IS Management Introduction and Issues


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IS Management Introduction and Issues

First Set: Table of Contents.

Management of IS wisdom.

Management IS Problems I.

Management problems II.

Management problems III.

Grand management issues for IS.

Rank order of issues I.

Rank order of issues II.

Rank order of issues III.

Rank order of issues IV.

1. Data resources.

2. Communication resources.

3. Development management.

4. Planning.

5. Applications management.

6. Cost control.

7. Technology management.

Major constant management concerns

Specific Management Functions

Major management functions.




Forecasting & Assessment.

Policy formulation & analyses I.

Policy Formulation and Analysis II.

Development & implementation.

Maintenance & operations.


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Forecasting Methods and Examples.

Forecasting Methods.

Trend Analysis.

Number of Transistors per Die.(symbols reversed)

Moore’s Law.

Costs modified by performance and adjusted for inflation

Technical Progress Function.

Substitution Effects:.Cyclic investment in new technology.(U.S. Bureau of Statistics proxy measure for IS expenditures)

Technical Progress Alternative Functions

Increased end user computing.

Growth Analogy.

Growth Curves.


Substitution Example.

Substitution/Growth Curves.

Technology Progress Function as Substitution

Extrapolation Exercise.

Single Subjective Estimates.

Some interesting forecasts.

Group Subjective Estimates.

Forecasting Delphi Round One.

Forecasting Delphi Round Two.

Forecasting Delphi Round Three.

Forecasting Delphi Round Four.

Results of Trend Delphi.

Modeling Delphi of Steel Industry.

Normative Approaches.

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IS Issues Overview.

Negative impacts of computers I.

Negative impacts of computers II.

Negative impacts of computers III.

Typical conflicts in IS I.

Typical conflicts in IS II.

Roots of MIS.

Roots of DSS.

Centralization properties I.

Centralization properties II.



Necessary Centralization.

Productivity Statistical study (Strassmann)

No Clear Relationship.(Prior Result from extremes;. need for more investigation)

Performance specifications.

Averages vs. actual.

Clearly something going on.Suspect technology investment

Successful IS policies I.

Successful IS policies II.

Counter productive effects.

Farmer's horse & tractor method I.

Farmer's horse & tractor method II.

IS observations.

Cost of workstation example.

Turoff’s Cycle Model.

Management Historical cycle I.

Management Historical cycle II.

Real management alternatives.

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Historical IS Background

Early IS images.

Computer system fallacies.

Human impression fallacies.

IS prior determinants.

IS new determinants.

Knowledge areas related to IS I.

Knowledge areas related to IS II.

Changes past, present, & future.

Impressions of computers.


Information domains of users I.

Information domains of users II.

Industry shifts I.

Industry shifts II.

E Commerce Integration I.

E Commerce Integration II.

Relative cost changes.

Technology evolution I.

Technology evolution II.

Application evolution.

Major application examples.

Costs 1960's.

Costs 1970's.

Costs 1980's.

Costs 1990's.

Costs Future.

Typical Evolution I.

IS Management Issues.

Factors generating IS demand I.

Factors generating IS demand.

Individual level considerations.

Problem areas I.

Problem areas II.

Areas of concern.

Trends of concern.

Understanding the art of computing

Environmental Factors I.

Environmental Factors II.

Current Management Wisdom I.

Current Management Wisdom II.


Author: Murray Turoff


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