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COURSE: Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Specialisation)
Unit Code: SYAD 310
Unit Title: Systems Analysis and Design
Type of Assessment: Assessment 2 – Group Assignment
Length/Duration: 2000 (+/- 10 Percent) words for the report
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed: 2. Describe and apply iterative incremental systems software development processes, such as structured, object-oriented and agile approaches
3. Critically analyse and verify business and system requirements, including producing
4. Analysis and design models for an information system
6. Work effectively as part of a team in the production of a systems requirements and design document
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
Weighting: 40% of total unit marks
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Universal Pathology Ltd.
Due to recent demand in health services Universal Pathology is expanded in states and Territories of Australia. Universal Pathology Managing Director strategic planning is to develop new information system to handle all business operation electronically. UPL current system is inadequate to provide real time information to their pathology staff and access to records, and patients need to go to centre to retrieve their test results.
System Analyst:
Assume you are Systems Analyst, work for Pioneer IT company. You have been asked to consult and begin systems analysis phases by conducting interviews, reviewing existing reports, and observing office operations. Universal Pathology team perform service and test procedure which are coded. Code consist of Four-letter suffix
(e.g. ULPT) and Five-digit numeric. The new system aim is to provide opportunity for significant cost saving for Universal Pathology, and will help their staff to go online and update test results, check record and schedule appointment as well as provide convenience for patient. UPL required various report you learned during your fact-finding.
• To create hourly appointment report, which shows the patients who are to be reminded of their next day’s test appointments. Information such as patient ID, name, contact, appointment time, need to be recorded
• Overall daily appointment list for each patient. Information such as scheduled appointment times, patient name and pathology test to be performed, including the code and description.
• Another report showing weekly patient report showing list of each patient and their charges
• Patient statement for weekly shall include the date, household name and contact, balance, total charges, total payments, and balance.
• Monthly Insurance company report.
Addition to all the listed report, the Universal Pathology 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 questions:
1. What types of system requirements will you focus on for Universal Pathology Ltd? Explain each one in detail.
2. What fact-finding methods you think is appropriate for collecting information from employees at Universal Pathology Ltd? 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 Universal Pathology Ltd.
Modelling Exercise
1. Create a use case diagram for Universal Pathology Ltd.
2. Prepare a context diagram for Universal Pathology Ltd information system.
3. Prepare a diagram level 0 DFD for Universal Pathology Ltd. 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. Analyze each relationship to determine if it is 1:1, 1: M, or M: N.
The assignment must be submitted online in Moodle. Where additional documents need to be attached, all materials MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or MAC file) may not be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
Marking Criteria –
Max marks Max
marks Lecturer Expectation Scored marks Comments
Hourly report 3 System requirements for hourly reports to generate and fact-finding methods
Daily report 3 Clear understanding of daily report requirements of types of system
requirements, fact-finding methods and tools and methods
Weekly report 3 Types of System requirements, fact-finding methods and tools and methods
Monthly report 3 Clear understanding of system requirements, types of system requirements, fact-finding methods and tools and methods
Use Case Diagram 4 Reflection of Use Case Diagram
Data Flow Diagram 7 Able to show Data Flow Diagram for the process
ERD 7 List all entities and relationship of those indicating their outcomes
Cover page 1 Title, topic group names and word count
Executive summary 1 Details include as aspects
Introduction 1 Concepts are clearly outlined in introduction.
Body of report 1 Material in body is logically and clearly sequenced
Conclusion 1 Conclusion effectively summarises essay; with recommendations and clear links to introduction.
5 Min of 5 academic sources to write your report include In text and following proper Harvard style referencing convention
Total max marks Total marks scored:
Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.
Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). For details please click the link and download the file titled “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.
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A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can't I just Google?): (thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).