Advanced IS Change Management

Subject ISYS90040 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours of seminar discussion per week
Total Time Commitment: 1 x three-hour seminar per week.

Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.

Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements:

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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

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the reciprocal relationship between IS and organisational change
  • Awareness of the importance of interpersonal relationships in the role of an effective IS practitioner
  • Be familiar with a range of change management theories and models
  • To develop a change management strategy
  • Understand the issues involved in building a successful IS team
Assessment: An individual report of 2000 words due in the first half of semester (20%); a group report of 3000 words due in the second half of the semester (25%); a reading leaders report of 1000 words and a brief class 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): Bachelor of Information Systems (Degree with Honours)
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Science (Information Systems)

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