By the end of this course it is expected that a student will be able to:
Understand the needfor adaptation and sustainability;
Understand fundamental principlesof adaptation and sustainability from a variety of disciplines;
Understand howenterprises can adapt and be sustainable;
Understand various perspectives on architecting an adaptive sustainable enterprise;
Understand, discuss, and reflect on proceduraland technological mechanisms/responses to adapt and sustain an enterprise; deliberate as well as emergent; rational and anarchical; and balancing on the edge of chaos.
Understand and be able to conduct a business analysisof an enterprise’s vision, industry, strategy, value chain, processes, services, systems and applications.
Understand and recommend the appropriate systems landscape (to support an enterprise’s processes) i.e. transaction processing, decision support, collaboration, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM) systems.
Understand and recommend the appropriate technological architecture and infrastructure (to support an enterprise’s processes and systems) i.e. databases, data mining, big data, visualisations, software, hardware, networks, programs, cloud, social, mobile, and IoT.
Understand and recommend the various mechanisms that could be leveraged to bring about the sustainable transformationof the enterprise, i.e. systems development and project management methodologies, the process of adapting to sustaining and disruptive changes.