Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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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
Processes are central to the way IT serves business and organisations. This Foundation subject provides an introduction to the theory, analysis and design of processes. This supports course-level objectives of developing analytical skills to understand the complexity of real-world organisations. It contributes to the development of independent critical inquiry, analysis and reflection.
At the theory level, the likely content is the fundamental concepts of processes and related management approaches: Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering, and Knowledge Management. At a skills level, the subject will develop proficiency in process modelling using Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) and Workflow Models (WfMs). To produce elegant models with explicit assumptions is an important skill that will be learned. Students will also learn key principles for designing and applying efficient, effective and robust processes, including: triage, task elimination, parallelism, batch versus continuous, contact reduction, segregation of duties and control checks. The subject will include selective treatments of standard processes such as the Sale-Order Process, and of process-oriented technologies such as Enterprise Systems and workflow.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
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None - reading will be posted in the library's online repository
The essential text for the subject is:
Dumas, M., La Rosa, M., Mendling, J. & Reijers, H. (2013) 'Fundamentals of Business Process Management', Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject is delivered in 3 hour classes, with each class containing: a lecture on theoretical concepts; a lecture on an analysis or design technique; a tutorial style activity; an interactive debrief on the outcomes of the activity. Outside class, students will study theory and cases through reading and continuing conducting group work activities.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
A reader of articles will be available in The University Bookshop. Cases and scenarios from real world organisations will be available in class.
This Foundation subject covers essential knowledge and skills for careers as IT analyst and IT consultant, particular in the context of enterprise-wide systems The situations investigated in class and in group work will be drawn from real industry cases.
Master of Information Systems |
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