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Building and redisigning it systems

  1. 1. MGT 540Managing Technology For Organizations November 10, 2010 Nicholas Davis
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda – Activity #1 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Building and redesigning IT systems• Implementing effective reengineering and process improvement• Technology and change management• IT an improving decision making processes• The role of IT in facilitating international business• Trends in IT as they relate to global business
  3. 3. Activity #2 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Questions about structure of assignments and class• Return papers
  4. 4. Activity #3 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Building new information systems• Automation• Rationalization• Business Reengineering• Paradigm shift
  5. 5. Activity #4 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Systems building/development approaches• Analysis• Design• Programming• Testing• Conversion• Production• Maintenance
  6. 6. Activity #4 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Prototyping• End user design/development/education• Canned application software packages• Outsourcing
  7. 7. Activity #5 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Challenges and opportunities to building information systems• Legacy hardware and software• Business model unfamiliarity• Fear and resistance to change
  8. 8. Activity #6 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• U.S. Census Bureau data collection project• Page 550-551• Case study questions
  9. 9. Activity #7 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Chapter 14 overview• Project management• On time• On budget• Benefit business
  10. 10. Activity #7 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Project planning activities• Planning work• Assessing risk• Estimating work resources• Organizing the work• Directing execution• Analyzing results
  11. 11. Activity #7 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Project planning variables• Scope• Time• Cost• Quality• Risk
  12. 12. Activity #7 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• You need a plan describing how IT project support business goals• Establishing critical success factors is really important!• Make sure to assess both the tangible and intangible benefits
  13. 13. Activity #7 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Risk factors in IT projects• Project size• Project structure• Experience with the technology• Always have a “Plan B” – Contingency approach
  14. 14. Activity #8 and #9 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Page 549• Discussion questions one and two• Split up into teams• Designate a team spokesperson• Page 548• Review questions 2-5• Again, split into groups (2&3, 4&5)
  15. 15. Activity #10 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Citizens National Bank• Pages 517-519• Split questions among two teams 1-3 and 4-6
  16. 16. Activity #11 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• International business• Cheap transportation• Cheap communications• Cheap labor• Stable political environment• Global knowledge base and standarization
  17. 17. Activity #11 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Domestic• Exported• Multinational• Franchiser
  18. 18. Activity #11 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Transnational companies must be somewhat decentralized by necessity• Franchises rely a lot on centralized IT resources• Cultural, political and language diversity• Problems include: business design, technology platforms, interoperability across borders and security concerns
  19. 19. Activity #12 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Can cell phones close the global digital divide• Page 574• Split case study questions between teams• Elect a spokesperson
  20. 20. Activity #13 MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Assignments due for last learning session, next week!• Individual: research IT related article. Talk about:• Problem, Decision points, Ethical issues, Proposed solution• Team: Case study paper and Powerpoint presentation
  21. 21. Drive Carefully MGT 540 – Managing Technology For Organizations• Nicholas Davis• Tel: 608-347-2486• Email: cow@chartermi.net
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