Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 15/11-19

IT Enabled Process Improvement

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
15
Course code:
2012002U
Participants max:
70
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
21250 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
Bachelor
Programme:
Bachelor of Science in Global Business Informatics
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2021
Start
25 January 2021
End
28 May 2021
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract

The students will learn theoretical foundations of IT-enabled process improvement and apply these to a real life practical context by working with an organisation.

Description

Continuously improving and innovating organizational processes is considered essential for organizational survival. Accordingly, many frameworks and theoretical perspectives exist for approaching such improvement initiatives.

After the course the students should be able to: 

  • Analyse processes and process improvement initiatives using the methods and theoretical perspectives taught in the course
  • Reflect on similarities and differences between different methods and theoretical perspectives on process improvement and on the effects that these differences may have when conducting process improvement in an organisational context 
  • Explain how different types of information technology can enable or inhibit process improvement

In addition the students have to demonstrate (as part of the project work) that they can: 

  • Develop an appropriate research design for an improvement project in a specific organisational context reflecting upon different options and qualifying their decisions 
  • Define a relevant and adequate problem definition for an improvement initiative in a specific organisational context involving relevant stakeholders 
  • Facilitate/conduct an ample analysis of the current situation in a specific organisational context as a basis for suggesting actual improvements 
  • Develop and justify a plan/solution for an improvement initiative in a specific organisational context involving relevant stakeholders 
  • Perform an executive presentation of the result of their project work
  • Reflect upon the project work; research design, process, result, learning etc.

Formal prerequisites
This course is part of the fourth semester in the bachelor's degree in Global Business Informatics.
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyse processes and process improvement initiatives using the methods and theoretical perspectives taught in the course
  • Reflect on similarities and differences between different methods and theoretical perspectives on process improvement and on the effects that these differences may have when conducting process improvement in an organisational context
  • Explain how different types of information technology can enable or inhibit process improvement
  • Develop an appropriate research design for an improvement project in a specific organisational context reflecting upon different options and qualifying their decisions
  • Define a relevant and adequate problem definition for an improvement initiative in a specific organisational context involving relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate/conduct an ample analysis of the current situation in a specific organisational context as a basis for suggesting actual improvements
  • Develop and justify a plan/solution for an improvement initiative in a specific organisational context involving relevant stakeholders
  • Perform an executive presentation of the result of their project work
  • Reflect upon the project work; research design, process, result, learning ect.
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, external (7-trinsskala)
Exam variation:
D2G: Submission of written work for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the work submitted.