ERIC Number: ED422930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Using Theory of Constraints To Teach Introduction to MIS.
This paper presents a procedure for teaching Management Information Science (MIS) courses called the "Current Reality Tree" (a tool of the Theory of Constraints used to determine the major problem of a system) and proposes a methodology to use it to aid in instruction. The first part of the model (business problems) suggests initiating a session by clearly defining a specific problem of a business. The second part of the model is the solution offered by information technology; in this part, a specific MIS solution to the problem is explored, analyzed, and validated. Finally, new opportunities arising from the implementation of the MIS solution can be explored. An example applied to the problem of meetings is presented. Preliminary results of testing the approach are also given. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management Annual Conference (12th, Atlanta, GA, December 12-14, 1997); see IR 057 067.