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Kursusnavn (dansk):B19 It-strategi 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):B19 IT-Strategy 
Semester:Forår 2012 
Udbydes, e-business (ebuss) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:25 
Maks. antal deltagere:50 
Formelle forudsætninger: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:At the completion of the course, the students should be able to:

1) Identify and characterize IT strategy challenges and opportunities.
2) Describe and apply IT strategy tools and methods presented in the course literature.
3) Argue the case of the relevance of IT to business leaders.
4) Analyze IT strategy problems of real world and argue different solutions how to address them.
5) Reflect on the limitations of tools and methods in the course literature. 
Fagligt indhold: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/methods potentially relevant for addressing the issues.

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 forelæsninger + lejlighedsvis øvelser i forbindelse med undervisningen

12 lectures and 10 workshops/exercises

Students will have to prepare for lectures by reading the IVK chapter as well as other cases to be discussed on that day. Self studies and class discussion should help the students to advance identification and characterization of IT strategy challenges and opportunities, description of tools and methods, and argumentation for relevance and solutions.

In the 10 exercises, students will have to work in groups with analyzing IT strategy problems and applying the tools and methods in the course literature. This will also help the students reflect on the limitations of the tools and methods.

During the course the students will also developing frameworks for IT strategy that eventually will be part of the take home exam by the end of the course. 

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

You can choose between C1 examination and B4 examination

The examination assignment will consist of two parts: a mini-project where IT strategy challenges of a real world company is addressed, and a second part that will be either a written case analysis (C1 exam) or a 20 minute oral exam (B4 exam).

The mini-project will be written in groups of 1-4 persons, and should be 8 + 2 pages per group member long (1 person writes 10 pages, 2 writes 12, etc.).
The B4 exam (mini-project + oral exam) will be the pre-selected choice. It can be changed to the C1 option (mini-project + written case analysis) by giving notice to the EBUSS secretariat before the 11th course session (see course blog for date).

Both exam forms will address the ability to argue the case and relevance of IT, analyze IT strategy problems and argue solutions, as well as reflect on the limitations of tools and methods in the course literature.  

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. 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Fredag 12.00-13.50 Forelæsning ITU 4A14
Fredag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 4A14

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2012-04-25 Deadline 3 p.m. Mundtlig eksamen ITU EBUSS Secretariat
2012-05-31 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere
2012-06-01 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere
2012-06-04 Tidspunkt oplyses senere Mundtlig eksamen ITU Lokale oplyses senere