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I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.The Containerized Cargo Management System is depicted in the videos Conduct a conceptual analysis of this system using the Zachman Framework to capture your thoughts. You should focus on filling in the top two rows of the Framework (e.g., Scope, Enterprise Model), although additional entries lower-down the Framework may be used if needed to represent your thinking.It will not be possible to completely fill in both rows based on what you are given in the videos, or what you might know just from real-world exposure to this kind of system. That’s okay? Make the attempt. When you don’t know enough, try to fill in the questions you would need to research to complete your analysis. In this way, the Framework becomes a tool for documenting what we know as well as what we don’t know about a system. The point is to recognize that proceeding with the engineering of an IS or MIS system solution is very risky if there are elements of the upper Zachman Framework still unknown. Filling in those gaps helps ensure that the correct system scope is being pursued as we continue down the model.Submit your analysis as a Microsoft Word document (or PDF), using a 7-column table (using a landscape orientation with minimal page margins to maximize the space available). The required cells should be filled in appropriately, but not excessively. If more text is needed than can reasonable be displayed in a cell, create a small section in the document after the table indicating which cell you are talking about with a sub-heading.Questions about this assignment should be posted in the Unit 2 – Objectives, Tips, & Questions discussion thread.Use this discussion thread to ask questions about, or comment upon, any content in this Unit.Learning objectives in this unit include:Recognize how the management value system has evolved toward strategic issues
Evaluate ways in which MIS management lags behind strategic management maturity
Consider ways in which IT technologies create opportunities, often one’s we aren’t prepared for
Evaluate Mintzberg’s differentiation of strategic planning from strategic thinking
Promote operational effectiveness through industrial engineering contributions
Align MIS strategy thinking with variations in business strategic direction
Understand MIS issues using broad macro-economic and societal dimensions
Identify ways in which IT and MIS enable competitive advantage
Adapt various planning matrices to our facilitation of business and MIS planning
Identify MIS strategy implementation as a key competency for industrial engineers
Key tool this in this unit:Zachman Framework – Be able to use the Zachman rows and columns to evaluate and understand any systems analysis initiative. In applying the framework, our analysis should be top-down, trying to fill in cells with available information. The different modeling techniques will vary based on the type of project, and there might be cells that are not applicable to a particular initiative. In general, though, a systems effort should be able to use every cell of the framework to define high-level and low-level requirements and design characteristics. In particular, an industrial engineer will heavily emphasize the right-most columns (especially the last Motivation column when dealing with strategy in this unit), while the software engineer might tend to emphasize the lower-left cells that seem to emphasize the technologies.
Key success factors this week:Please remember that this class is about systems and not software. When materials in this class seem to drill deeply into software areas, don’t allow yourself to get pulled into those details too deeply. The Zachman-related readings in this week are a good example. We want to understand and use the model, but we don’t need to master the different models and thought processes of every cell at every level of the framework. Read enough to get a sense of what’s happening at those lower technical levels, but stay focused on the systems-level issues and areas of concern in the upper rows.