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MMIS 553 : Change Management and Configuration Control

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Change Management and Configuration Control
One of the biggest detrimental factors as an organization grows and its niche transforms is resistance by employees ranging from the shop floor to organizational management. Effective communication is also essential for successful change; all stakeholders must be kept informed to keep negativity at bay, and they must share the same view even as that view changes, thus the need for configuration management. This course presents techniques for reducing social and systemic resistance to change, and provides the student with effective tools for accomplishing change management and configuration control. These tools can be applied to small and large systems at any level of an organization, including the organization itself.This course also discusses the distinction between "change leadership", "change management", "configuration management", and "configuration control". Each has a distinct role in managing organizational change, keeping all stakeholders informed, along with establishing and maintaining their positive attitude toward the change. The enterprise uses all of its information systems and technologies to capture and reflect organizational changes. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

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Steve Chadwick - 2/24/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/24/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/24/2015
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.
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