Strategic Use of IT - 2014
In this course we will look at how organizations can leverage IT
to be better and more profitable. Prior knowledge of programming,
databases, networks, etc. should be applied for a greater understanding
of IT in a holistic context.
The textbook is from Europe and uses examples from major international
companies. In the lecture we will also look at the Norwegian conditions,
and especially look at cases of smaller businesses and organizations.
Cases from local businesses will be among the materials discussed.
In addition, to the book, a number of articles are part of the required
reading materials for this course. These articles are related to the (6) required exercises.
The students will address the questions in
the exercises. Students may work in pairs or alone.
- Lecture Room: B-136
- Lecture Times: reserved timeslots on Tuesdays 9:15-12:15; Thursdays 12:15-15:00.
- Normally Lecture Times are 2 hours in duration, unless specified for 3 hours (long) below.
- The lecturer is Professor Judith Molka-Danielsen (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Office Nr: A150
- Office Tlf.: 712 14 239
Required Exercises and Required Readings
- Required Exercises Students are
required to answer the questions in the (6) exercises. Due Dates for written
responses are listed next to each exercise number. Students are permitted to work in pairs or alone.
No late submissions will be accepted after the Due Date without prior permission from
the lecturer. All exercises must be submitted to be allowed to take the exam.
Send reponses to the lecturer's email.
- Required Reading - Course Book:
Managing Information Systems - Strategy and Organisation, 3rd Ed., David Boddy, Albert Boonstra,
and Graham Kennedy, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2009. ISBN 978-0-273-71681-5
- Required Reading - any links presented on this page can be relevant for the exam. In particular,
see the readings in the lecture schedule below. More materials can be added to the lecture schedule as
the course proceeds. Please check the schedule frequently and prior to the exam.
Lecture schedule and with notes & Required literature
We will have some lectures that are extra long 3 hours instead of 2hours. These are to make up for no-meeting days.
Please look at the lecture schedule below, so you know when to come to lecture. (This document was last updated 11.3.14.)
Notes will be added as the course proceeds. All notes on this webpage are relevant materials for the exam.
The course book is relevant for the exam.
- Jan 14.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Introduction. Ch. 1. Information Systems and Organisations
- Jan 16.2014: 12:15-14:00 - The world is flat & discuss "It doesn't matter"
- Jan 21.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL1)) - Ch. 2. Emerging technologies for information systems
- Jan 23.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL1)
- Jan 28.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL2)) - Ch 3. Social context of information systems & Co-creation design concept
- Jan 30.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL2)
- Feb 04.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL3)
- Feb 06.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL4)
- Feb 11.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL3)) - Ch 4. Using IS to reinvent strategy & E-business modesl and value statements
- Feb 13.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch 5. Using IS to rethink business processes
- Feb 18.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL4)) - E-government & Norwegian approach
- Feb 20.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Web services, cloud-computing & technology infrastructure
- Feb 25.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Ch. 6 Cultures, structures and politics
- Feb 27.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 7 Organising and Positioning IS Activities
- Mar 04.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL5)) - Quality Management and Lean Concepts
- Mar 06.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 8 People and Information Systems
- Mar 11.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL6))- Catch-up Lecture period (and/or notes on Security) & work on Required Exercises
- Mar 13.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Management Issues Note: this lecture re-scheduled here.
- Mar 18.2014: 9:15-11:00 Cash-free society Note: this lecture re-scheduled here.
- Mar 20.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 9 Managing implementation
- Mar 25.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Requirements Engineering
- Mar 27.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 10 Costs and Benefits of IS
- Apr 01.2014: No-Lecture (NL5).
You may work on your required exercises. No lecture meeting on this day.)
- Apr 03.2014: 12:15-14:00 - The Long Tail
- Apr 08.2014: Supporting Knoweledge Work
- Apr 10.2014: - Disruptive Technologies
- Apr 11-21st 2014: Easter Pause, No-Lectures
- Apr 22.2014:
- No-Lecture (NL6) This lecture was rescheduled and held on March 13th.
- Apr 24.2014: 12:15-14:00 - present final project in lecture
- Apr 29.2014: 09:15-12:00 - Review Lecture
Earlier Exams & Materials
- Earlier Exams
- (Book in 2013 was:) McNurlin & Sprague, Information Systems Management in Practice, 7. eller 8. edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-196877-7.
Lecture materials and exercises are included in the required materials. All of these can be
included on the final exam.