Decision making and Information Politics

Case Assignment

Write a 4-5 page essay describing the IT governance structure and decision-making processes in your organization. Include a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s circumstances and present and justify one specific improvement you would make to either the structure or a process; be sure to apply the concepts and use the terminology provided in the readings.

Assignment Expectations

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Decision making and Information Politics

Assignment Overview

In this case we investigate the technology-related decision making in organizations.

Before writing-up the essay for this case, read and review the following documents (we recommend in this same order):

  1. Objective of IT governance: http://www.intosaiitaudit.org/intoit_articles/25_p30top35.pdf
  2. Centralization versus Decentralization: http://www.ppcwg.org/images/files/Federated%20Model%20White%20Paper.pdf
  3. Different models / Roundtable discussion: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EDU03184.pdf
  4. IT Governance Structure for a public child-welfare agency: http://www.ppcwg.org/information-management-key-processes-governance-structure.html
  5. University of South Florida IT Governance Structure: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-0-512.pdf
  6. Overview of Decision Making: http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/decision-making
  7. Main methods of business decision-making: http://tutor2u.net/business/organisation/decisionmaking.htm