|Kursusnavn (dansk):||Forretningsprocesser og organisation |
|Kursusnavn (engelsk):||Business Processes and Organisation with Project |
|Semester:||Efterår 2018 |
|Udbydes under:||Bachelor i softwareudvikling (bswu) |
|Omfang i ECTS:||15,00 |
|Min. antal deltagere:||1 |
|Forventet antal deltagere:||0 |
|Maks. antal deltagere:||110 |
|Formelle forudsætninger:||Familiarity with project management similar to what is achieved in the course Systemudvikling og projektorganisering |
|Læringsmål:||After the course, students should be able to:
- Select and use appropriate tools and techniques for investigating business strategies and organizational practices, and be able to argue for the choice of tools and techniques.
- Identify, analyze and describe existing business model(s) and IT-strategy of an organization.
- Identify, analyze and describe existing organizational practices and business processes of an organization.
- Identify the business impact and the impact on organizational performance of a given IT-related issue or challenge that an organization may be facing
- Develop and describe a business case which describes the current situation and provides solid foundation for decision making in relation to the proposed solution(s).
- Use relevant models to describe the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed solution(s), including 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:||At this course students learn 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 related to a specific IT-related business challenge. 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 and employees). The course covers the basic theory, concepts and models for understanding business models and organisational set up, IT-related challenges and their impact on organizational performance, alignment of suggested solutions with business goals, and roll out strategies. 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 og øvelser|
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.
When relevant examples from global practice will be included
At the end of the course there will be an oral exam based on a project 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:||X: Eksperimentel eksamensform., (7-scale, external exam)|
At the end of the course there will be an oral group exam in the course theory and it’s application in general, and in the group project report and the individual reflection report.
The projects are conducted in groups of 6 students. The topic of the project must be a company’s practical problem, which must be illuminated using the methods and techniques discussed throughout the course. The grade is an overall assessment of the project, the individual reflection report and the examination performance.
Scope of the business case report: Max 10 pages. Back up information may be put in appendix; the students cannot expect the examiners to have read the appendices, and information only found in the appendix will not be considered in the grading; thorough and complete documentation of empirical data in appendix is however part of the grading criteria. The appendix serves as reference for readers with special interest in understanding in more detail about specific points made in the report.
Scope of individual reflection report: max 2 pages. The report should target the last learning goal above (Apply theoretical concepts and approaches to critically reflect... etc)
Duration of oral examination: 100 minutes per group exam, including evaluation and feedback