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Exam prep. IS 6006. Exam type. 3 hours Must attempt 4 out of the 6 questions in paper My section is 2 out 3 Questions are either Essay type (Short) Scenario type Multi-part with specific marking indicated. Topics. What is an enterprise wide application Definition Family tree

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Exam prep

Exam prep

IS 6006


Exam type
Exam type

  • 3 hours

  • Must attempt 4 out of the 6 questions in paper

  • My section is 2 out 3

  • Questions are either

    • Essay type

    • (Short) Scenario type

    • Multi-part with specific marking indicated


Topics
Topics

  • What is an enterprise wide application

    • Definition

    • Family tree

    • A bit of history etc..

  • Introduction to ERP (general)

    • Key characteristics / modules

    • Problems and potential benefits

    • Goals of implementations

  • Detailed history of Enterprise Integration

    • EOQ, MRP, MRPII, ERP, SCM, CRM, XRP, ERPII etc

    • Diagrams

  • Buying software and buying ERP

    • Case studies

    • Analysing fit

    • Team creation

    • Business integration – illustrations and examples

    • Communication

    • Buying process: The ITT,…..

  • Integration of business processes

  • ERP implementations

    • training

    • Communication

    • Data transfers

    • Go live

    • Managing change

  • What happens to competitive advantage

    • ERP market

  • Project Management for ERP

  • Digging deeper in ERP

    • Analogy with Taylorism

    • Sorcerer’s apprentice or Trojan horse

  • Extending ERP

    • How ERP is moving on / pressures to change

    • ERP and Outsourcing arrangements

    • Managing exceptions

  • PPARS case study

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)


Example of question on erp implementations
Example of question on ERP implementations

A number of key problem areas emerge in most ERP implementations. Some of them require specialist expertise to be added to the ERP team on a full time basis because they are so important for the success of an ERP project (parts a and b below carry equal marks):

  • Change Management Specialist: Focusing on the issues related to changes in work practices for operators and managers and changes in the organisation of functional areas (eg: loss of autonomy, centralization, etc…), discuss the change management problems faced by implementing firms and the solutions can be proposed to tackle these problems successfully.

    (13 Percent)

  • Training Specialist: Focusing on training issues, discuss the problems that can be faced by implementing firms and what solutions can be applied to tackle these problems successfully.

    (12 Percent)

    • Could have a number of other factors in question…

    • Eg: bringing together IT and business expertise, integration (*), project management (*,**), communication about the project…


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