Digital Strategy for Organisations

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Credits
6
Types
Specialization complementary (Information Systems)
Requirements
  • Corequisite: NE
  • Corequisite: SIO
Department
OE
Organizations must develop a digital strategy to support its strategy and achieving the goals set for this. Part of how we define a business strategy and given the wide range of solutions based on Information Technology (IT) in the market, you need to understand how IT can contribute to the digital strategy for each area or department: commercial and marketing, finance, logistics and distribution, purchasing, production and human resources. For each of these areas:

- The functions are described
- Existing software and tools to cover this feature-work are described
- Case studies are used to apply a specific tool to solve a feature-work

At end of the course students will be able to analyze options and recommend the most appropriate solution to a specific requirement of a company.

Teachers

Person in charge

  • Antonio Cañabate Carmona ( )

Others

  • Ferran Sabate Garriga ( )

Weekly hours

Theory
1
Problems
1
Laboratory
2
Guided learning
0.4
Autonomous learning
5.6

Competences

Technical Competences of each Specialization

Information systems specialization

  • CSI2 - To integrate solutions of Information and Communication Technologies, and business processes to satisfy the information needs of the organizations, allowing them to achieve their objectives effectively.
    • CSI2.1 - To demonstrate comprehension and apply the management principles and techniques about quality and technological innovation in the organizations.
    • CSI2.5 - To demostrate knowledge and capacity to apply business information systems (ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.).
    • CSI2.6 - To demonstrate knowledge and capacity to apply decision support and business intelligence systems.
  • CSI3 - To determine the requirements of the information and communication systems of an organization, taking into account the aspects of security and compliance of the current normative and legislation.
    • CSI3.2 - To develop the information system plan of an organization.
    • CSI3.4 - To develop business solutions through the deployment and integration of hardware and software systems.
  • CSI1 - To demonstrate comprehension and apply the principles and practices of the organization, in a way that they could link the technical and management communities of an organization, and participate actively in the user training.

Transversal Competences

Entrepreneurship and innovation

  • G1 - To know and understand the organization of a company and the sciences which govern its activity; capacity to understand the labour rules and the relation between planning, industrial and business strategies, quality and benefit. To develop creativity, entrepreneur spirit and innovation tendency.
    • G1.3 - To have strong decision-making skills. To use knowledge and strategic skills for the creation and management of projects, apply systematic solutions to complex problems, and design and manage the innovation in the organization. To demonstrate flexibility and professionalism when developing her work.

Effective oral and written communication

  • G4 - To communicate with other people knowledge, procedures, results and ideas orally and in a written way. To participate in discussions about topics related to the activity of a technical informatics engineer.
    • G4.3 - To communicate clearly and efficiently in oral and written presentations about complex topics, becoming adapted to the situation, the type of audience and the communication goals, using the strategies and the adequate means. To analyse, value and respond adequately to the questions of the audience.

Objectives

  1. Study the concept of corporate strategy and the need to develop a digital strategy to support it.
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI3.2, CSI1,
  2. Knowing the type of software applications that support sales and marketing functions and acquiring ability to apply them to solutions that support the strategy
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI3.2, CSI3.4, G4.3, CSI1, CSI2.1, CSI2.5,
  3. Knowing the type of software applications that support financial administration functions and acquiring ability to apply them to solutions that support the strategy
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI2.6, CSI3.2, CSI3.4, G4.3, CSI1, CSI2.1, CSI2.5,
  4. Knowing the type of software applications that support logistics and distribution functions and acquiring ability to apply them to solutions that support the strategy
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI3.2, CSI3.4, G4.3, CSI1, CSI2.1, CSI2.5,
  5. Knowing the type of software applications that support human resources functions and acquiring ability to apply them to solutions that support the strategy
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI3.2, CSI3.4, G4.3, CSI1, CSI2.1, CSI2.5,
  6. Knowing the type of software applications that support manufacturing and operations functions and acquiring ability to apply them to solutions that support the strategy
    Related competences: G1.3, CSI3.2, CSI3.4, G4.3, CSI1, CSI2.1, CSI2.5,

