Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Professional Issues Student's Submission as of 4 December 2007


Dear Students,
These are the names of students who have submitted:


Internet Censorship Homework

  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Nithianandan R.
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah bt Amat
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Ismail Riza
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Abdulfatah Abdillahi Jama
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Emylia Nordin
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Nazeriah Halim
  • Mohd. Abdullah
  • Husni Ali
Tutorial 1
  • Nithianandan R.
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah bt Amat
  • Noreezlina Md Akim
  • Ameey Dianna Amran
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Hamad Saad Al Hashmi
  • Ismail Riza
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Husni Ali
Tutorial 2
  • Nithianandan R.
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah bt Amat
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Hamad Saad Al Hashmi
  • Abdul Fatah Jamah
  • Ismail Riza
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Emylia Noordin
  • Ismail Riza
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Nazeriah Halim
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Husni Ali

Resume Homework

  • Nithianandan R.
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah binti Amat
  • Abdul Fatah Jamah
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Emylia Noordin
  • Ismail Riza
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Hamad Saad Al Hashmi
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Nazeriah Halim
  • Noreezalina Md Akim

Writing a Cover letter

  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah binti Amat
  • Nithiananda R.
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Hamad Al Hashmi
  • Abdullah Bakar
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Husni Ali


Tutorial 3

  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah binti Amat
  • Nithiananda R.
  • Hamad Saad Al Hashmi
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Abdullah Bakar
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Husni Ali
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Ismail Reza


Tutorial 4

  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Abdul Fatah Abdillah Jama
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah
  • Hamad Samad Al Hashmi
  • Mohamad Abdullah
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Nithiananda
  • Ismail Riza
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Arneey Dianna Amran


Interview Picture

  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah
  • Nurul Shahida
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Arneey
  • Emylia Nordin
  • Muhammad Abdullah
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Nithianandan
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Ismail Riza
  • Nurul Kasmidah
  • Abdul Fatah Jama
  • Nazeriah Halim


Tutorial 5
  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Abdul Fatah Jama
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Ahmad Khaled
  • Ismail Riza
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Arneey Dianna Amran
  • Abdul Aziz Qawas
  • Nithianandan
  • Md Badwailan


Tutorial 6

  • Noreezalina Md Akim
  • Umu Saadah Farhanah
  • Abdullah Bakkar
  • Fatimah Rosli
  • Nithianandan

Tutorial 7





Tutorial 8

  • Noreezalina Md Akim

Keep up the Good Work!



Zainudin

Monday, September 24, 2007

AISD Tutorial Submission as 21st., November 2007


Dear Students,
These are the names of students who have submitted their tutorials.

Tutorial 1

  • Haitham Alsalahi
  • Aqueela Ismail
  • Praveen Bhaskaran
  • Arvinder Dhaliwal
  • Thum Weng Onn
  • Taylor Oluwaseyi
  • Olabisi Odunayo
  • Ahmed Khaled Basoodan
  • Shazly Mohamad
  • Chandra Sunthari
  • Abirami Vimal
  • Adi Muzamil
  • Yaser Saleh AlQuait
  • Asmawati Karnawi
  • Gangga Shanmuga
  • Maged Abuabdalla Rageb
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Zulfareena Abdul Ghafar
  • Suriati Munir
  • Hazlinda Abdul Aziz
  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia

Tutorial 2
  • Haitham Alsalahi
  • Taylor Oluwaseyi
  • Olabisi Odunayo
  • Praveen Bhaskaran
  • Aqueela Ismail
  • Ahmed Khaled Basoodan
  • Shazly Mohamad
  • Chandra Sunthari
  • Abirami Vimal
  • Adi Muzamil
  • Yaser Saleh AlQuait
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Asmawati karnawi
  • Gangga Shanmuga
  • Maged Abuabdalla Rageb
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Zulfareena Abd Ghafar
  • Suriati Munir
  • Arvinder Dhaliwal
  • Hazlinda Abdul Aziz
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia


