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B19 – IT Strategy
Syllabus

Start January 31, 2013 Ends April 25, 2013

Day and Time: Thursday 12-14 & 14-16

Instructors: Stefan Henningsson (sh.itm@cbs.dk) Jonas Hedman (jh.itm@cbs.dk) + guests

Course Description
This course uses the IVK Case Series to examine important issues in IT management through the eyes of Jim Barton, a talented business (i.e., non-technical) manager who is thrust into the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role at a troubled financial services firm. The course follows Barton through challenges, mistakes, travails, and triumphs. We take this journey with him, commenting on and debating his choices and decisions. During his first year as CIO, Barton confronts issues related to skill and talent management; IT costs, budgets, value, and chargeback systems; priority setting and financial justification of IT investments; project management; runaway projects and underperforming vendors; security risks and crises; Web 2.0 policies; communications with other senior executives; vendor management; infrastructure standardization; support for innovation; and risk management. As Barton encounters these issues, we address them too, through associated readings. As we examine and critique both research and conventional management wisdom on these topics, we’ll derive a framework for managing IT as a business leader.

Course Book
The main text for this course is the book “Adventures of an IT Leader”, also called IVK after the company in the book.

Adventures of an IT Leader
Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O’Donnell | Apr 21, 2009
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (1 Mar 2009)
ISBN-10: 142214660X
ISBN-13: 978-1422146606

Among other places, the book is available from http://amzn.com/142214660X

Obtaining Harvard Business School Publishing Materials
Some of the readings in this course must be acquired online from Harvard Business School Publishing. You can access the

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