Contents

  1. The digital strategy in organizations. A comprehensive vision of IT to support business strategy
    The concept of business strategy is presented as well as the most important points of its development. The incorporation of ICT in the value chain leads to define a digital strategy.
  2. ICT in sales and marketing
    Most usual sales and marketing processes will be review and the type of software applications that support them
  3. ICT in financial administration
    Most usual financial administration processes will be review and the type of software applications that support them
  4. ICT in logistics and distribution
    Most usual logistics and distribution processes will be review and the type of software applications that support them
  5. ICT in the area of human resources
    Most usual human resources processes will be review and the type of software applications that support them
  6. ICT in manufacturing and ​​operations
    Most usual manufacturing and operations processes will be review and the type of software applications that support them

Activities

Activity Evaluation act


The digital strategy in organizations

Reading theoretical material and the case proposed. Group discussion and completion of exercises and case
Objectives: 1
Contents:
Theory
1h
Problems
1h
Laboratory
2h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
6h

ICT in sales and marketing

Reading theoretical material and the case proposed. Discussion and building a solution for the case with the proposed software
Objectives: 2
Contents:
Theory
3h
Problems
3h
Laboratory
6h
Guided learning
1h
Autonomous learning
16h

ICT in financial administration

Reading theoretical material and the case proposed. Discussion and building a solution for the case with the proposed software
Objectives: 3
Contents:
Theory
3h
Problems
3h
Laboratory
6h
Guided learning
1h
Autonomous learning
14h

ICT in logistics and distribution

Reading theoretical material and the case proposed. Discussion and building a solution for the case with the proposed software
Objectives: 4
Contents:
Theory
3h
Problems
3h
Laboratory
6h
Guided learning
1h
Autonomous learning
14h

ICT in the area of human resources

Reading material and the theoretical case proposed. Discussion and building a solution for the case with the proposed software
Objectives: 5
Contents:
Theory
2h
Problems
2h
Laboratory
4h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
12h

ICT in manufacturing and ​​operations

Reading material and the theoretical case proposed. Discussion and building a solution for the case with the proposed software
Objectives: 6
Contents:
Theory
3h
Problems
3h
Laboratory
6h
Guided learning
1h
Autonomous learning
14h

written exam



Theory
0h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
0h
Guided learning
2h
Autonomous learning
8h

Teaching methodology

The students will read the suggested readings on the theoretical concepts of the content and sometimes extend it with a little research on the net and then discuss in class. This group will work both in class and outside class practical cases of application for each functional area that students must analyze and propose a solution and build the software to be determined.

At the end of each activity associated with a functional area of the business groups of students present their solution to the class.

Evaluation methodology

The elements of assessment are:
- NSeg: Mark by the solutions proposed in the group, carrying out the activities of self-learning and class participation.
- NExamen: Mark in the written test.

The Final Mark is calculated as:
NF = 80% * ns + 20% * NExamen

The assessment of generic competition for the course (G1.3) was calculated based on ns as follows:
> A nsec in the case of NSeg >= 8.5
> B in the case of NSeg >= 6.5 < 8.5
> C in the case of NSeg >= 5 < 6.5
> D in the case of NSeg < 5

The assessment of generic competition for the course (G4.3) will be based on one or more of the presentations to the class of solutions constructed by the proposed cases. Note, using a rubric that will be provided in advance, take the values ​​A, B, C or D.

Bibliography

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Complementary:

Addendum

Contents

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Teaching methodology

NO HI HA CANVIS RESPECTE LA INFORMACIÓ PUBLICADA A LA GUIA DOCENT Les classes seran síncrones via videoconferència. A les sessions de laboratori, si es creu convenient, es podran organitzar torns per les consultes dels grups, que estaran treballant en els exercicis de cada bloc o àrea funcional. Les presentacions dels treballs de cada bloc es faran igualment via videoconferència.

Evaluation methodology

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Contingency plan

Degut a que la assignatura ha estat programada totalment online, no serien necessaris mesures addicionals en cas de suspensió de l'activitat docent presencial