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CIS8004 Enterprise Planning and Implementation

Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Enterprise Planning & Implemen
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020399 - Information Systems not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 April 2021

Staffing

Examiner: Abdul Hafeez-Baig

Other requisites

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/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Rationale

Today’s digital economy and the requirements of digital information are considered the backbone of competitive advantage for any business. Businesses today are embracing technology and information to engage with customers in unique and innovative ways.

Students must have some basic knowledge of how ICT can be aligned with the business strategy. The management of the process for planning and integrating new digital capabilities into the business processes and business model. They also need to have the understanding of how the alignment is implemented to realise the digital capabilities into the business operation, in order for the companies to be effective within the digital economy. In order to reinforce the theoretical concepts, various innovative technologies and information systems are used as case studies so that the application of the business processes, systems and implementation can be properly understood, leading to hands-on experience.

Synopsis

This course will cover a range of topics ensuring that there is a business perspective on how any new technical capabilities will be integrated into the business, including planning around in basic blocks associated with enterprise planning and implementation namely - strategic planning, business architecture, information architecture, technical architecture and strategic management. In order to reinforce the theoretical concepts, various innovative technologies and information systems are used as case studies so that the application of the business processes, systems and implementation can be properly understood, and align with the overall plan.

Participants will gain skills in determining initiation of business implementation plans, including all the activities that the business needs and their implementation value to enterprises. This is done using approaches for researching, analysing and synthesising them from sources ranging from learned to professional journals. Learners are expected to critically analyse and apply these skills to various innovative technologies and information systems to reinforce the theoretical concepts learned in the course.

NOTE: Learners undertaking this course are required to have the ability to research with an understanding of ethical research practices. Learners are also expected to critically analyse and solve problems arising in complex organisational real-life situations.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. apply the process for deploying and integrations of business systems and associated information and communication technologies (ICT);
  2. critically evaluate a business innovative technologies and information systems related case study to demonstrate implication in a given context;
  3. identify and resolve ICT issues that are relevant to enterprises in the context of the planning and implementation of innovative technologies and information systems;
  4. communicate in writing and orally to technical and non-technical audiences, and present effectively, at the appropriate level, by whatever discourse, the knowledge obtained from this course;
  5. evaluate and apply implication of the importance of governance, ethical considerations security and risk in the processes of deploying and integrations in a ICT products.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Digital innovations and change 15.00
2. Organisations and strategic planning 20.00
3. Developing a strategic plan and business case stakeholder management 20.00
4. Business architecture 15.00
5. Governance and methodologies 15.00
6. Ethical security and risk implications 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=CIS8004)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

The course is a complete online course and there is no printed material available for the course. Please note that there is no prescribed text for the course and the reference materials are provided in a PDF format or as a web link.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly (relevant articles from these journals).
The Australian Newspaper, IT Supplement Tuesday edition.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 165.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 25 02 Apr 2021 1,2 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 30 17 May 2021 2,3 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT 3 100 45 04 Jun 2021 3,4,5,6 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. ASSIGNMENT 1 (PLANNING)
  2. ASSIGNMENT 2 (IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY)
  3. ASSIGNMENT 3 (WRITTEN REPORT)

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Online: If you are an international student in Australia, you are advised to attend all classes at your campus. For all other students, there are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    This is a closed examination. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Date printed 17 April 2021