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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDepartment of Information Systems
This subject provides an overview of the best that is known about what makes information and communications technology (ICT) outsourcing work and not work. It asks why organizations outsource, and why outsourcing is fraught with difficulties. It identifies factors that have been found to lead to successful outsourcing, asks why these factors are important, and discusses client and supplier organizational structures and management practices to help make outsourcing work. Two important concepts discussed are Cullen's concepts of the outsourcing lifecycle and the configuration of a client organization's outsourcing portfolio.
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to (a) explain why organizations outsource, (b) summarize steps in the typical ICT outsourcing lifecycle, (c) identify key characteristics of ICT outsourcing configuration (and why they matter), and (d) explain and discuss of why certain ICT outsourcing management practices are more successful than others.
|Assessment:||Written assignments and project work totaling no more than 6000 words due during the semester (50%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%). |
Further details will be made available to students prior to the commencement of the subject.
Subject Notes (There are no prescribed texts for this subject).
1. Domberger, S. The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 19982. Willcocks, L.P., and Lacity, M. Global Sourcing of Business and IT Services, Palgrave, 2006
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students should have honed their generic skills such as:
|Links to further information:||http://www.dis.unimelb.edu.au/current/postgrad/subjects/index.html|
Master of Information Systems |
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems (Coursework)
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