Subject: Information Systems for Management

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To study organizational engineering as a discipline encompassing engineering concepts and methods applied to organizations having as a goal to understand and represent multiple aspects of firms, as well as to facilitate organizational analysis and change.
2 - To develop competences in modeling and in applying methodologies and tools utilized in the representation, implementation and change in organizations regarding their strategy, architecture, structure, processes and information systems.


1 - Introduction to Organizational Engineering discipline: the context of Information Systems Engineering and Organization Science; Fundamental theoretical notions: ontology, semiotics, system and model; State-of-the-art of methods and modeling notations
2 - Introduction to DEMO (Design and Enginering Methodology for Organizations); DEMO Axioms and Theorem; DEMO methodology
3 - Mission, strategy and organization architecture; Organization control; Organizational change: the Generation, Operationalization and Discontinuation of organization artifacts.


Dietz J. L. G. , 2006 , Enterprise Ontology: Theory and Methodology , Springer
Aveiro, D. , 2010 , G.O.D. (Generation, Operationalization & Discontinuation) and Control (sub)organizations: a DEMO-based approach for continuous real-time management of organizational change caused by exceptions, Doctoral Dissertation , Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Methodologies: - Lectures - Teamwork - Presentations Evaluation: - 3 exams (45%) - AS-IS Modeling project (20%) - Advanced Modeling Project (15%) - Continuous Evaluation (20%)