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COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design Assignment 1 – About Systems Development

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COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

 

Assignment 1 – About Systems Development

 

 

Due date: Week 6 Thursday (20 December 2016) ASSESSMENT
Weighting: 30%
Length: 1500 words 1

Objectives

 

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 stated in the e-course profile.

 

Assessment 1 is an individual assessment. In assessment 1, you are assigned tasks which assess your course knowledge gained between weeks 1 and 5 about different facets of systems development. All students will have to write a report showing the answers to the questions in tasks 1-5 below.

 

Please note that ALL submitted A2-reports are passed through a computerized copy detection system and it is extremely easy for teaching staff to identify copied or otherwise plagiarised work.

 

Copying (plagiarism) can incur penalties ranging from deduction of marks to failing the course or even exclusion from the University.

 

Please ensure you are familiar with the Academic Misconduct Procedures, available from:  http://policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=1244

 

The tasks

 

For the purpose of this assignment, you are assumed to be one of the software consultants appointed to shoulder the system analysis responsibilities in, Global Business Systems in the project outlined in the case study.

 

You will plan and manage the project as well as investigate and document its system requirements. For your Assignment 1 submission, you will produce a report that discusses this project based on your understanding of it and the related investigation results through the tasks below.

 

 

Task 1: (10 marks)

 

Approaches to Systems Development

 

How would Australian Institute of Technology go about developing its information systems?

(5 Marks)

 

Justify your choice of your selected approach to systems development. (5 Marks)

 

Task 2: (15 Marks)

 

Systems Requirements

 

What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study? (10 Marks) What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study? (5 Marks)

 

Task 3: (15 Marks)

 

Project Cost Benefit Analysis

 

Discuss your Project Cost Benefit Analysis. (7.5 Marks)

 

Provide an excel spread sheet with details in a Project Cost Benefit Analysis. (7.5 Marks)

 

Task 4: (20 Marks)

 

Project Schedule

 

Show a work breakdown structure and a project schedule as a Gantt Chart. Explain both of them and discuss how they relate to each other. (10 Marks)

 

Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not? (10 Marks)

 

Task 5: (25 Marks)

 

System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques

 

Who are the stakeholders involved? (5 Marks)

 

Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques. (10 Marks) Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques. (10 Marks)

 

 

The Report (Important: The report makes up 100 marks – scaled to 30%)

 

You will produce a report that aims to explain your systems analysis results as per the layout and submission guidelines mentioned below.

 

Report Layout and Submission Guidelines

 

In the template file “COIT 20248 Assessment1TemplateFile” (in MS Word) provided to you, the report for ‘Systems Development’ has been organised using the following headings and guidelines.

 

Students are advised to observe the word count in each section when developing the report.

 

Title Cover Page with clear details of course title/name, student number/name, lecturer & tutor (Provided in template file)

 

Introduction (Provided in template file) *about 100 words o Introduction must clearly define the aims of the report. o Introduction must identify the project objectives.

 

The Approach to Systems Development – Task 1 *about 250 words

 

  • How would Education In Australia go about developing its information systems?

 

  • Justification for your chosen approach to system development Systems Requirements – Task 2. *about 250 words

 

  • List the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study.

 

  • List the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study. Project Cost /Benefit Analysis – Task 3 *about 200 words

 

Project Schedule – Task 4 *about 200 words

 

  • Show work breakdown structure in the project as well as the project schedule Gantt Chart? What are they and how do they relate to each other?

 

  • Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?

 

System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques – Task 5. *about 250 words

 

  • List the stakeholders involved.

 

  • Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.

 

  • Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques. Reflections and Conclusions *about 100 words

 

  • Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
  • Provide a brief summary of your findings

 

References (must complete by showing 1 or more references with their related in-text citations) Note: The recommended number of word in each section in the report is to be used as a rough guide.

 

Help

 

To help student members communicate, forums have been created for your use on the course Moodle website for Assessments 1 and 2. Please use them to help you work through your report.

 

Help on writing reports is contained in the Faculty Guide for Students – Chapter 4 – available here:  http://www.cqu.edu.au/ data/assets/pdf_file/0003/2289/Extract-of-Chapter-3.pdf

 

You may also benefit from a video supplied by the CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre available here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0v9ekxeoko

 

Assessment criteria – Assignment 1 marking guide

 

Marks for Assignment 1 will be allocated as follows:

 

TOPIC Weight Mark
Introduction (5 marks) 2.5
Clearly defines the aims of the report
Identifies the project objectives. 2.5
Approach to Systems Development – Task 1 (10 Marks)
How would Australian Institute of Technology go about developing its 5
information systems?
Justify your choice of approach to systems development. 5
Systems Requirements – Task 2 (15 Marks)
What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case 10
study?
What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study?
5
Project Cost Benefit Analysis – Task 3 (15 Marks) 7.5
Discuss your Project Cost Benefit Analysis
Provide an excel spread sheet with details in a Project Cost Benefit
7.5
Analysis
Project Schedule – Task 4 (20 Marks)
Provide the project work breakdown structure & schedule – Gantt Chart 10
Explain whether, given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they
are currently understood, is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why
not? 10
System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques – Task 5 (25 Marks)
Who are the stakeholders involved? 5
Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.
Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques. 10
10
Reflections and Conclusions  (5 marks)
Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and 2.5
constraints).
Briefly summarize your findings. 2.5
References 5
TOTAL: 100

Assessment mark will be weighted to 30%.

 
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