- IS Project Management,
- Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP),
- IT Governance and Change Management
- Business Process Modeling,
- Business Intelligence,
- Decision Support Systems,
- Analytical Analysis.
- Operations Research Models and Methods
- Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Thesis: Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) in Australia: Assessment and Measurement
Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) is the process of identifying a portfolio of computer-based applications that will assist an organization in executing its business plans and realizing its business goals. It is an important activity for helping Chief Information Executives (CIOs) and top management identify strategic applications and align Information Technology (IT) with business needs. However, like all strategic planning, SISP produces many benefits that are intangible such that measuring how well SISP is done and how planning is improving over time. Measurement of these intangibles is a complex exercise. There have been few efforts undertaken in the Information Systems (IS) literature to formally develop a model for assessing and measuring SISP effectiveness.
In this study, two models were proposed: a five-stage SISP maturity model for measuring the degree of SISP maturity and another one for assessing the degree of SISP maturity. The five SISP maturity levels were defined as: Rudimentary Planning, Ineffectual Planning, Attainable Planning, Sustainable Planning, and Adaptable Planning. To model the level of SISP maturity, an ‘Integral SISP Engineering’ approach was established and the Analytic Network Process (ANP) theory was used. The study is a novel approach in using ANP to synthesize the measures of the various SISP constructs into a single overall measure of SISP maturity level.
A survey was performed and data collected from 260 Australian organisations to examine the degree of SISP maturity and the relationships among SISP constructs. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to test the goodness of fit between the hypothesized model and the survey data. The models were applied on the data collected and the findings suggested defining SISP maturity levels through eight first-order dimensions termed as Form and Content, Collaboration, Policies, Stakeholders’ Designation, Knowledge Bank, Technology, Time Dimension, and Viability. The first-order constructs were grouped into three second-order constructs, namelyEffectiveness, Efficiency and Manoeuvrability, which ultimately characterise the level of SISP maturity.
While Effectiveness and Efficiency are well recognised planning constructs, Manoeuvrability as a measure of planning dynamics is not acknowledged in the literature as an equally important construct. This study confirmed a strong correlation between Manoeuvrability and SISP success and found it to be more important than theEfficiency construct. The empirical data did not confirm the existence of the Rudimentary andIneffectualplanning levels of SISP maturity Australia-wide. SISP maturity in the majority of Australian organisations is at Sustainable and Attainableplanning levels. A small percentage of the surveyed organisations have actually reached the highest planning level (Adaptable planning).
- INT2412 IT Governance and Change Management
- INTE1030 IT Strategy
- INTE2411 IT Strategy (SIM Singapore)
- ISYS1013 Systems Design
- ISYS2395 Systems Analysis and Design
- BUSM3294 Research Methods
- BUSM3295 Minor Thesis
- BUSM3296 Minor Thesis (A)
- BUSM3297 Minor Thesis (B)
- ISYS1040 Systems Analysis and Design 2
- BUSM4379 Business Design Project 1
- BUSM4380 Business Design Project 2
- ISYS1040 Systems Analysis and Design 2
- BK909 Business Analysis (Hong Kong and Melbourne)
- ISYS2369 System Analysis and Design 2 (Informatics - Singapore)
- PhD - Thesis: Strategic Information System Planning (SISP) in Australia: Assessment and Measurement (RMIT).
- MBIT - Thesis: Strategic Information System Planning (SISP) The Major Obstacles to Successful SISP Implementations (RMIT)
- Bachelor in Organisational Science University of Belgrade
- Over 20 years of experience in Europe and Australia, working in Banking, Metal, Chemical, Petro-Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Industry in the following areas: Information Systems Project Management, Business Process Modeling, IT Governance and Change Management and Analytical Analysis.
- European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, ECIME
- International Business Information Management Conference & running IMS conference
- Australasian Conference on Information Systems
- Australian Computer Society
- Yang, J.,Pita, Z. (2014). Research instrument for the measurement of facilitators for enhancing SISP success and dynamic capabilities In: Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China, 24-28 June 2014
- Durrani, U.,Pita, Z.,Richardson, J. (2014). Coexistence of agile and SCM practices: An exploratory study of Australian agile software development organizations In: Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 16, 1 - 10
- Durrani, U.,Pita, Z.,Richardson, J.,Lenarcic, J. (2014). An empirical study of lean and agile influences in software configuration management In: Proceedings of the 2014 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Chengdu, China, 24-26 June 2014
- Durrani, U.,Pita, Z.,Richardson, J.,Lenarcic, J. (2014). Towards holistic traceability solution: from systematic literature review to proposed traceability model In: International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), 5, 24 - 38
- Durrani, U.,Richardson, J.,Pita, Z. (2014). Lean configuration management systems implementation for the governance: a cloud computing case study In: Journal of Information Technology Management, 25, 43 - 53
- Zubovic, A.,Pita, Z.,Khan, S. (2014). A framework for investigating the impact of information systems capability on strategic information systems planning outcomes In: Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China, 24-28 June 2014
- Yang, J.,Pita, Z.,Singh, M. (2013). Key drivers for measuring success of strategic information systems planning In: Proceedings of the 21st International Business Information Management (IBIMA) Conference: Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth, Vienna, Austria, June 27-28, 2013
- Yang, J.,Pita, Z.,Singh, M. (2013). A conceptual framework for assessing Strategic information Systems Planning (SISP) success in the current dynamic environments In: Proceedings of the 24th Australian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December 2013
- Durrani, U.,Richardson, J.,Lenarcic, J.,Pita, Z. (2013). Adaptable management systems implementation for the governance: a case study of cloud computing In: 26th Bled eConference - eInnovations: Challenges and Impacts for Individuals, Organizations and Society, Bled, Slovenia, June 9-13, 2013
- Rajapaksha, R.,Singh, M.,Pita, Z. (2012). Meeting global business information requirements with enterprise resource planning systems In: Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, United States, 9-11 August 2012
3 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions