2012 Conf-IRM   1 comment

The deadline is closer! Must hurry up…wish me luck guys so I can make it this time, this year, after a totally dark hour in 2010.

Conf-IRM 2012
Theme: Information Systems and Accountability in a Digital World

Patronage:
Dr. Michael Häupl – Mayor of Vienna
Brigitte Jank – President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
May 21-23, 2012

Now open for submissions: Click here to access the Easychair System for submitting your research work, teaching cases, and proposals for panels and tutorials.

This conference aims to bring together information resource management and accounting researchers, educators, and professionals from all over the world to discuss the frontiers of Information Resources Management and Accounting Information Systems, especially to exchange topics, viewpoints and findings that may be radical or even controversial. In the current economic climate, IT managers and academics continue to contemplate over the critical challenges of how to reduce, monitor and control operational IT risks within enterprises to achieve greater organisational transparency and provide environmental sustainability. Responsible IT governance and management is at the core of on-going debates arguing for wider accountability to all involved stakeholders including private and public organisations, and users and citizens. While the efficiency and the effectiveness of operations continue to be at the forefront of IT performance assessments, new dimensions including social and environmental responsibilities are demanding more attention in total responsibility approaches. Regulation is (re-)gaining grounds not only in specific industries (such as financial services) but also across sectors, e.g. with low carbon regulations driving transparency through carbon footprints. Organisations need to re-act by re-evaluating their IT decision making and assessment approaches, change management systems, information technologies and methods in an effort to improve control over their information and technologies guided by new and well aligned organisational objectives. In this context, Conf-IRM 2012 aims at providing a current account on the array of different ideas and initiatives in globalised and digital world promoting Accountability within the discipline of Information Systems.

Posted October 25, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Information System

IT Gov OC 2b – Strategic IS Planning   Leave a comment

Do not expect this long to continue this homework. This whole study thing has been constantly keeping my away from writing. Well, now here I am. So off we go. The current resources are the bottom half part of the original source site. What basically shown here are mostly master of information technology course materials under Muki’s time, joining with some of his other colleagues.
It’s quite a long list to repost, as the original source slotted some open course videos in which the sizes are quite huge for my blog concern. Some of the videos are not, therefore feasible to be seen here. I’m negotiating with university’s server management if I can get bigger space. But so far no answer from them. So again, please apologize if you can’t see all videos here. With a step wise maybe we’ll get a solution for that.
I understand if you probably can not wait too long post to get the resouces, while due to my own activity, it’s difficult to only dedicate my time to put all together. I wish for your understandinng, for I set myself to support Muki’s wish to spread all the knowledge to Indonesia.

  1. Wheelen chapter 1: Basic concepts of strategic management
  2. Wheelen chapter 3: Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
  3. From Riri Satria: Introduction to Corporate Strategy and Business Strategy.
  4. Still from Riri Satria:Introduction to Functional Strategy.
  5. Introduction to Strategic Management ,his personal lecture version
  6. Ward and Peppard’s works in strategic IT planning. They are one of the widely recognized scholars in strategic information system domain. Chapter 1: Role of IS/IT in Organizations.
  7. Still from Ward and Peppard’s book. Chapter 3: Developing an IS/IT Strategy: Establishing Effective Process.
  8. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 4: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Assessing and Understanding The Current Situation.
  9. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 5: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Determining the Future Potential.
  10. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 6: Determining the Business Information Systems Strategy.
  11. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 7: Managing Application Portofolio.
  12. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 8: Strategic Management of IS/IT:Organizing and Resourcing.
  13. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 9: Managing Information System Technology Investments.
  14. IT Policy and Investment Management (with additional coverage like costing).
  15. Strategic management and how to derive application portfolio from strategy.
  16. Information Architecture (short lecture).
  17. Outsourcing.
  18. Organizing IT strategically/high-level on IT services in companies.
  19. Applications selection priority based on CSF technique.
  20. Strategy Maps from Kaplan and Norton (Harvard Business Review, 2000).
  21. Deriving application portfolio (BSC-based).
  22. Merger scenario for a particular one company holding. What do they do with their IT. This was actually his proposal to the potential client, which is thought useful to share.
  23. Information Technology Infrastructure and Architecture Planning.
  24. IT Planning dengan TOGAF. This actually belongs Budi Yuwono and or M.Nasri from UI Faculty of Computer Science. Es gibt method mapping of UI IT Plan to TOGAF which obviously important.
  25. IT Change Management. Since IT planning involve changing organization properties like cultural and perception, we need to consider how to not only get the system ready to run, bun also to foster user involvement
  26. Strategic flexibility with an adaptive architecture is instrumental for both organization with a dynamic business environment which is constantly changing, forcing a constant modification of business strategy and information system strategy in consequence.

