Kristal- The hardest part of the project for me was trying to find the time to meet with my group members because we all have very tough schedules. Although we are all very busy, we worked around our schedules and were very successful with this project idea. The best thing that I have learned from this would just be the different kinds of information systems that can be used in a variety of ways. I never really thought about all of the options there are for making companies better, but now that we have done this project I have noticed a lot of things that could be made better in stores by adding a new information system. This project really helped with learning about course topics because you had to know what all of the information systems were before you could successfully work on the project. By needing to know what all of these were required you to read the book and be attentive in class.
Chrissy- The hardest part of the project for me was making time to actually work on the project. We are all very busy and it was very difficult to find a time when all of us can meet. Another very difficult part of the project was figuring out such things as costs, benefits, and risks. The most valuable thing that I have learned from this project was that just because an idea seems good to one person, does not mean that the idea should be implemented or that the idea will be beneficial. This project helped learn about course topics because a lot of the new topics we learned about may be useful to implement the system. For example, a database may be used to implement information regarding customer’s wants and needs based from information that the customer entered into the system through the kiosk. Overall, the project was very beneficial in many ways and was a very rewarding experience.
Steve- The hardest part of this project was not the actual research involved or the writing of the papers, but it was trying to find the time to meet as a group to work on the project. We were not too keen on the virtual group meetings or mass e-mails or discussion boards or anything like that. We all agreed on meeting face to face. I think the best thing I learned was you do not have to be a professional or even an expert on the topic of information systems to come up with a usable idea. We were able to come up with an idea that can be proposed to the actual company of PUMA and we are still in the beginning stages of learning about IT. I believe this was one of the most valuable things learned. This project also helped me learn about course topics through all of the research that went in to it. Even the things like EXCEL and ACCESS were helpful in simply putting together tables for the costs and benefits. We also even attempted all of the online meeting tools that we discussed in class. It was a valuable project and one that helped me understand that you do not have to be an expert in IT to change my own life or a companies.