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Strategisch management van organisaties en ICT

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Course code:INFOB3SMI
Credits:7.5 ECTS
History:This course was formerly known as Strategisch management org.ontwikkeling en ICT (INFOSMOI). You can only do one of these courses.
Period:period 3 (week 6 through 15, i.e., 3-2-2020 through 9-4-2020; retake week 27)
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Participants:up till now 97 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
Teachers:
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lecture          Nico Brand
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tutorial group 1        Sjoerd Andre de la Porte
group 2        Remi Bakker
group 3        Niels Kwadijk
group 4        Douwe Wierda
Contents:

Please note that this course description is still under construction.

Today’s organizations would not run without information technology. It not only supports the business processes of an organization but also enables totally new business models. For example, think of how Uber, AirBnB, and EasyJet changed competition in their industries by applying information technology in new and innovative ways. Therefore, it is important for organizations to carefully align their Business Strategy and IS/IT strategy.

In this course we will address the strategic planning process that organizations conduct to define their business strategy and IS/IT strategy respectively and how to align these two. The different steps of the strategic planning process are discussed as well as the inputs that are required during this process. Furthermore, you will learn about the outcomes of the planning process, namely the Business Strategy and IS/IT strategy. Once organizations have defined their Business and IS/IT strategy they regularly revise their strategy as part of their annual business planning cycle.

Besides the strategic planning process, you will also learn what it takes to manage an organization, as you will run your own company as part of the course. You will collaborate with other students in running your company and have to devise a business strategy that can make you successful in the industry. Of course, you will also define an IS/IT strategy for your company that is in line with your business strategy.

In this course you will learn about business strategy concepts and the implications for the IS/IT strategy. Explicit attention will be paid to the IS/IT strategy planning process that companies can use to develop (and maintain) and IS/IT strategy that is aimed at optimally supporting the business strategy and related management domains. More in general, you will learn about the different managerial aspects of running a company during the business game. These issues will be dealt with both theoretically (part I) and practically (part II) in this course.

Literature:Peppard, J., & Ward, J. (2016). The strategic management of information systems: Building a digital strategy, 4th edition. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470034675
Course form:The course consists of a Theoretical Part and a Business Game. In the Theoretical Part (first three weeks) we will discuss the material from the Ward & Peppard book during the lectures. In the tutorials during these weeks you will be working on assignments concerning the theory from the book. At the end of the three weeks you will take a multiple choice exam that you need to pass to get access to the second part of the course, i.e. the Business Game.

From the fourth week we will play a Business Game. The business game is played in teams of 4 students where each of you will have a distinct function (e.g. Chief Executive Office, Chief Information Officer) and corresponding responsibilities. You need to apply for one of these functions by means of a job application letter.

Exam form:Your grade for the course consists of your grade for the midterm exam and your grade for the business game. The midterm exam concerns a multiple choice exam on the theory in the first three weeks. You need to pass the midterm exam in order to qualify for participation in the business game (!).
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
Description:

Prerequisite knowledge
This course is a logical successor of: INFOB1ISY (Information Systems) and INFOB1OICT (Organizations and ICT). Although these courses are not mandatory, your chances are considered higher in successfully completing the course when you took these courses. If you did not take the suggested courses you should have basic knowledge of information systems and organizations.

Open for students from other faculties
This course is also open for students from other faculties. Before you subscribe please check the prerequisite knowledge for this course. Also note that this course can be taken as part of a minor in Information Science. So if you have a broader interest in Information Science then consider to subscribe for this minor.

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