Mgmt 386.02
T/R 8:00 - 9:15am

Exam I: September 20
Exam II: November 1
Final (comprehensive): November 29

Simulation: October 23
Retrospective: October 25
There are no make-up dates for the Simulation and Retrospective. See page 5 of Handout #1 for more information.

Class Schedule

August 21

  • Handout #1: Course Policies
  • Professional Behaviors document
  • What is Information Technology (IT) and the field of Management Information Systems (MIS)?
  • Why do managers need to understand information technology (IT)?
  • Reading and exercise due on August 23: Lessons Learned. Analyze the system development projects in this article. (The first one, The Scourge of Isolation, is done as an example for you).
    • For each of the other three cases, make a list of the following 5 items:
      1. general information about the company
      2. description of the software project -- type of software system the company was trying to build
      3. the reason(s) the organization is building the system-- what business problem do they hope it will solve
      4. outcome -- what happened in the "end"
      5. mistakes the company made -- list of actions that caused the project to fail
August 23
  • DUE today: Exercise assigned on August 21
  • Discussion of Hot Topic assignments
  • Information system software versus the software used to develop the system
August 28
  • Dates assigned for This is Cool presentations assignment
  • The System Development Lifecycle and the business person's role in developing information systems
August 30 September 4
  • Improving your PowerPoint presentations:
  • Building a web site with Google Sites
  • Exercise due on September 6:
    • your first web site -- Create the gawdiest (but rated PG) web site you can while experimenting with as many of the google site software features as you can.
      • Reminders:
        • Make sure the "permissions and sharings" is set to "anyone with the link"
        • Deadline to email your website address to Dr. Manns is 7:30am on Sept. 6th
September 6
  • DUE: Your first web site (URL due to Dr. Manns no later than 7:30am)
  • How to apply the SDLC to building your website
September 11 September 13
  • DUE: Hot Topic #2
  • Types of Software, continued
September 18 September 20
  • Exam I
September 25
  • Dr. Manns will be away at a conference (so, you can sleep late :-)
September 27
  • DUE: Hot Topic #3
  • Databases, continued
    • Creating a data file and a report file with MS-Access
  • Handout: Database assignment
October 2
  • DUE: Presentation to client: First iteration of web site
    • Email me the link of your website at least 30 minutes before the first iteration is due in class.
    • Scope and requirements for first iteration here
  • More information for your website assignment:
    • technological issues and design issues
October 4

October 8-9: Fall Break

October 11

  • DUE: Hot Topic #4
  • The ethical use of data - a management decision: No Place to Hide
October 16
  • DUE: Presentation to client: Second iteration of web site
  • Any questions on the database assignment?
October 18
  • REMINDER: Have you scheduled your interview time with an I.T. Professional? See page 4 on Handout #1.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) software
  • General instructions for upcoming simulation and retrospective
October 23
  • DUE: Database assignment
  • *Simulation* (Try to arrive early today)
    Reminder: There are no make-up dates for the Simulation and Retrospective. See handout #1 for more information.
October 25 October 30
  • DUE: Simulation report
  • Artificial Intelligence software
  • Review for exam -- bring your questions
November 1
  • Exam II
November 6 November 8 November 13
  • DUE: Interview with an IT Professional
  • Building/editing a website with the HTML programming language
November 15 November 20
  • Change leadership class exercise, continued
  • Change Leadership: Introducing Innovation into an Organization
  • Handout: Change Leadership assignment

November 21 and 23: Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27

  • DUE: Presentation to client: Final iteration of web site
  • Change Leadership, continued
    • DUE: Team member names and the software you are addressing in your Change Leadership assignment
November 29
  • Final Exam
Thursday, December 6 - 8:00am (until 10:30am)
  • DUE: Change Leadership assignment