Information Technology Strategy and Policy

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Today marked the final day for my INFS 780: Information Technology Strategy and Policy course at Dakota State University. Technically, I believe this course was supposed to be a “capstone” course. However, I took the course a little out of order.

I still have 2 – 3 other courses left. My reasoning for taking the course early was two-fold: I wouldn’t have had a course to take this semester (so I would have wasted a semester), and that the course is not offered again for over a year.

Ultimately, I have had a very busy summer. I almost wish I would have just taken the break and not had as much busy work to do. In any case, the course is over and I survived.

I am really not sure what to think of the course I just finished though. The course was labeled “Strategy and Policy.” I was actually really excited to take this course for the Policy section relating to IT, as that would fit hand-in-hand with what I do on a daily basis. However, the course offered little-to-no policy information or even discussion.

A majority of the course was focused around “lean manufacturing” and “competitive advantages.” While I can make the correlation to the strategy portion of the title, it was not the same strategy I was thinking it was going to be. Nonetheless, there was still nothing relating to policy offered in the course. Naturally, why would there be? I was actually looking forward to it, therefore we can not actually have it!

In any case, it is one more course under my belt, which is always a plus!


4 Responses to “Information Technology Strategy and Policy”

  1. Sonja on August 6th, 2008 8:44 am

    Sorry the course was disappointing. I’m glad you’ve completed it though! Nicely done. :)

  2. mike on August 6th, 2008 2:55 pm

    As a follow up, I received my final grading on my project and final exam:

    Final Project: 92%
    Final Exam: 100%


  3. m!les on August 13th, 2008 11:57 pm


  4. Saurabh Chhatwal on January 28th, 2018 9:38 pm

    Congratulations on successfully completing the course. Is it possible to share the textbook name or materials referred for completing the course.

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