Information Systems

Your firm wants to develop IT Planning tools that can be used to support and promote the IT planning consulting services. You are responsible for building a tool (“Advisor”) that can help a customer plan a network, computing system, business applications, or a security system. Specifically, the company wants you to use your knowledge of IT and AI/Expert Systems to develop only one out of the following possible advisors:
– Advisor for recommending the right business application software
– Advisor for recommending the right local area network (wired) for a site
– Advisor for recommending the right wireless network for a site 

– Advisor for recommending the right computing platforms for a site
– Any other advisor of interest to you (e.g., a building planner)

The Advisor is an expert system that suggests a plan based on a set of factors (questions). The factors may be the company size, type, applications being supported, physical site plan, etc. Potential users of the Advisor are corporate IT planners trying to build a small company. You should assume that the users do not know much about technology but know about their business and are literate about general IT principles. Your deliverable is a 2-3 pages design that shows:
• One para on the advisor with a list of key inputs and outputs
• One high level flow chart that describes the overall flow of the advisor
• Show the knowledgebase and the AI techniques used (e.g., the rules, fuzzy logic, case based reasoning, etc)

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Information Systems

Your firm wants to develop IT Planning tools that can be used to support and promote the IT planning consulting services. You are responsible for building a tool (“Advisor”) that can help a customer plan a network, computing system, business applications, or a security system. Specifically, the company wants you to use your knowledge of IT and AI/Expert Systems to develop only one out of the following possible advisors:
– Advisor for recommending the right business application software
– Advisor for recommending the right local area network (wired) for a site
– Advisor for recommending the right wireless network for a site 

– Advisor for recommending the right computing platforms for a site
– Any other advisor of interest to you (e.g., a building planner)

The Advisor is an expert system that suggests a plan based on a set of factors (questions). The factors may be the company size, type, applications being supported, physical site plan, etc. Potential users of the Advisor are corporate IT planners trying to build a small company. You should assume that the users do not know much about technology but know about their business and are literate about general IT principles. Your deliverable is a 2-3 pages design that shows:
• One para on the advisor with a list of key inputs and outputs
• One high level flow chart that describes the overall flow of the advisor
• Show the knowledgebase and the AI techniques used (e.g., the rules, fuzzy logic, case based reasoning, etc)

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Information Systems

The first step is to confirm your choice of software. You probably will want to use the one that you reviewed earlier, but if you found inadequate or difficult, you may want to shift to a different program.
  • Now you should review some specifics about D2L. Go to their website (http://www.desire2learn.com/learningsuite/highered/) and review the principal components of their suite. We plan to implement at least the learning environment, learning repository, and analytics modules at this time; we will probably implement the portfolio and mobile modules a bit later on, and perhaps the capture module as well. For now, concentrate on the first three. Get a good feel for what they involve and how complicated they might be to put into practice, considering the nature of our University and our courses.
  • Now you should use your software to create a basic first stage, high level plan. Consider the project lifecycle stages that were discussed in the case, and try to create a plan using that framework implemented within your software. It doesn’t have to be in great detail at this point, but you should be able to indicate familiarity with the stages involved and the kinds of decisions that will need to be made at each stage. When you have such a plan sketched out, create a report using the program’s reporting facility and save it to a file.
  • Finally, prepare a brief (2-3 page) report summarizing your activities regarding the previous three steps — software selection, D2L review, and plan design. Attach your plan report either as a component of the document (not counted against the page requirement). Be as personal and reflective as you can; remember, your aim is to describe what you learned from this process and how it might affect your behavior and your career.

SLP Grading and Expectations:

Your paper will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Complete the SLP assignment. Length of 2-3 pages (since a page is about 300 words, this is approximately 600-900 words)
  • Conducted evaluation and analysis as required
  • Precision: the questions asked are answered.
  • Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic.
  • Breadth and Depth: The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the questions of the assignment and the learning objectives of the module.
  • Critical thinking: Incorporate YOUR reactions, examples, and applications of the material to business that illustrate your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts.
  • Your paper is well written and the references are properly cited and listed

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