Free course

Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context, relates software to the organisation that it supports, drawing on basic ideas from organisational theory and management. We see how organisational practices become embodied in IT systems, practices that had previously been part of peoples tacit expertise become externalised and codified in procedures and software. The software and its relationship to the organisation are constantly changing as part of a process of organisational learning.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the organisational context within which software is developed and deployed
  • understand human and social issues in software development and deployment, including human resource development and health and safety issues
  • select appropriate techniques to solve problems within the domain of software management
  • identify and analyse situations involving ethical issues.