The “Gantt chart” question in week 3 has caused students some problems. The textbook only briefly mentions Gantt charts. It doesn’t step by step tell the students how to do it. There is no structure. My assumption was that simple project management and using Project isn’t that difficult a task for Masters level students. I […]
Two additional problems Support for SSL – a student tried to register a URL with https: and the system said couldn’t retireve the URL. Need to add support for SSL or improve the error message. A student registered the RSS feed URL and was accepted. Need to ensure they give the HTML version
Thought it would be a grand idea to get the students, in week 3, to prepare a Gantt chart planning out their study for the term. They get to apply some content knowledge and think actively about planning their study. Of course, the problem is that many of these students are new to technology. Satish […]
The Information Systems discipline has had lots of talk about design science research (aka many other related terms). Much of it appears to be promoted by (described in the worst possible light) as refugees from engineering and computer science wanting to do what they used to do. Personally, I have some issues around what is […]
It’s now the end of week 2 of CQU’s Term 2 for 2006. This is the first attempt at a log entry for the first test of the BAM project in the CQU course COIS20025, Systems Development Overview Key events this week Initial BAM Management interface up and going Concerns from staff about the workload […]
Peter Drucker from “The Effective Executive” “Most discussions of the knowledge worker’s task start with the advice to plan one’s work. This sounds eminently plausible. The only thing wrong with it is that it rarely works. The plans always remain on paper, always remain good intentions. They seldom turn into achievement.” “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” “‘Planning’ […]
The essence of strategy is the close view of distant things and the distant view of close things — Sun Tzu My interest in emergent/agile approaches means I’m not a fan of strategy and/or strategic appraoches currently used in most business. I think there is possibilities to use this quote to bring out my disquiet […]
The obligatory first experience with any system by a programmer requires it to be to say “Hello World!”. So here goes.