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MIS732 Enterprise Architecture and Governance-Trimester 2, 2021

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MIS732 Enterprise Architecture and Governance

Trimester 2, 2021

Group Assignment: Enterprise Architecture and Governance Design and Report

DUE DATE AND TIME:                 Thursday, 23 September 2021, by 8:00pm (AEST)

PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE:      35%

WORD COUNT:                              5000 words

Learning Outcome Details

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO)
Students will work effectively as a team (ULO2) to -Apply their knowledge of enterprise architecture to create a capability map covering and reflecting all functions in an organisation, design an optimal application landscape and its associated components, and justify it based on a critical analysis and comparison of various application options and an assessment of their potential impact on the business (ULO1).   -Review and synthesise research into relevant governance frameworks in order to design a governance structure to direct and control the overall change programme in an organisation (ULO1).   -On the basis of this extensive research and critical evaluation, students will develop a report for management, presenting the business capability map, and the optimal application landscape with its associated components, and the recommended governance structure. Students will also develop a report evidencing the research undertaken (ULO1).Students will work effectively as a team (GLO7) to -Apply their knowledge of enterprise architecture to create a capability map covering and reflecting all functions in an organisation, design an optimal application landscape and its associated components, and justify it based on critical analysis and comparison of various application options and an assessment of their potential impact on the business (GLO1, GLO4).   -Review and synthesise research into relevant governance frameworks in order to design a governance structure to direct and control the overall change programme in an organisation (GLO1, GLO4).   -On the basis of this extensive research and critical evaluation, business capability map, and the optimal application landscape with its associated components, and the recommended governance structure. Students will also develop a report evidencing the research undertaken (GLO1, GLO4).

Assessment Feedback:

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin on 14 Oct 2021 (Thursday; 5pm).

Tasks:

  1. In this group assignment, teams of 3 students will apply the enterprise architecture and governance (EAG) knowledge to identify, evaluate and communicate EAG approaches within tertiary education/university setting. A comprehensive EAG report will be presented to the senior executives of the organisation (e.g., vice-chancellor, COO, CIO, CFO). That is, you (as an Enterprise Architect) and your team have been hired for developing the future enterprise architecture and governance structure for Deakin University.
  • Teams need to research the current and future business model of Deakin University (e.g., Deakin website; Future Finance Fit). In addition, the annual report, organisational chart and administrative divisions provide an overview of the organisation. Screenshots below depict some business functions and associated information systems at Deakin. Feel free to make reasonable assumptions including the information systems used to support the business processes. Include any assumptions that you may have made in the report. Any further queries, you may conduct interviews with the ‘Acting CIO’ of the organisation (i.e., your Unit Chair).
  • The entire group assignment should be discussed and presented as one coherent report. The expected structure of the report is available, see ‘Report Outline’ in group assignment folder. The marking rubric especially the HD column provides an overview of the assignment expectation. Suggested Table of Content:
    • Background
    • Introduction
      • Objectives
      • Assumptions
    • Enterprise Architecture aspects
    • Motivation map
    • Business Capability Tree
      • Strategic Capability
      • Core Capability

3.2.3   Support Capability

  • Ideal application landscape
    • Business support matrix containing all applications
    • IT Governance
      • Key issue

4.2       ISO 38500

  • COBIT
    • ITIL
    • Recommendation and contribution
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • To make your teamwork visible and to effectively manage your team’s tasks, communication, milestones, files and progress, your team will utilise Microsoft Teams. Please see Microsoft Teams Student Support webpage to familiarise yourself with the platform and make the most out of this feature-rich platform designed to support team collaboration. Using MS Teams will also allow you to fully and constructively capture the evidence of how you work in a team. This evidence is crucial in supporting your evaluation and reflection part of this task.
  • It is recommended that you follow the instructions of managing teamwork (see below) as it might affect the quality of your assignment (in which you will be asked to provide evidence of your contributions to the assignment teamwork). Please note that to generate sufficient quality evidence for group assignment, all critical team processes, MS Teams and MS Tasks by Planner/To Do setup, communication, collaboration, planning, allocation of team roles/responsibilities/tasks, goal setting, file management, etc must be discussed by all team members, carefully considered and put in place BEFORE your team starts working on Assignment. A list of useful resources to help you effectively manage your team project has been provided in the Unit Assessment Folder and below. Please study the resources thoroughly before starting on the task.
  • When you create teams for your Group Assignment, please ensure:
  • Appropriate naming conventions: e.g. MIS732 T2 2021 Group Assignment (Group Number)
  • Add your Unit Chair (Dr William Yeoh), assign role as ‘owner’ in your MS Team.
  • To substantiate your peer review and self-reflection (individual assignment), you must keep a record of your teamwork activities: log/diary of group activities, meetings/division of work and expectations. Your evidence needs to be integrated as supporting ideas or examples in your writing. This may include the following:
  • Team contract
  • Meeting agendas, minutes of meetings and action items.
  • Tasks allocation
  • Project milestones and deadlines
  • Written communications within the team, eg email, chat, MS Teams communication (posts, notes, comments, etc)
  • Other relevant evidence.

