Competence description:

Anticipates long-term business requirements, influences improvement of organisational process efficiency and effectiveness. Determines the IS model and the enterprise architecture in line with the organisation's policy and ensures a secure environment. Makes strategic IS policy decisions for the enterprise, including sourcing strategies

e-CF proficiency levels:

Level 4 - Influences improvement of organisational process efficiency and effectiveness. Determines the IS model and the enterprise architecture in line with the organisation's policy and ensures a secure environment

Level 5 - Anticipates long-term business requirements. Makes strategic IS policy decisions for the enterprise, including sourcing strategies.Provides IS strategic leadership to reach consensus and commitment from the management team of the enterprise

Learning Unit plan:

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Learning Unit Title
Proficiency Level
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LU 1 Evaluation of the organisational digital maturity       X X
LU 2 Fundamentals of security      
LU 3 Effects of implementations       X
LU 4 Enterprise architecture understanding and frameworks      
LU 5 Business requirements and ICT services       X
LU 6 New emerging technologies and business impacts       X
LU 7 Feasibility analysis of ICT solutions       X
LU 8 Sourcing models        
LU 9 Business strategy and business models        
LU 10 Analysis of future developments of business, customer needs and technology application         X


This LU provides an overview of the different major IT maturity models, it describes the different capabilities related to the digital maturity and provide tools and technicques in order to identify and evaluate them and, finally, it describes the different steps to evaluate the digital maturity

The fundamentals of security are needed for most of the digital competences, especially for those with a high proficiency level. This LU is aimed at providing some theoric basics such as the Security Lifecycle, main thraths and attacks, etc. and some indications on how manage security issues in a organization

The  ICT implementations cause some organizational changes. This LU introduces the ICT implementation as a potential change to be necessarily recognised and managed within the organization. It provides models and methods to identify and analyse the targets influenced by the ICT implementation and it provides criteria on how evaluate the impact on different actors and how to develop an effective change management plan


This LU is aimed at hilighting the key factors of an Enterprise Architecture (EA) and pinpointing criteria for analysing the efficiency and effectiveness of a specific EA framework may bring to an organization. Moreover, the LU provides an overview how to model an EA through specific languages and tools for managing organizational process efficiency and effectiveness considering the EA operative structure


The definition of the ICT requirements is fundamental to have an alignment with the business aims. This LU is aimed first of all at defining the context and the main factors from which requirements can be elicited and formalized. Then, the LU gives an overview of tools and technics to pinpoint, model and formalize the actual requirements and it introduces managerial methods to prioritize, review and monitor requirements


This LU aims at giving tools to evaluate the impacts of new technilogies on the business. In partcular, the LU provides tools and methods to keep oneself updated on overviews and insights about new/emerging technologies and business innovation sources, it identifies and classifies impacts of new technologies at various levels and then it evaluates the impacts of new technologies using best practices and tools with the engagement of business stakeholders


This LU is focused on evaluating the cost-benefits trade-off of an ICT solution. The LU is aimed at describing how to manage cost-benefit analysis in different ICT sourcing policies and models, taking into account evolving trends and innovations. Morevoer, it gives an overview of methods to identify and qualify correctly ICT costs and benefits and, finally, it gives an overview of methods to evaluate correctly ICT costs and benefits trade-off


This LU is aimed at providing key elements in order to be able to evaluate at what extent the ICT sourcing model can influence on the business alignment


This LU is focused on the alignment between the business strategy, the business models and the ICT strategy. For this reason, the LU provides an overview about business strategies and strategic drivers that influence a strategy definition and about what is a business model and give examples of relevant business models. Then, it explaines how to identify the best business model for a strategy and how to use business model identification frameworks and, finally, it provides an overview on how to develop an ICT strategy according to the business vision and strategy, how to deploy and continuously improve it


This LU is aimed at analyzing the future ICT trends. In particulare, the LU gives mothods to evaluate a reference, it gives insights about the main indicators to be monitored for future trend and, then, it gives examples and insights for structuring a tool to evaluate impact of future trends