Management of Information Systems
FEKT-VIMAAcad. year: 2018/2019
The course focuses on the following topics: Historical development of information systems and their categories. Database systems. Corporate information strategy. Strategic management of information systems. Efficiency of information systems and metric. Information systems development. Planning of IS development. IS management. IS security
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will have a clear idea of modern methods of strategic management in the field of corporate IS and will be made familiar with the modern information technologies.
They will acquire basic knowledge necessary for creation of an information strategy, for evaluation of IS efficiency, they will be able to define an optimal version of new IS by means of suitable metric and to define Service Level Agreement for outsourcing in the field of IS. They will learn how to actively create corporate security policy in the field of IS and will be able to take an active part in realization of IS implementation projects and their control
Fundamental knowledge in the field of ICT are expected.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Koch,M.: Management informačních systémů. Scriptum, VUT Brno 2008
KOCH, M.; NENIČKOVÁ, H.; HRŮZA,T.; DOVRTĚL, J. Management informačních systémů. Brno, CERM. 2010. (169 p.). ISBN 978-80-214-4157-6.
MOLNÁR, Z. Efektivnost informačních systémů. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2000. 142 s. ISBN 80-7169-410-X.75.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course contains lectures that explain basic principles, problems and methodology of the discipline, and exercises that promote the practical knowledge of the subject presented in the lectures. E-learning support.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Requirements for credit:
Development of the project for credit.
Project outline and structure of exercises:
1 - Selection of the company and its strategy,
2 – Definition of the business needs in the area of IS - Information Strategy
3 - Selection of an information system and infrastructure
4 - Ensuring of the operational, organizational structure for IS, SLA
Each student develops the project on his/her own fictional or existing company by himself/herself. There is discussion about key elements of the project at the seminar. Students must prepare their solutions and present it. If student is not ready, the teacher takes away 5-10 points from the project evaluation. For non-participation at exercise (without apology and compensation) 10 points will be taken away from the evaluation of the project. The project must be printed and handed in credit week.
The maximum points from the project: 100 points. For credit, the student must obtain at least 50 points.
91-100 points - A
81- 90 points - B
71- 80 points - C
61- 70 points - D
51- 60 points - E
The final grade will be adjusted during the oral examination by the student's theoretical knowledge, project quality and the ability to defend their solutions.
Examination Requirements: knowledge of subject matter and its practical applications.
Form of examination – oral.
Language of instruction
Methods ITIL, Cobit, HOS
ICT acquisition and implementation
Effectiveness and Efficiency
Safety policy in the field of IS
The main objective of the course is to provide students with the fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary for management of corporate IS. It is necessary to understand the trends in IS development, to know the substance of up to-date information technologies and to understand strategic management issues in the field of IS. Students need to know how the information system may be used to gain a strategic advantage, they have to identify and master solution of questions related to the IS efficiency and its measuring, to know how to analyse the suitability of application of different IS types of in a company and also to understand fundamental principles of security policy in the field of IS.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The conditions for the successful course completion are stated in the yearly updated supervisor’s notice.