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2011/2012  KAN-MIR  Managing the IT resources

English Title
Managing the IT resources


Sprog Dansk
Point 15 ECTS (450 SAT)
Type Obligatorisk
Niveau Kandidat
Varighed Et semester
Placering Forår
Teaching is both in Danish and in English
Tidspunkt Se skemaet på e-Campus
Studienævnet for HA/cand.merc. i erhvervsøkonomi og informationsteknologi
  • Mogens Kuehn Pedersen - Institut for Informatik
  • Ledelse af Information og Videnledelse/Management of Information and Knowledge Management
Sidst opdateret den 29 maj 2012
By the end of the specialisation, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of different frameworks illustrating the key issues involved in IT strategy and be able to evaluate different frameworks.
Managing the IT Resources:
Vurdering Mundtlig med skriftligt forlæg
Karakterskala 7-trins skala
Censur Censor
Eksamensperiode Maj/juni
Hjælpemidler Uden forberedelse
Varighed 30 minutter

The course contains two obligatory assignments (1 & 2) and finishes off with an individual oral examination based on a project or case written in groups (3).

1) obligatory assignment: A literature synthesis consisting of max 4000 words:

To be approved, the literature synthesis should apply the concepts, theories, and models of the theme in question, and it should demonstrate the clarity of argumentation.

2) obligatory assignment: IT strategy proposal

To be approved, the proposal must reflect that the student is able to analyse IT strategy issues in a given organization, benchmark the situation against that of peer organisations, and provide suggestions for how the organisation can develop to become ‘best business practice’ /’state-of-the-art’.

3) Examination: Critical case analysis

Make-up and re-examination take place in August.

Kursets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

Aim of the course

Effective management and mobilisation of IT resources are key to company success. This course addresses issues of sourcing, developing and managing IT resources covering technologies and information systems’ services impacting organisation, lines of business, markets and industries.

The aim of the course is to enable the student to identify and critically analyse opportunities and challenges in management of IT resources adopting models and methods based upon academic theories and findings and upon understanding conditions of praxis in today’s businesses. They will be equipped with knowledge about IT strategy frameworks, business models, and innovation

management so as to enable the student to discuss and evaluate new technologies, business opportunities and strategies for the successful application of IT for governmental and business objectives.

Subjects covered in the course

A. IT Strategy and business strategy with IT - frameworks

B. How to exert strategy - a value benefit approach

- B.1 Governance - structural and process (portfolio of projects, etc.)

- B.2 Sourcing (contracts, negotiation, SLA, etc.)

- B.3 Enterprise architecture (frameworks tools, standards, etc.)

- B.4 IT Innovation (globalisation, co-creation, etc.)

- B.5 Mergers & Acquisition (alliances, due diligence in IT, etc.)

- B.6 Business alignment (BPM, etc.)

- B.7 IT organisation (corporate IT, functional IT, distributed IT, etc.)

C. Implications and impact of the IT strategy for organisation, business and competitiveness.


John Ward and ELizabeth Daniel (2006); Benefits Management. Delivering Value from IS & IT Investments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ISBN 978-0-470-09463-1.

M.A. Cusumano (2010); Staying Power: Six Enduring Ideas for Managing Strategy and Innovation in a Changing World. (Oxford university Press, forthcoming 2010), based on the 2009 Oxford Clarendon lectures in Management studies.

Charles Betz (2006); Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children.