EH2050 Industrial Information Systems, Case Studies 7.5 credits

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The objective of Industrial Information Systems is to provide knowledge and skills in software system management, i.e., the planning, procurement, development and integration of software systems in an organizational context. The course also considers the underlying industrial processes, e.g. telecommunication systems, power systems or process industries. The course prepares the student both for technology intensive professions, e.g. system development, and project management within organizations supplying or the acquiring industrial information and control systems.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of the following content:

  • Practical aspects of IT-management issues - The students should, based on existing research, analyze an information system management issue for instance information system security, modifiability, interoperability, data quality, reliability and usability, IT-Governance and IT business value. The analysis will be performed on a real industrial problem.
  • Bayesian analysis - The students should employ Bayesian mathematics for the analysis of a given information system management issue. For instance, calculating the result of information security based on empirical data collected at a given company.
  • Enterprise architecture modeling - The students should, given a previously created enterprise architecture modeling language, create instantiated models based on empirical data collected at a given company.
  • Case study methodology - The students should, based on the planned case study of EH2040, carry an information system evaluation project focusing on a specific management issue in a given decision situation through. Each case study will be carried through at a real company.

The main outcome of the course Industrial Information Systems, Systems Engineering (EH2040) serves as input for this course. This means that the students are supposed to carry a case study through at a real company based on the investigation plan written in the former course. The most central part of this investigation plan is a framework for analysis of an IT-decision making problem. The framework consists of a Bayesian network coupled with an Enterprise Architecture modeling language (i.e. metamodel). Based on the analysis framework the students collect empirical data and perform the Bayesian analysis for their specific problem. The outcome of the course is therefore decision support in a real life IT-problem. The results are presented orally and in written form, for both fellow students and teachers at KTH and at the company where the case study was conducted.

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of Industrial Information Systems is to provide knowledge and skills in software system management, i.e., the planning, procurement, development and integration of software systems in an organizational context. The course also considers the underlying industrial processes, e.g. telecommunication systems, power systems or process industries. The course prepares the student both for technology intensive professions, e.g. system development, and project management within organizations supplying or the acquiring industrial information and control systems.

After the course the participants should be able to:

  • Carry an evaluation project through in a practical way under realistic circumstances.
  • Specify and model information systems and their organizational context.
  • Analyze information system management issues such as information system security, modifiability, interoperability, data quality, reliability and usability, IT-Governance and IT business value.
  • Critically evaluate and discuss the outcome of analyses related to complex decision situations in information systems management.
  • Present the information system evaluation, both orally and in written form, with regards to the different stakeholders involved.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

EH2040 is a requirement to take this course

Recommended prerequisites

EH2040 Industrial Information Systems, Systems Engineering.

Equipment

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Literature

Johnson, P. and Ekstedt, M.: Enterprise Architecture – Models and Analyses for Information Systems Decision Making, Studentlitteratur, 2007, ISBN 978-91-44-02752-4.

Yin, Robert K., Case Study Research, Design and Methods, Edition 3 (4), Sage Publications, 2003, ISBN 0-7619-2553-8.

For those who have not studied Project Management, the Handbook for small projects by Eriksson, M. and Lilliesköld, J. may come to use.

For those who have not studied Enterprise Architecture, Lankhorst et al., Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modeling, Communication, and Analysis, Springer, 2005, may come to use.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar Exercise, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

The grade is based on written and oral presentations. No written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Robert Lagerström

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EH2050

Offered by

EES/Industrial Information & Control Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Robert Lagerström

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.