Tutorial 3

  • Taylor Oluwaseyi
  • Olabisi Odunayo
  • Praveen Bhaskaran
  • Haitham Alsalahi
  • Ahmed Khaled Basoodan
  • Kamalesh Daasari
  • Aqueela Ismail
  • Shazly Mohamad
  • Chandra Sunthari
  • Abirami Vimal
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Gangga Shanmuga
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Suriati Munir
  • Arvinder Dhaliwal
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia
  • Zulfarena Abdul Ghafur
  • Asmawati
  • Hazlinda


Tutorial 4

  • Haitham Alsalahi
  • Ahmed Khaled Basoodan
  • Shazly Mohamad
  • Kamalesh Daasari
  • Abirami Vimal
  • Chandra Sunthari
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Praveen Bhaskaran
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Aqueela Ismail
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Zulfarena Abdul Ghafur
  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia
  • Asmawati
  • Suriati Munir
  • Hazlinda


Tutorial 5

  • Kamalesh Daasari
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Gangga Shanmuga
  • Abdul Aziz Badiab
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia
  • Praveen


Tutorial 6

  • Hakamat Abdul Shafia
  • Cindy Sylvia
  • Praveen

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Project Management BTECH 2007 - Case Study 4 Manchester Airport Web Strategy


Dear Student,
Here is the last of the 4 part series of Case Study for Project Management BTech 2007.
The case study is entitled the Manchester Airport Web Strategy.

Prepare.

Zainudin

Project Manamgement

BTECH 2007

Case Study 4

Manchester Airport’s Web Strategy

Manchester Airport hosts about 18 million passengers per year, making it one of the UK’s busiest airports. The customers include a relatively high percentage of business travellers along with recreational travellers on scheduled and charter airlines.

The airport had a Web site but not a clearly defined Web strategy. The company saw the potential of the Internet to implement a simple to use document publishing system; the development of a major customer-focused Web presence; and to integrate partners’ systems to provide services to customers.

In essence the Airport wanted to develop online services that would generate income and ultimately increase profitability. In addition, it was thought that the Web site should offer local residents information in relation to the ways in which the airport might affect them as one way to maintain and improve community relations.

Manchester Airport has adopted a ‘Smartsource’ methodology for acquiring partner organisations to provide skills that the airport does not possess internally. The airport was aware it did not have internal expertise in web development so it would need to seek an outside partner to design, develop and maintain its web presence.

As the Airport has complex relationships with the companies that operate within its boundaries it was clear that the business objectives of the airport would need to be handled sensitively in order to maintain the high level of rapport enjoyed between all parties.

The Airport considered the Web site to be fundamentally important and so decided it should host the system. The Web site had to integrate with existing systems such as CRM database and messaging systems along with the platforms used by partners and suppliers. The preferred approach was to have a fully integrated system under the Manchester Airport brand.

An underlying principle was to make use of existing technology as much as possible. Also the solution had to fit wherever possible with existing skills sets in the organisation. The Airport decided to pick the technical infrastructure requirements leaving the supplier to design and build the solution.

The Airport required a solution developer with the technical expertise to design and develop a fully functional web site that was integrated with backend systems, that was qualified to act as a one-stop-shop partner who would assume full responsibility for the design, building and installation of the Web site, was able to provide 24/7/52 operational support, that could understand the Airport’s business and was able to communicate and work with all Airport staff.

The company chosen, from a shortlist of four, was based about 10 kilometres from the airport, met all of the Airport’s selection criteria and was very comfortable working closely with non-technical staff.

The first stage of the Web site provided up-to-the-minute details of arrivals and departures similar to those shown in the passenger lounges at the airport. This alleviated the number of calls enquiring about the timing of flights. The Web site provided the facility to book scheduled flights and hotel accommodation. Rather than develop a new system it was decided to integrate with the already-available Telme.com online travel booking service. This integration was designed in a seamless way.

In order to use many of the services supplied on the site, users must register on-line. This data is then utilised whenever a service is requested. If the customer wishes to book a flight via Telme.com then the airport’s own CRM (customer relationship management) system feeds information into the Telme system, receives data back and then passes it to the user as appropriate. A significant amount of effort was expended to ensure that the functioning of the Web site met the real world requirements of users by involving them in the testing process.

The second phase of the operation was targeted to exploit the new Web presence and the on-line Manchester Airport brand. The second-phase offerings included the ability for customers to:

· preorder duty-free products on-line

· reserve airport car parking spaces

· book charter flights and package holidays

· preorder foreign currency.

