Director of Operations/Supply Chain Management Programs
The University of Texas at Dallas
School of management
800 West Campbell Rd, SM30
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Managing IT/IS outsourcing relationships, operations management, project management.
OPRE 6362 Project Management
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. A project is a finite endeavor (having specific start and completion dates) undertaken to create a unique product or service which brings about beneficial change or added value. Project Management discipline includes critical path methods for planning and controlling projects including time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, and stochastic considerations. Managerial considerations include project costing, organizational design and conflict resolution.
MAS 6V10 Mgmt Info System (Global IT Outsourcing). The course will examine the concept of IT outsourcing and how it differs from traditional contracting. It will explore how to configure and operationalize an outsourcing arrangement, followed by a series of discussions of issues related to the development of sourcing strategy, contract, governance structure, and management of outsourcing relationships. Pros and cons of managerial choices made throughout the outsourcing lifecycle will be discussed as well.
MIS 6204 IT and MIS Foundation. The rapid pace of change in Information Technology (IT) has made it critical for managers to possess a conceptual understanding of IT and how IT creates value at the individual as well as the firm level. The course will begin with a study of challenges related to labor arbitrage, global IT outsourcing arrangement, and implementation of enterprise wide applications. Next, operational issues and challenges of running sophisticated IT operations will be discussed. The course also moves to a higher level of analysis, consider strategic implications of IT, and explore the use of IT to enable rapid organizational growth.
BA 3351 Introduction to Management Information Systems.This course is designed to provide the students with a understanding of key business processes in organizations. The course also provides students with an understanding of how information systems support the execution and management of these processes and help students learn how to structure and manipulate data that might typically be found in an information system using the database management system, MS Access, and spreadsheet software, MS Excel.
BA 3352 Operations Management. Operations management involves the integration of numerous activities & processes to produce products and services in a highly competitive global environment. World-class performance in operations, i.e., in product design, manufacturing, engineering, and distribution, is essential for competitive success and long term survival. This course considers operations from a managerial perspective. Here we consider key performance measures of operations as well as important concepts for improving the performance of operations along these dimensions.
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2005). The Quality-of-Relationship Construct in IT Outsourcing. Proceedings of at the 9th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Bangkok, Thailand.
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2004). Impact of Configuration on IT Outsourcing Relationships.Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2004, New York, USA.
Alborz, S., Seddon, P. B., & Scheepers, R. (2003). A Model for Studying IT Outsourcing Relationships. Proceedings of at the 7th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Adelaide, Australia.