Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT401
Subject Name Information Systems Strategic Planning
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @ 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT901, IACT401, IACT402
Assessment 1.Tutorial Readings - Report 10% 2. Tutorial Participation 10% 3. Essay (2000 words) 20% 4. Critique IT Strategic Plan 40% 5. Seminar 20%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The subject is essentially about the application of technology for competitive advantage. Throughout the subject, the spotlight will be trained on techniques and frameworks for "thinking strategically about a company's technological orientation'. A wide spectrum of business and technology issues will be covered that address the problems and issues surrounding the analysis and development of an IT strategic plan.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key techniques and frameworks of strategy analysis.
2. Critically apply these techniques to case study material.
3. Analyse the processes required to develop a sensible IT strategic plan.