The Web site receives up to 500,000 hits per day. The benefits of the e-business systems are many. Passengers are feeling more comfortable with the Airport as a result of the Web site since they can understand the layout, parking, shopping and currency exchange facilities before they leave home. Local community residents can be informed of developments at the Airport which helps community relations. Through the on-line shopping and ordering systems, income and profits are increasing. Finally, there has been substantial increases in revenue to the airport from car parking. Prior to the new Web site an outside company had sole control of the parking and the airport only received 5% of revenue. Via on-line booking, 90% of the revenue now comes to the Airport.

Overall, the main lessons learned from their experiences are: exploit the experience of employees; work closely with the real end users and work with suppliers in a partnership fashion.

From an e-business perspective the system is successful because it provides what the users want in a convenient manner. Travellers require timely and accurate data and the new Web applications provided this.

Questions

Answer any 5 Questions. Attempt all if you are smart.

1. Identify the key business objectives related to the Airport’s e-business initiatives.

2. Who was involved in the Web Development team? Did this conform to good practice principles explained in this chapter?

3. Classify the main benefits of the new Web site?

4. Visit the Web site of Manchester Airport (http://www.manairport.co.uk/) and write a 250 word review of the site?

5. How do you see the site evolving in the future?



Project Management BTECH - Tutorial Submission as of 1November 2007



Dear Students,
These are the students who have submitted the Tutorials.

Tutorial 1

  • Nadzri bin Badri
  • Muhammad Amir Razique Bin Mohamed Zam Ariffin
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Siva Balan
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Azrul Nizam
  • Kogilavani
  • Sim Yong Li
  • Saran Nair
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara



Tutorial 2

  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Muhammad Amir Razique Bin Mohamed Zam Ariffin
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Azrul Nizam
  • Kogilavani
  • Saran Nair
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Siva Balan
  • Fadi Kabbara


Tutorial 3



  • Muhammad Amir Razique Bin Mohamed Zam Ariffin
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Muhaini Mahmhud
  • Azrul Nizam
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Kogilavani
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Saran Nair
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Siva Balan
  • Fadi Kabbara

Tutorial 4

  • Muhaini Mahmhud
  • Azrul Nizam
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Saran Nair
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Siva Balan
  • Fadi Kabbara


Tutorial 5

  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Saran Nair
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara


Tutorial 6

  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Mohd Amir Razique
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara

Tutorial 7

  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Jung Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara

Tutorial 8

  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara


Tutorial 9
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara


Tutorial 10
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara

Project Management BTECH - Case Study Submission as of 22 October 2007



Dear Students,
These are the Case Study submission that I have received.

Thank you.

Case study 1

  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Kogilavani
  • Sim Yong Li
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Jong Kim Lung
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Saran Nair
  • Kogilavani
  • Siva Balan
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara
  • Ali Hubais
Case Study 2

  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Nadzri Badri
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Saran Nair
  • Sim Yong Li
  • Kogilavani
  • Siva Balan
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara
  • Ali Hubais


Case Study 3

  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Sim Yong Li
  • Kogilavani
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Siva Balan
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Saran Nair
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara
  • Ali Hubais

Case Study 4

  • Wong Kah Hing
  • Sim Yong Li
  • Kogilavani
  • Ho Kian Chye
  • Muhaini Mahmud
  • Logaraj Ramachandran
  • Muhd Amir Razique
  • Siva Balan
  • Saran Nair
  • Xia Yi Ni
  • Fadi Kabbara
  • Ali Hubais

Project Management BTECH Lesson 10 and Tutorial 10


Dear Students,
You may download the final Lesson 10 and Tutorial 10 now.
Prepare.

Zainudin

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Project Management BTECH Lesson and Tutorial 9


Dear Students,
You may download Lesson 9 and Tutorial 9 now.
Prepare.

Please be reminded to bring Scientific Calculators to this coming Monday 10 Sept 2007 class.

Zainudin

Project Management BTECH 2007 - Case Study 3 Magic Box Media


Dear Students,This is the 3rd Case Study out of 4 that is scheduled.Thanks.
Prepare.

