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Week 5 Enterprise Priority Setting

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Week 5 of MIS5001 Information Technology Management course taught by Prof. Johnson at Temple U. Fox School of Business

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Week 5 Enterprise Priority Setting

  1. 1. <ul><li>PROF. STEVEN L. JOHNSON </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @StevenLJohnson </li></ul><ul><li>http://stevenljohnson.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://community.mis.temple.edu/mis5001spring12johnson/ </li></ul>Week 5 –Managing Project Priorities MIS5001: Management Information Systems
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Case Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Discussion Question </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement Activity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Case Study Discussion <ul><li>What is your assessment of the new process for managing priorities at VoA? Is it better or worse than the old process? Are the criticisms justified? </li></ul><ul><li>How should Matulovic respond to his fellow executives who are asking for special treatment? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it fair that $16 of $60 million is “set aside” for Matulovic to use at his discretion? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it possible that under this new system a “critical” project (global supply chain system) was unfunded? What should be done about that? </li></ul><ul><li>Does VoA need a new selection process? </li></ul>
  4. 4. 100-Second Reflection <ul><li>What would you like to remember at the end of the semester about managing IT project priorities? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to know more about? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other comments? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blog Discussion <ul><li>Prioritization Process (Janice Fraser, Adaptive Path) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Big List of Things to Do” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies and Baseline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility and Importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graph: 4 quadrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Do First (F+, I+) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Maybe Not (F+, I-) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Maybe Later (F-, I+) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4. Don’t Bother (F-, I-) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Similar to: Must Have, Nice to Have, Future </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading Discussion #1 <ul><li>What is the IT value measurement problem? </li></ul><ul><li>What is “The Clarification Chain”? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anything is measurable in a way that is superior to not measuring it at all ” – Tom DeMarco </li></ul>
  7. 7. Measurement Activity (4 Groups) <ul><li>Each group is assignment one of these scenarios: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every student enrolled of Fox School of Business is given an iPad and all textbooks are delivered electronically. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple U. has all student feedback forms completed online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEPTA allows riders to use a single electronic fare card for bus, rail, or subway fare. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple U. library provides online access for students to all books in its collection (e.g., full page Google Books) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify 4-6 ways things organizational outcomes that will be different after than before . </li></ul><ul><li>Propose ways to measure these differences. Be specific. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PROF. STEVEN L. JOHNSON EMAIL: [email_address] Twitter: @StevenLJohnson http://stevenljohnson.org http://community.mis.temple.edu/mis5001spring12johnson/ For More Information

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