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BN110 Information Systems Fundamentals Assignment

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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code BN110
Unit Title Information Systems Fundamentals
Term, Year Term-1, 2019
Assessment Type Individual Assignment-1
Assessment Title Business use of ICT technologies
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment assesses the Unit Learning Outcome ‘b’and ‘c’; students should be able to demonstrate their achievements in them.   Understand the basic concepts of ICT as they are used in organisations and society.   Apply appropriate systems analysis techniques and use design tools in solving business problems
Weight 15%
Total Marks 45
Due Date Week 8 Sunday by 23:55 PM
Submission Guidelines All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date.The assignment essay must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with specifies heading and appropriate sub- headings.Please upload your PowerPoint slides to Moodle by the due dateReference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list.
Extension  If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and- guidelines/specialconsiderationdeferment
Academic Misconduct  Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and        procedure  available          at:           http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute- publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic- Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

Assessment Cover Sheet

Student ID Number: Student Surname: Given name:
     
Course: Bachelor of Networking/Bachelor of Business School of IT and Engineering
Unit code: BN110 Unit title: Information Systems Fundamentals
Due date: Date submitted: Campus: Sydney/ Melbourne
Lecturer: Tutor:
BN110 Student Declaration   I declare that:   the work contained in this assignment is my own work, except where acknowledgement of sources is made;certify that this assessment has not been submitted previously for academic credit in this or any other course;I have read the MIT’s Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy Procedure, and I understand the consequences of engaging in plagiarism;   I have not plagiarised the work of others or participated in unauthorised collaboration when preparing this assignment.
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Assignment Description

PART A: Information Systems in Organisations and Society (10 Marks)

“Innovation generally refers to changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas. For businesses, this could mean implementing new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving your existing services. Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. Being innovative does not only mean inventing. Innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services. Successful innovation should be an in-built part of your business strategy, where you create a culture of innovation and lead the way in innovative thinking and creative problem solving. Innovation can increase the likelihood of your business succeeding. Businesses that innovate create more efficient work processes and have better productivity and performance”.

Full credit to: https://www.business.gov.au/change-and-growth/innovation

Your Task:

Please visit the source: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/8158.02016- 17?OpenDocument and download the files as shown below

Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/8158.02016-17?OpenDocument

Please answer the following questions:

Review Table 1 and Table 2 data cube of the spreadsheet for ‘Key Measures of Innovation’ and answer the questions below.

  1. In your opinion why have some businesses implemented innovation while others have abandoned it?

(4 marks)

  • Refer to Table 1 in data cube titled ‘Key Measures of Innovation’. Which industry has the highest proportion (%) of innovation? Why do you think innovation is happening in this industry? (6 Marks)
  • Once you have familiarised yourself with Table 2 of data cube ‘Key Measures of Innovation’ please comment on innovation activity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services by employment size

(6 Marks)

PART B: Using data for System Analysis (27 Marks)

For this exercise you will use Table 1 in the data cube ‘Benefits of Introduced Innovation’

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/8158.02016-17?OpenDocument

Table 1

  1. In Table 1, review the key benefits that were achieved by introducing innovation? (3 Marks)
  • Pick an industry and comment on key benefits that were achieved within that industry. Use relevant examples from your own research and discuss these benefits within the context of that industry (6 Marks)

Refer to Table1, 2 in data cube ‘Barriers to Innovation’ and please answer the following questions Table 1

  1. What are the key barriers to innovation listed in Table 1 (4 Marks)
  • In your opinion can government regulations and compliance promote or stifle innovation. Justify using some example cases (5 Marks)

Table 2

  1. Review the row ‘Total All Industries’ and represent data pertaining to this row as a graph on barriers to innovation (4 Marks)

PART C: Business Analysis (15 Marks)

One of the key responsibility of a Business Analyst is ‘Documenting current business processes and identifying opportunities to streamline/improve processes’. Please see below a recent advertisement from SEEK job website on a position advertised for ‘Business Analyst’

Source: https://www.seek.com.au/job/38742310?searchrequesttoken=2bf7257a-fb39-48ff-b35a-dff62b2d9646&type=standard

Business process flow diagram

Visit the https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/home-loans/

Familiarise yourself with the home loan application process and the steps involved in purchasing a home. Imagine you are employed as a business analyst by this bank and asked to review their business processes.

Your Task:

Understand the home loan application process from initial enquiry to settlement based on the information provided on this website.

