ITMB Case Studies
The development and management of large-scale IT systems is a difficult and often high profile undertaking. Projects such as the NHS patient record system are a good example of this. This module will provide you with a thorough understanding of the technical and management implications of implementing large-scale IT systems. Example systems will be presented through traditional and guest lectures and through student presentations; these presentations will also allow you to develop your independent research skills. You will also undertake a substantial team project as part of this module to provide the necessary management and team working skills.
Full module specification
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Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
The ITMB Case Studies module aims to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the technical and management implications of implementing large- scale IT systems. The module uses both conventional lectures and “guru” lectures from influential members of industry and public organisations to deliver the latest thinking in large-scale IT management; this content is further supplemented by a tutorial programme where many of the topics introduced in lectures will be further discussed.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. demonstrate an understanding of the challenges associated with implementing large scale IT systems in the public and private sectors;
- 2. demonstrate the decision making processes associated with the implementation and management of IT-based systems;
- 3. explain the importance of IT systems in large organisations and the context in which they operate;
- 4. identify opportunities for IT within a business and determine the cost/benefit to the company of implementing such a system.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 5. implement software as part of a team, assigning roles to each member according to skill-set;
- 6. develop plans for the development and maintenance of IT systems in an organisation.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 7. work effectively as a member of team to design and implement solutions to challenging IT problems;
- 8. critically evaluate the management and implementation of existing IT systems;
- 9. concisely present information in a semi-formal setting.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||10||Lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||10||Tutorials|
|Guided independent study||30||ndividual assessed work|
|Guided independent study||100||Private study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Team project review||30 minutes per meeting approx 3 in total||1, 5, 7, 9||Oral|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Individual research presentation||30||30 minutes||2, 6, 8, 9||Individual marksheet|
|Comparison study essay||30||3,000 words||2, 3, 4, 6, 8||Individual marksheet|
|Team project individual report||8||300 word report||1, 5, 7, 9||Individual marksheet|
|Team Project Team Report||32||5,000 word report||1, 5, 7, 9||Individual marksheet|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|As above||Coursework||All||Timescale to be determined by examiners board - September or December referrals possible.|
Since this is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred assessments will be by the assignment of a new piece of coursework.
Deferred assignments will be done by the original piece of coursework combining elements of the module.
Selected suitable case studies (will be updated each year).
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Module notes given by lecturer(s)
Other articles will be recommended depending on the case studies chosen.
- Cases on Information Planning, Desgin and Implementation (Cases on Information Technology Series),Medhi Khosrow-Pour,,Idea Group Publishing,2006,978-1599044095
- Information Technology for Management, Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy,Efraim Tuban, Linda Volonino, Ephraim McLean, James Wetherbe,7th Edition,John Wiley and Sons,2009,978-0470400326
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