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ITECH7406- Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Team assignment – Semester 1, 2015
Weighting: 25% (15% for the report and 10% for the presentation)
There are new and exciting developments that are taking place in the Business Intelligence literature that is constantly shaping the use and implementation of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing tools and applications in organizations. The primary objective of this research project is to provide a forum for students to investigate the practice, approaches and understanding of business intelligence as it is being applied in the real world to realize organizational objectives.
Each team (no more than 3 students per team) will research a topic concerned with an aspect of business intelligent environment, with emphasis on the productivity and strategic and competitive advantages derived from implementations of technologies in an organization.
There are two deliverables to this project.
1. First is the Proposal. Your team will propose the BI application you have chosen in a no more than 5-minute presentation in class for feedback and approval by lecturer in week 7.
2. Final deliverable consists of presentation (10 %) in week 10 and a brief report (15%) in week 11. Presentation of your findings in this project would be of about 20-minute duration.
Report Submission: Hard-copy to tutors/lecturers assignment box in week 11. Double-sided printing for the hard-copy is encouraged in order to save paper. Declaration should be done to declare how much (percentage) each of the team has contributed to the report.
You will also submit a 9-10 pages report (about 2500 words not counting cover page and references) of this project. Team must also comment on the social, ethical, global, and legal considerations of this research topic, both from the organizational as well as consumer perspective.
At least 15 references in your report must be from peer-reviewed sources. Include any and all sources of information including any person(s) you interviewed for this project.
Please note that all references must adhere to APA style. See and for details on how to format a report and how to cite references.
Marks would depend on following factors:
1. Depth of research to illustrate the BI application chosen
2. Quality of reference provided
3. Quality of overall team presentation
4. Quality of report writing.
Make sure your follow formal report structure with cover page, introduction, use of headings, subheadings, conclusion sand reference section.
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You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.
All reports must use the APA referencing style.
University Referencing/Citation Style Guide:
The University has published a style guide to help students correctly reference and cite information they use in assignments (American Psychological Association (APA) citation style,
Reports are to be presented in hard copy in size 12 Arial Font and double spaced. Your report should include a list of references used in the essay and a bibliography of the wider reading you have done to familiarize yourself on the topic.
A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.

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