Information Systems Integration – Messina

Schedule

Note: You are expected to attend every class meeting. Job interviews and work conflicts are NOT acceptable reasons for missing class. 

Week/
Session
Topics/Exercises Reading
Due
1
(8/28)
Course goals, assignments

2
(9/4)
Systems and Enterprise IT

  • Thinking about “systems”
  • The role of business processes in systems
  • First Community Site Comment (All)
  • Project proposal
3.1
(9/11)
Structure and Role of the IT organization

  • The right “IT structure” for the organization; cost and profit centers
  • Case: Information Technology at Cirque du Soleil (post to Owlbox)
  • First Community Site post (Last name: M – Z)
3.2
(9/11)
FIRST STATUS REPORT TO CLASS – PITCH
Focus: Overview of project charter, business case, project importance, Project Community Site
  • Project Community Site – created
  • Status report, charter, and deck (post to Community Site)
4
(9/18)
Structure and Role of the IT organization

  • Applying the four Built-to-Purpose roles
  • Wyeth Case; Guest Expert: TBA

 

  • Case: The Globalization of Wyeth (HBS coursepack)
  • Case: The Globalization of Wyeth (post to Owlbox)

 

  • First Community Site post (Last name: A – L)
5
(9/25)
EXAM 1
6.1
(10/2)
SECOND STATUS REPORT TO CLASS – TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE & BUSINESS CASE
Focus: Process model, data model, system architecture diagram,  business case: market potential, competitive analysis, project importance
  • Status report, process model, data model, system architecture diagram, and deck. (post to Project Community)
6.2
(10/2)
IT Value

  • Metrics for IT valuation; calculating value: NPV and expected Value
  • IT Value
  • Scorecards, assessing risk

 

  • Exercise: Valuation of your capstone project
  • Defining revenues and expenses
  • Finding supporting evidence
  • Second Community Site post (Last name: M – Z)
  • Community Site Comment 2 & 3 (Last name: A – L)
7
(10/9)
Disruptive Innovation (deck)

  • Signals of change and systems thinking
  • Where disruption theory goes wrong.
  • Exercise: Identifying disruptive potential
  • Is your capstone project “disruptive?”
  • Second Community Site Post (Last name: A – L)
  • Community Site Comment 2 & 3 (Last name: M – Z)
8
(10/16)
Disruptive Innovation (deck)

  • Exercise: Designing your capstone prototype
  • What should it do?
  • Reflecting the technical architecture. 
  • Sketching it out.
  • Applying disruptive innovation
  • Case 3: Emerging Technology / Disruptive Innovation

Refer to Case Study section for instructions

  • Third Community Site post (Last name: M – Z)
  • Community Site Comment 4 & 5 (Last name: A – L)
  • Case: Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence (post to Owlbox)
9.1
(10/23)
THIRD STATUS REPORT TO CLASS – BUSINESS CASE AND PROTOTYPE
Focus: Revised overview, charter, business case (spreadsheet), financial analysis, prototype 
  • Status report, charter, business case (spreadsheet), prototype, and deck. (post to Owlbox)
  • First progress grade from mentor
9.2
(10/23)
Putting it all together: value, innovation, models (deck)

  • Guest expert: TBA
  • Third Community Site post (Last name: A – L)
  • Community Site Comment 4 & 5 (Last name: M – Z)
10 (10/30)  EXAM 2
11
(11/6)
FOURTH STATUS REPORT TO CLASS – TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE, PROTOTYPE, BUSINESS CASE
Focus: Updated technical architecture, revised prototype, and project site.  Business case update.
  •  Status report, updated data model, process model, system architecture diagram, and site. (Post to Project Community)
12
(11/13)
FIFTH STATUS REPORT TO CLASS – PROJECT OVERVIEW, BUSINESS CASE, PROTOTYPE
Focus: Revised charter, final draft of prototype, updated project site
  • Status report, charter, prototype, business case (spreadsheet), and site
  • Community Site Comment 6 (All)
(11/20)   Break – no class
13
(11/27)
TEAM PROJECT PRESENTATION DRY RUN
(the ‘dress rehearsal’ in class) Class Summary and Discussion
  • Business case (spreadsheet), data model, process model, system architecture diagram. (post to Owlbox)
  • Second  progress grade from mentor
14
(12/4)
SHOWCASE: FINAL TEAM PRESENTATIONS
CLASS WILL MEET FROM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Location: TBA FOR FALL 2018
  • Team project (all deliverables due)