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7CI017 IS/IT Management

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Coursework Assignment Specification

Module Name: IS/IT Management

Module Code: 7CI017

Module Team: Tony Proctor (Module leader)

Weighting to the Overall Module: 100%

Assessment Type: Written assessment. Parts a) – d)  may be completed individually or as a pair (no more than 2 students), e) is individual only.

Research Methods for Computing
Research Methods for Computing

Assessment Title:

Academic Year: 2020-21

Date Released to the students: Week 3

Submission Deadline: Announced on Canvas

Date of Expected feedback and provisional grades: 20 working days after the submission deadline

Instruction to Students

Work presented in an assessment must be your own. Plagiarism is where a student copies work from another source, published or unpublished (including the work of another student) and fail to acknowledge the influence of another’s work or to attribute quotes to the author. Plagiarism is an academic offence, and the penalty can be serious. The University’s policies relating to Academic Misconduct can be found in the regulations at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/current-students/conduct-and-appeals/academic-misconduct/.

To detect possible plagiarism, we will submit your work to Turnitin, a worldwide plagiarism detection facility. This tool searches the Internet and an extensive database of reference material including other students’ work to identify.  Once your work has been submitted to the detection service it will be stored electronically in a database and compared against work submitted from this and other universities. It will, therefore, be necessary to take electronic copies of your materials for transmission, storage and comparison purposes and the operational backup process. This material will be stored in this manner indefinitely.

By submitting your assignment, you agree to the above terms and conditions of your submission.

  1. Ethical and Legal Implications

None.

  • Assessment Brief

This assessment may be completed individually or as a pair (a-d, e is individual only). Full details follow below.

  • Assignment Task
  • Conduct research and identify an IT/IS strategy for you to evaluate. Undertake an evaluation of your chosen policy. Use knowledge of best practice and standards to identify what is good about the policy and whether you consider any changes are required for aspects that may not have been considered. (30 marks, word count guide: 1500)
  • Choose any formal approach that might be used in IT/IS Management. Discuss the requirements, benefits and any challenges that these may represent to an organisation. Identify any key actions required when adopting such an approach. (15 marks, word count guide: 1000)
  • Choose an IT/IS topic (agree the topic with your lecturer). Identify 3 papers (minimum 2 academic) about the topic. Summarise and critically evaluate these papers.

(30 marks, word count guide: 2500)

  • You are asked to produce and deliver a short presentation about your work on tasks a- c. You should include how you went about the task, what you learned (including highlighting best practice in approaches to IS / IT Management) and how you might have approached anything differently, with the knowledge that you have gained. (15 marks, guide: your presentation should last

10 – 15mins, with 5 – 10 minutes for questions).

NOTE: If you have worked as a pair on tasks a) – d) please include a statement about the level of contribution made be each of the partners. (If there is no statement it will be assumed that partners have contributed equally)

  • Your contribution to the Canvas discussion forum will account for the remainder of the marks.

(10 marks).

  • Submission Guidelines

Please adhere to the following requirements:

  • Submission will be via Canvas/Turnitin; see the front cover for the submission date. You must ensure your work is submitted to this link before the deadline to avoid unforeseen technical issues. Submissions by emails are NOT allowed.
  • The report should be written in a formal reporting style and without use of personal pronouns (for example, no use of ‘I, me, my, our, we, they, he, she’). If you find it difficult, you may want to research the use of the passive voice.
  • Only Microsoft Word or PDF file formats
  • Layout should make reasonable use of margins, clear headings, single line spacing and font size should be 11pt (i.e. your report should be professionally presented).
  • Include page numbers, the module code and your student ID.
  • All content, main report, references and appendices should be contained and submitted in a single document.
  • Referencing should be in the Harvard style (see Cite Them Right available at http://www.citethemrightonline.com). Note: you will need your University user ID and password to access this resource.
  • Marking Scheme

Feedback and Marks (this assessment is worth 60% of the overall marks for this module).

Assessment Criteria SectionPossible marksActual Marks (Agreed)
 
Policy Evaluation Selection of appropriate policy and justificationStructure and clarity Comprehensive critical evaluation identifying both positive aspects and additions / amendments required for improvementEvidence of methodical approach that considers best practices  30 
Formal approaches to IS/IT Management Appropriateness and importance of requirements discussedOrganisational documentation and process requirementsClear identification of requirements, benefits, challenges & actions  15 
Governance Paper Evaluation Quality, justification and appropriateness of papersClear and concise evaluation demonstrating critical thinking and methodical approach  30 
Presentation A clear and coherent approachLogical and consideredAn opportunity provided for and a good response to any questions15 
Contribution to Discussion forum Level of contributionClarity & relevance Responses to the contributions made by others.10 
Total100% 

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