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COMP9041 - Information Strategy

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Title:Information Strategy
Long Title:Information Strategy
Module Code:COMP9041
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: Donna OShea
Module Description: The primary focus of this module is to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable students to successfully plan and manage an information development strategy. After completing this module, students will be able to evaluate the strategic value of adopting a structured content and authoring approach, with the aim of optimising an organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine the main phases associated with information development management and the information process maturity models.
LO2 Critically assess the impact of technology development lifecycles to the information development process.
LO3 Evaluate the main opportunities and challenges in developing an Information Development strategy within an organisation or business unit.
LO4 Design and build an information development strategy for an organisation.
LO5 Plan an information development project with the aim of optimising resources and managing an organisations portfolio.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Development Management
Phases of information development projects. Technical writing process – plan, structure, write, revision, publish.
Maturity Models in information development
Models: Method for Integrated Knowledge Environment (MIKE2.0); Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK); IBM Data Governance Council Maturity Model; Enterprise Data Management Council Data Management Maturity Model; Information Process Maturity Model (IPMM).
Information and Software Development lifecycles
Elements and dimensions. Lifecycles. Technology adoption lifecycle. Software development lifecycles. Waterfall, agile etc. Principles of agile methodology. Impact of agile in information development.
Information Development strategy
Best practices. Building an information development strategy within an organisation. Business goals for technical content. Technical communication costs, legal and regulatory, marketing. Benefits to good technical documentation. Risks for information development.
Portfolio Management
Strategic management of information development projects. Managing teams. Process improvements with effective tools.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Focus of this essay for example, will be to critically assess the impact of information process maturity models and technology development lifecycles in developing an information development strategy for an organisation. 1,2 40.0 Week 6
Project Design and build an information development strategy for an organisation. 3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial to support learning outcomes. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial to support learning outcomes 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • O’Keefe, Sarah S, Pringle, Alan-S 2012, Content Strategy 101: Transform Technical Content into a Business Asset, Scriptorium Publishing Services [ISBN: 9780982811849]
  • Wachter-Boettcher, S., Lotta-Lamm, E. 2012, Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content, Rosenfeld Media [ISBN: 193382087X]
  • Pringle, Alan-S, and O’Keefe, Sarah S. 2009, Technical Writing 101 – A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content., Scriptorium Publishing Services
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Rockley, A., Cooper, C. 2012, Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy (Voices That Matter), 2nd Ed., New Riders [ISBN: 0735713065]
  • Hackos, JoAnn T. 2007, Information development: Managing your documentation projects, portfolio, and people, John Wiley & Sons
  • Budinski, Kenneth G. 2001, Engineers Guide to Technical Writing, ASM International
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KINDD_9 Master of Science in Information Design and Development 1 Mandatory
CR_KIDDE_9 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Design and Development 1 Mandatory

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