ITPD812 – Management of Information Systems

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Module code
Module title
Management of Information Systems
This module will provide student with knowledge, skills, and exposure to issues essential to managing an information systems function successfully within an organisation
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to

1. Analyse the information systems (IS) function within an organisation
2. Evaluate the policies for managing the IS function in the areas of strategic planning, cost allocation, and direction setting
3. Plan the operational management of the IS function, including security, control and disaster recovery
4. Evaluate the planning and management of information systems development and alternative approaches to traditional application development
5. Critically analyse emerging technologies and evaluate their impact on an organisation and its IS function
IS function and management
- the role of management
- the role of IS in the corporate plan
- the changing role of the IS function over time

Strategic and corporate plan and policies
- strategic and planning issues related to the management of information systems
- methods of allocating costs and planning strategies
- policies addressing issues arising from changes in information technologies
- implications of rapid obsolescence of hardware and software and the effects of the increasing rate of change
- acquisition strategies / growth paths and development methodologies

Security, threats, risks, disaster recovery plans and policies
- security needs of information systems
- risks and threats to an organisation's information assets
- safeguards and controls to counter the above threats
- disaster recovery plan
- auditing information systems

Development methodologies
- primary IS development concepts, tools and methods
- wider information systems and the organisational context of systems development
- established development methodologies
- other development approaches
- Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Emerging technologies relating to the IS function within an organisation
- the impact of these emerging technologies on the organisation
Learning and Teaching Resource
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but are not limited to lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory work, group activities and assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategy
An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.