Sunday, July 18, 2010

My emails requesting to map modules to my specialisation

Email 1

Dear Sir/Mdm,
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ITPM specialisation focuses largely on appreciating both the technical and business aspect of technology. Such specialisation equips students with relevant skills to become successful Business Analysts, Project Managers, and future Chief Information Officers.

From the list of modules offered by SoC in the coming AY2010/11 Sem 1, I am interested in "CS5351 - The Business of Software". Despite not being listed officially as a ITPM module, I certainly do feel it qualify 100% as one. As described in the module's course description, the course will cover the evolution of software business, and the continuous reshaping of industry. This relatively new course is in its 2nd running year and I believe it is here to stay given the ever growing software business. From this course, I will be able to gain exposure to market dynamics affecting the birth, growth and transition of these software businesses. Business strategies and the intergration of innovative technologies and evolving consumer and enterprise needs are also taught. I believe "CS5351 - The Business of Software" is a good fit for students opting for ITPM path.
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Email 2

Dear Sir/Mdm,
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ITPM specialisation focuses largely on appreciating both the technical and business aspect of technology. Such specialisation equips students with relevant skills to become successful Business Analysts, Project Managers, and future Chief Information Officers.

From the list of modules offered by SoC in the coming AY2010/11 Sem 1, I am interested in "IS5112 - Knowledge Systems and Management". Despite not being listed officially as a ITPM module, I certainly do feel it qualify 100% as one. As described in the module's course description, the course will cover detailed understanding of Knowledge Management (KM). In this fast growing economy, we are moving quickly towards a Knowledge-Based one. KM comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. KM has proven to be an important concept and is now included in the fields of business administration, information systems, management, and library and information sciences, information and media, computer science, public health, and public policy.

A little research on KM revealed that SoC's "Concurrent Bachelor of Computing (Honours) and Master of Science (Management) Programme for Undergraduates" allowed SoC students to take "CS5253 - Knowledge Systems and Management in Organizations" to meet MBA-type modules requirement. I believe "IS5112 - Knowledge Systems and Management" is a good fit for students opting for ITPM path.
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Email 3

Dear Sir/Mdm,
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ITPM specialisation focuses largely on appreciating both the technical and business aspect of technology. Such specialisation equips students with relevant skills to become successful Business Analysts, Project Managers, and future Chief Information Officers.

From the list of modules offered by SoC in the coming AY2010/11 Sem 1, I am interested in "IS5112 - Knowledge Systems and Management". Despite not being listed officially as a ITPM module, I certainly do feel it qualify 100% as one. As described in the module's course description, the course will cover Computer Mediated Communications (CMC) concept like virtual teams, psychological contracts and social exchanges in distributed work. CMC focuses largely on the social effects of different computer-supported communication technologies. Many recent studies involve Internet-based social networking supported by social software. I believe soft skills such as the ones just mentioned are especially important for Business Analysts, Project Managers and CIOs. I believe "IS5113 - Computer Mediated Communications" is a good fit for students opting for ITPM path.
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