MIS535 Course Home Course Project

Question:

I need help with a paper for Managerial Applications of Info Technology

 

MIS535 Course Home Course Project (NOV15)Objective

Provide an opportunity for students to apply a technology solution to a business problem in a specific company or organization that adds value to the organization.

Course Project Problems/Suggestions

The Course Project's focus is on the use of technology to solve specific business problems. Although the list of technologies that you can choose for your Course Project is vast, the following are some current technical topic suggestions appropriate for specific business sectors that you could consider in solving your business problem.

Healthcare

New/updated patient registration system
New/updated system to track research
New/updated system to ensure that needed supplies are delivered to the right locations on the hospital floor
Financial

Automated tracking of employee spending when traveling
New/updated system to take advantage of trading online
Allows customers to make trades more efficiently
Project Management

Automated process of choosing projects
Assist in the process of ranking risks in projects
Automated the process of managing project documentation
Network Management

Manages on-call schedules
Manages the process of vendor selection
Manages the process of contract negotiation
Entrepreneurship

Systems to support new business start-up (website, database)
As a start-up, develop a business model to support both a brick and mortar and e-commerce presence.
Designs the infrastructure needed to support a brick and mortar or online bookstore
Designs a business process to complete customer transactions that maintain customer intimacy
 Supply Chain Management

Implements/updates an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
Designs the infrastructure to support the product development life cycle of a product that has a global product team
Implements a supply chain management system (cloud or in-house based)
Healthcare

Manages/updates the process of scheduling patient visits
Updates the patient paper file system with medical records system
Updates/creates the healthcare website
New system to install voice recognition system to replace transcriptionist positions
Information Security

Updates database security
Creates system to address compliance, governance
Conduct project to ensure cybersecurity
Marketing

Implements/updates a customer relationship management system
Implement salesforce (Cloud or corporate based)
Design a database to handle massive amounts of customer e-mails
Public Administration

Federal government: NSA security database
Local: traffic management
State: human resources system
Some Ideas to Identify a Business Problem

Lack of competitiveness or profitability
Inefficient processes
Slow product development
Obsolete IT organization and technologies
Poor corporate communications
Ongoing personnel issues
Some Benefits it Will Provide the Organization

Financial—profitability, revenue, product costs
Improved competitiveness
Better marketing positioning
Efficiency in key processes, for example, sales, manufacturing, and development
Improved product or service quality
Improved product development
Better and more accurate support turnaround
Preparation for the future—how is the organization positioning itself for future growth
Some Ideas on How the Project Could Tie Together

As an example, you could write your paper on some aspect of e-commerce. You might tie it into targeted advertising. You could then tie the back-end databases that are necessary to support e-commerce. For example, how databases contain information that allows vendors to target their audience and what those databases are.
Another example might be the functionality of enterprise systems. You might choose a specific enterprise system like ERP, CRM, or SCM and detail how the functionality is delivered. This could be how a business person would access this type of information.
The business problem is high cost of IT and product development, and the benefits are profitability, faster development time, or increased sales. The solution might be Cloud computing describing the Cloud computing approach taken; for example, SaaS or Cloud virtualization.
Summary of Course Project Requirements

Course Project Proposal

The proposal must be submitted and feedback received from the professor before beginning the project.

The table of contents for the Course Project proposal:

Subject of Course Project
Business problem statement
Name of the company or organization
Brief description of proposed solution
General benefits it will provide the organization
Audience to whom you are presenting the recommendations
The Course Project proposal is due no later than 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 2.

Course Project

The project should follow the APA style of citing references in the text and on the bibliography page. No fewer than five references must be used for research and properly cited in the paper and in the bibliography.

Ensure correct spelling and grammar (use built-in tool with MS Word).

Credible reference sources are available through the DeVry Library and other sources. Please do not use Wikipedia.

The project must be 10-15 pages in length (excluding the cover page, table of contents, bibliography and any attachments which includes images, tables or graphs), double spaced, using Times New Roman font, 12-point, using 1 inch margins and headings for the paper format requirements.

The table of contents for the Course Project:

Cover page
Table of contents
Abstract
Brief company background
Discussion of business problem(s)
High level solution
Benefits of solving the problem
Business or technical approach
Business process changes
Technology or business practices used to augment the solution
Conclusions and overall recommendations
High-level implementation plan
Summary of project
References
Appendices
 

PowerPoint Presentation

In addition to the paper, please include a PowerPoint presentation, including substantive speaker notes for each slide and add an audio track for each slide. Please include references (more than five) in the slides and have a separate bibliography at the end of the presentation.

Instructions for recording the audio track in PowerPoint 2010/2013

Connect a mic to your computer
Turn on and test the mic
Open MS PowerPoint
Create presentation and save
Go to the slide show tab
In the slide show tab press either
Start recording from beginning
Start recording from current slide
When you are finished with the audio for the current slide, press the right arrow to continue to the next slide.
Continue to speak into the mic until you finish showing your slides, and press stop to stop recording.
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