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CIS Strategic Planning

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This course provides the knowledge and skills to develop effective short, intermediate, and long-range strategic information systems plans. Course topics include the need for and contents of a corporate strategic plan; the relationship of information systems planning to overall organizational goals; assessment of the organization's current state.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    The Role of Information Systems Business Planning in the Organization

    • Examine the use of a company mission statement and what the mission statement should include.
    • Discuss the role of leveraging technology in IT.
    • Describe the types of strategic management leaders that are responsible for managing different levels of the company.

    Current Status Assessment

    • Describe the tools used to assess an organization’s current strategy.
    • Examine the organization's business goals, objectives, and their implications with respect to the application of IT within the organization.
    • Explain the concept of the Value Chain.

    IT External Environment

    • Investigate an organization’s external and remote environments.
    • Analyze the reasons why organizations decide to expand globally.
    • Explain the challenges of expanding to emerging markets.

    IT Finance and Long-Term Strategy

    • Explain IT’s role in planning, creating, and executing a technology budget based on a company’s strategic plan.
    • Compare, contrast, and apply the five generic competitive strategies.
    • Link short and long-term strategic controls used by senior management.

    IT Mergers, Risk, and Short-Term Strategy

    • Analyze and justify the time frame associated with IT strategic planning.
    • Compare the relationship among strategy, mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, and vertical expansion.

    IT Innovation and Execution

    • Analyze the role of innovation in strategic planning.
    • Analyze how to implement an innovation strategy.
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