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MIS300 Systems Analysis & Design

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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitleMIS300 – Systems Analysis & Design
AssessmentRequirements Analysis
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length1500 words (± 10%)
Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: Analyse and explain how systems analysis techniques can enhance the ability of the organisation to address their information systems’ needs.Develop requirements for a variety of organisation information systems’ needs and communicate how thesecan secure the success of system design. d) Reflect upon the importance of user centricity when working in systems design.
SubmissionDue by 11:55 pm AEST last Sunday of Module 3.1.
Weighting30%
Total Marks100 marks

Task Summary

For this assignment, students need to individually write a 1500-word business report in response to the case study provided by your lecturer. There are two components:

  1. Conceptual questions about the role of business analysts and the tasks they undertake to support the systems analysis and design process.
  2. Practical questions in response to the case study provided by your lecturer. Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.

Context

Requirements analysis is one of the primary roles of a business analyst; the business analyst helps stakeholders identify their needs. You will be expected to support users by eliciting their requirements of a system that is being built or modified and document these requirements in a way that is clear to stakeholders, ensuring user needs can be understood and met.

Task Instructions

To complete this task, you must:

  1. Carefully review the case study provided to you by your lecturer.
  2. Review your subject notes, essential readings and learning activities to ensure that you are well prepared for the assignment.
  3. Create a report plan and identify all the key components required in your report.
  4. Follow the outlined report structure:

Note: The report is brief and therefore will not require an executive summary or abstract. Title page: should include subject ID, subject name, assignment title, student’s name, student number and lecturer’s name.

Table of contents: include all key components of this assessment.

Introduction (75–100 words): This serves as your statement of purpose. You will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your report. You will need to inform the reader about:

  • your area of research and its context
    • the key concepts you will be addressing
    • what the reader can expect to find in the body of the report.

Body of the report (800–850 words):

Conceptual questions:

  • What is your understanding of the role of a business analyst?
    • Why is requirements analysis important for the success of a system build or modification?

Practical tasks:

  • Identify the stakeholders for this project
    • Identify the actors in this system?
    • Identify and list 2 major functional requirements for the system.
  • Identify and list 4 non-functional requirements of the system. Include the reasons why you identified these particular requirements.
    • Build a set of use case diagrams for the system using Lucidchart or any other diagramming app, such as app.diagrams.net.
    • Based on the use case diagrams, develop and document two elaborated use cases. Each use case documentation must include:
      • use case name
      • ID
      • priority
      • actor
      • description
      • trigger
      • precondition
      • normal course
      • alternative courses
      • post conditions
      • exceptions.

Layout:

  • The report should use Arial or Calibri 11-point font and should have 1.5 line spacing for ease of reading. A page number must be inserted on the bottom of each page.
    • With the required diagrams, due attention should be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting information over two pages. Diagrams must carry the appropriate captioning.

Conclusion (75–100 words): summarise any findings or recommendations that the report puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.

Referencing

It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.

Submission Instructions

Please submit ONE Word document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section located in the main navigation menu of the subject’s Blackboard site. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.

Academic Integrity

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All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are available at https://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms.

Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.

Special Consideration

To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or extenuating circumstances, please consult the Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework and ELICOS and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator. These documents are available at https://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms.

Assessment Rubric

  Assessment AttributesFail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0–49%Pass (Functional) 50–64%Credit (Proficient) 65–74%Distinction (Advanced) 75–84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85–100%
Knowledge and understanding   Understanding of the key concepts of business and requirements analysis.     25%Lack of understanding of the required concepts and knowledge.   Key components of the assignment are not addressed.   Lack of application and analysis of information to provide clear recommendations.Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge.   Some of the key components of the assignment are not addressed.   Limited application and analysis to provide clear recommendations.Adequate knowledge or understanding of the required concepts.   A reasonable capacity to explain and apply key concepts.   Supports opinion and information is substantiated by evidence from research to provide recommendations.Thorough understanding of the required concepts.   Discriminates between assertion of opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.   Well-demonstrated capacity to apply and analyse relevant information to provide clear recommendations.Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.   Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.   Recommendations are clearly justified, based on the application and analysis of information.
Analysis and application with synthesis of new knowledge.   Demonstrates a sound application of requirements analysisLimited synthesis and analysis.   Limited application and/or recommendations based upon analysis.Demonstrated analysis and synthesis of new knowledge with application.   Shows the ability to interpret relevantWell-developed analysis and synthesis with application of recommendations linked to analysis/synthesis.Thoroughly developed and sound analysis and synthesis. Application of pretested models and/or independently developed models and justified recommendationsHighly sophisticated and creative analysis with synthesis of new knowledge.   Strong application of pretested models and/or independently

