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COURSE: Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Specialisation)
Systems Analysis and Design
B01SYAD310 / BIT 309
Unit Code:
Task 2 – Group Assignment
Type of Assessment:
2000 (+/- 10 Percent) words for the report
Course Learning
Outcomes addressed: a)
b) To gather, critically analyse, manage and present in meaningful ways information and data, and
To appraise and interpret the requirements of clients in order
c) to solve complex business problems by designing and testing system modelling approaches, and
d) To prepare design and system documentation and written reports.
e) To elicit requirements from clients, discuss intermediate solutions and present oral reports as individuals and in teams.
To work collaboratively in small teams on a variety of large
f) and small projects to produce models, software, documentation and reports.
To take responsibility for their own time management delivering quality required material on time in dynamically changing technological and communication contexts whether as an individual or member of a small team.
Unit Learning
Outcomes addressed:
Describe and apply iterative incremental systems software
a) development processes, such as structured, object-oriented and agile approaches.
Critically analyse and verify business and system
b) requirements, including producing and verifying analysis and design models for an information system.
Evaluate and choose appropriate software designs to
compose the design of an information system.
d) Work effectively as part of a team in the production of a systems requirements and design document; understand and communicate business requirements and information system designs effectively.
Submission Date:
Written assignment submitted to Moodle in Week 10
Assessment Task: A written assignment undertaken in groups of three or four students in the form of systems requirements and systems design models addressing a problem case study. Students may choose to adopt a waterfall or agile approach but must justify their choice.
Total Mark:
40 marks
40% of the unit total marks
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day, calculated from the total mark
E.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per calendar day.
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This assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to present a sound argument showing reasonable decision-making and evaluative skills based on the material learned and to demonstrate ability to research and use credible references to aid the decision-making process and the presentation of the argument. More specific details about the assignment description are provided as Project Description at the end of this document.
See in Project Description at the end of this document.
See in Project Description at the end of this document.
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The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly recommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details please click the link and download the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate.
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High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end.
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References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also, in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number/s if shown in the original. Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video by clicking on the following link: Plagiarism: How to avoid it
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Project Information
Case Study
Australia Medical Centre
Australia Medical Centre (AMC) is a growing practise in Australia. The centre has grown recently and the owner, Dr Edwin, wants to develop new information system to handle all business operation. Their current system is inadequate to provide real time information to medical staff and access to medical information and patient need to go physically to centre to retrieve their medical report.
As IT consultant you began your systems analysis phase by conducting interviews, reviewing existing reports, and observing office operations. The AMC medical team perform service and medical procedure which are coded. Code consist of two digit suffix and seven numeric digit. The new system will provide opportunity for significant cost saving for AMC, and will help medical staff to go online and update medial information, check record and schedule appointment as well as provide convenience for patient. The clinic required various report you learned during your fact-finding exercise.
• Hourly appointment report, which shows the patients who are to be reminded of their next day’s appointments. Information such as patient id, P_name, contact, appointment time, need to be recorded
• Daily appointment list for each provider. Information such as scheduled appointment times, P_names, and procedure to be performed, including the code and description.
• Weekly provider report that lists each of the providers and the weekly charges, plus a
• Reort on weekly patient statement, which includes the date, household name and contact, balance, total charges, total payments, and balance.
• Monthly Insurance Company Report.
Addition to all the listed report, the AMC would like automated e-mail and text messaging capability for sending patient reminders on appointment scheduling time. Finally, the new system needs to track employee schedules, vacation information and payment.
For this project prepare report on type of information system, fact finding method most appropriate, system development and draw Use case diagram, DFD, ERD diagram and show their relationship.
You are free to make any assumptions, but please mention them clearly in your report.
Write report on following question (12 marks)
1. What types of system requirements will you focus on for AMC? Explain each one in detail.
2. What fact-finding methods you think is appropriate for collecting information from employees at AMC? Suggest at least three methods and explain the pros and cons of each.
3. Describe two systems development tools and two development methods you can used for system development for AMC.
Modelling Exercise (18 Marks)
1. Create a use case diagram for AMC.
2. Prepare a context diagram for AMC information system.
3. Prepare a diagram level 0 DFD for AMC. Be sure to show numbered processes for handling patient information, appointments, and report processing.
4. Create an initial ERD for the new system that contains at least four entities.
5. Analyse each relationship to determine if it is 1:1, 1: M, or M: N.
Marking Criteria –
Max marks Max marks Lecturer Expectation
Report 12(4 marks for each question) Show understanding of system requirements, types of system requirements, fact-finding methods and tools and methods
Modelling 18
DFD- 7
ERD- 7) Reflect understanding of use case diagram, DFD, ERD and relationship
Report structure 6
(1 mark for each criteria) Cover Page, Executive
Summary, Introduction, Body, Conclusion.
4 In text and following proper Harvard style referencing convention (You should use at least 5 academic sources to write your report)
Your references should not be more than 10 years old.
Total Max 40

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