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  • 1. Management Information Systems Department MIS Junior Experience – Pilot 2 MIS Framework Discussion
  • 2. 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
  • 3. MIS Framework Content Dimensions Courses Content and Learning Objectives Methodologies Tools Standards Industry Program Advisors Customers Feedback and Alignment Graduates Employers Academia
  • 4. Framework Element - Advisors Industry
    • Objectives
    • Skills Needs
    • Trends
    • Mentoring
    • Alliances/Sponsorship
    • Activities
    • Surveys
    • Steering Committee
    • Student Mentorship
    • Program Sponsorship
    Industry Representatives
    • Objectives
    • Curriculum Development
    • Course Development
    • Course Standards
    • Activities
    • Benchmarking Institutions
    • Evaluate/Revise Curriculum
    • Develop Courses/Content
    • Develop Sponsored Research
    Academia MIS Department Faculty
  • 5. Framework Components - Customers
    • Objectives
    • Curriculum Content
    • Program Effectiveness
    • Community Building
    • Activities
    • MIS Junior Experience
    • Survey-Course Content
    • Survey-Program Effectiveness
    MIS Program Graduates Graduates
    • Objectives
    • Skills Gaps
    • Curriculum Direction
    • Internship Opportunities
    • Methodology Feedback
    • Activities
    • Survey-Program Content
    • Internship Opportunities
    Employers Employers of MIS Grads
  • 6. Framework Components - Program Content Dimensions Courses Content and Learning Objectives Methodologies Tools Standards
    • Topic Domains
    • Lifecycle Phases
    • Content Coverage
    • Career Tracks
    • Student Focus
    • Instructor Focus
    • Entry/Exit Criteria
    • Activities/Deliverables
    • Tool Emphasis
    • Tool Inventory
    • Life Cycle Phases
    • Standard Types
  • 7. 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
    • Fundamental Principles
    • Structures and Components
    • Nomenclature & Definitions
    • Operational Characteristics
    • Software
    • Hardware (TBD)
    • Network
    • Database
    • Management
    Areas of Focus
  • 8. 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
    • Software Design/Development
    • Network Design/Administration
    • Database Design/Administration
    • Project Management
    Management Network Database Software Network Database Software Software Software/Database Management Various
  • 9. Framework Components – Description and Learning Objectives Current Course Description Document
    • Contents
    • Catalog Description
    • Detailed Description
    • Prerequisite Concept or Skills
    • Course Objectives
    • Methods of Instruction
    • Instructional Materials
    • Purpose
    • Oriented towards students
    • Provides a comprehensive course description
    • Provides expectations and requirements
    Enhanced Description & Learning Objectives
    • Contents
    • Development Skills
    • Course Outline
    • Suggested Deliverables w/Templates
    • Assessment Support Components
    • Purpose
    • Best practices for instructor use
    • Develop core management skills
    • Master topic area fundamentals
  • 10. Framework Components - Methodology Components by Phase
    • Entry Criteria
    • Inventory of Deliverables (Start)
    • Phase Plan
    • Tools and Standards in Place
    • Deliverables (examples)
    • Project Plans
    • Issue Management
    • Process/System Documents
    • Activities
    • Process Tasks
    • System & Infrastructure Tasks
    • User Support Tasks
    • Exit Criteria
    • Inventory of Deliverables (Complete)
    • Approvals to Proceed
    • Next Phase Plan
    Solution Lifecycle Phases Strategy Analyze Design Manage Develop Test Implement Operate
    • Strategic Direction
    • Business Model
    • Business Architecture
    • System Architecture
    • Refine Behavior
    • Component Design
    • Database Design
    • Phase Planning
    • Project Management
    • Relationship Management
    • Planning
    • Preparation
    • Execution
    • Readiness
    • Preparation
    • Deployment
    • Database Build
    • Component Build
    • Solution Operation
    • User Support/Help Desk
    • Solution Enhancement
  • 11. Framework Components – Tools and Standards Tools
    • Tool Inventory
    • MS Word, MS Excel, Visio
    • SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle
    • Rational Rose, Visual Studio.net
    • Eclipse
    • Tool Emphasis
    • Templates
    • Analysis Applications
    • Design Applications
    • Development Applications
    • Standard Types
    • Protocols
    • Naming Conventions
    • Syntax
    • Component Descriptions
    • Programming Languages
    • Life Cycle Phase
    • Strategy
    • Design
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Implementation
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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?