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MMIS 507 : Information Systems Strategic Planning

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Information Systems Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is the art and science of setting the enterprise's vision and allocating resources to achieve the vision. When formulating information systems strategies, organizations seeks to identify emerging opportunities to leverage new technologies that may add substantial value but also dramatically change the organization. Strategic planning includes choosing which goals and objectives to accomplish, sets criteria for how well they must be accomplished to satisfy other needs, and sets forth the activities to make these "game-changing" events happen effectively and affordably. Many strategic opportunities may present themselves to an organization, or may be discovered by a variety of introspective or business intelligence activities. Making the decision to take advantage of such opportunities is deciding to make strategic change happen. Strategic opportunities may exist because of fundamental changes in technologies, market preferences, government and regulatory actions, and other factors. The strategic planner knows that nothing remains the same, and that while no plan survives contact with reality, the planning process itself provides insight and the opportunity to choose wisely. Strategic planning for information and information systems entails applying the concepts of strategic business planning to the subset of organizational activity that generates, analyzes, maintains, and produces information and knowledge to support strategic decision making. Information systems strategic planning can address, but is not limited to, choices about fundamental information technologies, systems architectures, and information risk mitigation approaches. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

This course combines learning from business, technology, strategy, and organizational management domains to show students how enterprises develop and implement information systems strategy that are aligned with business objectives. Students are exposed to the many steps that contribute to the building of robust enterprise information systems architectures.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to: Understand and analyze the impact of information systems strategy on the business. Develop information systems strategies that manage technological change, support business objectives, and solve recognized business challenges. Explain the role and impact of governance processes on information systems strategy execution. Develop enterprise information systems strategies and communicate them to the organization. Explain the role of senior information systems leaders including the Chief Information Officer.

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ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/23/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts
Key: 351