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MSIT 443: Capstone Course- Enterprise IT Application and Integration

Quarter Offered

Spring : Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm ; Alan Graves and members of the MSIT Industry Advisory Board

Description

This course introduces students to Enterprise Applications Integration, a key topic on the CIO Agenda. The emphasis in the course is the management of large integrated systems efforts. The course uses an Open Systems architecture framework to define the major components of such an effort. The management focus is seen in an emphasis on planning and managing such efforts, on identifying risks and issues that arise in such work, and communicating the concerns and actions clearly. Topics include defining data and application architectures based on business architecture, working with standard technical architectures, and the role of program and project management. This course provides several frameworks to facilitate the technical and management skills to meet demands of such integration efforts. An integrated case, based on the instructor's experience, is used throughout the course to provide the students with practice in the content of the course. Outside speakers are brought in to give additional perspectives of the role of the CIO, risks in managing large programs and the impact of new developments such as cloud computing.

Faculty Profile

Alan Graves