Capstone Project: Business Technology Management
Descripción del Curso
The Capstone Project places you in the shoes of a CIO of a hypothetical FMCG firm, Indus Consumer Products Limited, who is required to select a portfolio of IT investments for the decision year that is aligned with the business strategy and objectives of the firm. Different business units in the company have proposed different applications to implement. Your job as CIO will be to analyze the business case for each of the projects and identify those that best serve the long-term business strategy and objectives of the firm. Your choice of IT investments is constrained by the IT budget for the given financial year.
The case consists of the following artifacts:
- Letter from the CEO
- Company Report
- IT Assessment Report
- Proposal for the SCM Initiative
- Proposal for Rural Connect
- Proposal for the new ERP System
The case is designed to provide a Capstone experience on many of the concepts and frameworks learned in the specialization. Learners need to:
(a) Identify a broad business focus of the company using the competitor data. Provide a couple of lines on the strategic pain points for the firm.
(b) Which one of the five applications must the company invest in? Why? Provide strategic and financial reasons in support.
(c) Thoroughly analyse past projects to remove redundant or unviable investments.
(d) Identify and propose strategies for managing risk associated with large scale IT investments.
(e) Create an organizational structure and communication plan that will engage various stakeholders of the organization.