That’s it. Please kindly wait for the next coverage. We will uncover how IT strategy is implemented in terms of managing all expenditures dedicated for IT. Happy learning.

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Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

Posted October 25, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Accounting IS and Industry

Commemorating Muki (Arrianto Mukti Wibowo)   Leave a comment

It’s striking me to know the news that you already leave forever from a friend. We did very few communications and, in fact we really never meet in person. One thing for sure though, we share the same interest in information system governance domain. But this unbelievably way of interaction does not hinder me to get a nice impression of how spiritful you are. Since then I claim myself as part of those who keep an eye to your website. You even pave the road and the opportunity for community learning. You open all resources which are somewhat others might have kept in a securely locked top secret folder. This is what exactly I’m doing right now, broadcasting your knowledge to the whole universe. Trust me, I’m learning to follow your move.
Now the Almighty has decided to take you there. I don’t have any information of the cause of your leaving, but anyhow, I would say you are probably better there. God loves you more, and definitely, sending you there is much much best place to go. Please need not worry buddy, because you have stocked your own remembrance with a handful of fruitful, knowledge, which is long lasting and will not fad away or be corroded in any other way.
My thoughts and my heart sincerely are with you and your family. I cherish all the good things you have delivered to the world. Good bye Muki.

Posted October 25, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Everyday

IT Gov OC 2a – Strategic IS Planning   1 comment

We will cover a forward looking-intensive work in getting IS implementation successful, namely planning. As its name describes, however, senior managements frequently tend to play down planning and merely hand it over to their subordinates. This paradigm of seeing planning as a kind of short term task would not only undervalue the busines case of IT investments themselves, but to a greater degree, would eventually sprirrals down company’s resources due to the waste of not utilizing IT in alignment with business objective. Failing to meet such alignment, would bear a risk to companies to loose their competitiveness in long term.

Unfortunately, Muki’s resources are way too much for me to sort them out neatly in such a short fix. So, I will divide the strategic information system planning topics into two sub-topics. As explained by the original source, the first part – I use point 2a- encompasses much on the IT plan methodology.The second part (2b) is sourced from IT plan teaching materials. 2b will be posted soon. Before I forget, as I virtually use the original resources, there are some topics in which the materials are not available for download in the original version. This will be reflected in my post too.

  1. Introduction to IT Plan (UI) Wibowo-Yuwono (2006).
  2. Example of a IS Assessment Form (Indonesia).
  3. Steps to construct IS/IT Strategy based on business strategy. This has been tailord to UI IT Plan Methodology.
  4. Steps to construct Guiding Principles and IT value proposition. Inside is provided Wibowo’s IS/IT Plan Map (2011) speicific for the said methodology. It gives an advantage to determine IS/IT strategic focus.
  5. Steps to determine proper IS strategy among alternative options existing in an organization, particularly in a competitive environment using Strategic Option Generator.
  6. Steps to form IS/IT Portfolio to all layers on the methodology. Essentially it’s in the form of layered-matrix mapping. Adopted mainly in blueprinting stage.
  7. A Sytematic way to create IS/IT Architecture. While portfolio talks about ‘what”, architecture talks about “how” each component relates each other.
  8. Steps to create IT Infrastructre Architecture within Strategic IT Plan context.
  9. A template of Gap Analysis for UI’s IT Plan by Wibowo-Yuwono. Legend available for clearer navigation.
  10. Ways to prioritizing projects. See Managing IT Investment and also Val IT 2.0 in IT Governance section.
  11. A template of KAK draft/meta TOR, which will be used for procurement department to set up IT Plan-based KAK/TOR. Indonesia specific.
  12. Managing IT Plan implementation risk.
  13. Example of Executive Summary IT Plan from Department XYZ in slide pitchbook format. Not a real document, but the summary is for director/commissioner consumption. Please consider specificity in own’s department.

The second part will be released next as I get more time space.

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Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

Dampak Program “Cerita Indomiemu”, dan Indofood (Pasti) Menyukainya…   Leave a comment

From my friend, Jurri Hatammimi’s blog

Juli 19, 2011

Di dunia maya dan di beberapa messenger, banyak beredar cerita tentang Indomie. Ada yang jorok, lucu, kasar, fantasi, atau bahkan beraroma persaingan antar produk mi instan. Konteksnya tentu karena pada saat yang bersamaan sedang berlangsung program promosi Indomie dengan nama “Cerita Indomiemu”. Lewat program ini, konsumen diajak untuk mengirimkan pengalaman mereka yang ada hubungannya dengan Indomie.

