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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY For Managers Instructor: Dr. Michael L. Gibson Office: T2 Room 312b Office Hours: ??? email: email@example.com Gibson Web-page URL: http://www.tech.uh.edu/gibson/gibson_main_web-page.htm IT for Managers Class Web-page URL: http://www.tech.uh.edu/gibson/IT_for_Managers/IT_for_Mgrs.htm Send Dr. Gibson an e-mail message ASAP from the e-mail account you normally use!!!! Text: Turban, McLean & Wetherbe, Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage, Wiley, 1999.. Welcome to the introductory course in MIS. The course will endeavor to accomplish two goals. First, the course covers information technology in total; second the course will discuss contemporary problems in information systems. This course will cover the following contemporary topics: 1. How does information technology differ from information systems? 2, Business Process Re-engineering 3. Continuous process improvement 4. Why systems integration will become increasingly important in the 21st Century 5. Client/Server Architecture 6. Electronic Commerce and web-based computing 7. Change management; coping with change, causality and ocmplexity 8. Enterprise Resource Planning 9. Careers in Information Technology Grading: One Midterm exam and one final exam will be administered. All exams will be mandatory. The midterm exam will be worth 40% of the course grade. The Final exam will be worth 40% of the course grade. Exams will take place in the classroom during the regular meeting time. Case study exercises will comprise the remaining 20%m of the course grade. The letter grade breakdowns used in assigning all grades are: A------------------ 90 - 100% B------------------ 80 - 89% C------------------ 70 - 79% D------------------ 60 - 69% F------------------ Below 60% Reading: Reading assignments will enable you to complete IT-based cases with understanding and help comprehend course material. Please read each assigned reading for the class period before coming to class. Classroom Lectures: Class lectures will pertain to the strategic impact of information technology. The lectures will involve the analysis of cases at the end of the chapter for the course textbook that wil be covered for that week. Power Point slides will be used during class to suppliment the analysis of the end of chapter cases. Power Point slides also exist that contain excerpts from the content of the textbook chapters. You should read the text chapter assigned for that week prior to coming to class and print out the class notes for that chapter. You should also read the end of chapter cases and be prepared to anlayze the case and answer the questions accompanying the case. The Power Point slides containing chapter content excerpts are available by down-loading them from my class web- pages. The URL for the IT for Managers class is: http://www.tech.uh.edu/gibson/IT_for_Managers/IT_for_Mgrs.htm. Students are expected to locate the power point Information Technology for Managers – Page 1 of 2 slides and down-load them for presentation at their computers. The slides should be printed and brought to class to accompany the lectures and be the basis for studying for the 2 exams that will be given. If you do not have Microsoft Power Point, you can down-load the presentation portion of it from the following url: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/downloadDetails/ppview97.htm You can use this software to print the slides prior to coming to class. Exams: The exams will test your substantive understanding of the materials including definitions and concepts. Behavior: Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. In order to assure that all students have an opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from using cellular phones or audible beepers, eating or drinking in class, making offensive remarks, reading newspapers, sleeping or engaging in any other form of distraction. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom shall result in, minimally, a request to leave class. Academic Conduct: The UH policy for academic conduct applies to all students, at all times. Any student who violates the academic conduct policy will be subjected to the appropriate disciplinary. Once your course grade has been determined, it is impossible to do extra work to improve the grade after the fact. After the end of the semester, do not ask me for the opportunity to do extra work. Disabled Students: If, for any reason, you have a physical, visual, hearing or cognitive impairment that hinders your ability to write, see, hear or take exams, please advise the instructor of your condition, and provide a letter of verification from your doctor. He will make every effort to accommodate your situation as best as he can. You are also advised that you have certain rights as stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Preliminary Class Outline. The following tentative course schedule is the fundamental outline for the class, which may be changed at the discretion of the instructor. The TTU Campus computer-based training (CBT) server offers a great many tutorials on many topics, such as MS Windows/NT, MS Office 2000, Internet Explorer, various programming languages,etc. Online tutorials about various topics are available from CBT- at the following URLs: ?????. LECTURE SYLLABUS No . TOPICS Da t e 1 Course introduction 1/14/2002 2 MLK Holiday – No Classes 1/21/2002 PART I: IT in the Organization 1Organizations, Environments & Information Technology 1/28/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 1 2 Information Technologies: Concepts & Management 2/4/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 2 3 Strategic Information Systems 2/11/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 3 No . TOPICS Da t e 4 Business Process Reengineering & info. Tech. 2/18/2001 Text Reading: Chapter 4 Information Technology for Managers – Page 2 of 2 PART II: Networks and IT 5 Network Computing: Discovery, Communication, Collaboration 2/25/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 5 6 Exam 1 (Chapters 1-5) 3/4/2002 7 Spring Break – No Classes 3/11/2002 8 Electronic Commerce 3/18/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 6 9 Impacts of IT on Oprganizations, Individuals & Society 3/25/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 7 10 University No Class Day 4/1/2002 PART III: Using IT 11 Transaction Processing, Innovative Systems, Supply Chain Integration 4/8/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 8 12 Supporting Management/Decision Making 4/15/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 9 PART IV: Managing IT 14 Data & Knowledge Management 4/22/2002 Text Reading: Chapter 10 Team-based Case Analysis Due into BA 604 by 12:00 Noon 4/26/2002 15 Exam 2 (Chapters 6-10) 4/29/2002 Information Technology for Managers – Page 3 of 2