Students - 95-822 IT Consulting Course Schedule

 

Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Finals
Date Session Topics Session Materials Assignments
Week 1
Course Overview and Requirements, Pre-Test Course Information Handout
Course Introduction Slides
Assigned:

Capacity-Building Consulting and Alternative Consulting Models Consulting Models Slides
Consulting Models Chart
CART Video
Due Today:

Assigned:

Gathering and Analyzing Information Gathering Information Slides
Context Description Chart
Due Today:

Assigned:

Structuring unstructured problems Structuring Unstructured Problems Slides
Due Today:

Assigned:

Establishing Relationships, Preparation for the Initial Community Partner Meeting Relationships & Preparation for Initial Meeting Slides

Status Reports

 

Due Today:

Assigned:

 

Initial Community Partner Meeting

Location:
University Center
Rangos 3

Orientation Slides

Status Reports

Due Today:
Researching alternative approaches

Initial Meetings Review
Status Reports
Literature Review

Assigned: Read:

Assigned for :
Buy / Build

Alternative Web-Based Solutions

Technology Planning

Buy/Build Slides

CMS and Hosted Application Slides

Technology Planning Slides

Due Today:

Assigned for :

Context Analysis, Scope of Work Report, and Work Plan Slides:

Handouts:

Work Plan Examples:

Context Analysis Example**:

**Caveat per the use of examples: These are examples of past students' good work. They are not ideal solutions, however, and some parts may not be good. Therefore look at them with a critical eye and use them as examples not templates. Also be aware that your requirements are in the Context Analysis Template, and the requirements for these reports could have been slightly different.

Due Today:

Assigned for :

Scope of Work Planning Workshop

Each mentor team will meet individually

Room assignments by mentor group:

  • Joe McLaughlin - HBH 1002
  • Larry Hokaj - HBH A001B
  • Larry Philips - HBH A001C
  • Sue Steger - HBH 2503
Due Today:
Communicating your plan
Peer reviewing an other's plan
Peer Review Slides

Purpose, Value, and How To Review Consulting Reports

Context Analysis Workshop Peer Presentation Requirements

Due Today:

Assigned:

Assigned for :

  • Work Plan
  • Bring 4 paper copies to class
  • Do not submit to Blackboard

Assigned for :

Context Analysis Workshop

Each mentor team will meet individually

Room assignments by mentor group:

  • Joe McLaughlin - HBH 1002
  • Larry Hokaj - HBH A001B
  • Larry Philips - HBH A001C
  • Sue Steger - HBH 2503
Due Today: Context Analysis Workshop Peer Preparation Guide
Reviewing Work Plans  

Due Today:

  • Work Plan
  • Bring 4 paper copies to class
  • Do not submit to Blackboard

Assigned for :

  • Revised Work Plan

No class meeting

 

Due Today:

Special Topics

 

Due Today:

  • Revised Work Plan
    • Submit to Blackboard
    • You should keep the Work Plan up to date, and constantly shared with your CP.

Assigned:

Modeling Technical Problem Solving
Communicating Difficult Technical Concepts
Modeling Technical Problem Solving slides

Communicating Difficult Technical Concepts slides

Due Today:
Spring Break

 

 

 

Spring Break

 

 

 

No class

 

 

 

Documenting and Analyzing Outcomes Documenting Outcomes slides Assigned:
Outcomes Workshop Outcomes Workshop slides

 

Due today:

Assigned for :

UPDATE:No class meeting.

Formulating Recommendations

Recommendations slides

Report Criteria
Outcomes Analysis & Recommendations

Assigned:

Assigned for :

  • Analysis of Outcomes and Recommendations Report
    (See criteria at left.)
UPDATE: We will meet as a class.   Due Today:

Recommendations Workshop

Each mentor team will meet individually

Some room assignments have changed:

  • Joe McLaughlin - 1002 (Same)
  • Larry Hokaj - A001D (Was A001B)
  • Larry Philips - A001E (Was A001C)
  • Sue Steger - 2503 (Same)
 
Recommendations Affinity Exercise

Recommendation Examples

  • Example 1 - Very good vision and 1st recommendation. Good 2nd recommendation, satisfactory 3rd recommendation.
  • Example 2 - Weak vision, two very good recommendations

 

 

Writing the Final Report
Discuss Recomendations
Final Report Requirements

Final Report Template **

** This template uses the same formatting styles as previous templates.

Due Today:
  • Analysis of Outcomes and Recommendations Report
    • Send to Peer
    • Send to Mentor
    • Submit to Blackboard
Review for Exam
Final Presentation
Final Presentation quidelines and Final Exam review questions

Consulting Model Overview slides

Due Today:
  • Peer Review of Analysis of Outcomes and Recommendations Report

Assigned:

No class

 

Due Today:

Assigned for :

No Class or Meetings    
Exam    
Reflection    
No Class or Meetings   Due:
Finals Week
None Due Today:
Final Presentation PowerPoint Slides
Community Technology Forum

Friday, May 9, 8:00am - noon
UC Rangos 3

Open to the Public

Due Today:
Conduct Final Presentation