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Week 1

01-Sep

Orientation Session

Alter, Chapter 1

03-Sep

 Business Before the Computer

 

Discussion Session

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Part I: Business Processes and Technology

Week 2

08-Sep

Early Computing Alter, Chapters 2 (all)
Alter, Chapter 3 (pages 85-94)

Haigh, Thomas. "Inventing Information Systems: The Systems Men and the Computer" (On-line)

10-Sep

Business Processes

 

Discussion Session

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Week 3

15-Sep

Case Study: Wal-Mart

Alter, Chapter 2 (pages 94-118)

Hammer, Michael. "Reengineering Work: Don't Automate, Obliterate," Harvard Business Review 64:4, July-August 1990. (Oncourse)

Davenport, Thomas H. 1995. The Fad That Forgot People. Fast Company 1 (1):70. (On-line)

17-Sep

Business Process Reengineering

 

Discussion Session

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Week 4

22-Sep

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) & Integration

Anonymous, "Executive Guide: Enterprise Resources Planning," Darwin Magazine, 2002. (Online)

Koch, Christopher. "The Integration Nightmare: Sounding the Alarm", CIO Magazine, November 15, 1996. (Online)

Davenport, Thomas H. "Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System," Harvard Business Review 76:4, July-August, 1998. (oncourse), also without graphics (Online)

Bass, Alison. "Cigna's Self-Inflicted Wounds", CIO Magazine, March 15, 2003. (Online)

Koch, Christopher. "Enterprise Software Upgrades: Less Pain, More Gain," CIO Magazine, November 15, 2002. (Online)

24-Sep

Perspectives on Automation

Discussion Session

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Part II: Managing Information / Informing Managers

Week 5

29-Sep

The Information Concept

Alter. Parts of Chapter 3 (pages 118-131 only) & Chapter 5 (201-208 only).

Haigh, Thomas. "How the Computer Became Information Technology." Unpublished Draft. (online)

Levy, Steve. "A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge", in Tom Forester, Computers in the Human Context, MIT Press, 1991. Pages 318-326. (Oncourse)

Henry Mintzberg, "The Manager's Job: Folklore and Fact," Harvard Business Review 53:3, July-August 1975. (Oncourse)

01-Oct

What Managers Do
& Why It's Hard to Help Them Do It

 

Discussion Section

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Week 6

06-Oct

Origins of Database Technology Alter, Chapter 4 (Background for most people)

Haigh, Thomas "A Veritable Bucket of Facts: Origins of the Database Management System" in Proceedings of the Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems (Information Today: Medford, 2003). (Online)

"Executive guide: Data Warehouse", Darwin Magazine. (Online)

Paul, Lauren Gibbons. "Anatomy of a Failure", CIO Magazine, November 15, 1997. (Online)

Villano, Matt. "Data Gets a Makeover", CIO Magazine, October 1, 1999. (Online)

08-Oct

Data Warehousing

Discussion Section

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Week 7

13-Oct

Knowledge Management Berkman, Erick. "When Bad Things Happen to Good Ideas", Darwin Magazine, April 2001. (Online)

Davenport, Thomas H. "Saving IT's Soul: Human-Centered Information Managment," Harvard Business Review, March-April, 1994. (Oncourse)

Orlikowski, W. J. (1992), "Learning from Notes: Organizational issues in groupware implementation," In J. Turner & R. Kraut (Eds.) CSCW'92 Proceedings of the conference on computer-supported cooperative work (pp. 362-369). New York: ACM Press. (Oncourse)

15-Oct

Knowledge Management Case Studies

Discussion Section

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Part III: Careers, Culture, and the Computer Department

Week 8
 

20-Oct

Midterm Examination

Alter, Chapter 13

22-Oct

Security Issues
Guest Lecture: Mark S. Bruhn
IU Chief IT Security and Policy Officer & Associate Director Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

Discussion Section

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Week 9

27-Oct

(no class) Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, "What Holds the Modern Company Together", Harvard Business Review, November-December 1996. (Oncourse)

Van Mannen, J. (1991): The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland. In: Frost, P.J., L.E. Moore, M.R. Louis, C.C. Lundberg and J. Martin (eds.): Reframing Organizational Culture. London: Sage, 58-76. (Oncourse)

Glaser, Perry. "The Gulf Between", CIO Magazine, January 15, 2000. (On-line)

29-Oct

Organizational Culture and Computing

Discussion Section

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Week 10

03-Nov

The Information Systems Department & IT Careers

Guest Speaker: Rebecca R. Hendricks of Mirror Consulting

Alter, Chapter 11 (to page 458 inclusive)

Ingevaldson, Paul. "It's Not Your IT Portfolio -- It's Theirs", CIO Magazine, November 15, 2002. (Online)

Datz, Todd. "Portfolio Management - How to Do it Right", CIO Magazine, May 1, 2003. (Online)

 

05-Nov

The Information Systems Department & IT Careers part II

Discussion Section

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Week 11
 

10-Nov The Information Systems Department & IT Careers part III
Guest Speaker: Steve Ehrlich

Alter, Chapter 12
& last part of Chapter 11 (page 459 onward)

Connelly, Julie. "Youthful Attitudes, Sobering Realities," New York Times, October 28, 2003. (Oncourse)

12-Nov

Why Projects Fall Apart

Discussion Section

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Part IV: IT and Strategic Transformation

Week 12

17-Nov

IT Careers & the Pharmaceutical Industry
Guest Speaker: John Brooks, Director, Information Technology and Management, Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions
Alter, Chapter 6

 

Shapiro, Carl and Hal Varian, "Versioning: The Smart Way to Sell Information", Harvard Business Review, November-December 1998: 106-114. (Oncourse)

19-Nov

Information as a Product

Discussion Section

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Week 13

24-Nov


Guest Lecture: The Role of Information Management at 1stBooks
Herb Senft, 1stBooks

Deadline for paper drafts to receive comments (optional)

No reading (work on papers, get a head start on next week, eat turkey)

26-Nov

No Class -- Thanksgiving Break

No Discussion

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Week 14

01-Dec

Networks and Markets

Evans, Philip B, and Thomas S Wurster. "Strategy and the New Economics of Information." Harvard Business Review, no. 5 (1997). (Oncourse)

 

Shapiro, Carl and Hal Varian, part of "Ch7: Networks and Positive Feedback"  from  Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1999. Pages 173-203. (Oncourse).

03-Dec

Networks and Markets II

 

Discussion Section

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Week 15

08-Dec

The Productivity Paradox

Term papers due in class.

Strassmann, Paul A. "Will Big Spending on Computers Guarantee Profitability," Datamation, February 1997. (Online)

Carr, Nicholas G., "IT Doesn't Matter." Harvard Business Review, May 2003. (Oncourse)
 

10-Dec

Is IT Dead or Just Resting?

Discussion Section  

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Week 16

Final Examination

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Fri., December 19


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