Strategic information systems planning and the management of Uganda Martyrs University

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Kampala International University. College of Economics and Management
The study assessed the effect of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) on the management of Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) on five objectives :(1) To determine the profile of the respondents in terms of departments and job description. (2) To investigate the significant factors relevant to UMU for effective SISP. (3) To identify the gaps of SISP in UMU. (4) Investigate the level of implementation of the different tasks necessary for SISP in UMU. (5) To establish the relationship between SISP and the management of UMU. The research employed a descriptive correlation design, used a structured questionnaire to collect data frcm 128 respondents, sample size determined using Sloven’s formula. The data was analysed using frequencies, means and SPSS. The findings reveal that: 1) Lectures and administrators form the majority of UMU management with the management team as the least. 2) There are significant factors necessary for an effective SISP. An absence or neglect of one or more of these factors will have an effect on SISP. 3) UMU uses bottom up methodology and ICT personnel for SISP. 4) Most of the tasks used in SISP at UMU are poorly implemented. 5) There is a significant relationship between SISP and the management of UMU. 6) SISP can predict the level of management in UMU. The researcher recommends that: 1) UMU should effectively use the critical success factors to achieve an effective SISP process. 2) UMU should fill the gaps identified during SISP. 3) UMU should use the Top-down approach for SISP. 4) UMU should satisfactorily implement the different tasks of SISP to enhance its Information Systems planning for better management of the University.
A thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of business administration (IT)
Information systems, Management