Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code MICT908
Subject Name IT Governance and Organisational Issues
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions ISIT908
Equivalence None.
Assessment Written Project 30% Presentation 20% Individual assessment 10% Final exam 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lect, 2 hrs tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Akemi Chatfield
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Akemi Chatfield
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Enterprise governance of IT resources and non-IT resources (including proper use of IT and management of project teams) plays a critical role in achieving business goals and enabling efficiency gains or competitive advantage. This subject explores IT governance theory and practice, including effective IT project governance and roles of IT governance in large-scale IT-enabled change initiatives. Students learn advanced skills in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of various IT governance arrangements as well as complex organizational issues which influence processes and outcomes of developing, monitoring and managing effective IT governance initiatives and related change projects in todayís dynamically changing business environment.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Analyze, synthesize and evaluate theory and practices of IT governance from a business perspective.
2. Analyze the way IT governance and organizational issues influence organizational capability to create business value from IT investments as well as through conformance and responsibility.
3. Critically evaluate the evidence of effective or ineffective IT governance arrangements in organizations.
4. Design and evaluate the organizationís IT governance structures and processes.
5. Communicate their knowledge and understanding of IT governance in a way which would be effective when dealing with business managers.

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