INF-31306 Engineering and Management of Information Systems

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture16
Group work10
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. B Tekinerdogan
Lecturer(s)dr. CN Verdouw
prof. dr. ir. B Tekinerdogan
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. B Tekinerdogan

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

Affinity with Management and Information Technology.

Continuation courses:

Minor or major Information Technology.

Contents:

Nowadays, information systems form indispensable and business critical assets of organizations. The proper engineering and management of information systems often has a direct impact on the overall success of the organization. Current information systems, however, are complex and include a plethora of modern information technology and trends. This can easily lead to the misalignment between the organization business processes and the information systems. This course targets both future IT managers and engineers, and aims to provide a comprehensive, yet understandable high-level overview of the management and engineering of information systems. The course will provide the appropriate knowledge level of information systems to design, manage, and align business management and information systems in the agriculture and food domain. In addition, we will provide hands-on-experience and teach the important activities of business process modelling, requirements engineering, domain modelling, and high-level architecture design.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain why managers and engineers need to be knowledgeable about Information Systems and Information Technology;
- identify the key elements that are part of an ICT strategy;
- demonstrate the importance of implementing an ICT strategy within an organisation or supply chain;
- analyse the relations between ICT strategy and business strategy, in particular logistic strategy, customer relationship management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning);
- evaluate BPM (Business Process Modelling) in establishing an ICT strategy;
- create a Business Process Model based on a realistic case study;
- create a software requirements document;
- create a high-level software architecture for a given information system;
- analyse and model the domain of the information system;
- evaluate evolution scenarios and their impact on the information system.

Activities:

- take lectures and tutorials on BPM, domain analysis, requirements engineering and architecture design;
- carry out a case study on the development of an Information System in a real company or supply chain.

Examination:

- individual assignments (50%);
- group report with individual presentation, discussion and participation (50%);
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.

Literature:

See our website www.wur.eu/inf

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: MBEBiosystems EngineeringMSc6MO