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This assessment determines your ability to evaluate the information technology (T) rnanagement strategy of an organisation, identify its current and future IT needs, and form short- and long-term solutions to address these needs. You will need to create a report that addresses these aspects based on the detailed assessment description provided below.
This assessment is relevant to the following learnina outcome:
apply recent developments in strategic olanning and strategic management i3ractice the Ëippfication end management of modern technology-based information and communication
Specifically. this assessment determine your ability to:
identify and review the mission, vision, corporate structure and strategy chosen nraanisation identify the iT problems of the organisation determine !T strategies to solve the problems identified discuss the main barriers for successful planning and irnolementation ftf T
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S-lect any engineering or technological business system. Good cnoices include large autornotive manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers or industrial machine manufacturers. The best choice would be a company where you wer= or are currently emploved. Alternatively you can select any system for whicn you are able gather sufficient relevant information to carry out the following tasks-
a) Concisely identify key business current planning processes and mechanisms operating within the organisation.
b) Identify and scope current and orojected future IT needs.
c) Conduct a strategic analysis on the organisation's IT management and identify the organisation;s gaps and capabilities.
d) Identify any other significant issues to be addressed in the continuing development and implementation of IT and related systems.
e) Determine a strategy for managing (e.g. outsourcing, leasirtA cloud, remote servers, ERP, PLM etc.) IT to address strategic gaps. Include specifications and conditions for your proposed solutions
f) Including short- and long-term plans and strategies to measure the effectiveness and expected costs/issues (overheads, fixed and variable costs) of your solution and implement a continuous improvement strategy.
Szžagjeste(i report
The following structure provides a guideline for the structure of the report and what you need to include in it. This forms the foundation for assessina your report's completeness and quality. Refer to the rubric for more detail.
Introduction
Background information
Selection of organisation
Motivation
Characterisation of system under study
Mission
Vision
Objectives
Corporate structure
Strategic analysis
Capabilities
ESC gap analysis
IT prcblem!chatlenge identification
Problem/challenge description
Problem context
Stakeholders/players
IT solutions
Possible state-of-the-art solution
Application of systems methodology
Brief description of the proposed IT strategy
Short- and long-term plans Implementation issues
Conclusion
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Total: 100 pts

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