Beberapa cerita jalur “indie” yang sempat saya baca antara lain :

“Aku beli indomie karena di bungkusnya ada gambar telur, paha ayam, dan sayuran. Tapi saat aku buka cuma ada mie sama bumbunya doang. Sejak itu, aku gak mau lagi beli indomie. Ini ceritaku dan aku gak mau dengar ceritamu….!!!”

“Heran gue sampe sekarang. Indomie goreng kok masaknya direbus yeh bukannya digoreng? Aturan namanya jadi indomie rebus dikecapin. Hahahahaha.. Ini ceritaku mana ceritamu?”

“Ketika aku berumur 5 tahun banjir melanda rumah kami, tetapi bapak lebih memilih mengevakuasi 5 kardus Indomie daripada aku. Itu ceritaku, apa ceritamu?”

Program ini sendiri sebetulnya agak di luar kebiasaan. Program promosi yang mendorong orang untuk melakukan sesuatu (yaitu mengirimkan cerita) namun tidak sedikitpun mengumumkan hadiah apa yang akan diberikan kepada yang telah mengirimkan cerita atau ceritanya bagus. Hanya terlihat secara implisit dari beberapa iklannya yang ada (mudah-mudahan bukan hasil rekayasa agensi iklan Indomie), jika ceritanya bagus mungkin akan ditayangkan sebagai iklan di televisi nasional. Kedua, program ini pun tidak menetapkan syarat dan ketentuan bagi peserta termasuk batas akhir pengiriman cerita. Maka tidak salah jika banyak yang menganggap program ini adalah 100% kreasi agensi iklan tanpa melibatkan konsumen yang sebenarnya.

Terlepas dari ketidakjelasan ketentuan, program ini saya rasa sangat berhasil sebagai bentuk brand activation. Indomie berhasil mendekatkan merek dengan konsumennya melalui cerita pengalaman pribadi masing-masing konsumen. Termasuk beredarnya cerita berbagai versi di internet, forum, social media, messenger, dan percakapan langsung yang jumlahnya lebih banyak daripada yang telah tayang sebagai iklan. Hal ini membuat brand image Indomie semakin kuat tertanam di benak banyak orang. Tanpa harus memberikan kompensasi apapun, pembuat cerita jalur “indie” ini telah dengan sukarela bertindak sebagai tenaga promosi bagi Indomie. Begitu juga dengan saya, yang dengan sukarela ikut-ikutan ngomongin Indomie. Jangan marah ya Mie Sedaap.. hehehe..

Posted July 19, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Business

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IT Gov OC 1– IT Governance Introduction   1 comment

Hi guys, this is the first part of the IT Gov. open course. As you step through the materials, you will notice that IT Governance focuses more on business and talks much about a business than IT per se. So, it’s all about business. Please read them all to give you proper basis about what IT Governance is. Oh yeah, I will state explicitly if there is a particular content that I add it by my self.

Part 1 is an Introductory discussion.

  1. About the Essence of IT Governance. The sources are partly from ITGI (IT Governance Institute) and the other part is sourced from Strategies for IT Governance by van Grembergen and de Haes, scholars in IT Governance University of Antwerpen Management School (UAMS).
  2. Corporate Governance. Briefly discusses the relationship between IT Governance and Corporate Governance
  3. IT Governance according Weill&Ross, from  Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR), MIT Sloan.
  4. Integrating  IT Governance into corporate strategy, extracted from Ryan Peterson writing.
  5. Discussion on Organizational Structure Theory.
  6. A brief about Organization Decision Making.
  7. Communication. Communication mechanism is talked in Board Briefing on IT Governance, ITGI.
  8. Managing IT Function, mostly from Gottschalk’s chapter in  van Grembergen Et. Al’s  Strategies for IT Governance book.
  9. ITIL in a nutshell.
  10. COBIT 4.1 in a nutshell.
  11. AS-8015 Good Governance for ICT, now ISO 38500.
  12. Val IT 2.0 Erklärung
  13. What is Risk IT. I add it myself. It is available in ISACA website.
  14. Muki’s paper on  Describing IT Value Using IT BSC and IT Strategy Maps, in  Praha, Czech Rep, 2007.
  15. Muki’s presentation in Seminar IT Gov UI February 2008 at Bidakara, hasil case study 18 organisasi besar by Lab IT Gov UI
  16. Muki’s paper about Pendorong, Pendukung dan Penghambat IT Governance at big companies in indonesia (working paper, do not quote).
  17. Muki’s paper on the State of IT Governance at 103 Indonesia’s state enterprises  2010 (working paper, do not quote). There is no paper available either. Not available in Muki’s homepage too.
  18. Muki’s paper on  IT Gov BUMN hasil survey di 103 BUMN, in  a seminar of  IT Gov collaborating with Faculty of Computer Science  UI. Supported by ISACA, Detiknas, and other private firms. The output has been updated on his dissertation. 16 March 2011, Bidakara, Jakarta.
  19. Muki’s dissertation  about  IT Governance in BUMN. Entitled IT Governance Maturity at Indonesian State Owned Enterprises: Contingent Factors & Impacts. I salute you for this!. Sneak peak:
    • number of drivers (pressures) relates with IT Governance maturity
    • number of enablers associates with IT Governance maturity
    • number of inhibitors has nothing to do with IT Governance maturity
    • IT Governance has a positive effect on how value of IT investment is being felt in the organization
    • IT Governance has an association with bottom line company performance
    • IT Governance has (unfortunately) no association (or weak) with IT Risks
  20. Survey of IT Governance Control Objective Maturity, based on COBIT ME4 – Provide IT Governance. In Indonesia, easy to use and comprehend.
  21. ITIL version 3. From an official source, only selected the most important ones due to the large repository of books. Indonesia slides are also available.

