Innovation and Information Technology Management

By Professor Rahul De'   |   IIMB
Learners enrolled: 1536
Information Technology (IT) changes the manner and scope in which businesses operate and compete. Innovations in IT have led some businesses to flourish, while others have faltered due to massive changes brought by this industry. IT is notoriously hard to manage. The challenge of managing IT is ensuring that the intended changes and innovations are realized, and the unintended ones are kept under control. This course will cover basic concepts of information technology management.

As part of this course you will:
  • See some brief videos
  • Take pop quizzes
  • Analyze cases
  • Read relevant material
This course is for you if you are:
  • Using IT in your organization
  • Building or are planning to build IT-enabled products or services
  • Exploring business innovations and want to know how IT can help
  • Interested in understanding how organizations manage IT for innovating.
  • This course is not overly technical. Detailed prior knowledge of computing technology is not required to take this course.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 31 Jan 2022
End Date : 30 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 07 May 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

Page Visits

Course layout

Week 1: Managing competition with IT
  • Competing with IT
  • Properties of digital goods
  • Network effects
  • Case study on competing with IT

Week 2: Managing digital networks and digital security
  • Digital networks
  • Digital security
  • Case study on net neutrality

Week 3: Managing Innovations with IT
  • Moore's Law
  • Innovating with IT
  • Evolving IT innovations
  • Decisions to be made
  • Case study on managing innovations with IT

Week 4: 
Managing software development
  • Making software the old-fashioned way
  • Why managing software projects is hard
  • New breed of software development methods
  • Case study on managing software development

Week 5: Managing outside innovation
  • Crowd-sourcing software
  • Managing open source innovation
  • Managing outside innovation
  • Case study on managing outside innovation

Week 6: Managing ethical and social issues
  • Managing ethical issues
  • Managing social issues
  • Innovating to stay green
  • ICT for development

Books and references

Though the course does not require any textbook, if students need further detailed information, they are recommended to refer to the below book

MIS: Managing Information Systems in Business, Government and Society
Rahul De,
Wiley India (2012)

Instructor bio

Professor Rahul De'


Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development at IIM Bangalore

Dr. Rahul De’ is the Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development at IIM Bangalore. He has taught information systems in India, in the USA, and for brief stints in Spain, Norway and Sweden, since 1994. He does research in ICT for development, open source and electronic government. He has published 2 books and over 50 articles in international journals, in conference proceedings and as chapters in books. He has received international awards for his research and teaching.

Course certificate

Grading Policy:

There will be (a)
one Mid-term Internal Assessment and (b) one Final Exam.

  • Mid-term Internal Assessment: This will carry 25% weightage. This mid term will have questions from first three weeks.
  • Final Exam: This will carry 75% weightage.  This final exam will have questions from all the weeks.
Passing Marks:
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if you score minimum 40% in Mid-term Internal Assessment and minimum 40% in Final Exam. 
Badge on Certificate:
  • If you score 90% or more overall, your certificate will include "badge (gold)" printed.

Final Examination

  • Type of exam: Computer based exam 
  • Exam Center: You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and take the exam in person. (You can find the final allotted exam centre details in the admit card (hall ticket)).
  • Admit Card: You can download the Admit card (Hall ticket) around one week before the exam. 
  • QP Pattern: The type of questions may include multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, essay type (subjective) type, etc. But generally MCQs are commonly provided.

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