Project report:  operations, and information systems management

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EOCP Assignment Instructions

Basic Instructions:

Working individually, students will demonstrate additional competency in project, operations, and information systems management by preparing a succinct report that integrates project, operations, and information systems management to meet a managerial challenge at their organization and significantly improve its performance.

Your report will include at least the following topics

An executive summary

Description of the managerial challenge

Application of project management to the challenge

Application of operations management to the challenge

Application of information systems management to the challenge

Assignment of the project team

Training needed

Work breakdown including critical path

A planning budget

The report will be submitted in pdf format except for the budget, which will be in xlsx format, and the work breakdown including critical path, which will be prepared with a project management software such as MS-Project in its particular format (mpp for MS-Project).

Critical thinking, managerial decision making, information literacy, problem-solving, systems thinking, and technology fluency are needed.

Additional Instructions:

What is a succinct report? Could it not be 10 pages plus a cover page and references or less? One reads that IBM decision papers are limited to that length, and we all recall the single-sheet Ringo Sho approach to important decisions at Toyota.

Project management always refers to the Triple Constraint and involves a project team, plus a Gantt chart with critical path.

Operations management refers here to the daily processes at your organization; you should show how they will be improved after the project is completed.

Information systems management refers to the support provided by IS and included IT both during the project and also afterwards; you should describe it.

Required Format:

Except as provided above, you should again use APA format.

Required Readings:

Meredith, J.R., & Mantel, S.J., Jr. (n.d.). Technological forecasting.http://wiley.com/college/dec/meredith298298/resources/addtopics/addtopic_s_02a.html. Scan Includes forecasting methods

Multimedia:

Christensen, C.M. (2012). Tech futures – Christensen on solar energy. Cambridge: Harvard Business School Publishing. To be found in Content/Week 10 Makes a “shocking” prediction

Additional Readings:

Find them in Content/Week 10/Optional Resources.

These include optional articles of value to those electing to do the Enrichment Opportunity.

Assignment Weighting:

15% of the course grade