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HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T2 2018
Group Assignment (Business Report) WEIGHT 20% (Week 10, 5pm Friday)
In groups of three or four, you will be required to conduct research on Information Systems for your client. Your team is required to pick a case company in one of the areas mentioned below (not limited to). Develop a proposal for a new information system for your client (NOT more than 3,500 words) detailing the requirements listed below. The proposal will help your client to make informed decision for investment in information system and to take their business to the next level.
1. Identify the company’s critical success factors and primary objectives. What types of information might be helpful in evaluating these objectives? Create a mission statement that would be appropriate for your client business.
2. Develop a formal organizational chart based on the information given.
3. Analyse the current system and identify specific control weaknesses that must be addressed by a new, improved system. As part of your analysis, prepare a document flowchart and a data flow diagram of the current system.
4. Describe the primary features of this new system and explain why this is the best solution for your client to pursue. Discuss the relevance of such advanced technologies as MRP, MRPII, and EDI as information system options.
5. The proposal should also contain the following items:
a. A description of the technology platform for the system.
b. A list of financial and nonfinancial data attributes for each entity in the ER diagram.
c. Four user views, which can be source documents or management reports. At least one view should support the needs of a non-accounting user.
d. Examine potential security risks, data breaches and provide discussion of the appropriate accounting controls for the new system.
The report should be about 3,500 words and should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format document for the client. Each group member is required to work on the proposal and contribute to all assignment requirements.
Remember: this is a report intended to convince a board of directors to adopt your proposal. Your report must therefore be complete, yet concise; be clear and convincing, and professionally presented. Above all, the report must be specific to the needs of the business.
Case Compnay in the areas of: (The team needs to email the lecturer their choice)
• Public Transport
• Flight Centres
• Real state agencies
• Education
• Library
• Banks • Immigration
• Health
• Medicine
• Pollution
• Manufacturing
• Agriculture
Submission Requirements:
The research should include a list of at least 7-10 references and a bibliography of the wider reading done to familiarize oneself with the topic.
Submission:
• Soft copy to self-check and Final Submission with cover sheet
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your research should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words. All reports must use the Harvard referencing style. Marking rubrics are attached.
Assessment Criteria:
Score Very Good (9-10) Good (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4)
Fits with criteria /10 Appropriately choose a technology that fits. Evidence of good understanding of the nature and purpose of the business Evidence of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business Adequacy
of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business Reports that choose systems/software not relevant will lose marks from this category.
Score Very Good (12-15) Good (9-11) Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
Presentation and writing style
/15 marks Information is well organized. Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12 or calibri, font size10, double spaced. About the right length.
Very well written, excellent paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation are used throughout. Information is organized, Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12 or calibri, font size10, double spaced. About the right length.
Well written, some paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation Information is somewhat organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.
Proper grammar and punctuation mostly used, but overuse of direct quotes.
Information is poorly organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.
Proper grammar and punctuation not always used. Excessive overuse of direct quotes
Score Very Good (12-15) Good (9-11) Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
Introduction
/15 marks
Introduces the topic of the research report in an extremely engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest.
Gives a detailed general background and indicates the overall -plan-. Introduces the topic of the research report in an engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest.
Gives some general background and indicates the overall -plan- of the report. Satisfactorily introduces the topic of the research report.
Gives a general background.
Indicates the overall
-plan- of the report. Introduces the topic of the research report, but omits a general background of the topic and/or
the overall -plan- of the report.
Score Very Good (17-20) Good (13-16) Satisfactory (10-12) Unsatisfactory (6-9)
Criteria completion
/20 Evidence of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business.
Evidence of understanding of the implications for the company The chosen software/system has the capacity to address challenges identified within the business. Evidence of understanding of the
implications for the company You gain marks for ensuring that all of the points mentioned above as challenges within the business are covered in your report by the chosen software / system.
Score Very Good (9-10) Good (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4)
Evidence of
Research
/10 marks Substantial range of appropriate
and current, supportive evidence
Good range of appropriate and current, supportive evidence.
Suitable range of supportive evidence used. Not always appropriate and/or current. Minimum cited.
Insufficient range or number of supportive evidence used.
Score Very Good (17-20) Good (13-16) Satisfactory (10-12) Unsatisfactory (6-9)
Development of
Discussion
/20 marks Logical, insightful, original discussion with well-connected paragraphs.
Evidence of full engagement with the literature found, with relevant and detailed analysis. Detailed, original discussion develops logically with some connection between adjoining paragraphs.
Understanding of reading shown. Some relevant analysis. Adequate discussion develops logically.
Understanding of reading shown. Few relevant analysis. Inadequate discussion of issues and/or lacking in logical flow
Little/no demonstrated understanding of reading.
None/little discussion or analysis.
Score Very Good (5) Good (4) Satisfactory (3) Unsatisfactory (2)
Conclusion
/5 marks An interesting, well written summary of the main points. An excellent final comment on the subject, based on the information provided.
A good summary of the main points.
A good final comment on the
subject, based on the information provided. Satisfactory summary of the main points.
A final comment on the subject, but introduced new material. Poor/no summary of the main points.
A poor final comment on the subject and/or new material introduced.
Score Very Good (5) Good (4) Satisfactory (3) Unsatisfactory (2)
Referencing
/5 marks Correct referencing (Harvard) All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged.
All paraphrased material acknowledged.
Correctly set out reference list and bibliography included.
Mostly correct referencing
(Harvard)
All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. All paraphrased material acknowledged.
Mostly correct setting out reference list and bibliography included. Mostly correct referencing (Harvard) Some problems with quoted material and paraphrased material
Some problems with the
reference list or bibliography. Not all material correctly acknowledged.
Some problems with the
reference list or bibliography.
Total
/100 marks
Final marks /20

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