Monday, September 15, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Assignment 2 for MIS2023

Tips : Choose ONE (1) company for this assignment.

Question 1:
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of using multiple databases in a distributed architecture of an organization? Explain.

Question 2:
What is the significance of mobile applications to the success or failure of the organization?

Question 3:
Why the company’s website was content well suited for the Web and for the mobile digital platform?

Question 4:
Analyze the knowledge management efforts at the company using the knowledge management value chain model. Which tools or activities were used for managing tacit knowledge and which ones are used for explicit knowledge?

Assignment 2 for COM3043

Question 1:
Explain the purpose of the checkpoint mechanism. How often should checkpoints be performed? Explain the concept of transaction atomicity.

Question 2:
Consider a system consisting of four resources of the same type that are shared by three processes each of which needs at most two resources. Show that the system is deadlock free.

Question 3:
Compare the segmented paging scheme with the hashed page table scheme for handling large address space. Under what circumstances is one scheme preferable to the other?

Question 4:
Suppose that your replacement policy (in a paged system) is to examine each page regularly and to discard that page if it has not been used since the last examination. What would you gain and what would you lose by using this policy rather than LRU or second-chance replacement?

Assignment 2 for COM3053


Tips: Question 1, 2 & 3 is about your organization.

Question 1 :
Review the information in this chapter about Six Sigma principles and Six Sigma organizations. Brainstorm ideas for a potential Six Sigma project that could improve quality at your workplace. Write a project idea and explain why it should be a Six Sigma project. Review and discuss how you could use the DMAIC process on this project.

Question 2 :
Research recruiting and retention strategies at three different companies. What distinguishes one company from another in this area? Are strategies such as signing bonuses, tuition reimbursement and business casual dress code standard for new information technology workers? What strategies appeal most to your organization?

Question 3:
Create a stakeholder management strategy using Table 10-1 as a guide. Assume your organization has a project to determine employees’ training needs and then provide in-house and external sources for courses in developing communications skills for employees. Stakeholders should be various levels and types of employees, suppliers, the human resources department in charge of the project and so on. Determine at least five specific stakeholders for the project and be creative in developing your potential management strategies.

Tips : Choose ONE (1) company for Question 4 & 5.

Question 4:
Find an example of a company that took a big risk on an information technology project and succeeded. In addition, find an example of a company that took a big risk and failed. Summarize each project and situation, where you should discuss whether you believe that anything besides luck makes a difference between success and failure.

Question 5:
Search online for samples of IT contracts. Use search phrases like “IT Contract” or “sample contract”. Analyze the key features of the contract. What type of contract was used and why? What are the main types of goods and services being outsourced? Why are the organizations in the article choosing to outsource? Have the organization in your article benefited from outsourcing?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Assignment for MIS2023


Based on topic/title you have choose, please answer question below.

Question 1:
What are the benefits from equipping the staff with handheld device?

Question 2:
What types of information systems and business processes were used by the organization?

Question 3:
Use the value chain and competitive forces models to evaluate the impact of the Internet on the organization.

Question 4:
Describe the weaknesses of company’s website privacy policies and features. What management, organization and technology factors have contributed to those weaknesses?

Assignment for COM3043


Question 1:
Identify several advantages and several disadvantages of open-source operating systems. Include the types of people who would find each aspect to be an advantage or a disadvantage.

Question 2:
What is the relationship between a guest operating system and host operating system in a system like VMware? What factors need to be considered in choosing the host operating system?

Question 3:
Consider the RPC mechanism. Describe the undesirable consequences that could arise from not enforcing either the “at most once” or “exactly once” semantic. Describe possible uses for a mechanism that has neither of these guarantees.

Question 4:
Suppose that a scheduling algorithm (at the level of short-term CPU scheduling) favors those processes that have used the least processor time in the recent past. Why will this algorithm favor I/O-bound programs and yet not permanently starve CPU-bound programs?

Assignment for COM3053



 Based on topic/title you have choose, please answer question below.

Question 1:
Find any example of a real project with real project manager. Feel free to use projects in the media or a project from your work if applicable. Describe the project in terms of its scope, time and cost goals. Discuss what went right and wrong on the project and the role of the project manager and sponsor. Also describe if the project was success or not and why.

Question 2:
Download a free trial of mind mapping software and create a mind map of a SWOT analysis for your organization. Include at least two strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and ideas for at least three potential projects.

Question 3:
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for one of the following projects. Breakdown the work to at least the fourth level for one of the WBS items. Enter the WBS into Project 2007 and print out the Gantt chart.

Question 4:
Interview someone who uses some of the techniques discussed in chapter Project Time Management. How does he or she feel about network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt charts, critical chain scheduling, using project management software and managing the people issues involved in project time management?

Question 5:
Create a cost estimate / model for your project within the next three month. Be sure to include personnel cost associated with the project management for this project. Document the assumptions you made in preparing the estimate and provide explanations for key numbers.