  • You need to draw a detailed business process flow diagram for home loan application for this bank

(8 marks)

  • The processes need to be clearly labelled and explained in a few short paragraphs (300 words)

(8 marks)

  • Suggest an improvement to existing processes once you have developed the process flow diagram and justify how those improvements can lead to better user experience. You might have to do some research on how process improvements can be achieved.                                                                                                             (9 marks)

Note: Refer to week 2 lecture that has a sample diagram on E-ticket purchasing business processes for an airline.

Use IEEE referencing style. In your assignment you need to provide full credit to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and reference the data set by including a statement (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 8158.0: Australia, 2017)

NOTE: Please show draft version of your assignment in Week 7 to the Tutor so he can provide you verbal feedback and check your research approach/writing.

Marking criteria:

  Description of the section Mark
Cover Sheet    
Abstract Abstract for this report should highlight your research topic and findings of the report 1
Table of Contents Include Table of Contents for this report  
Introduction Introduce the topic and related background information 1
Part A (16 marks) Excel Spreadsheet tasks (Australian Bureau of Statistics) In your opinion why have some businesses implemented innovation while others have abandoned it? (4 marks)Refer to Table 1 in data cube titled ‘Key Measures of Innovation’. Which industry has the highest proportion (%) of innovation? Why do you think innovation is happening in this industry? (6 Marks)Once you have familiarised yourself with Table 2 of data cube ‘Key Measures of Innovation’ please comment on innovation activity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services by employment size (6 Marks) 16
Part B ( 27 marks)    
Excel Spreadsheet tasks (Australian Bureau of Statistics)   Table 1 (Key Measures of Innovation) In Table 1, review the key benefits that were achieved by introduced innovation? (3 Marks)   Pick an industry and comment on key benefits that were achieved within that industry. Use relevant examples from your own research and discuss these benefits within the context of that industry (6 Marks) 9
Table 1, 2 (Barriers to Innovation) Refer to Table in data cube ‘Barriers to Innovation’ Table 1 What are the key barriers to innovation listed in Table 1? (4 Marks)   In your opinion can government regulations and compliance promote or stifle innovation. Justify using some example cases? (5 Marks)   Table 2   Review the row ‘Total All Industries’ and represent data pertaining to this row as a graph on barriers to innovation (4 Marks)   Comment on the graph and what you can infer from it (5 marks) 18
Part C (25 marks) Understand the home loan application process from initial enquiry to settlement based on the information provided on this website.   (i)You need to draw a detailed business process flow diagram for home loan application for this bank (8 marks) 25
  The processes need to be clearly labelled and explain those process in a paragraph (300 words) (8 marks)     Suggest an improvement to existing processes once you have developed the process flow diagram and justify how those improvements can lead to better user experience. You might have to do some research on how process improvements can be achieved. (9 marks)  
  Conclusion   5
  Total Marks Total 75
  Weighted Marks   15
  Marker’s Comments and Feedback                                 Tutor Name:    

Marking Rubric

Grade HD 80-100% DI 70-79% CR 60-69% P 50-59% F <50%
Quality Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Abstract Has a clear Summary covers the Generally Some relevance Reads more like
/1 summary and main points of the relevant to the but not clearly an introduction
  relevant summary report report stated than a abstract
  of report        
Introduction /1 Introduction is clear and concise Introduction could be more clearly written Generally relevant to the topic Has some relevance but not clearly stated Reads more like an abstract
  Demonstrated Demonstrated ability to Discussion is Discussion has Discussion is
Part A excellent ability to think critically and mostly some relevance confusing and
(16 Marks) think critically and sourced reference consistent however lacks disjointed
Excel sourced reference materials appropriately however integration  
Spreadsheet materials   requires    
tasks (Australian appropriately   convincing    
Bureau of     explanation    
Statistics)          
Part B (27 Marks)   Excel Spreadsheet tasks (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Excellent description of the data cubes using relevant visuals (where applicable) and analysis/interpretati on Very good effort in describing the data pertaining to questions using visuals (where applicable) and subsequent analysis/interpretation Good effort made at describing the data using visuals (where applicable) and analysis/interpre tation Made some effort in describing the data using visuals (where applicable) and analysis/interpreta tion Very little attempt in describing the data using visuals (where applicable) and analysis/interpret ation
(Writing Style and analysis)          
Part C (25 Marks)   (Writing Style and analysis) Excellent description and analysis of the business processes and improvements suggested Very good effort analysis of the business processes and improvements suggested Good effort made at analysis of the business processes and improvements suggested Made some effort in analysis of the business processes and improvements suggested Very little attempt in analysis of the business processes and improvements suggested
Conclusion Summary is Summary is very good Generally good Some effort made Poor summary of
/5 excellent and in discussing key summary in summarizing the report
  highlights key findings of the report   key findings but  
  aspects of the topic     lacks coherence  

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