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COMP8031 - IT Transformation

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Title:IT Transformation
Long Title:IT Transformation
Module Code:COMP8031
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: June 2022
Module Coordinator: Sean McSweeney
Module Author: PAT MC CARTHY
Module Description: This module equips students with the skills and knowledge required to understand how IT practitioners and executive management design, innovate, plan and govern the implementation of IT strategies so as to deliver strategic value and competitive advantage to an organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the role that IT leadership has in the strategic IT planning process in an organisation.
LO2 Analyse the design, implementation and management of an IT Strategic plan as it delivers IT Transformation for an organisation.
LO3 Describe the contribution that Digital Strategy & Transformation plays in the IT Transformation process.
LO4 Evaluate how emerging technologies can significantly contribute in the design and implemention an organisation's IT strategic plan.
LO5 Analyse how ithe use of information technology can create strategic value and benefit realisation for an organisation
LO6 Design an IT Transformation Roadmap for 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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
IT Strategic Planning and Leadership
The role of the organisation's IT leadership (CIO, CDO and CEO) in the strategic IT planning process, the use of external and internal analysis by IT strategists in designing an IT strategy so as to deliver IT Transformation to the organisation.
Digital Strategy enabling Digital Transformation
The use of digital tools (mobility, social media), digital maturity models and frameworks when enabling digital transformation, critical to an organisations IT Transformation.
Emerging Technologies enabling IT Transformation
The use of current and emerging technologies (IoT, data analysis tools, cyber security, blockchain, artifical intelligence and cloud computing) that can be incorporated by an organisation in their IT Strategy and the role they can play when implementing IT Transformation.
Achieving Strategic Value from IT Investment.
The use of IT strategic models and frameworks (Benefits Realisation models) in delivering IT strategic value and benefit realisation to an organisation.
IT Strategy Implementation & Governance
The role of IT governance in measuring the value of IT projects and prioritising their implementation using frameworks such as 3P's (people, processes, program portfolio) CobiT, and other commonly-used approaches, will enable IT Transformation in an organisation.
IT Tranformation Road Map
IT Transformation road map design components, including the key elements, criitical success factors and technological elements including their role in the design process.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will undertake practical work during the lab sessions which includes exercises, critical analysis of case studies and group and individual presentations. This will be reflected in a journal to be submitted every two weeks. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Every Second Week
Multiple Choice Questions Design an IT Transformation process to create an IT Transformation Roadmap for a specified organisation. 1,2,3 25.0 Week 8
Project Design An IT Transformation Road Map. 3,4,5,6 50.0 Sem End
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 Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Labs To Support learning in Lectures 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Readings Academic and Practitioner based. 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 Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Labs To Support Learning in Lectures 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Readings Academic and Practitioner based. 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
  • M.Nadia Vincent and David Maynard 2019, Leveraging Digital Transformation: Proven Leadership and Innovation Strategies to Engage and Grow Your Organization, 2nd Ed., Aviva Publishing U.S.A [ISBN: 1950241661]
  • Venkat Venkatraman 2017, The Digital Matrix: New Rules for Business Transformation Through Technology, 1st Ed., LifeTree Media U.S.A [ISBN: 978-192805520]
  • Larry Bonfante 2011, Lessons in IT Transformation, 1st Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9781118004470]
  • Harvard Business Review Press (2014) 2014, Leading Digital Turning Technology into Business Transformation, Harvard Business Review Press [ISBN: 9781625272478]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Stafford 2014, The Phoenix Project, IT Revolution Press [ISBN: 9780988262591]
  • Tony Murphy 2002, Achieving Business Value from Technology, Gartner [ISBN: 9780471232308]
  • Hunter Muller 2011, The Transformational CIO - Leadership & Innovation Strategies, 1st Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470647554]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KITMN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management 7 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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