  Assessment AttributesFail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0–49%Pass (Functional) 50–64%Credit (Proficient) 65–74%Distinction (Advanced) 75–84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85–100%
concepts and techniques.   35% information and literature. linked to analysis/synthesis.developed models. Recommendations are clearly justified, based on the analysis/synthesis. Knowledge is applied to new situations/other cases.
Effective Communication (Written).           20%Presents information.   Specialised language and terminology are rarely or inaccurately employed.   Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the communication of ideas, including errors in structure, sequence, spelling, grammar, punctuation and/or the acknowledgment of sources.Communicates in a readable manner that largely adheres to the given format.   Generally employs specialised language and terminology with accuracy.   Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical.Communicates in a coherent and readable manner that adheres to the given format.   Accurately employs specialised language and terminology.   Meaning is easy to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and logical.Communicates coherently and concisely in a manner that adheres to the given format.   Accurately employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology.   Engages audience’s interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and persuasive.Communicates eloquently. Expresses meaning coherently, concisely and creatively within the given format.   Discerningly selects, and precisely employs, a wide range of specialised language and terminology.   Engages and sustains audience’s interest. Information, arguments and evidence are insightful,
  Assessment AttributesFail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0–49%Pass (Functional) 50–64%Credit (Proficient) 65–74%Distinction (Advanced) 75–84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85–100%
    Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation.Occasional minor errors present in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation.  Spelling, grammar and punctuation are free from errors.persuasive and expertly presented.   Spelling, grammar and punctuation are free from errors.
Use of academic and discipline conventions   Formal tone.   Meets the assignment brief regarding introduction, body and conclusion.   No use of first-person perspective.     Appropriate use of credible resources, Correct citation of key resources using APA 6 style of referencing.   20%Poorly written with informal tone using first person pronouns (I, my, we, me, us) and does not adhere to the assignment brief of the requirements for a short business report.   No introduction attempted.   Conclusion not attempted.   Demonstrates inconsistent and inadequate use of good quality, credible and relevantWritten according to academic genre as per the assignment brief. Minor errors in the use of first-person pronouns (I, my, we, me, us).   Introduction attempted, but very generic. Does not clearly state the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report.   Conclusion attempted but does not include summation of key concepts discussed in the report and/or key conclusions or recommendations.Written according to academic genre as per the assignment brief.   Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.   Sound use of the introduction but does not clearly state either the purpose of the report or what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report.   Sound use of the conclusion andWell-written and adheres to the academic genre as per the assignment brief.   Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading.   Good use of the introduction, which clearly states the purpose of the report and what the readerExpertly written and adheres to the academic genre as per the assignment brief.   Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible, and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading.   Excellent use of the introduction, which secures the attention of the reader, clearly states the purpose of
  Assessment AttributesFail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0–49%Pass (Functional) 50–64%Credit (Proficient) 65–74%Distinction (Advanced) 75–84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85–100%
 resources to support and develop ideas.   No use of in-text references, or no reference list at the end of the report. There are many mistakes in using APA 6 style.  Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.   Little use of in-text referencing, or inadequate references consulted and added to references at the end of the report. There are some mistakes in using APA 6 style.succeeds in either the summation of key concepts discussed, or key conclusions or recommendations, but not both.   Good use of in-text referencing and appropriate number of references used and listed in the reference list. There are only minor errors in using APA 6 style.should expect to find in the body of the report.   Good use of the conclusion and succeeds in summation of key concepts discussed and key conclusions or recommendations.   Very good use of in- text referencing. All in- text references match with references listed in the reference list. There are no mistakes in using APA 6 style.the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report.   Excellent use of the conclusion, which succeeds in confident summation of key concepts and conclusions and gives the reader a clear sense of next steps required.   Excellent and meticulous use of in- text referencing with all in-text references matching with references listed in the reference list. There are no mistakes in using APA 6 style.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a)Analyse and explain how systems analysis techniques can enhance the ability of the organisation to address their information systems’ needs.
SLO b)Develop requirements for a variety of organisation information systems’ needs and communicate how these can secure the success of system design.
SLO d)Reflect upon the importance of user centricity when working in systems design.