This assignment is from my online course. I don't know anyone working in the mainframe field. Your help is greatly appreciated.
The interview question is as follows:
Your assignment is to seek out at least one of the more experienced members of the System z and z/OS community in your enterprise and interview this person.
Talk with the person you have chosen to understand the principals, rules of thumb, or other guiding strategies these experienced people use in their jobs and that they believe are worthy of being passed on to people who are new to this type of computing. What are the things that distinguish â€œMainframe Computingâ€ from other types of computing? These are not things you will find in product manuals, but instead these are the things that learned the â€œhard wayâ€ and may provide an enterprise with a competitive edge or differentiate â€œLarge Systems Thinkingâ€ from other computing.