Your team is responsible for planning, engineering and management of aÂ DSC (Digital Service Center). You should view the DSC as an enterprise that should be architected with integrated services. Your team should go beyond Project1 and develop an overall integrated architecture Â Â that ties together individual services within a DSC and then between DSCs, i.e., the focus is heavily on collaboration and coordination betweenÂ services and DSCs. This is a continuation of Project1.
Each team member is responsible for one âhigh impactâ service in the team. Your first task is to design an Enterprise Portal that will deliver these services of your team in a cohesive manner. For example, your team may develop a healthcare portal, an agriculture portal, a tourism portal, a service center portal, a village portal, an enterprise portal, etc). Then the team members provide added value by improving collaboration (info exchange) between these services in your portal. .
Figure 1: Conceptual View of Vertical and Horizontal Sectors in a Center, City, Island or Company Â (small circles indicate services within a sector)
Your team has no additional money (so what is new!) and needs to build a simple prototype of this system by using email as the basic transport mechanism and assuming human processing (by each team player) in different stages of the workflow — each team member player acts as an automated service â do role playing). You have to show how you will exchange info between services (team members) by using XML. Figure 1 illustrates the overall concept, assuming that each team is concentrating on one sector (of course, multiple teams may concentrate on one sector).
Deliverable A (45 Points)
A report (5 to 10 annotated viewgraphs) that shows results from the following tasks: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- Design of an Enterprise Portal (20 Points): Develop a design of an Enterprise Portal that will deliver the services your team is providing (e.g., a healthcare portal, an agriculture portal, a tourism portal, etc). The design can be represented by the home page of the portal. Specifically, explore Web Services available on the cloud to populate your portal (web site). You need to do internet searches and find appropriate Web Services that may be useful to your portal. You may select Amazon Web Services, Facebook Web Services, Web Services from IBM, or any other providers such as Freebase.com.Â Â The purpose is for you to learn practical applications of Web Services. Instead of Web Services, you may choose to populate the Center with appropriate mobile apps by searching the app Stores from Android, Apple, etc.
Deliverable: 3-5 slides that show the Portal Design (one slide) and then one slide per service (team member) listing the Web Services or the Mobile Apps that could be of value with links for additional information
- Simple Information Exchanges (25 points): Information is exchanged between the services that you have developedÂ with other services from the same team. First develop a conceptual diagram that shows how the services are interrelatedÂ and how this information can be exchanged between these services by using an appropriate technology (e.g., email). The information exchanged may be in XML or Json documents. You just need to show the format of Â XML documents exchanged between the services. Is there a need for developing a DTD for this. Please explain.
Deliverable:Â Please show a high level gamified view of the services and documents exchanged with short explanation (2-3 slides with annotations).Â You may want to show information exchanged (arrows) as âhot linksâ so that when users click on an arrow, they see the XML documents. You should first represent theÂ scenario by using PPT gamification but then also explain how a workflow system and Web Services (e.g., WSDL, UDDI, etc) could be used.
Deliverable B: Self Assessment (25 Points)
Self Assessment of your results by usingÂ a computer aided planning and gamification tool to do Part A, comparingÂ the results and identifying future areas of research and investigation.Â More information is presented in APPENDIX B.
Deliverable C: Reference Materials and Annotations Used (10 Points):
There must be one slide deck per team uploaded to Dropbox. The slide deck must have a title page that clearly specifies the team members. After the title page, a âTeam ContributionâÂ slide must be includedÂ that shows what each member has done in the project (one line) and a percentage of contribution by each team member (total must add to 100%). For example, in a team of 4, the total contribution will ideally be 25% for each member. This Contribution will impact your grade. Any disagreements about contribtion must be resolved by the team members through voting.
Important:Â If your team spans sections, pls specify section number for each team member.
The slide deck must be properly annotated (by using PowerpointÂ Notes) that explain the diagrams and also the key ideas presented (5 points).
In addition, a References slide must be included to list the materials that were used to develop this solution. This must include the following:
- Specific names of case studies from the text that were helpful in this assignment
IMPORTANT:Â Hints and Suggestions
This Project heavily relies on the materials covered in Module 2. Please review the Module 2 Reading Materials (slides with vice annotations and text chapters) carefullyÂ before attempting this Project.
APPENDIX A: Enterprise Business Pattern for a General Enterprise
Figure 2 shows the main business processes (BPs) of a general enterprise. This pattern is a common sketch that can be customized for any enterprise anywhere in the world.
Figure 1: Enterprise Business Pattern for a Government Agency
Discovering and Invoking a Service (ERT Posted on the Discussion Forum)
This is the ERT Dispatch Center that shows the 2 service requests. You have to show your answer to the following two service requests in your gamified slides with appropriate sequencing (i.e., what happens first, etc).
- Service Discovery Request: Please tell us Who you are, what is the service you are providing (e.g., name & email address of the serviceÂ provider, name of the service and any attributes such as cost of providing the service, the average response time). You should add at least 2 more optional elements to this DTD (your choice). YourÂ response should be an XML doc that conforms to the following DTD:
<!ELEMENT Business (Bus-Name, Bus-Address?, Email, Service-Name, Service-Cost, Service-Description?)>
<!ATTLIST Business id CDATA #REQUIRED>
<!ELEMENT Bus-Name (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT Bus-Address (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT Email (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT Service-Name (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT Service-Cost (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT Service-Description (#PCDATA)>
- Service Invocation Request: Please also tell us how can your service be invoked electronically. This should be roughly in the WSDL format given below:
APPENDIX B: Self Assessment by using a Computer Aided Planning Tool
Deliverable: Fill out Self Assessment Report in Attachment A
You will be given access toÂ SPACE (www.space4ict.com) â a Computer Aided Consulting environment that could possibly do Project2. Your main job is to develop the Project2 plans by using SPACE and then do the Self Assessment Template given below. Â Â Please use Exhibit 1 to get started. This exercise should not take more than 5-6 hours.
Exhibit 1: Getting Started with SPACE â The Warmup
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Go to SPACE website (www.space4ict.com) and go directly to the Planner section (button on the top bar).
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â First visit the Learning Corner. It has several stages that expose you to different features of the Planner. You should be able to go easily upto stage 3.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Stage 0 is just for the casual users to get you familiar with the system. No ID-PW is needed. Use the Planner as a Guest User and run through it quickly without making any changes. It is very intuitive and you should be able to go through it very quickly. You can use â?â for help in any page.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Proceed to Stage1 and review the documents in Stage1. Especially, the Conceptual Overview Document is very important. It explains the basic capabilities of the Planner and you will not be able to use the Planner Tool effectively without reading through Planner Overview document. Please get a Permanent ID for the Planner. Your ISEM540 Course Pack automatically includes access to this tool for 4 months.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Logon to the Planner by using your ID for stage1. You should be able to see your services in the P1 Phase (they may be not in the sector you chose but something related), select your service and develop an ICT plan by using the Planner. You should skip the Project Management Phase in the first round. It is very detailed.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â After running through the session, you will see a BIC (Business Intelligence Center) that has all the results that are generated during your session. Browse through BIC â it will be quite educational.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â You do not need to go beyond stage 2 for this project.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Please keep in mind that SPACE is work in progress â I am exposing this tool to you because I think you will learn a lot through self assessment.
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