CI-490: 11.03.99
Instructor: Ed Quigley 724.774.2088

Chapter 14: Planning Information Systems

Planning: Failure to Plan is planning to fail. 
	The Rule of 6 P's.

Why Plan?
What is Planning
Bottom-Up Planning
Top-Down Planning (holistic, goal driven)
Critical Success Factors

p.423: IS Planning
The Geek Tech Legacy
Figure 14.6, Steps of IS planning

p426: Corporate and IS Mission statements
The Vision thing
Strategic and (finally) Tactical Plans

p.429: Important factors in IS Tactical planning:

p.431 Four groups that initiate change (also Fig. 14.11)

p.433 The Champion.

p435. Change Agent.
Why should people support this change?
Education vs Training? p435
How Do we Manage Technical Change?
Is managing tech change different from managing any change?

p438: Beaver County Medical Center

Chapter 14: Alternative Avenues for Systems Acquisition

(p. 480)

Alternative Sources for IS:
IS subsidies
Pre-Packaged software
DIY development tools

Outsourcing: 4 hood questions, p. 482
Role of Internal IT in an outsourced environment

The IT Spin-Off (The IS subsidiary)
Move from cost center to profit center

Pre-Packaged Applications (just like pre-packaged meals)
p.488: interesting process list. RFI, RFP, RFQ

User Application Development
... be careful what you ask for ...

p.500 Futz Factor; insourcing

Individual Project: Change Management

Description. This assignment represents the individual project described at the beginning of the course. This project represents 20% of your grade. There is no presentation. Your response will take the format of a paper. Use the same cover sheet and formatting guidelines as previously described.

You will need to do some research for this paper; you must cite at least three sources that you have relied upon. Brevity is a virtue; a response consisting of a cover page and 1.5 or 2 double-spaced pages should be sufficient.

Background. Info System activity falls into two broad camps: maintenance of legacy systems and development/improvement of new systems. Legacy work mostly involves maintaining the status quo and avoiding change. Innovation work mostly involves change and close interaction with business units.

Questions. Answer all three:

Deadline.This paper is due 11/17/99, in class. Midterms will be distributed at that time.