Information Systems Management
ÚSI-RSISTAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course focuses on the following topics: The historical development of information systems and their categories. Data modelling. Function modelling. Database systems. Computer hardware. Computer networks. Corporate information strategy. Strategic management of information systems. Efficiency of information systems and metrics. Development of information systems. Planning the development of an IS. IS management. IS security. The subject focuses on risk. The student will be able to identify and analyse risks, and evaluate solutions at companies and institutions from the ICT point of view.
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 become familiar with modern types of information technology.
They will acquire the basic knowledge necessary for the creation of an information strategy and for the evaluation of IS efficiency. Students will be able to define the optimal version of a new IS by means of suitable metrics and define a Service Level Agreement for outsourcing in the field of IS. They will learn how to actively create a corporate security policy in the field of IS and will be able to play an active part in the realization of IS development projects and their management.
Competence in MS Office and fundamental knowledge in the field of database systems are expected.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
KOCH M., ONDRÁK, V.: Informační systémy a technologie, Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o. Brno, 2004, ISBN: 80-214-2725-6 (CS)
KOCH,M. a kol. Management informačních systémů. Scriptum. VUT FP 2010. (CS)
MOLNÁR, Z.: Efektivnost informačních systémů, Grada Publishing, spol. s r.o., 2001, ISBN: 80-247-0087-5systémů. Scriptum. VUT FP 2010. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Tuition takes place via lectures and seminars. The lectures focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions. The seminars mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit:
1. Active participation in practical lessons, working through exercises which are assessed by the teacher – max. 12 points.
2. Successful completion of a semestral project by an assigned deadline – max. 10 points.
3. The total number of points must be higher than 15 in order to obtain the course unit credit.
Conditions for passing the exam: Knowledge of the taught topics and their practical application.
Form of examination: Combined – written test and oral examination.
Language of instruction
1. Historical development of IS
2. Types of information system
3. Data modelling
4. Functional modelling
5 .Database systems
6. Architecture of database systems
7. Distributed databases
8. Data warehouses
9. Hardware and computer networks
10. Information strategies
11. Strategic management of IS
12. IS efficiency, evaluation metrics
13. Security policy in the field of IS
The main objective of the course is to provide students with the fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary for the management of corporate IS. It is necessary to understand the trends in IS development and the substance of up to-date information technologies, and to understand strategic management issues in the field of IS. Students need to understand how an information system may be used to gain strategic advantage, and to be able to identify and master the solution of questions related to IS efficiency, and its measurement. They should also know how to analyse the suitability for application of different IS types in a company, and understand the fundamental principles of security policy in the field of IS.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The results of independent work on specified tasks are checked. In the case of an excused absence from a seminar, the teacher can set an additional condition, if appropriate. This is usually the completion of an additional written assignment.