Syllabus for Information Systems B: Business and IT Development I

Informationssystem B: Verksamhetsinriktad systemutveckling I

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS061
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Information Systems G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-10-26
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-06-04
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements: 15 credits in information systems or the equivalent
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

In terms of knowledge and understanding, after completed course the student should be able to:

  • briefly describe how information systems are developed and implemented in organisations,
  • describe procedures for formulating requirements specifications for information systems,
  • describe what a business model is and what its uses are,
  • describe the relationship between business models and requirements specifications for information systems,
  • describe what a language for business modeling is,
  • describe how planning and management of processes for business modeling are carried out.
In terms of skills and abilities, after completed course the student should be able to:
  • read and interpret business models,
  • construct business models,
  • derive requirements for an information system based on business models,
  • plan, document and manage business modeling projects,
  • identify a problem and conduct a study in the form of an essay in the subject area, using scientific sources and appropriate methods
In terms of evaluation and analysis, after completed course the student should be able to:
  • evaluate the quality of business models,
  • evaluate proposed processes for business modeling,
  • evaluate given languages ​​for business modeling,
  • critically evaluate sources and methodological approaches in conducting a study in the subject area.

Content

The course addresses business modeling as a tool for system developers in formulating information system requirements specifications that should support an organisation's operations. The course introduces the student to business modeling, language for business modeling, and planning and management of work to formulate business models. The course contains both theoretical foundation and practical exercises intended to develop the student's ability to formulate and use business models. The work on business modeling is positioned in relation to the formulation of requirements specifications for an information system, as well as to the work on developing and introducing such in business. Within the frame of the course, the student will write an essay in the field and present it in a seminar.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, supervision, and project work.

Assessment

The course is examined through individual and group-based assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Beynon-Davies, Paul Significance : exploring the nature of information, systems and technology

    New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Gustavsson, Tomas; Görling, Stefan Att arbeta med systemutveckling

    Upplaga 1: Lund: Studentlitteratur, [2019]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Sandkuhl, Kurt Enterprise modeling : tackling business challenges with the 4EM method

    Heidelberg: Springer, cop. 2014

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Kosslyn, Stephen Michael Clear and to the point : 8 psychological principles for compelling PowerPoint presentations

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

    Find in the library

  • Björnsson, Gunnar; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Ullholm, Anders Argumentationsanalys : färdigheter för kritiskt tänkande

    2. [utökade] utg.: Stockholm: Natur & kultur, 2009

    Find in the library

Reading list revisions