midterm review sheet Bowser

The corporation as a whole as well as the unit that

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the corporation as a whole as well as the unit that performs the business process you are analyzing. b. Analyze the External Environment and determine areas of the organization that interact with the competitive environment that can improve. See reading, text, lectures, and cheat sheet. c. Analyze the Internal Environment and determine areas where the organization can improve. See text, lectures, and cheat sheet. d. Based upon your external and internal environment analyses select the business process, which if improved, would have the most impact for the organization. Describe the substantive value the business process provides to the organization. e. Create an argument for your business process using degree and type of impact as your bases. f. Describe the current state of the selected business process. Describe it graphically using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) as well as using narrative in outline form and link the two together. See lecture, reading, and cheat sheets. g. Describe the information technology used in the current business process. h. Identify the most impactful aspect of the process that you seek to improve, expand, or change. In your argument for this aspect of the process, describe key performance indicators, the frequency of failures or other problems, and whether the activity could be expanded or leveraged to provide additional capabilities to the organization? Use metrics, measurements, and standards. i. Describe three opportunities with regards to how the business activity could be improved, expanded, or transformed by applying IS to specifically address the one aspect you identified in #8. Each opportunity must be substantively different than the other two opportunities but all three should address the same aspect. j. For each opportunity, indicate the specific IS are you proposing to add or change? k. What other changes would be needed to implement your proposal?\ l. Figuratively, draw a picture in your readers mind (or share a graphic) for each of your three opportunities to use IT in order to address the aspect you argued for in #8 above. m. Briefly evaluate each of the opportunities that you are considering. In order to evaluate each of the opportunities, first identify characteristics that can be measured or estimated with regards to your three approaches. These qualitative and quantitative characteristics should be weighted in terms of importance and then used to rank order your opportunities. n. Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, select one of the possible improvements for further investigation and explain why you chose that particular alternative. n.i. Creating the model of goal, criteria, and alternatives.
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