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IT Governance and Strategic Management of IT (2017 Autumn)

Organisation: UTU / Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics

Credit Points: 5

Responsible Person: Tomi Dahlberg

Course code: 457655.0

Learning outcomes:
After the course the student should be able to:

The main topic of the course is, how to arrange responsibilities for key IT decisions and how to govern IT as an integral part of enterprise strategy planning and execution. Alternative arrangements impact not only what value IT delivers to the enterprise but also the financial performance of an enterprise. This course digs into how various governance arrangements impact the deployment of IT and the operational performance of enterprises. The course starts by considering how business strategy approach chosen by the enterprise impacts IT. We then move to corporate governance of IT and take a look at what key IT decisions are. After that the course tackles the creation of business value from the deployment of IT. We also look into how that value is measured and reported. We then make ourselves familiar with the work and the success factors of the chief information officer (CIO). The course continues by looking at the application of IT governance in some typical issues characteristic to the strategic management of IT and the work of the CIO and the IT function. These issues include IT outsourcing, enterprise architecture management, information management, IT vendor and ecosystem management, influence and negotiation behavior and the management of innovations, program and projects as well as their portfolios. During the course we will compare IT governance standards (ISO/IEC 38500, 20000 and 27000 families) and COBIT 5 best practice method. The exercises of the course includes article briefs and an essay.



  1. Mon 30.10.–18.12. weekly at 16–18, B329, Asa
  2. Thu 2.11.–21.12. weekly at 16–18, B329, Asa