DIGIB303-21A (HAM)

Managing Digital Business Transformation

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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Innovating and meeting the challenge of digital transformation have become the pillars of any company wishing to thrive in today’s business environment. This paper aims to provide the main tools that managers need to innovate new strategies and business models in the digital era. It introduces you to the many ways platforms are transforming the economy, and provides strategies for designing, monetising, and launching a digital platform. It also equips you with knowledge on governing your platform, strategically evaluating your competition, and a futuristic view of digital transformation across industries.

DIGIB303 is being offered in an Asynchronous FLEXI mode this trimester, which means there are some flexible aspects of this paper that can be completed online if you so choose. However, it is highly recommended that you attend classes if possible, for the most effective learning and campus experience.

'Asynchronous FLEXI' info:

Asynchronous means that there are no elements that require students to be online at specified times.

'FLEXI teaching and learning strategies combine independent online study with in-class engagement to achieve the complete learning experience. Videos, slideshows, and other Moodle resources help prepare students for face-to-face classroom sessions in which activities offer insights that help scaffold learning. Please note that you are responsible for completing all of the online materials and tasks before attending classroom sessions, to achieve your learning goals.

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Paper Structure

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On Wednesdays, the classroom session will summarise the slideshow material and the central issues, perhaps using illustrative cases and classroom exercises. On Thursdays, the sessions will generally involve student-group presentations or discussion of substantive cases. Videos of the classroom sessions will be placed on Moodle to help students who have a legitimate reason for not attending class in person. Regular group work is an integral feature of this paper.

Given the rapidly changing subject matter, you are encouraged to use a smartphone or other wireless device to access online sources in class. However, the prevalence of unsubstantiated ‘facts’ makes it imperative that you check the validity of your online sources. Hearsay, ‘armchair expert’ opinion, thinly disguised marketing; old ‘facts’; and sweeping generalisations require you to consider the Accuracy; Authority; Objectivity; Currency; and Coverage of your online sources (refer to http://guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluating_Web_pages).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Define and describe the fundamental concepts and principles of digital business transformation.
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  • 2. Analyse business situations and propose effective solutions to 'messy' real world digital business problems
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  • 3. Demonstrate an understanding of digital business transformation concepts and principles in practical business contexts.
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  • 4. Construct arguments to explain their point of view considering people, processes, technology and governance
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  • 5. Demonstrate ability to scaffold learning
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Assessment

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Separate documents, available on Moodle, will detail the specific requirements and assessment criteria for each assignment.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Digi-News
14 May 2021
4:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Test
7 Apr 2021
2:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Perusall Cases
20 May 2021
2:00 PM
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Capstone Report
14 Jun 2021
12:00 PM
22
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Capstone Presentation
4 Jun 2021
4:00 PM
13
  • Presentation: In Class
6. Participation
14 Jun 2021
4:00 PM
15
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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No required textbook.
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Recommended Readings

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Given the fast-moving topics of this paper, it is not possible to prescribe a single textbook. Instead, we will be drawing on a number of key resources as the course progresses. These relatively inexpensive Kindle editions include:-

“Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You” by Parker, G. G., Van Alstyne, M. W., and Choudary, S. P. (Norton Publishing), 2016.

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age” by Rogers, D. L. (Columbia University Press), 2016.

The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems” by Lewrick, M., Link. P., and Leifer, L. (John Wiley), 2018.

Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation” by Westerman, G., Bonnet, D., and McAfee, A. (Harvard Business Review Press), 2014.

A good overall text for describing most of the main aspects of IT governance is:

“IT Strategy: Issues and Practices” by McKeen and Smith (3rdedition) Pearson, 2015.

This is also available from the university bookstore.

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Other Resources

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These will be specified as the course progresses.

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Online Support

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Online supportis available via Moodle.

Simply log in and select DIGIB303-21A (HAM) Digital Transformation. Moodle will contain copies of the slides used in class and useful resources, plus details of assignments and assessment schedules (these will be posted at the appropriate times).

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Workload

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On average, in addition to the 3 hours of class contact time, you should expect to spend a further 7-8 hours of study on this course per week throughout the trimester. In total, you might expect to spend about 150 hours during the trimester on this 15-point paper.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: MSYS111 or MGSYS101 or MGSYS201

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSYS351 and MSYS451

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