A CNN report on building the ultimate cancer resource using “Watson”.
Here is the slide deck.
Note that we will be covering this material on April 18. Then we will have our second guest speaker.
And here are the links to the articles to prepare (in the syllabus that week is marked TBD). Notice that there is a weekly writeup due, so don’t forget to do that too!
As I was going through some articles we could use in conjunction with our upcoming guest speaker, I came across this CIO article. It discussed how the Daily Show and Colbert Report managed their upgrade to HD a few years ago. The article highlights several themes we’ve discussed throughout this course, including change management, stakeholder buy-in, and the triple constraint. The fact that is happens to be a technology change is just a bonus. As you read it, think about what would be directly applicable to any of the cases we’ve covered this semester (or your workplace, for that matter).
If you’re having trouble getting the article “Why Do Healthcare IT Projects Fail” without hitting a registration screen, try Googling the title of the article. It should be the first link. Just make sure that it is taking you to the Physicians Practice website.
Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class next week. Remember, it only needs to be a few sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!
Answer one of the questions below:
- Since we didn’t have enough time to discuss it in class, look back at question 2 of this week’s exercise: for your example, which of your stakeholders do you think would be the most difficult to get on board? Why? Can you draw any general conclusions from this about getting people to buy into change?
- Netflix had a highly publicized “change management” disaster last year with their Qwikster initiative. Take a look at this article about the debacle, and then use the rider/elephant/path analogy to explain what they did wrong in dealing with the customers.
Goe s back to our dicussion a couple of weeks ago. Mistake #3 jumped out at me as I have seen impulse buys on ERP systems without the business knowing the key features the product has. Then the business is unwilling to change to adapt to them leading to customizations.