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Devaka Punchihewa

Instructor

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Overview

 

This is an advanced course that basically deals with aligning organizations objectives with the wants and needs of clients. The course consists of three modules. The first module provides discussion on process management theories such as six sigma and business process re-engineering (BPR) that lead to BPM. The second module provides an overview of  BPM concepts, BPM principles and BPM practices. In this context it shows how BPM is evolving to enable process enterprises. The third module provides an overview of BPM systems and then illustrates how BPM systems fulfil the role as an enabler of process improvement in enterprises.  Finally, based on lessons learned from theories and practice, a methodology to improve BPM solutions is provided.

 

Business Process Management

ITC 4325

Organization of the Module

 

Rational

The rapid development in Information Technology (IT) has enabled business organizations to exploit IT as a tool to obtain competitive advantage. A key ingredient in this endeavour is  to apply Business Process Management (BPM) as a management practice. Graduates armed with appropriate knowledge in Management and Information Technology disciplines is desired by the industry to meet the industry and national requirements. Introduction of Business Process Management (BPM) in B.Sc. Business Administration (Information Systems) (Special) degree programme by the Department of Information Technology of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka is aimed at meeting this demand. This module is the first of its kind in public university in Sri Lanka that combined Management and Information Technology disciplines for students in the faculty of Management Studies and Commerce.

 

Content of Syllabi of B.Sc. Business Administration (Information Systems)
 

Course Code

Course Title

Course Status

Contact Hours

Credit Hours

Service Dept

Year II: Semester I

BEC 2320

Macro-economics

Major

45

3

BEC

ITC 2320

Information Systems  Resource Management

Major

45

3

ITC

HRM 2320

Human Resource Management

Major

45

3

HRM

BCC 2320

English III – Professional Communication

Major

45

3

BCC

MAR 2323

Marketing Management

Major

45

3

MAR

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Year II: Semester II

ITC 2321

Programming Concepts

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 2322

Systems Analysis and Design

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 2323

Information and Communication Networks

Major

45

3

ITC

FIN 2321

Financial Management

Major

45

3

FIN

DSC 2321

Operations Management

Major

45

3

DSC

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Year III: Semester I

ITC 3320

Information Technology Project Management

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 3321

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 3322

Database Design and Development

Major

45

3

ITC

BUS 3320

Organizational Behaviour

Major

45

3

BUS

DSC 3320

Operations Research

Major

45

3

DSC

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Year III: Semester II

ITC 3323

Professional Ethics and Responsibility

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 3324

Software Engineering

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 3325

Management Information Systems

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 3326

Visual Programming

Major

45

3

ITC

Electives: One of the following electives

 

 

 

 

ITC 3327

Information Systems Security and Auditing

Elective

45

3

ITC

ITC 3328

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Elective

45

3

ITC

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Year IV: Semester I

ITC 4320

Object Oriented Programming

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 4321

Web-based Application Development

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 4322

Information Systems Application Development Project

Major

45

3

ITC

BUS 4320

Strategic Management

Major

45

3

BUS

MAR 4322

Personality and Skills Development

Major

45

3

MAR

ITC 4323

Research Methodology

Non Credit

45

None

ITC/ ACC/ BEC/ FIN

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Year IV: Semester II

ITC 4324

Software Quality Assurance

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 4325

Business Process Management

Major

45

3

ITC

ITC 4326

Electronic Business

Major

45

3

ITC

Elective Set I: One of the following electives

 

 

 

 

ITC 4327

Internship in Information Systems

Elective

45

3

ITC

ITC 4328

Research Project

Elective

45

3

ITC

Elective Set II: One of the following electives

 

 

 

 

ITC 4329

Contemporary Topics in Information Systems

Elective

45

3

ITC

ITC 4330

Technical Communication

Elective

45

3

ITC

DSC 4324

Service Management

Elective

45

3

DSC

Total Credit Hours

15

 

Objectives

The main objective of BPM is application of IT in business. This module has been specially designed to meet the aspirations of students who are seeking a careers in BPM with specialization in Information Systems, Business Analyst,System Analyst,Project Management,Quality Asurance, and System Auditing. In order to achieve the objective of the course module, it has been designed to equip graduates with theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in BPM, through Action Research in Information Technology related domain.

Positioning Business Process Management

“Business Process Management (BPM) is a disciplined approach to identify, design, execute, document, monitor, control, and measure both automated and non-automated business processes to achieve consistent, targeted results consistent with an organization's strategic goals. BPM involves the deliberate, collaborative and increasingly technology-aided definition, improvement, innovation, and management of end-to-end business processes that drive business results, create value, and enable an organization to meet its business objectives with more agility.”

https://www.bpminstitute.org/articles/article/article/what-is-bpm-anyway.html

 

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