Instructor: Aleksi Aaltonen, Section 002

Schedule

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

Critical updates:

  • Case 3 deadline is 11/6
WEEK DATE TOPICS/EXERCISES READINGS AND MATERIALS DUE
1.1 8/28 Course Overview: Goals and Deliverables Review the course site, especially: a) this schedule, b) case analyses, and c) team project
1.2 8/30 Persuasion and Communication with Decks Why some people are more innovative (by Clayton Christensen)

and

Persuasion and communication with decks (blog post by Munir Manvivalla)

2.1 9/4 Systems and Enterprise IT

Thinking about “systems”

Systems thinking (Thinking.net) Community site comment 1 (All)
2.2 9/6 Systems and Enterprise IT (continued…)

The role of business processes in system

Introduction to CRM (CIO)

and

Introduction to ERP (CIO)

Team project proposal (see appropriate section here)
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

and

Organizational architecture and organizational structure (from Wikipedia)

and

The Built-to-Purpose IT Organization – login to TUportal, click Gartner Gateway on the left, search for G00307927

Case analysis 1: Information Technology at Cirque du Soleil (post to OWLBox)

and

Community site post 1 (Last name M–Z)

3.2 9/13 Team Project Report 1

Create and prepare to present a deck in which you summarize the progress so far (i.e. use material from your Project charter and Status report documents).

Focus on your deck and presentation particularly on the following two issues:

  1. What is it (system, app, solution…) that you are going to develop?
  2. What is the business case for the new system/solution?

You have 10 min to present and 5 min for discussion.

Project site created

and

Post your a) Status report, b) Project charter, and c) deck to the project site.

4.1 9/18 Structure and Role of the IT Organization (continued…)

Applying the four Built-to-Purpose roles

Everything is measurable (CIO) Community site post 1 (Last name A–L)
4.2 9/20 NO CLASSES Case: The Globalization of Wyeth Case analysis 2: The Globalization of Wyeth  (post to OWLBox)
5.1 9/25 Exam 1 
5.2 9/27 IT Value and Evaluation

What is business value and evaluation; metrics for IT valuation

IT Financial Management and the Four Potential Futures of the IT Organization – login to TUportal, click on Gartner Gateway on the left, search for G00238559
6.1 10/2 Team Project Report 2

Again, you need to create and prepare to present a deck in which you summarize the progress so far.

This time, focus your presentation on the following items:

  1. Process model
  2. Data model
  3. System architecture diagram
  4. Updated business case: market potential, competitive analysis, project business value

You have 10 min to present and 5 min for discussion.

 

Post your a) Status report, b) Process model, c) Data model, d) System architecture diagram, and e) deck to the project site.

6.2 10/4 IT Value and Evaluation (continued…)

Calculating value: NPV and expected value

Scorecards, assessing risk; defining revenues and expenses; finding supporting evidence

Exercise: The valuation of your team project

Community site post 2 (Last name M – Z)

or

Community site comment 2 & 3 (Last name A – L)

7.1 10/9 Disruptive Innovation

Signals of change and systems thinking

Seeing What’s Next: Introduction and Chapter 1, Signals of Change (from HBS coursepack)

and

What is disruptive innovation? (video)

and

Disruptive innovation tutorial (video)

and

Reinventing your business model (Innosite)

Community site post 2 ( Last name A – L)

or

Community site comment 2 & 3 (Last name M – Z)

7.2 10/11 Disruptive Innovation (continued…)

Where disruption theory goes wrong

Exercise: Identifying disruptive potential; Is your capstone project disruptive?

The Disruption Machine (The New Yorker)

and

GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics (Sloan Management Review, you can access on Temple’s network)

8.1 10/16 Prototyping Use scenarios and user personas
8.2 10/18 Prototyping (continued…)

Exercise: Designing your prototype;
What should it do?
Reflecting the technical architecture;
sketching it.

Community site post 3 (Last name M – Z)

or

Community site comment 4 & 5 (Last name A – L)

9.1 10/23 Team Project Report 3

Again, you need to create and prepare to present a deck in which you summarize the progress so far.

Focus your presentation on the following items:

Revised overview, project charter, business case (spreadsheet), financial analysis, and prototype 

You have 10 min to present and 5 min for discussion.

Post your a) Status report, b) Project charter, c) Business case (spreadsheet), d) Prototype, and e) deck to the project site

and

First progress grade from your mentor

9.2 10/25 Putting It All Together: Value, Innovation, Models The art of integrative thinking (Rotman Management)

Decisive: Book Review

10.1 10/30 Exam 2
10.2 11/1 NO CLASSES Community site post 3 (Last name A – L)

or

Community site comment 4 & 5 (Last name M – Z)

11.1 11/6 Team Project Report 4

Again, you need to create and prepare to present a deck in which you summarize the progress so far.

Focus your presentation on the following items:

Technical architecture, prototype and business case

You have 10 min to present and 5 min for discussion.

Post your a) Status report, b) data model, c) process model, d) system architecture diagram, and e) deck to the project site.

Case analysis 3: Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence (post to OWLBox)

11.2 11/8 Discussion around selected case analyses and exam feedback

This is an opportunity to shine with your case analysis!

12.1 11/13 Team Project Report 5

Again, you need to create and prepare to present a deck in which you summarize the progress so far.

Focus your presentation on the following items:

Project overview, business case and prototype

You have 10 min to present and 5 min for discussion.

Post your a) Status report, b) project charter, c) prototype, and d) business case (spreadsheet), and e) deck to the project site

and

Community site comment 6 (All)

12.2 11/15 Class based on observations and further materials that will help you with your projects
11/20 BREAK (NO CLASSES)
11/22
13.1 11/27 Team project presentation dry runs

(that is, a ‘dress rehearsal’ in class) 

Business case (spreadsheet), data model, process model, system architecture diagram. (post to Owlbox)

and

Second progress grade from your mentor

13.2 11/29 Groups meet and work hands-on with the instructor
14.1 12/4 Final Presentations

Final presentations of group projects. More details TBA.

14.2 12/6 NO CLASSES