Module Details

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Title MANAGING TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE
Code CKIT555
Coordinator Dr F Grasso
Computer Science
Floriana@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2017-18 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Aims

  • To provide students with the ability to navigate the online modules, contribute to discussions and submit deliverables.
  • To equip students with the skills to lead IT more effectively within the context of a larger organisation.
  • To provide a strategic understanding of the role of IT within organisations.
  • To equip students with the ability to explore and debate critical issues related to managing and administering IT within the org anisational context.
  • To provide students with the ability to investigate the various functions that an IT organisation must perform, and the best ways to make decisions about how to perform these functions, particularly within the context of the organisational need.

Learning Outcomes

An ability to participate in, and contribute to, an academic community through online discussion, whilst applying writing style conventions and academic integrity to academic writing.

An ability to analyse and evaluate scholarly resources and writing.

An ability to critically assess the value of IT and computer based system to an organisation.

An ability to discuss the strategic value of a technology roadmap in the global commercial and economic context.

An ability to make decisions about the appropriate means and processes for acquiring and sustaining software for an organisation.

Demonstrate knowledge of the process of effective change management.

Be able to identify the key operational issues and core capabilities required to deliver IT  services, including issues relating to software engineering, information modelling and cyber security, as well as the role of standards to assess the delivering and measuring of the quality of IT p roducts and services.

Be able to analyse the impact of government regulation on IT, as well as knowledge of global regulations and their significance, and knowledge of effective policy and regulatory compliance.

An ability to analyse key issues in IT budgeting and IT portfolio management.


Syllabus

Week 1
Participating in the Global Classroom, navigating the classroom, understanding online module requirements in the context of online learning.
 
Week 2
Evaluating the work of others, academic integrity, Harvard referencing.
 
Week 3
The value of IT.
 
Week 4
IT strategy implementation: the technology road map and tactical planning.
 
Week 5
IT governance: budgeting and IT portfolio management.
 
Week 6
Acquiring software: outsourcing, vendor and contract management.
 
Week 7
Operations and IT capabilities.
 
Week 8
The role of IT with respect to compliance, privacy and legal considerations.
 
Week 9
Managing and developing IT capabilities, managing risk and change.
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Week 10
IT innovation and emerging technologies.
 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Online Learning - Weekly seminar supported by asynchronous discussion in a virtual classroom environment facilitated by an online instructor.

Number of hours per week that students are expected to attend the virtual classroom so as to participate in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 7.2.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           72
Weekly seminar supported by asynchronous discussion in a virtual classroom environment facilitated by an online instructor.
72
Timetable (if known)           Number of hours per week that students are expected to attend the virtual classroom so as to participate in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 7.2.
 
 
Private Study 78
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  Weekly/350-500 words  whole session  50  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Ten discussion questions There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/350 words  Week 2  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay - Outline of a logical argument There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 3  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – IT failures There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 4  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – Developing a roadmap, Part 1 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 5  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – IT governance and portfolio management There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 6  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay - Acquiring software There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 7  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – Developing a Roadmap, Part 2 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 8  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – Managing change There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  One week/750-1,000 w  Week 10  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay – Developing a Roadmap - Part 3 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. Notes (applying to all assessments) (1) Due to nature of the on­line mode of instruction work is not marked anonymously. (2) Students who fail the module have the opportunity to repeat the entire module. (3) The "Standard UoL Penalty" for late submission that applies is the "Standard UoL Penalty" agreed with respect to online programmes offered in collaboration with Laureate Online Education.  

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
Explanation of Reading List:

The online programmes offered by the department of Computer Science in Collaboration with Laureate Online Education use online materials wherever possible including the online resources available within the University of Liverpool’s libraries. This module does not require a specific text book.