Course detail

Strategic Management of Information Systems

FIT-SRIAcad. year: 2017/2018

Management of information systems, services and resources. Solving of the strategic questions and role of the informatics as the basic competitiveness of a company in the information society. Analysis of ICT use given the corresponding economic and non-economic benefits. Main subjects are focused on the strategic management in relation to business management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  • Understanding of the role and function of the information system in relation to business goals, understanding of the mutual relations among the different types of the company strategies (business, information, knowledge management, IT).
  • Development of the knowledge and experiences in IS/IT domain with respect to the possibilities in use of the most newest knowledge and practices in business sphere.
  • Introduction to IS description possibilities according to various points of view (SOA, MDA, etc.).
  • Introduction to the basic standards for business informatics management - ITIL and COBIT.
  • IS/IT security understanding, especially variants of IS protection and protection of information stored in the IS.
  • Business process/services modeling techniques understanding (ARIS Designer).
  • Knowledge of IS development methods/methodologies with focus on actual needs of business domain.
  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management.
  • Understanding of IS/IT auditing with aim of a better interconnection and usage in practice.


There are no prerequisites


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


  • Voříšek, J., Pour, J. a kol.: Management podnikové informatiky.  1. vydání Praha: Professional Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9788074311024.
  • Francesca, M.: Řízení bezpečnosti informací. 2. vydání Praha: Professional Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7431-050-8.
  • Galba, A., Pavlíček, A.: Business Intelligence v podnikové praxi. 1. vydání Praha: Professional Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7431-065-2.
  • Bureš, V.:Systémové myšlení pro manažery. 1. vydání Praha: Professional Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7431-037-9.
  • Růčková, P.: Corporate Governance v České republice. 1. vydání Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86946-87-0.
  • Pour, J., Gála, L., Šedivá, Z.: Podniková informatika. 2. vydání Praha:
    Grada Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2615-1.
  • Klčová, H., Sodomka, P.: Informační systémy v podnikové praxi. 2. vydání Praha: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-25128-78-7.
  • Molnár, Z.: Efektivnost informačních systémů. Grada Publishing, 2001.
  • Voříšek, Jiří. Strategické řízení informačního systému a systémová integrace. Management Press, 2005. ISBN 80-8594-340-9.
  • Voříšek, J., Pavelka, J., Vít, M.. Aplikační služby IS/ICT formou ASP - Proč a jak pronajímat informatické služby. 2003. ISBN 80-247-0620-2.
  • Gála, Pour, Toman: Podniková informatika. Grada Publishing, 2006.
  • Buchalcevová, Metodiky vývoje a údržby informačních systémů, Grada Publishing, 2004.
  • Bébr, R.: Informační systémy pro podporu manažerské práce. Professional Publishing, 2005.
  • Action Benson, R.J., Bugnitz T.L,Walton, W.B. From Business strategy to IT. 2004.

  • Manuel Laguna, Johan Marklund: Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design. Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • John K. Halvey and Barbara Murphy Melby. Business Process Outsourcing: Process, Strategies, and Contracts. 2007.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Study evaluation is based on marks obtained for specified items. Minimimum number of marks to pass is 50.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Syllabus of lectures:

  1. Introduction to strategic management of IS/ICT and business modeling.
  2. Process management.
  3. Business Process Reengineering.
  4. Methods, techniques and standards of business process modeling.
  5. IT Governence: Introduction to ITIL, COBIT / SIX SIGMA 
  6. Service Oriented Architectures.
  7. Software as a Service ((SaaS).
  8. Sourcing strategies and optimization of the company IS/ICT (in-house, outsourcing, ASP).
  9. Effectiveness of IS/ICT (IS/ICT metrics - performance, costs and benefit.
  10. IS/IT Security - basic concepts, security in context of strategic management.
  11. IS/IT Security - II.
  12. Business Continuity Management.
  13. IS/IT Audit.

Syllabus of computer exercises:
  1. Introduction to ARIS IT Designer, principles of the use (definitions, occurrence of the objects, ARIS repository...)
  2. Modeling of the processes and IT

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  • Students work separately (an individual project)
  • They analyze and model the chosen process in ARIS IT Designer


The main goal of the course is to simplify orientation and the use of modern principals of business informatics management with respect to planning and control of additional informatics services. Main emphasis is given on technical, business, and managerial abilities enabling us a design of effective and safe information systems, which support business activities, processes, and services in order to satisfy business requirements and needs (to gain competitive advantages).

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

A mid-term test, a final exam. The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 20. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to the student.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MPV , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MSK , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MBS , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MMM , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MIS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory