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 ISIT909
Subject Name Advanced Business Process Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BUSS909, ISIT409
Assessment Tutorial Assessments Reports Literature Search Examination.
General Subject No.

Subject Description
A process perspective helps management to avoid or reduce duplicate work, facilitate collaboration and cross-functional communication, optimise business processes, create supply chains and achieve competitive advantage. IS and IT are fundamental to business process management (BPM), business transformation, continuous process improvement and supply chain management. IS/IT management must support the organisation's management of business processes and supply chains. Focus will be placed on the IS/IT management and business management perspectives of BPM, and on the human side of the Human Computer Interface. Topics covered include: theories, concepts, methodologies, techniques and tools to manage and enable business process design, analysis, implementation, management and optimisation; Strategies, architecture and infrastructure to support business processes, supply chains and business processes management; Embedding corporate knowledge into business processes; BPM risks and issues; Basic business process analysis and modelling.

Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: 1. Recognise that business processes are human activity systems that need to be designed, analysed, implemented, managed and optimised. 2. Identify the different roles that contribute to or are associated with BPM. 3. Identify and discriminate between the various theories, concepts, methodologies, techniques and tools needed to manage and enable BPM. 4. Describe the relationship between BPM and the Supply Chain Management. 5. Identify the strategies, architecture and infrastructure that support BPM and Supply Chain Management. 6. Analyse and model business processes or work procedures with regard to its structure, function, behaviour and purpose. 7. Design/redesign a business process or work procedure.