The Vasa Case Study

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Introduction
The case of the Vasa capsizing is very interesting in the turn of events that happened to cause 125 people to lose their lives. The events could have been prevented and the ship would have never capsized. The following information system will help to understand what went wrong and how the system can improve the outcome by eliminating factors that caused the problem to begin with.
Information System
The information system at the time was one that was lacking connections between the shipyard and the king. The people involved in the system where lacking communication between one another. Admiral Flemmings was the middle man and was in charge of communication between the ship yard owner Antonius Monier, master builder Hybertson
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The Vasa was also designed to have massive fire power(The Vasa 2016). The amount of adornments on the ship leaves the top of the ship very heavy and more likely to cause the ship to sway when moving. When Hybertson dies the specifications for the Vasa go with him, and when Jacobson takes over the management of the ship yard he has to figure out specifications of the Vasa. The specification that Jacobson has come up with makes the top of the Vasa larger than the keel and width of the ship. This with all the adornments has made the ship top heavy. Admiral Flemings conducted a stability test when neither of the ship builders was present to see that the ship was unstable without most of the adornments on board. The Admiral did not tell the ship builders of the results which leads to communication about the ship. The stability of the Vasa should have been a concern because of how vast the ship was to …show more content…
The new system that would be implemented would be computer based that uses a common communication and calendar system. The current way of communication is one that does not work because of the loss of correspondence and the lack of communication between the king, shipbuilders, and the admiral. With the new system the King will be able to send correspondence to everyone all at once or one at a time. The system that will be used has an email that allows for everyone to have access to their own account to send and receive information needed like the instructions of the size and the number of adornments on the ships. The king will be able to know what date and time the messages where sent and also know that the person that the email was intended for received the email. The emails that the King, the ship builders can communicate directly and leave out the middle man to prevent the miscommunication that has occurred. The email system will also give the information of the ship to Jacobson when Hybertson dies. When the King changes his mind on the specs of the ships and how many ships he wants built in so many years; he would send an email that would go directly to the ship builders and eliminate the middle man. The email system eliminates any confusion because the

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