|Course Name:||Technology Planning and Acquisition|
|Offered Date:||Winter - 2018 | Other versions|
This course will teach the students how to plan the technology requirements for a business. They will perform the steps necessary to select and acquire specific technology. Technology trends and the impact on an organization when doing technology planning will also be discussed. Students will learn the components of outsource contracts, how to prepare effective RFPs for the procurement of various types of services or technologies, as well as learning how to manage contracts and determining method of acquisitions such as lease versus buy.
|Credit Status:||1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
|Prerequisite:||BTB520 and BTS730|
|Mode of Instruction:||Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.|Execute mathematical operations accurately.|Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.|Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Information Technology Investment, Decision Making Methodology, 2nd edition
by Marc Schniederjans et al
Published by World Scientific Publishing
IT Strategy: Issues and Practices (3rd Edition)
by James D. McKeen, Heather A. Smith
Published by Prentice Hall
Request For Proposal, A Guide To Effective RFP Development
Project Technology, Supply Chain and Procurement Management
Information Services Procurement Library (ISPL), (on-line resource)
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
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Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
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BTS830 Course Outline