Procurement and Implementation of Information Systems - this unit, the last of the intermediate level study units, addresses the issues involved in the specification, procurement and implementation of information systems, and the use of an appropriate project management methodology. It outlines approaches to making the business case for investment, introduces issues of standards specification, explores the topic of vendor ‘lock-in’ in the context of open/standard versus proprietary hardware and software architectures. Management of change and user education and support are topics that are explored in some detail. Finally the issue of continual quality improvement and how this is relevant to systems development is covered. HI201-03 should be completed prior to enrolment in this course.