Advanced IS Change Management

Subject 615-662 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Students must have completed one year of relevant information systems work experience or 50 points of postgraduate level study in any degree to be eligible to enrol in this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Rod Dilnutt
Subject Overview:

The development and implementation of information systems is both a catalyst for, and a response to, organisational change. In this subject, the interrelationship between information systems and organisational change is examined from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Several change management theories and models are investigated in depth with an analysis of their applicability, benefits, risks and impacts. Topics discussed include the drivers of organisational change; the nature of change; the relationship of improvisation and innovation to change; strategies for managing change; and the difference between well-tested methods and popular fads for managing change.

At the completion of the subject, students should:

  • Understand the reciprocal relationship between information systems and organisational change
  • Be familiar with a range of change management models
  • Be able to analyse a problem situation and select an appropriate change management model
Assessment: An individual report of 1,500 to 2,000 words due in the first half of semester (20%); a group report of 2,500 to 3,000 words due in the second half of the semester (25%); a paper review comprising an 800 to 1,000 word report and a brief presentation (10 minutes) to be scheduled throughout the semester (15%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students should acquire a range of generic skills. They should:

  • Develop analytical skills in diagnosing organisational problems
  • Apply the concepts and theories of organisational change to practical situations
  • Develop problem solving skills using change management models
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Related Course(s): Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems (Coursework)
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology

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