Management Information Systems Department MIS Junior Experience – Pilot 2 MIS Framework Discussion
MIS Program Requirements
Keeping MIS Curriculum Current and Relevant
Meeting the Development Needs of our Students
Meeting the Needs of our Industry Customers
Maintaining Quality of Curriculum
Managing Volume of Students
MIS Framework Content Dimensions Courses Content and Learning Objectives Methodologies Tools Standards Industry Program Advisors Customers Feedback and Alignment Graduates Employers Academia
Framework Element - Advisors Industry
Develop Sponsored Research
Academia MIS Department Faculty
Framework Components - Customers
MIS Junior Experience
MIS Program Graduates Graduates
Employers Employers of MIS Grads
Framework Components - Program Content Dimensions Courses Content and Learning Objectives Methodologies Tools Standards
Life Cycle Phases
Framework Components – Content Dimensions Strategy Analysis Design Development Testing Implementation System Operations Program & Project Management Life Cycle Phases Determine Strategic Solution Needs Determine Business Requirements Translate into Process/Technical Solutions Construct Process/Technical Solutions Verify Solution Satisfies Business Reqs Deploy Solution & Train Users Operate and Enhance Solution (Production) Program & Project Management Focus Topic Area
Structures and Components
Nomenclature & Definitions
Areas of Focus
Framework Components – Initial Course Map Analysis Design Build Test Implement Business Programming (92) Systems Analysis & Design (93) Fundamentals of MIS (110) Introduction to Telecommunications (111) Introduction to Database Mgt Sys (112) Advanced Business Programming (113) Advanced Bus Programming-Java (113J) Advanced Sys Analysis & Design (114) Advanced Telecommunications (115) Advanced Database Mgt Systems (116) Special Topics: (118x) Various Practicum in Mgt Info Systems (119A) Business Strategy & Info Systems (119B) Software/Database Strategy Management Operate Elective Career Tracks Management - Required MIS Courses MIS Course Description & Number
Current Status of the MIS Framework Project Development Initial Framework Develop Initial Methodology Evaluate Methodology & Framework Perform Course Fit Analysis Define Tasks & Deliverables For Phases Develop&Pilot Framework Tool (HTML) Create Initial Graduate/ Industry Plan Eval/Revise Graduate & Industry Plan Build Course & Deliverable Templates Conduct Initial Industry Meeting Update Course Descriptions & Objectives Deploy Framework for Courses Form Industry Advisor Team & Survey Grad Develop Additional Methodologies Revise Framework Phase One Phase Two Phase Three
Understand Current Situation Understand Stakeholder Needs Define Application Requirements Define Technology Requirements Design Application Architecture Design Database Architecture Design Network Architecture Design Computing Architecture Build Database Acquire/Install Network Infrastructure Acquire/Install Computing Infrastructure Build Human Support Infrastructure Acquire/Build Physical Environment Design Human Support Architecture Design Physical Environment Opportunity Requirements Analysis Strategic Business Analysis Develop Business Case & Architecture Perform Unit Testing Strategy Analysis Design Define Process and Interaction Define Database Requirements Develop Conceptual Design Build Evaluate Design Options Testing Environment Preparation Build Application Components Implement Define Support Requirements Perform Data Conversion Perform System Test Prepare Physical Environment Activate User Support Processes Test COMMON TO ALL APPLICATION TECHOLOGY SUPPORT MANAGEMENT Deploy Network Infrastructure Deploy Application/ Database Activate Users Train User Personnel Perform Component Testing Deploy Application/ Components Prepare Production Environment Cutover Technical Infrastructure Train Test Personnel Deploy Computing Infrastructure Bus93 Bus119b Bus92 Bus111 Bus116 (E) Bus112 Bus115 (E) Bus113x (E) Bus119a Manage the following: Integration Scope Time Cost Quality Human Resources Communications Risk Procurement Manage the following: Integration Scope Time Cost Quality Human Resources Communications Risk Procurement Bus93 High Level Methodology w/Current Course Maps Bus119a Bus114
Strategy (Example of Detailed Level with Deliverables) Define Goals & Expectations Perform Industry Analysis Assess Sourcing Alternatives Assess Required Capabilities Identify Strategic Requirements Finalize Business Case Document Business Architecture Perform Strategic Analysis Define Strategic Requirements Competitive Forces Analysis Value Chain Analysis Strategic Alignment Matrix Perform Company Analysis Perform Technology Survey Business Benefits Solution Costs Sourcing Assumptions Assess Business Benefit Select Strategic Opportunity Application/ Infrastructure Portfolio Assess IT Scope & Competencies Strategic Requirements Technology Survey Document IT Architecture Business Case with Assumptions Business Architecture IT Architecture Report Findings for Approval Strategic Analysis Report Develop Business Case & Architecture Project Charter Deliverables
Specific Questions for Employers
How important is an understanding of specific tools, languages, or holding specific certifications?
What specific technical skills do you see as requirements in each of the each of the IT domains?
Our methodology relies on System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as a foundation. What is your opinion of this versus object oriented approaches?
What soft skills do you consider essential for an entry level position?
What other suggestions do you have for us to help our program better meet your needs and the needs of our graduates in finding employment?