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Course module: 192350200
Course infoSchedule
Course module192350200
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact A.A.M. Spil
Lecturer A.A.M. Spil
Contactperson for the course A.A.M. Spil
Academic year2014
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
Upon completion of this course, the student is able to:
  • apply skills in information strategy planning, information architecture planning, information project planning, with the ability to balance between comprehensive, incremental and transactional planning;
  • develop an integral information plan for a given company;
  • assess information strategy in practice by creating a toolcard and a workshop plan;
  • write a paper on an information strategy subject.
The course aims to provide insight and skills in the field of Information Planning in general and, more specifically, Information Strategy Planning, Information Architecture Planning and Information Project Planning.
Course description
The course is about analysing Information Planning and developing skills in Information Planning. Students will take part in a case study and write an integral Information Plan for a given company, using the Information Planning literature provided. In groups of four or less, the students will study the literature with the aid of a reader and a text book and apply the theory within the case study. The results must be presented in the form of a written report. The course will cover the following topics:
-    Dynamic and Thematic strategizing
* Agree
* Align
* Analyze
* Authorize.
-    Balancing comprehensive and incremental planning
-    Interorganizational e-strategizing
-    E-governance;
-    Socio-technical approach;
-    Presensing versus top down approach
Key words
Dynamic and incremental information planning,
Interorganizational information systems
IT governance.
individual assignments (50%)
group assignment (50 %)
Contribution to the programme learning outcomes
-Independently and critically describe, structure and analyse complex organisational problems and processes in the area of information management
- independently apply and/or test current theories, models and methods in the analysis of complex organisational problems and processes within the area of information management
- independently draw and support reasoned conclusions and recommend solutions of complex organisational problems and processes within the area of information management

Knowledge integration with other courses
Global Strategy and Marketing
Implementation of IT in organizations

Recommended prior knowledge
Book suggestion:Simons, Robert (2010) Seven Strategy Questions; a simple approach for better execution, Harvard Business Press

Assumed previous knowledge
Required materials
Recommended materials
Course material
articles and syllabus on Blackboard
Instructional modes


Self study


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