Week #1 Assignment
Assignment: The IS Leadership Role & IS Governance
Detail: Chapter 1 of the text (page 3) briefly discusses three trends
impacting IT management:
Write a paper of approximately 3 pages in which you evaluate the impact of the following IT trends on an organization you are familiar (this can be an organization that you have worked for, or one that you choose to research).
• Governance of IT
• The shifting focus from application delivery to system integration
• Balancing the continuous struggle between outsourcing and insourcing
Review the Week 1 Rubric to make sure that you have met all the
guidelines for how your paper will be assessed.
Include at a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your analysis.
Format – APA Format
Three trends impacting IT management:
The process of managing IT in organizations is becoming increasingly complex as it becomes more important. To illustrate why, here are just three major trends that impact IT management:
• Governance of IT—that is, deciding who makes which IT decisions—is shifting from being handled exclusively by IS executives to being a collaborative effort between IS business and their constituencies.
• The role of IS is shifting focus from application delivery to system integration and infrastructure development.
• The constant struggle between outsourcing and insourcing is becoming a way of life for many IS organizations, to the extent that a major responsibility of IS is developing and managing relationships with external service providers (ESPs).