Providing an IS Strategy and Governance for business digitalization is critical for contemporary organizations and competitive positioning. The aim of this course is to discuss and understand approaches to develop effective IS strategies and provide the required level of governance to maximize value from business digitalization.
The course will offer theory and a project to cover the following topics:
- IS strategy principles and processes
- IS governance principles and processes
- Organizational requirements
- Challenges, risks, and critical success factors
- Frameworks and methodologies including valuation and selection, and performance optimization
The course not only builds on current research findings in particular from the Institute of Information Management and Control, but also on best practice frameworks including ITIL and COBIT among others.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
- understand what an IS strategy is
- define how value from IS is evaluated and delivered
- appreciate methods to identify opportunities to provide IS services and exploit them
- understand IS service provision models
- evaluate the organizational capability to deliver the IS strategy
- consider the role of digital resources or assets
- understand the required processes needed to achieve the IS strategy
- design and interpret selected IS strategy performance models
Unexcused absence in the first unit leads to the loss of place in this course!
Further, this is a course with continuous assessment (PI), therefore an overall attendance of at least 80% is required (i.e. compulsory attendance). If there is an important reason for the absence (e.g. illness confirmed by a medical certificate), the student can miss maximally 20% of the time.
Mode of conducting the course : Distance learning (online).
-Teaching/learning methods: a combination of online lectures and asynchronous learning including guided reading associated with focus topics.
-Student contribution: preparation of homeworks, online presentations, individual and group work.
-Student performance will be administrated on MyLEARN.
- Homework(s) (20 points)
- Exam(s) (60 points)
- Group work (20 points)
- Extra Points (Optional): Practitioner talk (5 points)
5: 0-49,99 points (unsatisfactory)
4: 50-61,99 points (sufficient)
3: 62-74,99 points (satisfactory)
2: 75-86,99 points (good)
1: 87-105 points (excellent)
- Expected workload:
2 semester hours per week = 4 ECTS Credits = 100 hours workload for each student.
Only students who successfully passed the basic course (Course 1; GK1) of the specialization "IS Management and Control" are admitted.
Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues directly with the course lecturer.