That is it. I am thinking to give it in Indonesia to make the readers more effectively grasp the idea transfer process. Tell me what you think. Happy reading and keep sharing alive.

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Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

IT Governance Open Course – Outline   3 comments

The Wish of Arrianto Mukti Wibowo (Email: amwibowo@cs.ui.ac.id; amwibowo@yahoo.com)

Personal Appeal / Request

” I BEG YOU, PLEASE, in the name of knowledge and science, in the name of the All-Knowing GOD, please REFER, LINK from other pages/websites, COPY, GRAB, BACKUP, SUCK, MIRROR to MANY SERVERS or CD/DVD as much as possible. May The Most Mercifull GOD bless you all (ga peduli kalau Anda atheis atau nyembah batu atau nyembah tuyul, that’s your business). Tapi please bantu backup di server lain. Mohon bantuannya mensosialisasikan. The reason I am asking you this is that in my experience, in a couple of years, for some reasons, sometimes websites are shut down for some reason (like geocities now backed-up in reocities)…” (Arrianto Mukti Wibowo)

I am pleased to have a chance to know Muki (his nikcname) for we are able to get his teaching and consulting materials in relation to IT Governance study. Muki is academics member of University of Indonesia’s School of Computer Science. He places much interest in Strategic IT Planning, and he mainly works in IT Governance Lab. He even begs to copy, grab the whole site contents for further redistribution.

I grant your wish, Muki. He has already acknowledged the power of sharing and peering of web 2.0 as MIT open course did. So do I  (my justification to download and upload those materials:) ). Building the “sharing spirit” on the top of this course materials, please do not hesitate to share it further to your peers. The more share you do, the better, remember Metcalf Law of network effect.

FYI, the original materials is sourced from Wikimuki page which is administered by Muki. Some modifications in terms of the look and data organization is done by me for some consideration. First, this topic will be organized into several posting as I do not want you to get jammed for comprehending all the materials. Taking a baby step is much wiser rather than solely grab the whole stuff but leave them eventually unread. Second, as I am a bit (or perhaps a very) perfectionist, I want my posting babies looked cool and enjoyable to read. That’s why I need time to do this and that kindda stuff, especially for the flow of contents.  Last, I just have to manage my focus with my own study which also takes time. I’m sure you understand that, and thank you for that. One more thing, as the original website is constantly updating, you might need to keep udpated by watching my blog regularly too (not everyday obviously) or simply visit his website.

This first posting is simply a brief outline of the trip we’re about to take. The following points are the topics will be discussed (I don’t modify the order, only slice the whole materials into clusters):

The Outline

  1. IT Governance
  2. IS/IT Strategic Planning 2a and 2b (Muki’s favorite topic and me too!!)
  3. Managing IT Investment
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Information System (IS) Principles
  6. Risk Management and IS Security
  7. IS Audit
  8. Decision Support Systems
  9. Business Process Design & Reengineering
  10. IT Architecture

As soon as the whole contents populate, I will rearrange with some link between the outline and the specific topic group. Some contents are still empty, waiting for uploaded. Do not worry, I keep my eye all the time to the website. Once it get uploaded, I’ll put it into my website too. Two type of materials are posted, video and reading (in pdf, word, or ppt formats).

Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

That’s it for now. Sorry, no downloads today😀.

Posted July 18, 2011 by hamzahritchi in Information System

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