Part_A_Exam_Topics - MIST2090 Part A Exam Topics Spring...

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MIST2090 Part A Exam Topics Spring 2012 This list provides a framework for your studies. All of the material from assigned readings, class presentations and class activities are fair game for exam questions. Day Material Major Topics 1 Course Syllabus Business Information Systems (Frost, et al) - Chapter 1 Day 1 Slides What is MIS? Management Information Systems Consulting - IT enabled change Changes in business functions - marketing, transactions, etc. Marketing- involves an ecosystem of media. EX. Social networks, links to blogs, extreme personalization Transactions- different ERP models for each process, real time data, data integrated across an organization and between organizations, data linked to other business applications, consultant vs. analyst- technical: programmer, DBA, system administrator. Nontechnical: project manager, business analyst. External=consultant- highly technical to managerial/strategy, lots of travel, paid well, great experience- credibility in orgs for career Internal=analyst- business analyst to developer, database, process improvement, good pay, stable with less travel process model data model
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Components of an IS- people, business process, and information technology IS’s are used by every functional area of business- marketing, management, finance, and accounting User centered design- designing to meet the needs of the user Design: Usability- describes how easy the system is to navigate- especially for novice users. graphic design- the visual appeal and organization of the user interface. analytical design- describes how to best represent information- especially quantitative information so it communicates clearly and truthfully SDLC- Systems Development Life Cycle-method for designing information systems. Screen mockups, systems architecture diagram, wireframes Analysis>Requirements>Design>development>implementation> Types of BIS: ERP- enterprise resource planning- largest system-systems that control business transactions from AP/AR to product movement on the factory floor. SCM- supply chain management- controls inbound and outbound logistics. The flow of raw materials in and out of the business CRM- manages communications and marketing initiatives directed at customers. 2 Day 2 Slides Business Model Generation by Osterwald er and Pigneur SDLC Brainstorming and ideation- happen early and throughout the process- think as a group (quantity leads to quality) Problems- social loafing, piggybacking stifles stream of ideas
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Other techniques- nominal group- write separate, small group then big group; decomposition to break something big into small parts; who what when where why how Business modeling- simplified representation of something, “thinking with pictures”, captures your ideas and allows you to communicate them. Visual allows people to quickly understand process model- a series of activities that produces a product or service for
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