237-L12-6up - Agenda Questions? BUS 237 Information Systems...

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BUS 237 1 Lecture 11: Acquiring Information Systems BUS 237 Information Systems in Business BUS 237 Agenda Questions? Information System Development Building Information Systems IT Projects IT Project Roles SDLC Acquisition and Outsourcing BUS 237 2 BUS 237 3 This Could Happen to You Manager wanted to develop a blog for communication Focused goal Short time frame Was successful because system was simple single contributor no user training RFID at DSI more sophisticated Vendors would need to place RFID chips Computer program would be needed to process data Learning Objectives BUS 237 4 Q1. How can Information Systems be acquired? Q2. What are Projects, IT Project Management, and what does PMBOK mean? Q3. Why are IT Projects so risky? Q4. What are systems analysis and design, and SDLC? Q5. What is the user’s role in requirements development? Q6. How are Information Systems designed, implemented, and maintained? Q7. What is Outsourcing, and what are Application Service Providers? Why Should I Care? It has been estimated that over 1 trillion dollars worldwide is spent on information system development (hardware, software, and services) Information technology accounts on average for more than one-third of all business capital spending Project management and systems development is important to both IS and business professionals BUS 237 5 Q1. How can Information Systems be acquired? Four basic methods for acquiring software applications: 1. Buy it and use it as is 2. Buy it and customize it (most common) 3. Rent or lease it 4. Build it yourself Acquiring new software is NOT the same as acquiring new Information Systems , because there is a lot more to think about in systems than just software
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BUS 237 2 New Software must be Integrated into Existing Systems BUS 237 8 Q2. What are Projects, what is IT Project Management, and what does PMBOK mean? • “[A] project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. Temporary means that every project has a definite beginning and a definite end. Unique means that the product or service is different in some distinguishing way from all similar products or services.” Project Management Institute PMBOK Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) A project consists of a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result Projects often begin with a set of goals or objectives A scope is developed for the project Projects usually have a start and an end date IT Projects IT Projects have a large Information Technology component (in terms of budget or personnel) Scope (objective) Start and end date Temporary use of resources Unique Accomplish something new Hard to estimate time , budget , and scope !!! Information Technology Project
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237-L12-6up - Agenda Questions? BUS 237 Information Systems...

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