IT Management

llsmg2008  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

IT Management
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
This course thoroughly examines specific themes for transforming business problems into information systems: 1. The identification of data in order to transform them into information useful for the information system, 2. The application of a design methodology for information systems, 3. The use of analyzing techniques for problem solving by information systems. At the end of this course, the student should be able to elaborate various models used for designing an information system.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the class, students should be able to - Understand the major concepts of information system - Identify data which are required to be managed in an information system so as to transform them into relevant information - Decompose a project for an information system into applications, phases, and functions - Structure in time and space the phases of an information system - Assign the phases of the information system to organisational units depending on the goals of the information system
This course concerns a first introduction to the design of management information systems, which are referred to as the process of and software support for collecting, storing, updating,
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course follows a model-based approach for designing management information systems where conceptual models are devised for various aspects of the systems, as follows:
  • A domain model is expressed as a UML V2.5 Class diagram, with attributes, methods, and relationships.
  • A function static model expresses the static structuring of functions: a project is decomposed into applications, which are decomposed into phases and functions.
  • A function dynamic model expresses the dynamic aspects of functions; the model expresses the ordering in time and space of phases.
  • A flow diagram expresses how phases are physically distributed against organizational cells.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The evaluation associated to this course consists of a multiple-choice questionnaire related to the four models of the course: class diagram, static diagram, dynamic diagram, and dataflow diagram. The questionnaire will be administrated via an on-line system (20 points).
Other information
Prerequisite : none, but knowing the fundamental principles of algorithmic is considered as an asset. 
Online resources
All resources (slides, report template, examples, case studies, references) are available on-line at the Moodle corresponding course:
Teaching materials
  • LLSMG2008 Informatique de gestion - Slides
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
Students will be gathered into groups of 2 to 3 members and will select a topic for the course assignment according to requirements specified during the first course. The topic consists of a one-page textual scenario of a case study.
Based on this continuous evaluation, the course score will consist of the score given to this course assignment, whose deadline is the last course.

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