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INFO6036 - Business Process Design

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Title:Business Process Design
Long Title:Business Process Design
Module Code:INFO6036
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: REGINA O FLYNN
Module Description: This module will examine the area of business processes, how they operate within a business environment and map out how the process operates. Design and create a business process using a piece of software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Map a business process within an organisation.
LO2 Describe the role of programming in supporting a Business Process.
LO3 Identify programming languages and programming concepts that are appropriate for different scenarios in business processes.
LO4 Create simple Visual Basic software solutions involving business processes.
LO5 Outline the role of technology within business processes within an organisation.
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
Business Processes
Define what is a business process. The components of a business process. The design of a business process. The mapping of a business process and the logic behind how a process operates within a business.
Types of Business Processes
Types of processes: functional, cross-functional, inter-organisational. Role of Information Systems for Business Processes
Programming Environment for Business Processes
The programming environment for a business process. The role of programming in a business process. Why do we need Programming?
Design of Business Process
Design a solution for a business process using Visual Basic programming concepts such as decision making, iterations, if statements and arrays.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A Practical lab exam developing a console application incorporating business processes and concepts. 1,3,4 50.0 Week 9
Project Students will receive a group Project in Week 6 where they will be required to identify an appropriate solution for a business process. They will be asked to map this process, identify the language and concepts that they used and create the solution. The group will then present their solution. 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Lectures on the concepts of what business processes are and their relationships with Information Systems and how they operate within organisations. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Students will have 3 hours of labs a week in which they will apply programming concepts to business processes. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on the concepts of what business processes are and their relationships with Information Systems and how they operate within organisations. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Students will have 3 hours of labs a week in which they will apply programming concepts to business processes. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Jeston and Jonan Nelis 2014, Business Process Management. Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementation, 3rd Edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415641760]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon 2015, Management Information Systems, 14th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292094007]
  • Johnson, Bruce 2014, Professional Visual Studio 2013(1), Wrox [ISBN: 9781118832066]
  • Paige Baltzan, Amy Phillips 2013, Business Driven Information Systems, 5th Ed. [ISBN: 9780073402987]
  • Helmers, Scott 2013, Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step, 1st Ed., O' Reilly Media United States [ISBN: 9780735669468]
  • Magal, Simha and Word, Jeffery 2009, Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, Wiley [ISBN: 9780470230596]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • The Case Centre Miscellaneous Articles
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Irish Business Journal Miscellaneous Articles
Other Resources
  • Website: Microsoft, United Stateshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com, Microsoft Developers Network
  • Course Lab Manual: Dr Regina O' FlynnBusiness Process Design Manual, Cork Institute of Technology
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 1 Mandatory

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