To provide students with an overview and components of the IT management function. To help students differentiate between technical and business management of the IT function. To enable students differentiate between project management and strategy management for IT. To provide students with understanding of various standards, frameworks and models that can be employed for strategic management of the IT function. To provide students with hands on experience related to advanced risk and change management practices through application of case studies.
Analyse and discuss the strategic importance of information and information technology within organisations.
Understand corporate intelligence and business process re-engineering within the context of IT management.
Be familiar and apply frameworks for strategic analysis of an organisation's current position in use of IT and the ways in which the organisation can benefit from use of IT in future.
Apply frameworks for evaluation of different IT strategy options that could be available to an organisation.
Identify best business and IT aligning framework that can be applicable to a certain case - in the context of strategy planning for IT.
Apply the concept of strategy hierarchy to cases and drive a defined business goal (vision) down to determining IT projects in order to deliver the organisational business vision.
Identify clear steps (phases) in developing IT strategies for an organisation.
Identify, compare and contrast key roles for IT solutions within organisations.
Describe enterprise architecture and social informatics within organisations.
Assess complexity of the IT function, resource requirements and develop strategy level risk management plans.
Compare and contrast various IT roles and skills within the sector and be familiar with at least one IT skills framework.