IT 4130 – Information Technology Issues and Management
This course covers case studies of IT development projects to assist the student in the recognition of the need of an IT development project. The student will study and critique the development, implementation and the management of both successful and unsuccessful projects. Students will integrate the concepts learned in this course through the development of a focused case or company/industry position paper on IT. This course is part of the IT core required for all IT majors.
A ‘C’ or better in IT 3234 – Software Acquisition, Integration, and Implementation.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the ways in which IT has and will be used in business and management;
- Demonstrate an understanding of emerging information technologies;
- Demonstrate an understanding of alternative approaches to meeting the IT needs of an organization;
- Identify and suggest appropriate responses to managerial and organizational issues stemming from the development, implementation and use of computer-based information systems;
- Discuss the implementation of information systems from a global perspective, including economic and cultural differences;
- Explain the major social and ethical issues involved in the development and use of information technology;
- Explain the importance of life-long learning for professional success.
Rationale for Inclusion
The course contributes to the following student outcomes and attributes:
1. Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address user needs.
2. Analyze user requirements to design IT-based solutions.
3. Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs.
4. Work in project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions.
5. Use current computing techniques, skills, and/or technologies.
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h) Recognition of the need for an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies. [IT]
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. [IT]
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. [IT]
(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. [IT]