Information Systems

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BI-TIS.21 Z,ZK 5 2P+2C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Pavel Náplava
Pavel Náplava
Jan Kočí, Pavel Náplava
Department of Software Engineering

The goal of this course is to familiarise students with the information systems topic and information systems implementation principles. During the course, students are introduced to „on the market“ existing types of systems and their usage in specific industry segments. Students are familiarised with the CRM, ERP, MRP and other types of information systems. The fundamental part of the course is the introduction to key ideas of an information system selection, evaluation of information system benefits, ways of information systems implementation and information system implementation based on the project management principles. The emphasis is on the initial customer analysis, customer insight and ability to decide whether it is better to implement any existing information system or to develop a new one from scratch. These factors determine the information system implementation success. At the end of the course information systems security, operation, support, maintenance, legislation impacts, and government information systems topics are discussed.


Entry knowledge: General knowledge about database technologies, client server principle, basic knowledge about tools for description of real systems behaviour (for example case tools, UML,etc.), user interface implementation knowledge, overview of systems implementation and programming technologies. Project management and essential economic-managerial knowledge.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the course and issues of information systems - data, information, information management, information system, benefits of information system, reasons for implementation.

2. Methods and procedures in the implementation of information systems, life cycle of information systems, specifics of information systems implementation, structure of implementation team and risks of implementation projects.

3. Methods of information system implementation, identification and collection of requirements for information system implementation with regard to the current state and future development of the organization, process management.

4. Division of information systems, criteria for division of information systems, history of information systems, manufacturers and suppliers of information systems.

5. ERP systems, production support systems, CRM/xRM systems.

6. Document management systems, RMS, management information systems.

7. Information systems for state administration.

8. Structure of information systems, possibilities of expansion, functional and data integration with other systems.

9. Management and maintenance of information systems.

10. Methods of operation of information systems, specifics of information system operation in cloud and on-premise environment, shadow IT.

11. Legislative aspects of implementation and operation of information systems.

12. Quality of implementation and operation of information systems.

13. Security of information systems.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to course, goals of the tutorials, case study definition

2. Establishing teams, projects assignment, introduction to assigned projects and customers

3. First customer meeting, identification, and description of customer's business issues and requirements

4. Analysis of the model project, presentation of selected practical projects

5. Second customer meeting, AS-IS definition

6. Third customer meeting, TO-BE definition

7. Fourth customer meeting, final case study discussion

8. Presentation of project results (case study)

9. Projects feedback, case study acceptance

10. Introduction to prototyping, prototyping tools

11. Prototype consultation

12. Prototype consultation

13. Prototype presentations, projects and subject feedback

14. Backup

Study Objective:

The course graduates are able to identify, analyze and describe customer (users) requirements necessary for the selection, implementation, and operation of an information system. They are also able to make out between the different information systems, and they understand the complexity of an information system implementation, support, and maintenance.

Study materials:

1. Laudon K.C., Laudon J.P. : Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Global Edition, Pearson, 2019. ISBN 978-0-13-519192-7.

2. Bocij P., Greasley A., Hickie S. : Business Information Systems: Technology, Development and Management for the Modern Business. Pearson, 2018. ISBN 978-1-29-222097-0.

3. Pearlson, Keri E., Saunders, Galletta, Carol S., Dennis F., Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 7th Edition, Wiley, 2019

4. Gála L., Pour J., Šedivá Z. : Podniková informatika - Počítačové aplikace v podnikové a mezipodnikov praxi. Grada Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-80-247-9918-6.

5. Basl J., Blažíček R. : Podnikové informační systémy, Podnik v informační společnosti. Grada Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-7594-4.

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