Presentation on theme: "Bentley College AIS Term Project Joe Gelinas. AIS Course Objectives zExplain how information systemsparticularly accounting information systemscan assist."— Presentation transcript:
Bentley College AIS Term Project Joe Gelinas
AIS Course Objectives zExplain how information systemsparticularly accounting information systemscan assist in attaining organizational objectives. zDescribe operational and information functions of several major business processes and their financial components (e.g., accounts receivable, accounts payable). zBe able to document business processes. zWork as a team, research technical topics, and deliver oral and written communications.
Business Process Focus zIts all about business processes zIncludes management, operations, and information system zEnterprise Risk Management – objectives, risks, risk responses (including controls) zProcess flow, process activities, control objectives, key controls
Project Learning Objectives zExamine an actual business process. zDocument the process using a narrative, table of entities and activities, context diagram and systems flowchart. zAnalyze measures that are in place to control the process and its data. zRecommend changes to the process, such as additional controls, to improve operational and information process effectiveness.
Introduction, qualities of info, decision making (Chapter 1) AIS Text Enterprise systems, E-Commerce (Chapters 2 and 3) AIS Project Documenting BPs (Chapter 4) Controls (Chapters 7-9) Scope and questions (Part 1) BP description and documentation (Part 2) Controls analysis, recommendations (Part 3) Report and executive summary (Part 4) Auditing Alchemy, Inc. AIS Roadmap – Text, Class and Project BP = Business process AIS course and other background Conducting interviews Executive summaries How to make a presentation SAP BPs (Chapters 10-14)
Project Part 1: Proposal zScope and purpose of project yClient yProcess to be analyzed zInterview questions zWork Plan zClient Agreement Form
Project Part 2: Process Documentation zCompany description yMission and objectives yCompetitive challenges zBusiness process overview yProcess contribution to organizational objectives yPhysical environment, hardware, software zProcess narrative, table of entities and activities, context diagram, systems flowchart
Project Part 3: Class Presentation zDescribe organization and process zDescribe and analyze controls zClient recommendations
Project part 4: Final Deliverable zExecutive summary zRevised documentation zControl matrix zControls analysis zManagerial recommendations zClient response
Materials zTeaching Note (week-by-week description) zProject requirements (student handout) zFour PPTs (three workshops and roadmap) zTeam sign up, client agreement, student evaluation of class presentations, partner evaluation, two control matrix templates zInterview handout, sample executive summaries zGrading forms (all four parts)
Conclusions zProject has been successful for 25 years zThe project IS the course (see roadmap) zParts can be used: yProcess documentation yControls assessment zCommunications intensive course zTeams are essential