Change Management in IT (ISYS5070)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study presents the leading edge of research and practice in change management and focuses on theories, frameworks and perspectives that can guide your work as a change agent in the IT industries. The unit will cover a range of approaches, methods, interventions and tools that can be used to successfully manage change projects that relate to the implementation of new technologies.
The globalisation of markets and industries, accelerating technological innovations and the need of companies to remain at the forefront of technological developments in an increasingly competitive, globalised industry have resulted in a significant increase in the speed, magnitude, and unpredictability of technological and organisational change over the last decades. Companies who have the competencies required to navigate change and overcome the inevitable obstacles to success gain a much-needed competitive edge in the marketplace. Increased globalization, economic rationalism, environmental dynamics and technological changes mean that companies, more than ever before, need to be highly flexible and adaptable to survive and thrive. Yet, a large percentage of IT projects fail to achieve the intended objectives, go over time or over budget. The capability to successfully manage organisational and technological change has become a core competency for IT professionals, business leaders and project managers.
This unit has been specifically developed for IT professionals, project managers, and senior managers to equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to ensure that IT projects remain on track to achieving the intended objectives on time and on budget. The course presents the key theories, concepts and findings in the context of academic research and change management practice. The objective is to allow participants to critically assess academic theories and methodological practice and devise interventions and actions that allow the successful management of IT initiatives.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical) (Space)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Construction Management)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Environmental)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Geotechnical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) (Structures)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) (Computer)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) (Power)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical) (Telecommunications)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical) (Space)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) (Space)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software)
- Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management
- Graduate Diploma in Computing
- Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management
- Master of Information Technology
- Master of Information Technology Management
- Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management
Further unit of study information
Lecture 6 hrs/week; Tutorial 6 hrs/week; Presentation 3 hrs/week; Project Work - own time 6 hrs.
Through semester assessment (70%) Final Exam (30%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
The unit is expected to be taken after the following related units INFO6007 Project Managemnet in IT and COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.