|Course ID:||MIST 5670. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Information Systems Leadership|
|The issues and management techniques involved in administering the Information System/Resource activities in an organization. The focus is on computer-based resources and IS development activities. Management of IS professionals, development and management of project teams, user-professional relationships, emerging technologies, and planning processes. A sociotechnical perspective is emphasized.|
|Oasis Title:||IS LEADERSHIP|
|Duplicate Credit:||Not open to students with credit in MGMT 5670|
|Prerequisite:||MIST 4600 and MIST 5740|
|Offered every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
•Power of the “information” resource in creating value for the organization.
•Enabling role of various information technologies to deliver business solutions.
•Significance of developing a sound IT architecture and strategy that is in synch
with the overall business architecture and strategy.
•Data quality management principles and good practices.
•Data warehousing and business intelligence principles and good practices.
•The key components of a robust information security plan.
•Challenges and best practices associated with implementing IT solutions, especially
•Developing and enhancing e-commerce and e-business capabilities.
•Various IS roles and responsibilities and effective structuring of the IS function.
•Methods for evaluating IT investments.
•Measuring and communicating IS function performance.
•IT outsourcing configurations and management methods.
1. IS Roles and Applications -- The role of IS in supporting and shaping business
strategies and goals.
2. IS Strategy and Business Strategy Alignment – The significance and mechanisms of
aligning IS strategy and business strategy.
3. Data Quality Management -- Significance of data quality and how IT can be
used to improve data quality management.
4. Information Security -- Guiding principles for developing a robust information
5. Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence – Challenges and critical success
factors in leveraging data warehousing and business intelligence tools.
6. E-Commerce and E-Business -- Developing and enhancing e-commerce and e-business
7. IT Outsourcing – The challenges, guiding principles, and good practices of IT
8. Emerging Trends – Wireless technologies, mobile commerce, cloud computing,
software-as-a-service, RFID enabled smart supply chains, and Green IT are
representative of such trends.
9. IS Governance and Leadership – The various roles and responsibilities and
effective structuring of the IS organization.
10. IT Metrics -- Methods and techniques for measuring and communicating IT/IS
11. IT Implementation -- Challenges and best practices associated with implementing
IT solutions, especially enterprise systems.
12. IT and Ethics – Developing and implementing appropriate policies for IT use,
information privacy, and other work practices.
13. IS Project Management – Successful project management strategies.