Higher Education

Professor Zijad Pita

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Title

Professor

Position

Head, Department of Information Systems

Qualification abbreviations

PhD 2007, RMIT University Melbourne
Thesis: Strategic Information Systems Planning: Assessment and Measurement in Australia (by research)

Master of Business and Information Technology 2000, RMIT University
Thesis: Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): Major obstacles to Successful SISP Implementations

Tertiary 1979 Bachelor of Organizational Science (BOrgSci), University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Profile

I am an enthusiastic professional, who strives to attain the highest possible standards in all aspects of University life, possesses over 16 years of experience at University and 21 years of IT experience in various industries. I am able to work in a managerial role or as part of team and having the proven ability to successfully work to tight schedules and deadlines.

Throughout my career, I have fulfilled many roles with a wide range of responsibilities which have empowered me with academic, leadership, technical and organizational skills.

My capabilities to perform as an academic at a senior level are demonstrated by extensive teaching portfolio, research portfolio and industrial experience.

Teaching areas

Postgraduate program

  • IT and Business Strategy
  • Information Technology Governance and Change Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Design
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Capstone Project/Minor Thesis
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems

Undergraduate Program

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT for Business
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Strategic Information Systems Management
  • Sustainability and IT Practice
  • Strategy and Governance
  • Database Design and Use
  • Business Management Design Project

Professional Body Membership

  • Senior member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Member of Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Member of European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME)
  • Member of International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
  • Member of Logistics and Supply Chain Association of Australia (SCLAA)

Publications

Book Chapters

Pita, Z., Cheong, F., & Corbitt, B. (2012), 'Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): An Empirical Evaluation of Adoption of Formal Approaches to SISP'. In Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy, IGI Global, pages 224-255.

Pita, Z., Cleong, F., & Corbitt, B. (2012), ' A Maturity Model of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): An Empirical Evaluation Using the Analytic Network Process'. In Competition, Strategy, and Modern Enterprise Information Systems, IGI Global.

Journal articles

Durrani, U., Pita, Z., Richardson, J., and Lenarcic, J. (2014). “Tetrad Influence: a Case Study of an Adaptable Software Configuration Management Process”. International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), Vol 5, No 2 (2014), ISSN 1947-8569.

Durrani, U., Pita, Z., Richardson, J., and Lenarcic, J. (2014). “Towards Holistic Traceability Solution: from Systematic Literature Review to Proposed Traceability Model”. International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), Vol 5, No 1 (2014), ISSN 1947-8569.

Durrani, U. Richardson, J. and Pita, Z. 2014, ‘Loan Configuration Management Systems Implementation for the Governance: A Cloud Computing Case Study’, in Journal of Systems and Information Technology Management, A Publication of Association of Management, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 43-53 ISSN: 1042-1319.

Durrani, U. Pita, Z. and 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, Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-10 ISSN: 1328-7265.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B.J. (2011), 'A Maturity Model of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): A Comprehensive Conceptualization.’ International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1-40.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B.J. (2011), 'A Maturity Model of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP):An Empirical Evaluation Using the Analytical Network Process', International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 40-70.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B.J. (2009) “Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): An Empirical Evaluation of Adoption of Formal Approaches to SISP in Australian Organisations”, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences.

Conference proceedings

Jungho, J., Singh, M., Pita, Z., & Storey, I., (2015) “The Relationship Between Strategic Information Systems Planning Facilitators and Success of South Korean Organisations”, The 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Singapore, July 5-9, Singapore.

Durrani, U., Pita, Z., Richardson, J & Lenarcic., J., (2014) "An empirical study of lean and agile influences in Software Configuration Management The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems ( PACIS), Chengdu, June 24-26, China.

Zubovic, A., Pita, Z., & Shahadat, K., (2014), "A Framework for Investigation the Impact of Information Systems Capability on Strategic Information Systems Planning Outcomes”, The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chengdu, June 24-26, China.

Jungho, J., Pita, Z., (2014), "Research Instrument for the Measurement of Facilitators for Enhancing SISP Success and Dynamic Capability”, The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chengdu, June 24-26, China.

Jungho, J., Pita, Z., & Singh, M., (2013) ‘A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) Success in the Current Dynamic Environments’, 24th Australian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, 4-6 December, 2013

Jungho, J., Pita, Z., & Singh, M., (2013) ‘Key drivers for measuring success of strategic information systems planning’, The 21st International Business Information Management (IBIMA) Conference, Vienna, Jun 26-28, 2013.

Durani, U., Richardson, J., Lenarcic, J & Pita., Z (2013) ‘Adaptable Management Systems Implementation for the Governance: A Case Study of Cloud Computing’, 26th Bled eConference, Slovenia, Bled, Jun 9-13, 2013.

Durani, U., Richardson, J., Lenarcic, J., & Pita, Z., (2013) ‘Lean traceability solution through SLAM model: A case study of a hybrid delivery team in a hybrid cloud computing environment, 22nd Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC), Australia, Melbourne, Jun 4-7, 2013.

Rajapaksha, M., Singh, M.,& Pita, Z., (2012) 'Meeting Global Business Information requirements with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems', American Conference on information Systems, Seattle,
Washington, August 9-12, 2012

Rajapaksha, M., Singf, M., & Pita, Z., (2012) 'Aligning Global Business Information with ERP Systems for Improved Performance', 23rd Australian Conference on Information Systems, Geelong, 3-5 December, 2012

Majed, A., Shahadat, K., Pita , Z., (2011), ‘E Commerce Adoption and Supply Chain Performance in Saudi Retail Industry: A Conceptual Model , Proceedings of the 9th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management (Australian New Zealand Academy of Management) Symposium, Deakin University Geelong, Australia.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B.J. (2010), 'Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP): An Empirical Evaluation of Adoption of Formal Approaches to SISP in Australian Organizations', International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 28-61.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B. (2009), ' Major issues in SISP: insights into the main reason of SISP failure', Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009) Verona, Italy, 8-10 June 2009.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B. (2008), 'Approaches and Methodologies for Strategic Information Systems Planning: an Empirical study in Australia', Proceedings of 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2008, University of Canterbury, The Rydges, Christchurch, New Zealand, , 3-5 December 2008.

Pita, Z., Cheong, F. & Corbitt, B. (2008), 'Analytic Thinking Approach: an Application in Assessment and Measurement of Strategic Information Systems Planning', Proceedings of 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2008, University of Canterbury, The Rydges, Christchurch, New Zealand, , 3-5 December 2008.

Pita, Z. & Cheong, F. (2006), ‘A Model for Assessing SISP Maturity Using the Analytic Network Process’, Proceedings of the 17th Australian Conference on Information Systems, (ACIS2006), Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 December 2006.

Peer Reviewer

  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
  • American Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
  • International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS)

Professional Certificates

  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design using UML & Rose Fundamentals
  • Oracle Advanced SQL & SQLPLUS
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Oracle Case
  • MS Project Management
  • Relational Data Modelling
  • Oracle SQL
  • Oracle SQL Forms & Reports
  • Oracle PL/SQL