Information Technology Strategy & Value (INFO6012)

UNIT OF STUDY

The increasingly strategic role of IT in organisations is widely recognised. This unit of study is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to strategic aspects of IT as they impact on business value. Such a perspective is critical for IT professionals in both IT producer and user organisations from the level of Chief Information Officer to managers as well as technical specialists. Deep understanding of IT strategy formulation and implementation and ensuring its alignment with the organisation's strategic directions is important for successfully managing the major changes that the IT function has undergone in recent years. Topics covered will include technology forecasting and assessment of IT impacts, achieving sustainable competitive through IT, relationship between IT strategy and value, IT strategy formulation and implementation, evaluation of strategic investments in IT, IT portfolio management, IT souring and open innovation, and dynamics of IT strategy and game theory. It will explore IT-related strategic decision making at the different organisational levels and the concept of strategic congruence. This unit will provide students with models, tools, and techniques to evaluate an organisation's IT strategic position, and hence to help make appropriate strategic choices.

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Classes

3hr Lecture/tutorial/seminar session per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems

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