Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Strategic Management of Information Systems

SRI Acad. year 2012/2013 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year


Language of instruction



Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 2 hrs exercises, 6 hrs pc labs, 18 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 20 half-term test, 20 projects




Learning objectives

The main goal of the course is to simplify orientation and the use of modern principals of business informatics management with respect to planning and control of additional informatics services. Main emphasis is given on technical, business, and managerial abilities enabling us design of effective and safe information systems, which support business activities, processes, and services in order to satisfy business requirements and needs (to gain competitive advantages).

Study literature

  • Voříšek, Jiří. Systémová integrace a strategické řízení informačních systémů. Management   Press, 2005.
  • Voříšek, J., Pavelka, J., Vít, M.. Aplikační služby IS/ICT formou ASP - Proč a jak pronajímat informatické služby. 2003. 80-247-0620-2
  • Gála, Pour, Toman: Podniková informatika. Grada Publishing, 2006.
  • Buchalcevová, Metodiky vývoje a údržby informačních systémů, Grada Publishing, 2004.
  • Bébr, R.: Informační systémy pro podporu manažerské práce. Professional Publishing, 2005.
  • Rodryčová, D., Staša, P.: Bezpečnost informací jako podmínka prosperity firmy. Grada Publishing, 2000.
  • Molnár, Z.: Efektivnost informačních systémů. Grada Publishing, 2001.
  • Voříšek, J. - BRUCKNER, T. Outsourcing informačních systémů. 1998. 80-86119-07-6
  • Action Benson, R.J., Bugnitz T.L,Walton, W.B. From Business strategy to IT. 2004.  

Fundamental literature

  • Manuel Laguna, Johan Marklund: Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design. Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • John K. Halvey and Barbara Murphy Melby. Business Process Outsourcing: Process, Strategies, and Contracts. 2007.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to strategic management of IS/ICT and business modeling
  2. Process management
  3. Business Process Reengineering 
  4. Methods, techniques and standards of business process modeling
  5. IS/ICT Architectures
  6. IT Governance, Information policy and Govern, Service Management  - I.
  7. IT Governance, Information policy and Govern, Service Management - II.
  8. Sourcing strategies and optimization of the company IS/ICT (in-house, outsourcing, ASP) - I.
  9. Sourcing strategies and optimization of the company IS/ICT (in-house, outsourcing, ASP) - II.
  10. Effectiveness of IS/ICT (IS/ICT metrics - performance, costs and benefits
  11. IS/IT Security - basic concepts, security in context of strategic management
  12. IS/IT Security - II.
  13. IS/IT Audit

Progress assessment

Mid-term test

Course inclusion in study plans

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