Phase 3 - Task 1

Task Type:

Discussion Board

Deliverable Length:

See assignment details


Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Conduct research online regarding the role that strategic information systems (SIS) have in creating an organization’s competitive strategy. Discuss specifically how the SIS integrates the organizational strategic vision and accomplishes a competitive advantage for the organization. Provide examples to illustrate your discussion.



Phase 3 - Task 2

Task Type:

Individual Project

Deliverable Length:

4–5 pages of new material


Building a business case for an information technology (IT) strategy is essential to demonstrate that there is an alignment between the IT that is implemented in the organization and the overall goals and objectives of the organization. Being able to build a business case means that the investment in resources can be justified.

Write an information systems business case of 4–5 pages for the case study organization that includes the following:

    Based on the information contained in the Business Systems Plan and the Strategic Information Systems Assessment, write an IT strategy statement that details the following:
        Critical success factors for the IT manager
        A general strategy for how the IT department will determine congruence between the goals of the IT department and the goals and objectives of the case study organization
        A general strategy for how the IT department will support the goals and objectives of the case study organization 
    Add this section to the Information Systems Business Case section of your IT Management Plan.
    Name the document "yourname_IT600__IP3.doc."
    All sources should be cited in the text and in the References section using APA format.