Zainudin

Project Management BTECH 2007

C a s e S t u d y 3

Magic Box Media

MagicBox is a Perth based Multimedia company. The founders Mike, Sue, Amy and Brian graduated with majors in Multimedia and E-Commerce and frustrated with the local jobs market, decided to start their own company in addition themselves, in their first two years of operation they employed three other people for secretarial and technical support, since then the business has grown to employ twenty-two people, seventeen of whom are actively engaged in multimedia development. The nature of their business is simple, they create web pages and interactive websites for West Australian businesses and they are currently thinking of expending into interstate and overseas markets. Business is good.

Currently every developer has a high end PC for development work. The founders also have high end laptops which they use when travelling or presenting to existing and potential clients. There are two other laptops available by other staff according to need. Portable data projectors are used for presentations and company meetings.

MagicBox makes extensive of Internet resources and due to its location is forced to use 3 ISDN lines. Broadband is not available. Networking is handled via a switch and CAT5 cabling which was installed 2 years ago. The networking solution is Switched Ethernet There are two servers, one for development work and the other for email and web access. The desktop machines are 2 years old and due for replacement. Both servers have been replaced recently and have plenty of spare capacity. The laptops are less than a year old since they can be issued to company directors under favourable tax conditions.

Being located in the outer suburbs has kept rent and rates low but a recent analysis has shown that that it would be more cost effective to move closer to their main client market and try to get closer to the city centre. An entire floor of an office building in Victoria Park has become available. Currently there is no cabling or Internet access, the lease is short term but Mike does not see this as a problem “If things are ok we can negotiate an extension. If things are really good we will need somewhere larger, if things are bad then we move back to the sticks”.

Sue engaged a network consultant to design a network for the new premises. He recommends using a new high speed communications company called “Bright” which is a subsidiary of the local power company. Bright has been operating for a few years and has a reasonable client base but the company is in start up phase and currently operates in a few suburbs only. The rationale here is that Bright can provide 100Mbps speeds which is far faster than the telephone company can supply. The cost of the service is marginally higher. The contract with the existing Internet Service Provider will remain in place. Nobody has a problem agreeing with this. The consultant’s report then offers four basic options:

Option 1: Retain the existing servers and replace the client machines with ordinary, high end PCs. This option requires that the building be fully cabled and a new switch be installed.

Option 2: Replace the servers with higher specification machines, and replace the client machines with thin clients. This option also requires that the building be fully cabled and a new switch be installed.

Option 3: Retain the existing servers and replace the client machines with ordinary, high end PCs. Instead of using a hardwire solution, it is proposed to use IEEE802.11g to create a WiFi network.

Option 4: Replace the servers with higher specification machines, and replace the client machines with thin clients. Again it is proposed to use IEEE802.11g to create a WiFi network.

Here, everyone has an opinion. Mike is in favour of option 1 since it closely mirrors the current situation and he knows that it works reasonably well. Brian understands the cost benefits that thin clients can bring but is worried about the performance aspects. Can thin clients really deliver the performance needed? He is also worried about what happens if the network goes down, because then nothing will work, at least fat clients can be operated in “stand alone mode”.

Sue and Amy find the wireless options very attractive, to be able to move around the building and yet be able to communicate with the network is an advantage that they appreciate it. Sue has heard that wireless networks are easier and therefore cheaper to manage. Adding new machines and relocating equipment is also simpler.

There is no consensus of opinion, and nobody wishes to push it to a vote or make a decision. After all there is a stigma attached to making the wrong decision. In terms of cost there is not to choose between the four options. Thin clients are definitely cheaper to install and manage but there are concerns about performance and reliability. Wireless options are a little more expensive to set up but are cheaper to manage.

Mike looks round the table at his colleagues, “What we have here is paralysis by analysis … how do we move on from here?”

Case Study Questions:

1. What are the likely consequences of making a bad choice?

2. How should Magic Box proceed from this point? You will need to think politically and operationally.

3. What other information would you need to make a decision?

4. Which option would you recommend and why?

5. Would your recommendation be different if the lease were longer term?

6. Do you think that the consultant is right to recommend using Bright as a communication provider? What are the risks?

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