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Unit 403

Managing Information Systems

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Unit 403 Managing Information Systems Published by Chifley Business School First published as 'Information Technology for Managers' in January 1992 Revised January 1994, June 1995, January 1998, January 1999, June 1999 and January 2001, New edition June 2003, Revised June 2006, Amended Reprint November 2007, Revised January 2011 © Chifley Business School 2011

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U N I T 403 M A N AG I N G I N F O R M AT I O N S YS T E M S CONTENTS
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Unit outline Unit 403—Managing Information Systems

Topic 1: Managing IS to seize new strategic opportunities The rise of information systems The information society IS management challenges Organisational needs and investment The organisational learning curve

Topic 2: Managing using a systems approach The systems view Systems analysis in context Approaches to systems analysis Data-flow diagrams (DFDs) Entity-relationship diagrams (ERDs) IS development methodologies Information-strategy planning Business-area analysis System planning and design Construction and cutover Key characteristics

Topic 3: Information systems and strategy Essential elements of strategy The IS strategy triangle The information economy Competitive advantage and strategic information systems SIS approaches How to identify and justify strategic opportunities

Topic 4: Business models in the information economy Information systems' effects on organisation Entering the network economy Business models in the network economy Applying the value chain to e-Business Implications for business in the network economy

Topic 5: Moving from IS to IT planning IS planning considerations Developing an IS vision Developing an IT architecture Enterprise architecture Developing the IS strategic plan Developing operational IT plans

Topic 6: Managing organisational data Why manage data? Typical...
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