CIS8004 Business Systems Planning and Implementation
Students undertaking CIS8004 should have a basic understanding of Information Technology and its role in business. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
This course examines the total information system planning cycle. It focuses on the management issues concerned with specification of information systems requirements to achieve corporate goals by emphasising the integration of information systems planning into the business planning process. A range of methodologies for deriving information requirements for the various levels of management are examined, including soft systems methodologies and data-oriented and process-oriented approaches. Automated aids, including computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools, for the planning, development and implementation of information systems are evaluated. The course also covers user education strategies to facilitate acceptance and utilisation of information technology.