For 2.5.18

  • Everyday Research (Craft 7)
  • Getting Things Done
  • Fundamentals of CRM
  • Team Work
  • Head First Data Analysis

Everyday Research

Learn how to hear and use research thinking in your daily life

  • Analyze the everyday research conversation in Craft 7, Argument
  • Briefly transcribe a conversation where you hear people making claims, arguments, organizing evidence, and referring to sources, and especially competing points of view

Your Workflow: Getting Things Done (GTD)

The point is not to announce victory right away, but to learn something, and the best evidence of learning is when you change what you do, find benefit in this change, reproduce it, reflect on it, and build it into your life: rather than simply making a claim (“oh, I have such a better understanding”), offer evidence (screenshots), argument (explain the problem, possible counter-measures, what you did differently), acknowledgement (review your sources)

  • Dig deeper into the theory of Getting Things Done and my Productivity page so you understand a bit more of the GTD logic
  • Do something differently, document, and reflect on what you’ve done and what you might do next
  • Possible technologies, as last week, might include Trello, calendars, to do lists, notebooks, snapshots, diagrams, synchronized phone/laptop notes routines, folder/files organization …
  • (Share Harvard article on note-taking)

Business Fundamentals: CRM

Our problem is how to develop lifelong team learning skills in ERP system design and implementation: how to learn how to learn BizApps

  • In your teams, survey resources in CRM, develop a collective reading strategy, compare your results, and plan for next steps; in your portfolios, write up your part and an overview of the others
  • Include study of the Odoo Processes Tour (IT), but also discussion from relevant professional literatures (especially KPMG, PWC, EY, Deloitte, HBR, Wharton)
  • Install Mendeley, create an annotated bibliography, expand on your Mendeley entry in your portfolio, including screenshots, discussion, and reflection on your learning
  • Tell your story of discovery

Telling your story of discovery

The big question is, how your truly excellent strong wonderful personal interests might flower in modern corporate life as found first in top-level business management literatures on the topic of CRM

  • Don’t worry about finding THE ANSWER, the point here is to develop personal research skills, methods, and activity and simply write up your first week’s work in a way that you will want to share and which others will enjoy reading: your audience is first your classroom team
  • In pairs and in your team, identify your interests in biz and IT (“BizApps”), find interesting articles, survey topics and keywords, and prepare your first blog post called “finding my way:” a chronicle or travel literature, a starting off on an adventure, like Goethe or Chatwin(Santaolalla, Salles/Arena) and demonstrating search, outlining, and the development, eventually, of your BizApps interests
  • Search, learn about Google Search and apply it to your (and your team) interests and eventually in the direction of “biz” and “apps”: Outline your first search term, results, and your evaluation of what to do next, that got you to the article you will outline
  • Web Search Note-Taking, Illustrates how one student selected her topic from many by surveying a Deloitte survey of current trends and outlining her survey and selection: with one article that you find, map the sub-sections, the sub-heads (Heading 3) like this, and discuss your evaluation: what you find of interest (and what not)
  • Draft a story of your learning, which you will amend and edit before publishing,

Head First Data Analysis

Yet another analytical framework to expand your BizApps toolkit

  • Skim Chapter 1 of Head First Data Analysis for its overall shape
  • Scan to identify TWO of the major concepts and illustrate/explain them
  • Read Intensively what you need to read in order to answer the questions on pages 7 and 11


Share on Dropbox by 12 noon Tuesday so you can review your team’s work by class Wednesday; briefly observe what progress you see in others