MIS 02500 Information Systems Lectures Discussion Questions

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After reading Chapter 1 Mini-case: Facing Termination? (Piccoli & Pigni, p. 2-3), create your initial post in response to the following questions:

  1. What mistakes did you make that lead to the current state of affairs? Identify at least three mistakes and explain each one in 2-3 sentences.
  2. Why do you think you made such mistakes? Explain in 3-4 sentences.
  3. Are you the only one to blame? Is there anyone else who contributed to this debacle? Identify at least two person(s) or entity/entities and explain each one in 3-4 sentences.

After reading Chapter 2 Case: Troubleshooting Information Systems at the Royal Hotel? (Wk1_Royal.pdf located in this week’s module), create your initial post in response to the following questions:

  • What are the possible main reasons for the system failure? Categorize the reasons into the four components of IS (technology, process, people and structure). Identify at least 2 reasons for each of the four components of an Information System. Explain each one in 1-2 sentences.