Course Title: Information Systems Strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Systems Strategy

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet3 2020,
Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Professor Karlheinz Kautz

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1303

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Knowledge:

Course Description

This course explores the concepts, issues and opportunities in the strategic management of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT). Delivering strategic value with IT and the alignment of business and IS/IT are core themes of the course. The course furthermore addresses the topics of IT governance, IT-enabled innovation and IT portfolio management as significant parts of current day IS/IT strategies. With a focus on IS/IT management issues as opposed to technical issues critical IS/IT issues are investigated within their organizational contexts and readily applicable models and frameworks for developing and implementing IT strategies are introduced. You will apply a problem-based learning approach and based on a number of mini cases that present actual IS/IT strategy issues within the context of real organizations uncover, identify, analyse, and resolve IS/IT challenges and problems that IT and business managers are facing in the current business and societal context. In this way this course provides a learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback based on industry practice is integral to your experience. This course also provides you with a learning experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1. Critically analyse and evaluate IS/IT related, strategic business challenges and needs. CLO2. Individually or work as a team to constructively assess and develop the business and IS/IT relationship and strategic alignment. CLO3. Recommend, develop and manage IS/IT strategy for delivery of value with IT. CLO4. Compare and contrast IS/IT strategy and IT governance and the latter’s role as a strategic measure. CLO5. Effectively elaborate on and apply all crucial and relevant elements of current IS/IT strategy.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 50% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.