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The Final Wtf Production

  1. 1. The Last of the ITP 251 Presentations by Chuck Vroman<br />The final production<br />
  2. 2. Foreword<br />Now I know that Professor Sutton wants me to throw down everything I learned in this class this semester (and I will get to that), but first I would like to look back and remember a couple of things like:<br />What I knew before I started this class<br />When I started this class, how I felt about it<br />What I expected to gain from it and…<br />The fun I had using the creative side of my brain<br />
  3. 3. What I knew about Systems Analysis & Design before I took this class<br />ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!<br />I was completely clueless to the fact that all of these networks, OS’s, and equipment actually had a process of being put together to make it all work the right way.<br />
  4. 4. When I started this class, how I felt about it<br />This what I thought was going through Professor Sutton’s mind…<br />and this is quite literally how I felt about the class (at first).<br />
  5. 5. What I expected to gain from ITP 251<br />To be completely honest… I had no idea what I expected to gain from this class.<br />I thought that it was just another one of those required classes for my degree that had a strict idea of how to do the work.<br />In retrospect, I am so very happy that I was given so much latitude in creating these presentations.<br />I think that it not only gave me a creative outlet, but it also gave me the opportunity to learn while I was having fun.<br />
  6. 6. Using the creative side of my brain<br />This really helped me learn.<br />Using this side of my brain wasn’t something that I got to do on a regular basis over the better part of the last decade.<br />It is hard to find a class or an instructor that will let you do this throughout the course of a class.<br />Come to find out.. It’s something I really like to do.<br />
  7. 7. Things that I learned through this class<br />First and foremost – I learned the terminology<br />Without this, anyone who was to try and delve into it without this key piece of knowledge would get stuck in a heartbeat!<br />Project Management<br />From the get go, PM is a big part of this course and this subject.<br />I took it upon myself to learn Microsoft’s Project Professional program and use it to my benefit.<br />The PM concepts that you learn in this course set you up for success in any future endeavors.<br />
  8. 8. Things that I learned through this class(continued)<br />Ethics<br />Though most of us would not or did not realize this, ethics were a part of almost every lesson and related to real-world situations which we may be put in<br />I had no idea that ethics, as it relates to IT, were so important.<br />Methods of Analysis, Design, and Implementation<br />I learned that there is more than just one way to do a thing and still get it done efficiently, on time, and on budget.<br />
  9. 9. Things that I learned through this class(continued)<br />Security<br />The importance of planning, implementing, and managing an efficient and effective IT security program<br />The Business Model<br />How IT fits into the model<br />What IT can do for the Business<br />How the business model can benefit any IT program<br />The requirements of IT in the Business Model<br />
  10. 10. What I am going to take with me<br />Obviously, I am going to take everything that we have learned over the past semester and put it to use the best way that I can.<br />As to what I am going to do with it… I’m not quite sure at this point.<br />I feel like I’m at a crossroads career wise and I’m not sure what my plans are for the future.<br />I am going use the newly re-found creativity in any way that I can.<br />
  11. 11. What I am going to take with me(continued)<br />Heck, during the course of this class, I have come up with a fictional company and used it in other presentations for other classes.<br />I will continue to use this “company” in presentations as long as instructors allow me to do so.<br />
  12. 12. What I am going to take with me(continued)<br />I even came up with all of the company slogans, a mission statement, and I found a great picture to symbolize the values of such a company<br />I think that other people should be able to enjoy the satirical environment that I can provide.<br />
  13. 13. How I am going to use what I have learned<br />Right now, what I have learned in this course actually plays well in my home life.<br />I have learned how to organize and manage tasks from the finite to the big picture.<br />I think that this will serve me well both at home, in the rest of my collegiate career, and in the working world once I graduate.<br />
  14. 14. Last, but certainly, not least…<br />Professor Sutton…<br />I really want to thank you for this class<br />It helped me to understand not only the subject matter, but also a little bit about how to go about re-organizing things on a personal level.<br />The creativity you let me express has helped me in my other courses and apparently other people find what I do entertaining as well.<br />I would also like to thank you for the understanding that you have shown<br />It’s nice to know that someone else understands that life happens and that we have no control over it.<br />
  15. 15. Fin<br />This is the end of my presentation.<br />If anyone needs me for anything… I am sorry.<br />I will be unavailable for most of the next 19 years as I attempt to get all of my kids out of the house and retire with my wife somewhere in the world where I know I will not be bothered by the “Dad, I need money” phone calls.<br />Have a great Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Hijra, Yule, Ashura, etc.<br />

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