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FIT3019 Information systems management - Semester 2, 2015

This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Main topics include: Information Systems, Management, Managing Essential Technologies, Managing System Development, Managing New Technologies, Acquisition of Hardware, Software, Networks, and Services People and Technology.

Mode of Delivery

  • Gippsland (Off-campus)
  • South Africa (Day)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

See also Unit timetable information

Unit Relationships

Prohibitions

GCO3816, IMS3002

Prerequisites

FIT2005 or FIT2027

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Gippsland

Madhu Chetty

Consultation hours: Tuesday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

South Africa

Oladayo Bello

Tutors

Gippsland

Madhu Chetty

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Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have -A knowledge and understanding of:
  • the relationship between IT and organisational management and current trends in IT and IT management;
  • operational management requirements of a system and their inter-relationships;
  • evaluating the philosophies and processes behind IT resourcing.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • consider ethical issues in IT and IT management.
Developed the skills to:
  • access resource management strategies and applying these in case studies;
  • identify the processes and potential problems involved in IS development and IT planning.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Information Systems Management - Ch 1 of prescribed text  
2 Information Systems Management - Ch 2 & 3 of prescribed text  
3 Information Systems Management - Ch 4 of prescribed text  
4 Managing Essential Technologies - Ch 5 of prescribed text  
5 Managing Essential Technologies - Ch 6 & 7 of prescribed text  
6 Managing Essential Technologies - Ch 7, 8 & 11 prescribed text Assignment 1 due 4 September 2015
7 Managing System Development - Ch 9 of prescribed text  
8 Managing System Development - Ch 10 of prescribed text  
9 Systems for Supporting Knowledge Work - Ch 12 & 13 of prescribed text  
10 Systems for Supporting Knowledge Work - Ch 13 & 14 of prescribed text  
11 Acquisition of Hardware, Software, Networks, and Services - reading materials on unit website  
12 People and Technology - Ch 15 of prescribed text Assignment 2 due 23 October 2015
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach provides facilitated learning, practical exploration and peer learning.

Assessment Summary

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Assignment 1 (Individual) 20% 4 September 2015
Assignment 2 (Individual) 30% 23 October 2015
Examination 1 50% To be advised

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Assignment 1 (Individual)
    Description:
    This assignment tests students' understanding of strategic adoption of IT for electronic commerce implementation in organisations and the CIO's role in those strategic changes. It consists of case-study-based questions and essays. It will mainly focus on materials covered in study guides 1 and 2.
    Weighting:
    20%
    Criteria for assessment:
    1. Correctness and understanding - there may be more than one "right" answer in many cases. We will look for answers that reflect understanding of the underlying principles and theories which are covered in this unit.
    2. Completeness - that you have answered all parts of each question.
    3. Presentation - that you have presented your answers in a suitably structured style.
    4. Use of evidence and argument - you are able to explain your position by using logical arguments drawing on the theory presented in the unit.  Examples from case studies should also be used as evidence.

    A document stating how you can gauge the quality of your assessment will be released on the unit website.

    Due date:
    4 September 2015
    Remarks:
    This assignment relates to the following learning outcomes:

    a) a knowledge and understanding of the relationship between IT and organisational management and current trends in IT and IT management

    b) developed the skills to access resource management strategies and apply these in case studies
    X
    X
    X
  • Assessment task 2
    Title:
    Assignment 2 (Individual)
    Description:
    This assignment tests students’ understanding of a number IT practices in big organisations, e.g. outsourcing, system integration, management practices, human capital, etc. It consists of case-study-based questions and essays. It will mainly focus on materials covered in study guides 3 to 6.
    Weighting:
    30%
    Criteria for assessment:
    1. Correctness and understanding - there may be more than one "right" answer in many cases. We will look for answers that reflect understanding of the underlying principles and theories which are covered in this unit.
    2. Completeness - that you have answered all parts of each question.
    3. Presentation - that you have presented your answers in a suitably structured style.
    4. Use of evidence and argument - you are able to explain your position by using logical arguments drawing on the theory presented in the unit.  Examples from case studies should also be used as evidence.

    A document stating how you can gauge the quality of your assessment will be released on the unit website.

    Due date:
    23 October 2015
    Remarks:
    This assignment relates to the following learning outcomes:

    a) a knowledge and understanding of evaluating the philosophies and processes behind IT outsourcing

    b) developed the skills to access resource management strategies and apply these in case studies

     
    X
    X

Examinations

  • Examination 1
    Weighting:
    50%
    Length:
    3 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Open book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
    None

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:

  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Solutions to tutes, labs and assignments

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an electronic submission). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Required Resources

Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.

Study guides will be provided for students.

Prescribed text(s)

Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library.

Barbara C. McNurlin, Ralph H. Sprague, Jr. and Tung Bui. (2009). Information Systems Management in Practice. (8th Edition) Pearson International Edition (ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-157951-4, ISBN: 10: 0-13-157951-7).

Recommended text(s)

Turban, E., Dorothy, L., McLean, E., and Wetherbe, J. (2010). Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy. (7th Edition) John Wiley (ISBN: 978-0-470-40032-6).

Oz, E. (2009). Management Information Systems. (6th Edition) Thomson Course Technology (ISBN: 978-4239-0178-5).

Examination material or equipment

You are permitted to bring in the following study materials for the exam:

  • prescribed text
  • study guides
  • lecture notes

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