MIS 2101 Sec 001 – Adam Alalouf – Fall 2018

Schedule

Week Date Unit Learning Outcomes, Topics & Required Reading Due
Week 1

08/28

08/30

 

Intro (1.1) Learning Outcomes
Class Introduction
Define IT, IS, MIS
Describe role of systems in business career

Topics and Required Reading
1.1. Introduction to MIS
What is MIS? (read page contents and watch embedded videos)
Difference between IS, CS, and IT
Information Systems vs. Information Technology
AIS Information Systems Job Index
Wikipedia Business Analyst
Wikipedia, Systems Analyst
Robots will not lead to fewer jobs but the hollowing out of the middle class

Required Viewing
What is MIS? The Modern Organization System
Why MIS: MIS Careers

 
Week 2   

09/04

09/06

 

Systems analysis (2.1 & 2.1.1) Learning Outcomes
Prepare a swim lane diagram for a multi-step process

Topics and Required Reading
2.1. Analyzing organizations as systems and processes
Wikipedia, Systems Analysis
Wikipedia, Systems Architecture
Systems Architecture Fundamentals – Conceptual, Logical, Physical Designs

2.1.1. Modeling Processes with Swimlane Diagrams
A Guide to Process Mapping
An Introduction to Swimlane Diagrams

Required Viewing
Systems Analysis and Systems Architecture
Process Mapping with Swimlane Diagrams

 

Week 3 

 

09/11

09/13

Modeling Data (2.1.2)

Learning Outcomes
Prepare a simple entity relationship diagram

Topics and Required Reading
2.1.2. Modeling Data with Entity Relationship Diagrams
Ultimate Guide to ER Diagrams
Entity Relationship Diagram Examples

Required Viewing
Data Modeling with ERDs

 
Week 4  

09/18

09/20

 

Decision Trees and Conceptual Architecture Diagrams (2.1.3 & 2.1.4)

Learning Outcomes
Interpret a conceptual architecture diagram
Interpret decision trees

Topics and Required Reading
2.1.3. Modeling Business Rules with Decision trees
Wikipedia, Business Rule
Business Analyst Training on How to Use Decision Trees

2.1.4. Visualizing architecture: conceptual diagramming
Investigative Architecture: The Conceptual Diagram

Required Viewing
Conceptual Architecture Diagrams
Business Rules and Decision Trees

Max Pre-Lab Due 09/18
Week 5  

09/25

09/27

 

Midterm Exam

Midterm Preparation

Midterm Exam #1 – Assess week 1-4 learning objectives

Midterm Prep: 09/25

Midterm Exam: 09/27

Week 6  

10/02

10/04

 

Organizational Systems (3.)

Learning Outcomes
Match business functions with organizational IS
Discuss major functions of an ERP

Topics and Required Reading
3.1. Types of systems in organizations

3.1.1. Enterprise Systems (ERP)
What Is ERP?
Wikipedia, ERP
Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System
9 Tips for Selecting and Implementing an ERP System
15 Famous ERP Disasters, Dustups, and Disappointments

Required Viewing
What is ERP?
ERP Challenges and Benefits

Learn IT#1
Due 10/02
Week 7  

10/09

10/11

 

Organizational Systems (3.1)

Learning Outcomes
Illustrate how IT aids organizational decision making
Identify, compare and contrast multiple knowledge management systems

Topics and Required Reading
3.1.2. Decision Support
The Decision-Making Process
How NBA Player Analytics Opened Up A Whole New Business For SAP
The Real Reason Organizations Resist Analytics

3.1.3. Knowledge Management
What is KM? Knowledge Management Explained

Required Viewing
Data Analytics
OLTP vs. OLAP
Hypercubes, Data Warehouses and Data Marts
Big Data
Knowledge Management

 
Week 8  

10/16

10/18

 

Organizational Systems (3.2)

Learning Outcomes
Understand the consideration of the “buy vs. build” decision.
Be able to explain the steps in the SDLC
Be able to provide examples of digital innovation and the disruptive power of the Internet

