MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Issues in the Management of Information Systems
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Global Development Institute|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The unit will be of particular value for those involved in understanding IT project management. The contents are:
- · IS strategy
- · Project planning: estimating and scheduling, Microsoft Project
- · Resourcing a project: procurement and outsourcing
- · Resourcing a project: human resources and team work
- · Interpersonal skills for IS project management
- · Risk management
- - Monitoring and evaluation
The aim of this module is to provide participants with opportunities to:
- learn about a range of IS project management issues, from the beginning to end of an IS project cycle
- develop an understanding of the range of skills needed in IS project management, including practical (Microsoft Project ) and social skills (negotiation, networking, managing suppliers and clients)
- develop an understanding of the challenges facing IS project management in developing and transitional economies
Knowledge and understanding
- understand IS project life cycle
- understand key IS project management issues and challenges in different stages
- link theory to real-world practice of IS project management.
- critically analyse factors in IT project management.
- practical and social skills needed in IS project management
- IT Project management tool
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- group working
- discussion and debating skills
- literature reviewing
Teaching and learning methods
7 sessions taught by the lecturer, 1 session by a guest lecturer, 1 session of tutorial on Microsoft Management, and last session as assessed group presentation.
Students will be organized into groups. Each session group discussion on cases will be arranged.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||70%|
Feedback will be provided via Blackboard and face to face.
' Bocij, P. et al (2003) Business Information Systems (2/e), Harlow, Pearson.
- Choi, H. & Choi, H. (2003) An exploratory study and design of cross-cultural impacts of information systems management, Journal of Global Information Management, 11(2).
- Heeks, R.B. (2006) Implementing and Managing eGovernment, Sage Publications, London
- Patching, K. & Chatham, R. (2000) Corporate Politics for IT Managers, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Robson, W. (1997) Strategic Management and Information Systems (2nd Edition), London, Financial Times.
- Willcocks, L. et al. (1997) Managing IT as a Strategic Resource, Maidenhead, McGraw-Hill.
- Yeates, D. & Cadle, J. (2001) Project Management for Information Systems (3rd Edition), London, Pitman Publishing.
|Independent study hours|
|Ping Gao||Unit coordinator|
GDI Programmes on which course unit is offered:
9 x 3hr lecture; 1x 3hr tutorial