CMGT 556 Week 2 Individual Assignment The World is Flat


Assignment Preparation

Activities include completing the chapter review, the Skillsoft courses, independent student reading, and research.

Review Ch. 1, “Business Driven Technology,” Case, “The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman,” of Business Driven Technology.

Complete the following Skillsoft courses:

Thinking Like a CFO: Mind-set and Financial Priorities
Thinking Like a CFO: Making Financial Decisions
Thinking Like a CFO: Preparing and Presenting a Business Case
Thinking Like a CFO: Managing Risk
Capital Budgeting: The Capital Budgeting Process
Capital Budgeting: Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return
Capital Budgeting: Discounted Payback Period and Profitability Index
Capital Budgeting: Capital Allocation
IT Strategy Essentials: Business and IT Strategy Alignment
IT Strategy Essentials: Creating and IT Strategy Plan
IT Strategy Essentials: Implementing and IT Strategy


Create a series of diagrams with text-based comments based on Friedman’s assessment, and justify whether you agree or not. What effect does a flat world have for a person looking for a job? What could you do to prepare yourself for competing in a flat world? Include other flatteners not mentioned in Friedman’s list.