Innovation and Change Management in Computing

Information Technology Management

Project Management

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 7
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Course Overview

This unit aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding in order to manage innovation and change in computing environments. Learners will explore that change is constant and the importance of understanding and applying a process for managing change within an organisation. There will be a focus on innovation and changes that are common across the computing industry.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Innovation and Change Management in computing

  • What is Innovation?
  • What is Change Management?
  • Benefits of Change Management
  • Types of Computing Changes
  • Possible risks due to change management.
  • Organizational Change
  • Management of Technology and Innovation(MIT)

How to Manage Change

  • Implementation of Change Management
  • Ineffective Innovation and Change Management
  • Techniques of Change Management
  • Process and Methodologies of Change Management
  • Measure the Impact of Change

How to Explore Innovative Computing Ideas

  • Importance of Innovation in Computing
  • Common Innovations in the Computing Industry
  • Benchmarking Process
  • Cost
  • Return on investment

Management of Technology and Innovation

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • External Sources of Technology and Innovation

Innovative Computing Changes

  • Keeping up to Date
  • Business Proposal

Business Context of Computing Changes

  • Changes Made to an Organizational Process
  • Changes to Business Strategy
  • Linking Innovation and Change to an Organization’s ICT Strategy
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand innovation and change management in computing

  1. Explore the difference between innovation and change management
  2. Evaluate the organisational benefits of utilising innovation and change
  3. Investigate the types of computing changes that can occur in an organisation
  4. Analyse the potential risks of innovation and change
  5. Evaluate the possible impacts of change to organisations
  6. Assess how innovation is crucial to business success

2.  Understand how to manage change

  1. Analyse the importance of managing change effectively and the consequences of poor management of innovation and change
  2. Analyse effective change management techniques, processes and methodologies used
  3. Explain how to measure the impact of change 2M1 Analyse the importance of ensuring stakeholder buy in to proposed changes

3.  Understand how to explore Innovative computing ideas

  1. Understand the importance of developing innovative computing systems
  2. Explore innovations that are common across the computing industry
  3. Evaluate new and emerging areas of computing
  4. Benchmark computing systems with other organisations
  5. Explore the costs associated with introducing computing changes

4.  Be able to recommend Innovative computing solutions

  1. Analyse how to keep up to date with new computing solutions
  2. Create a business proposal for an innovative change in computing

5.  Understand the wider business context of the proposed computing changes

  1. Analyse the changes needed to organisational processes from introducing a new solution
  2. Evaluate the changes to business strategy based on introducing a new change
  3. Analyse the importance of linking innovation and change to an organisation’s ICT strategy
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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