It might also be useful to look at the following resources: MS Teams Resources:

Feedback: Giving and Receiving Feedback (The art and science of feedback)

Report Guidelines

  1. The body of the report should contain ‘Table of Content’, logically organised sections, and ‘List of references’. Please see Assignment Outline.
  • You may include figures, diagrams, tables and charts, etc.
  • The length of the assignment includes the entire report, including table of content and reference list. The maximum words limit is 5500 words.
  • Reports should be written in Microsoft Word and submitted as a Word file (PDF file will not be marked).
  • Assignments are to be submitted online to the CloudDeakin dropbox (see submission details below).
  • Preferred format: Times New Roman, font size 12 & single line spacing.

Submission Instruction

This is a Group Assignment. Each Group should submit only one (1) report in the Group Assignment Dropbox in the MIS732 CloudDeakin unit site on or before the due date/time. The report submission of each group must include a cover page with all student names and IDs.

When uploading your assignment, name your document using the following example syntax:

‘Group15_MIS732.doc’.

Submitting a hard copy of this assignment is not required.

You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy.

*Any work you submit may be checked by electronic (e.g. Turnitin) or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism.

When you submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, the person who submits the assignment on behalf of the group will receive an email to the respective person’s Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment Dropbox folder after upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.

Marking and feedback

The marking rubric for this task is available in the MIS732 CloudDeakin unit site ‐ in the Group Assignment folder (under Assessment Resources).

It is always a useful exercise to familiarise yourself with the criteria before completing an assessment task. Criteria act as a boundary around the task and help identify what assessors are looking for specifically in your submission. The criteria are drawn from the unit’s learning outcomes ensuring they align with appropriate graduate attribute/s.

Identifying the standard, you aim to achieve is also a useful strategy for success and to that end, familiarising yourself with the descriptor for that standard is highly recommended.

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin 15 working days after the submission date.

Extensions

Extensions will only be granted for exceptional and/or unavoidable circumstances outside the student’s

control.

Students seeking an extension for an assignment prior to the due date should apply directly to the Unit Chair by completing the Assignment and Online Test Extension Application Form. Requests for extensions will not be considered after 12 noon, 23rd September 2021. Applications for special consideration after the due date must be submitted via StudentConnect.

Late submission

The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked and will receive 0% for the task.

‘Day’ means working day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.

Calculation of the late penalty is as follows: this is based on the assignment being due on a Thursday at 8:00pm

  • 1 day late: submitted after Thursday 11:59pm and before Friday 11:59pm– 5% penalty.
  • 2 days late: submitted after Friday 11:59pm and before Saturday 11:59pm – 10% penalty.
  • 3 days late: submitted after Saturday 11:59pm and before Sunday 11:59pm – 15% penalty.
  • 4 days late: submitted after Sunday 11:59pm and before Monday 11:59pm – 20% penalty.
  • 5 days late: submitted after Monday 11:59pm and before Tuesday 11:59pm – 25% penalty.

Dropbox closes the Tuesday after 11:59pm AEST time.

Support

The Division of Student Life provides a range of Study Support resources and services, available throughout the academic year, including Writing Mentor and Maths Mentor online drop ins and the SmartThinking 24 hour writing feedback service at this link. If you would prefer some more in depth and tailored

support, make an appointment online with a Language and Learning Adviser.

Referencing

Any material used in this assignment that is not your original work must be acknowledged as such and appropriately referenced. You can find information about plagiarism and other study support resources at the following website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/study-support

Academic misconduct

For information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide in the Resources area of the CloudDeakin unit site.

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