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“COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Assignment 1 About Systems Development
Due date: 20:00 AEST Friday of Week 6 ASSESSMENT
Weighting: 30%
Length: 1500 words (+/- 10%) 1
Objectives
This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 2 3 and 4 stated in the e-course profile.
Assessment 2 is an individual assessment. In assignment 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 A2-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.
Please ensure you are familiar with the Academic Misconduct Procedures available from:
http://policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=1244
The tasks
For the purpose of this assignment you are assumed to be one of the consultants appointed to shoulder the system analysis responsibilities in Australia Wide System Integration Group (AWSIG) in the project outlined in the case study.
You will plan and manage the project as well as investigate and document 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 tasks below.
Task 1: (10 marks)
Approaches to Systems Development
How would PVF go about developing its information systems? (5 Marks)
Justify your choice of your selected approach to systems development. (5 Marks)
Task 2: (15 Marks)
Systems Requirements
What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study? (10 Marks)
What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study? (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 and a project schedule as a Gantt Chart. 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)
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 COIT 20048 Assessment1TemplateFile (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
(Provided in template file)
Introduction (Provided in template file) *about 100 words o Introduction must clearly define the aims of the report. o Introduction must identify the project objectives.
The Approach to Systems Development Task 1 *about 250 words
o How would PVF go about developing its information systems?
o Justification for your chosen approach to system development
Systems Requirements Task 2. *about 250 words
o List the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study.
o List the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study.
Project Cost /Benefit Analysis Task 3 *about 200 words
Project Schedule Task 4 *about 200 words
o Show work breakdown structure in the project as well as the project schedule Gantt Chart?
What are they and how do they relate to each other?
o Given the system goals requirements and scope as they are currently understood is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?
System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques Task 5. *about 250 words
o List the stakeholders involved.
o Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.
o Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.
Reflections and Conclusions *about 100 words
o Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
o Provide a brief summary of your findings
References (must complete by showing 1 or more references with their related in-text citations)
Note: The recommended number of word in each section in the report is to be used as a rough guide.
Help
To help student members communicate forums have been created for your use on the course Moodle website for Assessments 1 and 2. Please use them to help you work through your report.
Help on writing reports is contained in the Faculty Guide for Students Chapter 4 available here:
http://www.cqu.edu.au/ data/assets/pdf_file/0003/2289/Extract-of-Chapter-3.pdf
You may also benefit from a video supplied by the CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0v9ekxeoko
Assessment criteria Assignment 2 marking guide
Marks for Assessment 2 will be allocated as follows:
TOPIC Weight Mark
Introduction (5 marks)
Clearly defines the aims of the report
Identifies the project objectives.
2.5
2.5
Approach to Systems Development Task 1 (10 Marks)
How would PVF go about developing its information systems?
Justify your choice of approach to systems development.
5
5
Systems Requirements Task 2 (15 Marks)
What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study?
What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study?
10
5
Project Cost Benefit Analysis Task 3 (15 Marks)
Discuss your Project Cost Benefit Analysis
Provide an excel spread sheet with details in a Project Cost Benefit
Analysis
7.5
7.5
Project Schedule Task 4 (20 Marks)
Provide the project work breakdown structure & schedule Gantt Chart
Explain whether given the system goals requirements and scope as they are currently understood is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?
10
10
System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques Task 5 (25 Marks)
Who re the stakeholders involved?
Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.
Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.
5
10
10
Reflections and Conclusions (5 marks)
Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
Briefly summarise your findings.
2.5
2.5
References 5
TOTAL: 100
Assessment mark will be weighted to 30%.”