbulent markets. However, as companies need to maintain their current revenue streams, they need to progress through a series of integrated business transformation projects. In this unit students learn how to analyse an organisation within a local and global context and develop knowledge of techniques required for managing technology-enabled business transformation projects. Topics covered include: the drivers of business transformation, managing change as a process, analysing information and processes, and planning, leading, sustaining, diffusing and learning from transformational projects.
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