Section 3: Business Integration and Evaluation
Successful businesses are those that manage with an integrated strategy, conduct regular self-assessments using both qualitative and quantitative techniques, provide solid leadership, and incorporate state-of-the-art information management systems. The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the essential business management functions. The activities require you to analyze several essential business integration and evaluation functions using a practical case-based scenario.
Please refer to the Activity Resources section of each activity for the required readings and external sources.
Assignment 6 Information Systems
The owners of XYZ Construction Inc. realize that they need to modernize their technology and information management systems within the company in order to make the organization more attractive for its IPO. Additionally, the owners see a value in using quantitative techniques to measure customer satisfaction, service quality, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) workforce compliance, and new market evaluation.
Specifically, the company owners want you to describe and analyze the steps needed to plan, implement, evaluate, and control new technology that will enable them transform from a privately-held regional company to a publicly-owned international company.
Review Chapter 14 in the SKS 7000—Executive Concepts in Business Strategy textbook.
Bélanger, F., & Crossler, R. E. (2011).
Buhl, H. U., Müller, G., Fridgen, G., & Röglinger, M. (2012).
Petter, S., DeLone, W., & McLean, E. R. (2012).
Spotlight on Skills: Developing a Power Point Presentation
In this activity you will prepare a Power Point Presentation. For help in using this tool, review this PowerPoint Tutorial.
Main Task: Description of an Information System
Your requirement is to develop a PowerPoint presentation to describe and analyze the aforementioned topics identified by the owners of XYZ Construction, Inc. Within the presentation, you must describe and analyze the following information management and quantitative techniques/statistics relative to this horizontal construction company:
1. Planning for Technology
2. Implementing a Technology System or Change
3. Technology Evaluation and Control
The first slide in the presentation should be the coversheet. The final slide(s) should be the list of references you used for the assignment in APA format.
In addition to the textbook material for this course (properly cited within the paper), you must also use at least five (5) peer reviewed journal articles. Websites and other non-peer-reviewed references may be used (and properly cited in APA format), but these supplemental references are not counted toward the requirement of at least five peer-reviewed journal references.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.
Length: 10-12 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide
Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information. Upload the completed assignment in the Activities area of the course.
Learning Outcomes: 8, 9
Analyze research quantitative techniques, business statistics, and data evaluation techniques.
Analyze information systems from a business application perspective, including the evaluation and selection of curre