13_2.1.0 Computational Thinking 7

A company merger is joining five e-commerce retailers under one company, OCRRetail. Each retailer has a different sales system and OCRRetail wants to develop one computer system that can be used by all the retailers.

Mary’s software development company has been employed to analyse and design a solution for the company.
Two computational methods (techniques used to solve a problem using computational thinking) that Mary will use are problem recognition and decomposition.

State what is meant by problem recognition and decomposition.