582 Strategic Planning Of Informatics In Administration

582 Strategic Planning Of Informatics In Administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: proffesional elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other study activities: 118
  • Individual work: 60
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Ljupčo Todorovski, PhD

 

1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • The evolution of the role of information technology and information systems in organizations
  • Business strategies and their impact on the development of IT infrastructure
  • Formulation of the strategy for development of the informatics in administrative organizations
  • The analysis of strategic factors
  • Management of existing IT solutions and their further development
  • Investment aspects of the information infrastructure development
  • Strategy of knowledge management in the organization
  • Human resources aspects

2. Readings

  • Pearlson, K. & Saunders, C. (2010). Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 4th Ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Clark, S. (2007). Information Systems Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach. Routledge,  2007
  • Ward, J., & Peppard, J. (2002). Strategic Planning for Information Systems. John Willey & Sons, Chichester.
  • Heeks, R. (2005). Implementing and Managing eGovernment, SAGE Publications, London.
  • Rathnam R.G., Johnsen J. & Wen H. J. (2004-2005). Alignment of Business Strategy and IT Strategy: A Case Study of a Fortune 50 Financial Services Company. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 1-8.

3. Objectives and competences

Objectives:

  • Student is aware of the importance of strategic information systems planning for the successful development of modern organizations in the public administration.
  • Student is acquainted with the relations between organization’s business goals and the planning of information infrastructure, as well as approaches to strategic planning of information systems in public administration.
  • Student identifies a variety of methodological approaches and critical success factors in strategic planning of IT in administration, and is capable of comprehensive evaluation of the effects and impacts of information systems on various aspects of organizational functioning.
  • Student is familiar with the specifics of the strategic planning of ICT in public administration and trained for the independent application of knowledge in solving the most complex problems in public administration and development of the new knowledge in the field.  He is able to combine this knowledge with other thematic areas, pass it on and use it within the individual research and work.

Competences:

  • Ability to analyse the theoretical concepts and characteristics of the strategic planning of informatics in the public administration and the effects of ICT on individual organizational aspects.
  • Student is trained for the independent application of knowledge in the planning of ICT solutions in public administration and development of the new knowledge in the field.  He is able to combine knowledge from the field of ICT planning in public administration with other thematic areas, pass it on and use it within the individual research.
  • Student is qualified for expert analysis and problem identification, critical evaluation, synthesis and making recommendations for better solutions in the field of strategic planning of ICT in public administration.
  • Ability to evaluate various success factors in strategic planning of ICT in public administration and assessment of information systems impact on the implementation of administrative procedures and other business processes in public administration.

 

4. Intended learning outcomes:

  • Student is capable of independent critical analysis of information sources, flows and systems, their weaknesses and development opportunities. The student is able to lead or participate in projects of content design and specification of IS in public administration.
  • Student is able to integrate his knowledge and understanding, and pass the acquired knowledge to others.  He is able to perform the scientific processing of the specific question or problem and is qualified to pursue independent study and professional training.
  • Student is capable of using the acquired knowledge in his working environment or practice. The student is qualified for application of new concepts, methods, tools and skills in the field of administration at all levels.
  • Acquired knowledge enables in-depth understanding of the theory and application of knowledge in practice through critical evaluation of the current situation, necessary renovations and set objectives.

 

5. Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures
  • case studies
  • hosting of practitioners
  • scientific research, seminar paper
  • (group) presentation
  • following the events via chat room

 

6. Assessment

  • Seminar paper, case study, research project – public presentation. 45%
  • Oral or written exam. 55%