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 ISIT908
Subject Name IT Governance and Organisational Issues
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assessment 50% Final Exam 50%
General Subject No.

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 will be exposed to 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 today’s dynamically changing business environment.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand various theories and practices or IT governance from a business perspective.
2. Describe the way IT governance ad organizational issues influence organizational capability to create business value form IT investments as well as through conformance and responsibility.
3. Communicate their knowledge and understating of IT governance in a way which would be effective when dealing with business managers.
4. Discuss various issues over technology vs people.
5. Argue persuasively about the advantages and disadvantages of the use of IT technology in commerce an industry.