Laura B. Schildkraut
Examines current topics and issues associated with computing and software systems.
"Becoming an organizational-focused technologist" recognizes that being a star programmer is wonderful. But truly understanding the basis for your technical projects from an organizational perspective is what will get you hired and promoted. This course will focus on different uses of technology across the organization, how diligent project planning can assure that your project meets organizational objectives, how to create a compelling business case and prototype, and how to communicate effectively so your project will be approved.
Student learning goals
Understand how technology supports each area of an organization
Arrange, Conduct and Follow up on an informational interview
Create and present a project plan
Create and present a business case
Develop an effective prototype and demonstration
Provide effective and constructive feedback
General method of instruction
Lecture, class discussion, and interactive exercises
Class assignments and grading