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Kursusnavn (dansk):Forretningsprocesser og organisation 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Business Processes and Organisation 
Semester:Efterår 2013 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i softwareudvikling (bswu) 
Omfang i ECTS:15,00 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:http://www.itu.dk/courses/BFOP/E2013/ 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:40 
Maks. antal deltagere:60 
Formelle forudsætninger:Familiarity with project management similar to what is achieved in the course Systemudvikling og projektorganisation
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Information om studiestruktur
Dette kursus indgår på femte semester på bacheloruddannelsen i softwareudvikling. 
Læringsmål:After the course, students should be able to:

- Select and use appropriate tools and techniques for investigating IT strategies and organizational practices, and argue for the choice of techniques used in the business case.

- Identify, analyze and describe existing IT strategies and business models of an organization.

- Identify, analyze and describe existing organizational practices and business processes of an organization.

- Develop and describe a business case which maps the IT solution(s) you have proposed.

- Use relevant models to describe the advantages and disadvantages of the IT solution, as well as its effects on the organization.

- Apply theoretical concepts and approaches to critically reflect upon the organizational practices, the business case as well as the models and techniques used to create the business case. 
Fagligt indhold:The aim of this course is to teach students how to analyze business processes and redesign these to align with organizational business strategy. The course will survey a wide range of tools, models and methods for mapping and evaluating business strategic IT needs, possibilities and challenges. Students are expected to work in groups with an organization to identify its strategic IT needs and to create a business case report. It is the project group’s responsibility to find an organization and a project theme.

The course focuses on analyzing and evaluating how a given business strategy can be supported by information technology (IT) and how technological potential can impact a business strategy. Acquiring an IT system can have serious consequences for a company, both on the strategic level (e.g., business models), as well as on the organizational level (e.g., business processes). The course covers the most frequently used models of IT strategy, Business Process Modeling and IT economy, and these will be supplemented with techniques and approaches for designing IT solutions found within the Scandinavian tradition of system development. 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

Throughout the course, students will be expected to conduct assignments and presentations, as well as participate in discussions.

The course is 15 ECTS, thus covering half of the time of a full time student. Consequently, you can expect to use 18 hours a week on the course.

There will be readings for each lecture- typically 1-2 research papers or book chapters.

At the end of the course there will be an oral exam based on a project report. The projects can be conducted in groups of 5-6 students. The topic of the project must be based upon a company’s practical problem which must be illuminated using the methods and techniques discussed throughout the course.

Scope of the business case report: Max 10 pages. Back up information may be put in appendix; the students can not expect the examiners to have read the appendices, and the appendix will not be considered in the grading. The appendix serves as reference for readers with special interest in understanding in more detail about specific points made in the report. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter./
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:D22: Aflevering med mundtlig eksamen suppleret af aflevering., 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

Duration of oral examination: 20 minutes per examinee, including evaluation and feedback.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:- Bødker, K., F. Kensing and J. Simonsen (2004). Participatory IT Design. Designing for Business and Workplace Realities. Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press.
- A compendium will be available for purchase at the bookstore
- Alexander Osterwalder et al: Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-87641-1 (paperback version) or ISBN: 978-0-470-90103-8 (ebook, wiley.com). 
 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
Navn Stilling Undervisertype Indsats (%)
Elisabeth Broe Christensen Ekstern lektor(ITU) Underviser 50
Nina Boulus-Rødje Adjunkt(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 50
John Mark Burnett Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Ranjan Lama Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0

Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Ugedag Tidspunkt Forelæsning/Øvelser Sted Lokale
Onsdag 12.00-13.50 Forelæsning ITU 2A52
Onsdag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 2A52
Fredag 10.00-11.50 Forelæsning ITU 5A14-5A16
Fredag 12.00-13.50 Øvelser ITU 5A14-5A16
Fredag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 5A14-5A16

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Eksamensdato Tidspunkt Eksamenstype Sted Lokale
2013-12-16 No later than 2PM Skriftlige arbejder ITU Student Affairs and Program (wing 3D)
2014-01-08 contact course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 2A14
2014-01-09 contact course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 2A14
2014-01-10 contact course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 2A14