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Information Systems Strategy (ISYS90098)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90098
Term 1 - Online
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Strategic alignment of Information Systems (IS) and business is critical to the competitive positioning of organisations. IS governance deals with all aspects of the formulation and implementation of IS management plans, including IS strategic plans. This subject discusses approaches to the formulation and development of IS strategies. Topics covered include analysing an organisation’s operating model, IS governance arrangements and IS governance policy framework, and maturity in the adoption of enterprise architectures. Students are expected to become familiar with current IS governance frameworks and their implications for developing IS governance plans.


Topics covered in the subject include: critical and strategic thinking, modes of strategic planning, IS strategic frameworks, IS Governance frameworks, IS Governance policy documents, IS Governance design frameworks, IS Governance arrangements, models of organisational decision making, operating models, relationship of IS Governance design to the development of enterprise architectures, IS Governance design methodologies, and value creation through IS Governance design and implementation.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the management practice of Information Systems Strategy in Organisations
  2. Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues suited to the application of Information Systems Strategy concepts and theories to real-world practice
  3. Independently research and argue disparate beliefs/theories of information security strategy.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Literature searching and analysis
  • Critical and strategic thinking
  • Case study analysis
  • Independent learning
  • Team work
  • Report writing

Last updated: 22 August 2019