Full Title:Strategic Information Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CSYS C8004
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:Students completing this module will understand the role of IT in the modern business environment; the issues related to the planning and deployment of IT systems; be able to make design decisions in relation to the development of IT systems.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role IT plays in today’s business environment.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the core issues relating to strategic management.
  3. Make design decisions in relation to information system development.
  4. Show a thorough knowledge of project management issues.
  5. Develop project plans and schedules using graphical tools.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic Management
The nature of Strategic Management and the Strategic Management Process, Strategic Analysis and Strategic Options, Strategy Implementation, Managing Strategic Change, New Business Models and Strategies for the Internet Economy
Strategic Role of IT
Evaluation of Role in today’s business environment, How information systems support major business functions, Management challenges to building and using information systems nationally and internationally
Acquisition of Information Systems
Principal tools and methodologies used for system development, Alternative Avenues for System Acquisition (leasing, outsourcing, in-house development, COTS).
Conducting and evaluation of a computer system (Developing Request for Proposals. Evaluation processes including benchmarking, points ranking, gross measures, etc)
Maintenance Contracts, Software Licensing, Controls and security measures
Project Management
Planning Fundamentals. Scheduling PERT, CPM Resource Allocation, Cost Estimating and Budgeting, Managing risks in projects, Project control, Managing Participation, Teamwork and Conflict, Project Evaluation, Reporting and Termination
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment component will normally consist of a research-based assignment and a practical project management assignment 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kenneth C. Laudon Jane P. Laudon 2013, Management Information Systems., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0133130789]
  • Keri E. Pearlson, Carol Silverman Saunders 2012, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Wiley [ISBN: 1118322543]
  • John Ward, Joe Peppard 2014, Strategic Planning for Information Systems, Wiley [ISBN: 0470034675]
  • Jeffery K. Pinto 2013, Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, Pearson [ISBN: 0132664151]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources