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Welcome to the MIS 4596, section 002, spring 2010. We will be using this site for all course related materials. Please bookmark this page.

The MIS 4596 term project links, and evaluations by your peers and industry evaluations are available below. The industry evaluators included Bruce Fadem, Mike Palmer, David Kaufman, Kent Seinfeld, Paul Weinberg, and Steven Johnson. Overall, the external feedback was positive and you should all feel very good about your performance. All the names are masked but the evaluations are public so you can see the results and compare your own analysis with others. Also available below are links to the video files of each presentation. Unfortunately, there was a problem and the video capture only started about halfway through the session, that is why four of the presentations do not have video files. I am sorry about that. If you are willing to re-record the video, I can arrange for a special session to capture it. Let me know. For the people that do have video files, please download them before May 31st, 2010. We will delete the files after that date. I encourage you to review your file and if you did well, upload it to YouTube. It is very easy to do and will only take a few minutes. You should link to the YouTube video from your e-portfolio. If you add the video to your e-portfolio before May 15th, please email me the link and I will add 5% to your participation grade.

CampusHype, Doug Morrisley, Xiufen Chen, Hav Moeung
[evaluations: peer, industry]

Community Connect, Ilya Rogov and Da Chen
[aboutpresentation, evaluations: peer, industry]

Open source search, Tom Steigerwald and John Porter
[presentation, evaluations: peer, industry]

Grubby, Taahir Khan, Josh Cherian, Scotty Benedict
[about, evaluations: peer, industry]

Electronic Health Records, Jacqueline Aguilar and Stephanie Stroman
[evaluations: peer, industry

Advantix Inventory Processing solutions, Vladimir Papish, Albert Bon Young Koo, Bryce Buffaloe
[presentation, evaluations: peer, industry]

BuddyPress Chat, Matt Reganato
[about, evaluations: peer, industryvideo (download only)]

Open Source Analysis, Ephraim Faloughi, William Lu, Arkadiy Kantor
[presentation, video, evaluations: peer, industry]

Prophet, a project management plug-in for WordPress, Manu Phatak
[evaluations: peer, industryvideo (download only)]

GenEd Community, Jay Patel, Kelley Franklin, and Eneye Jatto
[presentation, evaluations: peer, industry]

The following is the schedule for your team project presentations on Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30pm in Alter 603. Please arrive early and make sure that your slides/demo are loaded in advance and ready to go by 5:30pm. You must be seated and ready to go by 5:30pm. Given our tight schedule and external guests, you will not be admitted if you arrive late. Please leave the seats in the back row empty – we will reserve those for our guests. We will be very tight on time, so I modified your available presentation times. If you are working in a three person team, you will have 15 minutes, a two person team will have 11 minutes, and a one person team will have 8 minutes. Please contact me if this will cause you problems. I will also be asking you to evaluate each presentation and will provide evaluation forms.

I have arranged for your presentation to be automatically recorded, the recording will capture both the computer screen and audio/video of your presentation (the camera will auto-track your movement and location to within 2 feet of the podium). We will provide you with a Windows Media file which can be very easily converted and uploaded to YouTube. I encourage you to make this recording available on your e-portfolio. It will be very powerful and valuable for a prospective employer to evaluate your project. The recording process will be unobtrusive so you can ignore everything about it for now.

  1. CampusHype, Doug Morrisley, Xiufen Chen, Hav Moeung
  2. Community Connect, Ilya Rogov and Da Chen
  3. Open source search, Tom Steigerwald and John Porter
  4. Grubby, Taahir Khan, Josh Cherian, Scotty Benedict
  5. Electronic Health Records, Jacqueline Aguilar and Stephanie Stroman
  6. Advantix Inventory Processing solutions, Vladimir Papish, Albert Bon Young Koo, Bryce Buffaloe
  7. BuddyPress Chat, Matt Reganato
  8. Open Source Analysis, Ephraim Faloughi, William Lu, Arkadiy Kantor
  9. Prophet, a project management plug-in for WordPress, Manu Phatak
  10. GenEd Community, Jay Patel, Kelley Franklin, and Eneye Jatto

The class on April 13th will be “held” at the Fox IT awards which start at 6pm. You must register in advance to attend. The class assignment is to meet one industry professional and find out what they think about our favourite topic. Do they see themselves as an integrator or as an innovator? Discuss this topic with the person and then write about it in your blog or e-portfolio. Send me the URL.

We will cover the final lecture topic in this class today and focus on {title} ({hits}). This material will again be relevant for your project 4 presentation.

[ratings]

You are strongly encouraged to enter the e-portfolio contest. The deadline is March 31. To receive participation credit in MIS 4596, you will need to (a) enter the contest, and (b)  email me your URL.

In this part of the course we will further integrate concepts from previous courses to develop a better sense of how firms view IT and how they manage the IT function. The “{title} ({hits})” slides should also be useful in thinking about ways to analyze the cost/benefits of Project 4.

[ratings]

This week we will be integrating a few different threads together. First, we will finish reviewing the SOA material from the previous week which will set us up to discuss the Amazon case. Second, we will talk about business models in the context of innovation and {title} ({hits}).

David Kaufman, VP and CIO, Aramark, will be visiting us today on February 23, 2010. He will be speaking about project opportunities with Aramark’s innovative IT group. Recently, Aramark was named to InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America.

This week we will first work on the topic of {title} ({hits}), and then we will focus on {title} ({hits}). The SOA material will lead us to the Amazon case.

So I changed my Verizion FIOS service and upgraded to their multi-room DVR. The customer service order taker was great. Their ordering system is so well tuned and integrated that the new equipment arrived in one business day! Wow! But I could not get it to work, so then I called technical support, which as usual was also great except:

  • The order is not scheduled to “go in” for another two weeks – so I cannot use the new capabilities even though I already have the equipment, and the technician said “it is out of my hands”!
  • The telephone system is programmed to lie to customers or it not integrated with their back end – when you ask for technical support – the system automatically tells you “there is a huge wait time” – but when you ask for the operator it instantly connects to you a real (and well qualified person).

So what does this mean? As firms rush to integrate and tune their services, some parts will improve and others will lag behind. Verizon is a great example of poor decision making and planning. Their line people are always great – but whoever is planning their systems….