Gain insight in IT costs, benefits, risks, and returns on information
In this class we treat several techniques to aid in software cost
estimation. We discuss how IT migrates from cost issue to strategic
asset, and how to come to grips with this important production factor.
We provide insight in how to support decision making on IT investment
issues. Examples from the Financial and Insurance industry, and
independent software vendors are discussed. With IT benchmarks we
obtain insight in the risks of IT developmtn and the operational costs
of IT. We introduce the notion of an IT portfolio, and how to perform
quantitative analyses with it, to aid in justifying IT investments.
Form of tuition
Seminar with presentations of staff and students.
Type of assessment
Essay on selected topics from articles. You can do this individually or
in a group of 3 persons max.
Articles and chapters from books.
Recommended background knowledge
Proficiency in software engineering and statistics.
mCS, mIS, mBA, mAI