Introducing a Business Process and Software Centric Approach for Enterprise System Teaching

Sedera, Darshana & Tan, Felix (2008) Introducing a Business Process and Software Centric Approach for Enterprise System Teaching. In Te'eni, D & Rowe, F (Eds.) ICIS 2008 Proceedings, IEEE Computer Society, Paris, France, pp. 1-10.


To meet new challenges of Enterprise Systems that essentially go beyond the initial implementation, contemporary organizations seek employees with business process experts with software skills. Despite a healthy demand from the industry for such expertise, recent studies reveal that most Information Systems (IS) graduates are ill-equipped to meet the challenges of modern organizations. This paper shares insights and experiences from a course that is designed to provide a business process centric view of a market leading Enterprise System. The course, designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, uses two common business processes in a case study that employs both sequential and explorative exercises. Student feedback gained through two longitudinal surveys across two phases of the course demonstrates promising signs of the teaching approach.

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ID Code: 30493
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Enterprise systems teaching; IS curriculum; SAP; Case-based teaching, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2010 12:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:46

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