Learning Objective: Synthesize the process of taking a technology idea to fruition.
View the video, ICT Project Management, from Films on Demand. After viewing the 20-minute video and completing the reading assignment, critically think about the process of taking a technology idea to fruition. That is, how do we turn our idea into something we can actually use.
Write you synthesis following the stages described in the video - conception and planning to building, testing, implementing, and evaluating the finished product, looking at the personnel, tools, and methodologies used along the way.
Don't forget about the tools used in project management (e.g., Gantt charts, collaborative software, systems analysis and planning tools, and formal documentation).
Also, address the value of teamwork and conflict resolution within the team.
If you have trouble accessing the video, contact your professor or the Help Desk.
Citation Style: APA
Length: 1–2 pages (plus a cover sheet)
Critical Thinking - 11
Interviewing for an IT Position
Learning Objective: Identify the skills, requirements, and certifications for information security positions.
Watch the video, Strategies for the Interviewee, from BU's Films on Demand. This video is designed to help the viewers determine what types of jobs or careers they are most qualified for and what to expect during any type of interview, which includes online interviews.
Using the information you learned from the reading assignment and viewing the video, write an interview strategy for a person preparing for an interview. The person has applied for a job as an "Information Security Analyst" at Union Pacific Railroad and has an interview next week.