Topics and Required Reading
3.2. Systems management

3.2.1. Business analysis, requirements, and systems acquisition
Build vs. Buy: How to Know When You Should Build Custom Software Over Canned Solutions

3.2.2. Developing systems: programming, testing, and deployment
Wikipedia, Systems Development Lifecycle

3.3. Digital Business Innovation
What We Know, Now, About the Internet’s Disruptive Power
The 5 Tech Trends that will Dominate CES and 2017
Hidden in the long tail
Leagues see real benefits in daily fantasy sports

Required Viewing
SDLC
Compliance Issues
Disruptive Innovation
The Long Tail

Max Lab 1a & 1b   Due 10/16
Week 9  

10/23

10/25

 

Midterm Exam

Midterm Preparation

Midterm Exam #2 – Assess week 6-8 learning objectives

Midterm Prep: 10/23

Midterm Exam: 10/25

Week 10  

10/30

11/1

 

Supply Chain Management Systems (4.1)

Learning Outcomes
Be able to explain the basic capabilities and benefits of supply chain management systems

Topics and Required Reading
4.1. Supply Chain Management Systems
Wikipedia, Supply chain management
Supply Chain Futurists Predict the Impact of Digital Transformation 
Integrated Planning – Optimization for the entire internal supply chain
Just-in-Time Manufacturing
Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI): What is it and When Does It Make Sense to Use It
What is RFID?

Required Viewing
What is SCM?
Just In Time
Vendor Managed Inventory
RFID

Max Lab 2a & 2b Due 10/30
Week 11  

11/6

11/8

 

Customer Relationship Management Systems (4.2)

Learning Outcomes
Be able to explain the basic capabilties and benefits of customer relationship management systems

Topics and Required Reading
4.2 Customer Relationship Management Systems
Why does my business need a CRM system?
Choosing a CRM Software: A Buyer’s Guide
6 Examples Of How To Use CRM dashboards
CRM & ERP – What’s the difference?
Key differences between CRM & ERP:

Required Viewing
What is CRM?
Benefits of CRM
ERP vs. CRM

 
Week 12  

11/13

11/15

 

Platforms and Cloud Computing (5.1 & 5.2)

Learning Outcomes
Be able to explain what a platform is and the provide examples of business models that leverage platforms.
Be able to explain cloud computing and the benefits it can offer an organization

Topics and Required Reading
5.1 Platforms
What is a Platform?
Business Model Analysis, Part 2: Platforms and Network Effects
What Makes Uber Different from Android? How to Make Sense of Platform Businesses
Airbnb and the unstoppable rise of the share economy

5.2 Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing 101
How to Choose Your Cloud Service Provider
Cloud failures will happen. Are you ready?
How Cloud Computing Helped Food-Sharing Digital Business Olio Thrive

Required Viewing
What is a platform?
What Are Network Effects
Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing Models

Max Lab 3a & 3b Due 11/13
Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holiday 11/19 – 11/25 No Class Held (See Registrar)

Please take this time off to rest and relax as the semester nears its end. I wish everyone a fulfilling and refreshing holiday and much-needed break.

Rest and Relaxation
Week 13  

11/27

11/29

 

Artificial Intelligence (6.1)

Learning Outcomes
Be able to explain what artificial intelligence (AI) is.
Provide examples of how AI can create value for organizations.

Topics and Required Reading
6.1. Artificial Intelligence
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
Benefits and risks of artificial intelligence
Bill Gates Says You Should Worry About Artificial Intelligence
What is AGI?
Artificial Intelligence May Help Stop Mass Shootings Before They Start
What is Watson?

Required Viewing
Three Type of AI: ANI, AGI and ASI
AIG Tests
IBM Watson

 
Week 14  

12/04

12/06

 

Prepare for Final Exam

Exam #3 Preparation

Exam #3 during “finals week” – Assess week 10-13 learning objectives. 

Exam #3 Scheduled Time: Tuesday, 12/18,9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Learn IT#2
Due 12/04

 

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