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Online Course

Innovation and Information Technology Management

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore via Swayam


Information Technology (IT) changes the manner and scope in which businesses operate and compete. Innovations in IT have led some businesses to flourish, while others have faltered due to massive changes brought by this industry. IT is notoriously hard to manage. The challenge of managing IT is ensuring that the intended changes and innovations are realized, and the unintended ones are kept under control. This course will cover basic concepts of information technology management.
As part of this course you will:
  • See some brief videos
  • Take pop quizzes
  • Analyze cases
  • Read relevant material
This course is for you if you are:
  • Using IT in your organization
  • Building or are planning to build IT-enabled products or services
  • Exploring business innovations and want to know how IT can help
  • Interested in understanding how organizations manage IT for innovating.
  • This course is not overly technical. Detailed prior knowledge of computing technology is not required to take this course.



Week 1:Managing competition with IT
  • Competing with IT
  • Properties of digital goods
  • Network effects
  • Case study on competing with IT

Week 2:Managing digital networks and digital security
  • Digital networks
  • Digital security
  • Case study on net neutrality

Week 3:Managing Innovations with IT
  • Moore's Law
  • Innovating with IT
  • Evolving IT innovations
  • Decisions to be made
  • Case study on managing innovations with IT

Week 4:
Managing software development
  • Making software the old-fashioned way
  • Why managing software projects is hard
  • New breed of software development methods
  • Case study on managing software development

Week 5:Managing outside innovation
  • Crowd-sourcing software
  • Managing open source innovation
  • Managing outside innovation
  • Case study on managing outside innovation

Week 6:Managing ethical and social issues
  • Managing ethical issues
  • Managing social issues
  • Innovating to stay green
  • ICT for development

Taught by

Professor Rahul De'

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