Software Asset Management

2019-2020

Course Objective

Gain insight in IT costs, benefits, risks, and returns on information
technology.

Course Content

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.

Teaching Methods

Seminar with presentations of staff and students.

Method of Assessment

Essay on selected topics from articles. You can do this individually or
in a group of 3 persons max.

Literature

Articles and chapters from books.

Target Audience

mCS, mIS, mBA, mAI

Recommended background knowledge

Proficiency in software engineering and statistics.

General Information

Course Code X_400412
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. C. Verhoef
Examiner prof. dr. C. Verhoef
Teaching Staff prof. dr. C. Verhoef

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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