· Post your HW1 Report to the Discussion Forum on Date Specified. This is worth small percentage (less than 20%)
· Review the posted HW1 Reports and make substantive comments on about 2 Reports (e.g., briefly compare how these reports differ from yours). This will earn you some extra points. The purpose is to learn from your colleagues
· Appear in a Quiz that is based on HWK1. The quiz is worth almost 80% points. You will fail the Quiz if you have not done the HW1 .
Problem 0: General Readiness Checklist
Please check the following before proceeding (Exam1 will have several questions related to this prep — 15 points)
- ISEM docs reviewed (available on– www.ngecenter.org, ISEM Info)
- Plagiarism material reviewed
- Introduction to yourself posted
- Coursepack purchased and joined a team yet
- Your course plan prepared (based on ISEM Course Planning document available on MyHU). Please show your course plan below
- Capstone Student Guide (posted on www.ngecenter.org, see Figure1) Reviewed. Please create a Capstone Thread on the Capstone Forum and put a capstone topic plus a para (5-10 lines) on your topic, and say if it will be thesis or applied project.
Figure 1: The ISEM Documents are on the www.ngecenter.org site, section “ISEM Information”
Problem 1: A Simple Integration Problem
First review Chapter1 (Section 1.3) and Chapter2 (Section 2.2) and then consider a small business that sells clothes to a large retailer such as Macy. By using the Frank Furniture Store example in chapter 1, develop a sketch of integrated architecture for your company. Specifically, answer the following questions.
- What will be the enterprise architecture of your business. Just show a diagram.
- What will be the integration issues (list 3 to 4) that your company has to deal with
- What role will the basic web technologies (e.g., web browser, web server, web gateway, HTML, and HTTP) play in this case. Explain through a simple diagram.
- Show a simple example of a purchase order (as an XML document) sent from the buyer to the seller and the shipping statement, also in XML. The XML documents can be very simple (around 5 elements).
- By using the material in Chapter 2, select which enterprise architecture framework will you choose for this company and why (2-3 lines)
- Briefly discuss, 3-4 lines, how will you make your small business smart.
Suggestion: Please review Chapter1 and the Chapter2 slides before attempting this problem.
Problem 2: Web and XML Review
- By surfing the Web, find 10 different variants of XML (e.g., VoiceXML). For each, give a one-line description of where it is being used.
- Develop XML representation of who you are, what is your CPT assignment (one line), your academic background, what courses you have taken at HU so far, what five courses are you planning to take at HU, where are you living right now in USA, and your family (how many brothers, sisters, etc). This document should have about 10 elements and not more than 30 statements.
- Create a DTD for this XML document (define some optional and required features) and validate the XML document through this DTD. Please note that we will validate your XML and DTD files.
Suggestion: This problem requires a basic understanding of Web Technologies and XML (the material commonly covered in ISEM501). To brush-up your knowledge of Web and XML, please do the following:
· Review the voice annotated slides on Web-XML, 1 hour, URL =
· Visit the www.w3schools.com for short tutorials on web and XML technologies
· Review Chapter 6 of the text on Web Technologies and XML
Problem3: Learning about a Smart Community and SDG Advisor
In this course, each team will develop a Smart Center or a Smart Hub that provides location specific services and work with each other for a broader impact (see Project1 for more details). To develop a better understanding of this topic, please surf the web for smart towns and communities. Also please visit a “Smart Community” prototype at www.ict4sids.com that has some basic elements of such a community and then invoke the SDG Advisor and answer the following questions:
- What are SDGs and select an SDG that is of most interest to you.
- What are the 3 basic steps of the SDG Advisor and what do they do (one line per step)
- How did you use the SDG Advisor (what SDG and for what country), please specify your login-ID used to invoke this tool
- Does SDG Advisor help you make smart decisions?
PROBLEM4: Read Project1 Description posted on Moodle and answer the following questions:
- Have you formed/joined a team yet (yes or no)
- What industry sector and country have you chosen for your company
- Which Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF), discussed in Chapter2, would you like to use for Project1
- Is the focus of Project1 on technology or business
- What are the key decisions you have to make in Project1 (list about 5)
- How many attachments are in Project1 Description.
- Your deliverable is a powerpoint deck with annotations and explanations (Yes/No)
- You need to specify the references used and the effort (percentage contribution) of the team members (Yes/No).
- Can a team submit multiple files. Yes/No.
- Is the project deliverable emailed to the professor?