Session 4: Implementation and Project Management (10.16.2018)

Learning Objectives
  • Describe key elements of managing IT application development
  • Explain inherent risks of managing large IT projects
  • Define key concepts in IT application development, including software, cloud, and open source
Campus section students will complete A+C+Assignments
Online section students will complete B+C+Assignments 

A. Campus Class Meeting Agenda
  1. IAA-B 
  2. Team Project Forum 3:
Team C/Food: Blockchain
Team A: ERP
  1. Case Discussion 3

B. EIA for Online Section Only (3 hours per week)
  • Virtual Case Discussion 3 & Individual Assignment on Analytics - B (1.5 hours on WiZIQ)
  • Virtual Team Project Forum 3 (1 hour on VoiceThread)
C. EIA for Campus and Online Sections (3 hours per week)
    Assignments Due Before Next Session Begins (12 hours of studies outside classroom) 

    Quiz 4
    Individual Assignment on Case Analysis 4 (IAC4)
    Team Assignment 4 (TA4)
    • To be completed BEFORE Quiz 4
    1. Gallaugher Chapter 4: E-Commerce (Netflix)
    2. Gallaugher Chapter 9: Social Media
    3. Gallaugher Chapter 17: Information Security
    4. What Exactly Is Encryption? (Wall Street Journal)
    • To be completed BEFORE next Case Discussion and Individual Assignment 4
    1. Austin Chapter 10: Crisis
    2. Austin Chapter 11: Damage
    3. Austin Chapter 12: Communication
    • IAC4 in Moodle
    • Individual Quiz 4 in Moodle
    • TA4
    Additional Resources: Feel free to use these resources to enhance your case analyses, discussion, discussions, or team assignments.

    Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading professional association for project managers.

    Free Open Source Software for Small Businesses is an excellent list compiled by CIO Insider.

    Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding (New York Times)

    Let's teach kids how to code (TED Talk) 

    Codegirl (Trailer) 

    The 5 most infamous software bugs in history (MIT Technology Review)

    Ten places where anyone can learn to code (TED Blog)

    Digitizing the delivery of government services (McKinsey)

    Two recent examples of spectacular project failures

    Sinkhole of Bureaucracy (aka Federal Office of Personnel Management)

    Time Magazine Cover Story from March 10, 2014
    Code Red: Inside the nightmare launch of

    Closure of the Help Desk - A Greek Tragedy - If you are enjoying our Austin textbook, you might enjoy this piece of creative portrait of working for IT companies

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