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Kursusnavn (dansk):B19 It-strategi 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):B19 IT-Strategy 
Semester:Efterår 2010 
Udbydes, e-business (ebuss) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:25 
Maks. antal deltagere:45 
Formelle forudsætninger:Faget er blevet aflyst.

It is assumed that students have prerequisites corresponding to the course B1 Strategic and tactical tools for e-business or equivalent.

It is also assumed that the students have a basic understanding of IT.
Læringsmål:The objective of the course is to train the students in coping with the challenges and opportunities confronting a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in a modern business organization. Students will get the case background for a large number of realistic problem issues, and will be provided with different tools/technologies potentially relevant for addressing the issues. Through independent studies, class discussions and different group exercises, students should, at the completion of the course be able to:
• take part in strategic planning using IT in different business contexts, and formulate strategies where IT plays an important role
• propose management initiatives for coping with different CIO challenges
• set priorities for activities in an IT function
• provide useful proposals for managing the IT resources in an organization
• argue the case of the relevance of IT for business leaders
• define key elements of IT governance for a specific company
• analyze the pro and con of IT outsourcing/off-shoring
Fagligt indhold:This course uses the IVK Case Series (see literature list) to examine important issues in IT management through the eyes of Jim Barton, a talented business (i.e., non-technical) manager who is thrust into the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role at a troubled financial services firm. The course follows Barton through challenges, mistakes, travails, and triumphs. We take this journey with him, commenting on and debating his choices and decisions. During his first year as CIO, Barton confronts issues related to skill and talent management; IT costs, budgets, value, and chargeback systems; priority setting and financial justification of IT investments; project management; runaway projects and underperforming vendors; security risks and crises; Web 2.0 policies; communications with other senior executives; vendor management; infrastructure standardization; support for innovation; and risk management. As Barton encounters these issues, we address them too, through associated readings. As we examine and critique both research and conventional management wisdom on these topics, we’ll derive a framework for managing IT as a business leader. 
Læringsaktiviteter:12 forelæsningsgange

Students will have to prepare for lectures by reading the IVK chapter as well as other cases to be discussed on that day. Students are also required to present at least two templates from the DeMarco book (see below) in class and provide an evaluation of the template.
In the ten exercises, students will have to work in groups developing a Harvard style teaching case based on a real situation in a company to be identified by the students themselves. In exceptional cases, the instructors might be able to help in identifying a suitable case. Student groups will have to develop 1) case description, 2) analysis of the key issues including relevant solutions (often referred to as teaching notes) plus 3) PowerPoint presentation of case and proposed solution.

Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X. experimental examination form (7-scale; external exam), 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

The exam consists of a written group submission of case (including case analysis and case description) plus an individual oral examination based on the case. For the oral exam, students will be expected to have a PowerPoint presentation addressing one of the typically four questions of the case. It is expected that the group will develop the presentations, but it will be presented by one of the students. This will be the starting point of the oral examination. Date of oral examination TBA.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler: The main text:
“The Adventures of an IT Leader”. By Robert D Austin, Richard L Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell. (2009) Published by Harvard Business School Press. ISBN: 142214660X.

Some texts from:
“Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior”, by Tom DeMarco, Peter Hruschka, Tim Lister, Steve McMenamin, James Robertson, and Suzanne Robertson (2008), New York: Dorset House. The book seems to be out of print, and we will seek a solution.
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Fredag 09.00-12.00 Forelæsning ITU
Fredag 13.00-16.00 Øvelser ITU

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2011-01-12 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere
2011-01-13 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere
2011-01-14 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere