Practicum - Business Information Systems (ETF RII PPIS 4855)

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Practicum - Business Information Systems

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Computing and Informatics





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Module goal - Knowledge and skill to be achieved by students

  The focus of this interdisciplinary course is fusion of information systems, information systems design, IS technologies and business management. Students are introduced to the best experiences of individual companies - how they use information technologies and information systems to improve business processes and increase competitiveness in the market. Particular attention is given to the use of business information systems in order to fulfill the business plan, that is strategic aspects of management as well as increasing the overall quality of products and services. Students acquire practical and conceptual skills for use in strategic business decision making using business intelligence knowledge in order to retrieve a leading role in the field of information systems in non-technical companies. Consequently, career opportunities are: business manager, business analysts, system analysts, supply chain information system analysts and information systems designer and information systems consultant.


1. Basic concepts: basic definitions, information, information system, business information system, basics of project management <br>
2. Modern organization in digital economy <br>
3. Basic aspects of complex project organization. Activities control. Problems coordination and resolution <br>
4. Software life cycle model – basis for project management methods <br>
5. Project organization. Vertical and horizontal work organization, management styles and managers styles <br>
6. Team work, productivity improvement of individuals and teams <br>
7. Activities control. Problems coordination and resolution <br>
8. Business strategy, policy and strategic management <br>
9. Development and design of business information systems <br>
10. Price evaluation <br>
11. Project planning and planning strategies <br>
12. Project control (out-of-line-analysis), trends prediction <br>
13. Management methods and network planning <br>
14. Quality, risk, configuration management <br>
15. Business reengeneering and business intelligence <br>
16. Quality of business information systems and impact on quality of products and services, ISO 9000ff-certificate <br>
17. SEI assessment and decision making (CMM model), SW-Metrics <br>
18. e-Business, e-Commerce and enterprise applications <br>
19. Ethical and legal issues in modern business <br>


Recommended1. Notes and slides from lectures (See Faculty WEB Site) <br>
2. Jane P. Laudon: "Essentials of Business Information Systems (7th ed)", 2006. <br>
3. Kelly Rainer: "Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business" (2006) <br>
4. Graham Curtis: "Business Information Systems: Analysis, Design and Practice", 2005. <br>
Additional1. Robert C. Nickerson: "Business and Information Systems (2nd ed)", 2000. <br>
2. Tony Morgan: "Business Rules and Information Systems: Aligning IT with Business Goals" , 2002. <br>

Didactic methods

  Through lectures, students will learn about the theory, tasks and applicative examples within thematic units. Lectures consist of theoretical part, presentational descriptive examples, genesis and resolution of specific tasks. In this way, students will have basis for appliance of skilled material in engineering applications. Additional examples and exam tasks are discussed and solved during the laboratory exercises. Laboratory practice and home assignments will enable students of continuous work and their knowledge verification.


  During the course students will collect points according to the following system: <br>
- Attending lectures, exercises and tutorial classes: 10 points, student with more then three absences from lectures, exercises and/or tutorials can not achieve these points; <br>
- Home assignments: maximum of 10 points, assuming solving 5 to 10 assignments evenly distributed throughout the semester; <br>
- Partial exams: two written partial exams, maximum of 20 points for each positively evaluated partial exam; <br>
Student who during the semester achieved less than 20 points must re-enroll this course. <br>
Student who during the semester achieved 40 or more points will access to final oral exam, the exam consists of discussing the partial exams tasks, home assignments and answers to simple questions related to course topics. <br>
Final oral exam provides maximum of 40 points. To achieve a positive final grade, students in this exam must achieve a minimum of 20 points. Students who do not achieve this minimum will access to makeup oral exam. <br>
Student who during the semester achieved 20 or more points, and less than 40 points will access to makeup exam. Makeup exam is structured as follows: <br>
- Written part structured in the same way as a partial written exam, during which students solve problems in topics they failed on partial exams (achieved less then 10 points), <br>
- Oral part structured in the same way as a final oral exam. <br>
Only students who, after passing the written part of the makeup exam managed to achieve a total score of 40 or more points, can access to oral makeup exam, where the score consists of points achieved through attending classes, home assignments, passing partial exams and passing the written part of makeup exam. <br>
Oral makeup exam provides maximum of 40 points. To achieve a positive final grade, students in this exam must achieve a minimum of 20 points. Students who do not achieve this minimum must re-enroll this course. <br>

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