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Assessment 3: Report
Due date: Week 12
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time provided: 3000
Weighting: 40%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO3, ULO4, ULO5 ULO6
Assessment Details:
You have been asked to provide advice to Coles’s CEO on developing the best information systems strategies that would help Coles to improve its business performance and competitive advantage. It is essential that you conduct research based on the following suggestions, justify your selection on the best information systems strategies suitable to Coles. Other relevant information about the case study include the following:
• Discuss historical background about the company’s IS strategies since it first introduced, including milestones.
• Identify and discuss major challenges facing the company in the last five years, including present situation.
• Discuss about its current IS strategies and whether these strategies implemented are suitable in this current business environment.
• Research on Coles’s competitor IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths.
• Discuss the Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive advantage.
• Propose two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems. It is important that you propose two strategies as a back-up plan should one strategy fail.
• Select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles. Explain how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems would contribute to success of the company.
• Propose the best time to introduce these new strategies. Explain why the selection is appropriate.
Marking Information: The report will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 40% of the total unit mark.
Marking
Criteria Not satisfactory
(0-49%) of the criterion mark Satisfactory
(50-64%) of the criterion mark Good
(65-74%) of the criterion mark Very Good
(75-84%) of the criterion mark Excellent
(85-100%) of the criterion mark
Introduction
Historical background about the company’s IS
strategies since it first introduced, Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of historical background about the company’s IS strategies since it first introduced, including Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of historical background
about the company’s
IS strategies since it Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of historical background
about the company’s
IS strategies since it Reasonable knowledge and understanding of historical background
about the company’s
IS strategies since it first introduced, Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of historical background
about the company’s
IS strategies since it first introduced,
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including
milestones.
(15 Marks) success or failure and milestones first introduced, including success or failure and milestones first introduced, including success or failure and milestones including success or failure and milestones including success or failure and milestones
Major challenges facing the company in the last five
years including
present situation
(15 Marks) Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of the challenges facing Coles in the last five years. Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Coles in the last five years Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Coles in the last five years. Reasonable knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Coles in the last five years. Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Coles in the last five years.
Coles current IS strategies and whether the strategies
implemented are suitable in this current business environment.
(10 Marks) Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of Coles current IS strategies and whether
the strategies implemented are
suitable in this current business environment
Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of Coles current IS strategies and whether the strategies implemented are
suitable in this current business environment Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of Coles current IS strategies and whether the strategies implemented are
suitable in this current business environment Reasonable knowledge and understanding of Coles current IS strategies and whether the strategies
implemented are
suitable in this current business environment Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of Coles current IS strategies and whether the strategies
implemented are
suitable in this current business environment
Research on Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and
Woolworths.
(15 Marks) Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths
Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths
Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths
Reasonable knowledge and understanding of Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths.
Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of Coles’s competitors IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategies between Coles and Woolworths.
Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive advantage.
(15 Marks) Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive
advantage
Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive
advantage
Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive
advantage
Reasonable knowledge and understanding of Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive
advantage
Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Coles achieving competitive
advantage
Propose two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems. Select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles. Explain how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems would contribute to Lack evidence of proposed two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company
needs/problems, select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles, how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems would contribute to success of the company, propose the best time to Evidence of unsatisfactory knowledge and understanding of proposed two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems, select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles, how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and understanding of proposed two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems, select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles, how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems Reasonable knowledge and understanding of proposed two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems, select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles, how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems would contribute to Has excellent skills including knowledge and understanding of proposed two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems, select one or two best strategies that you believe would be successful to Coles, how the proposed IS strategies and acquisition of information systems would contribute to
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success of the company. Propose the best time to introduce these new strategies. Explain why the selection is appropriate.
(20 marks) introduce these new
strategies
would contribute to success of the company, propose the best time to introduce
these new strategies
would contribute to success of the company, propose the best time to introduce
these new strategies
success of the company, propose the best time to introduce these new strategies
success of the company, propose the best time to introduce these new strategies
References and citation
(10 marks) Lacks consistency with many errors. Unclear referencing/style Generally good referencing/style Very clear referencing/ style Excellent styles with appropriate Harvard referencing and citations
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