Code : COIT20248

Subject : COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Objectives:

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 5 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 Assignment 1-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.

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 investigating and documenting 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 items below.

Introduction:

(5 marks) • Introduce the case study and define the project objectives. (2.5 Marks) • Identify the aims of the report. (2.5 Marks) Task 1: (10 marks) Approaches to Systems Development
• How would International Charity Foundation (ICF) go about developing its information systems? Which information system development approach would ICF take? (5 Marks) • Justify your choice of your selected approach/ methodology to systems development. (5 Marks)

Task 2:

(15 Marks) Systems Requirements • Identify and list all primary functional requirements for the system in the case study. (10 Marks) • Identify and list all non-functional requirements for the system in the case study. Justify why you would like to have these non-functional requirements. (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 which follows your choice of approach/ methodology and a project schedule as a Gantt chart. Briefly 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) Reflections and Conclusions (5 Marks) • Summarize the reports and reflect on the outcomes. (5 Marks) References (5 Marks) • Appropriate references are used and properly formatted Harvard style. References are cited properly in the text where necessary. (5 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 “COIT20248_Assignment_1_Template_File” (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 • Introduction *about 100 words o Introduction must clearly introduce the case study and define the project objectives. o Introduction must identify the aims of the report. •

 

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