Mgmt 386

Exam I: September 19
Exam II: October 31
Final (comprehensive): November 26

Simulation: October 22
Retrospective: October 24
There are no make-up dates for the Simulation and Retrospective. See Handout #1 for more information.

Class Schedule

August 20

  • 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 22: 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 22
  • DUE today: Exercise assigned on August 20
  • Discussion of Hot Topic assignments
  • Information system software versus the software used to develop the system
August 27 August 29
  • The I.T. department... who can help you?
September 3
  • DUE: Hot Topic #1 (topic is posted on Moodle)
  • Improving your PowerPoint presentations:
  • Building a web site with Google Sites
  • Exercise due on September 5:
    • 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:
        • If using google sites, make sure the "permissions and sharings" is set to "anyone with the link"
September 5
  • DUE: Your first web site (URL due to Dr. Manns no later than 10:00am)
  • How to apply the SDLC to building your web site
September 10 September 12
  • DUE: Hot Topic #2 (topic is posted on Moodle)
  • Types of Software, continued
September 17 September 19
  • Exam I
September 24
  • DUE: Hot Topic #3 (topic is posted on Moodle)
  • Databases, continued
    • Creating a data file and a report file with MS-Access
  • Handout: Database assignment
September 26
  • DUE: Presentation to client: First iteration of web site
    • Email Dr. Manns the link of your web site by 10:00am today.
    • Scope and requirements for first iteration here
  • More information for your web site assignment:
    • technological issues and design issues
October 1
  • DUE: Draft of your database design
  • Databases, continued (more about databases and your database assignment)
  • REMINDER: Have you scheduled your interview time with an I.T. Professional? See page 4 on Handout #1.
October 3
  • DUE: Hot Topic #4 (topic is posted on Moodle)
  • The ethical use of data - a management decision: No Place to Hide
October 8
  • Fall Break
October 10
  • DUE: Presentation to client: Second iteration of website
October 15 October 17 October 22
  • *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 24 October 29
  • DUE: Simulation Reflection Report
  • Artificial Intelligence software
October 31
  • Exam II
November 5 November 7
  • DUE: Presentation to client: 3rd iteration of web site
  • The HTML programming language
November 12 November 14
  • DUE: Interview with an IT professional
  • Change Leadership: Introducing Innovation into an Organization
  • Handout: Change Leadership Exercise
November 19 November 21
  • Change leadership class exercise, continued
  • Change Leadership: Introducing Innovation into an Organization, continued
November 26
  • Final Exam
Presentation of Change Leadership Assignment
  • Section .01: December 5, 11:30
  • Section .02: December 10, 11:30