COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design Assignment

COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis Design Assignment

COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design Assignment

Objectives

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 stated in the e-course profile.
Assessment 1 is an individual assessment. In assessment 1, you are assigned tasks which assess your course knowledge gained between weeks 1 and 5 about different facets of systems development. All students will have to write a report showing the answers to the questions in tasks 1-5 below.
Please note that all submitted A2-reports are passed through a computerized copy detection system and it is extremely easy for teaching staff to identify copied or otherwise plagiarised work.

  • Copying (plagiarism) can incur penalties ranging from deduction of marks to failing the course or even exclusion from the University.
  • Please ensure you are familiar with the Academic Misconduct Procedures, available from: http://policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=1244

The tasks

For the purpose of this assignment, you are assumed to be one of the  consultants  appointed  to shoulder the system analysis responsibilities in, Logistics Information Systems (LIS) in the project outlined in the case study.
You will plan and manage the project as well  as investigate and document  its system requirements.  For your Assignment 1 submission, you will produce a report that discusses this project based on your understanding of it and the related investigation results through the tasks below.

Task 1

Approaches to Systems Development

  • Discuss two approaches to system development. Describe system analysis and the major activities that occur during this phase of the systems development life cycle.
  • Describe and compare the six sources of software. How can you decide among various off-the- shelf software options? What criteria should you use? Do you think that in the given case study you can use any off-the-shelf software? Please provide justifications to your answer.

Task 2

Systems Requirements

  • What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study?
  • What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study?

Task 3

Project Cost Benefit Analysis

  • Discuss your Project Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Provide an excel spread sheet with details in a Project Cost Benefit Analysis.

Task 4

Project Schedule

  • Show a work breakdown structure and a project schedule as a Gantt chart. Explain both of them and discuss how they relate to each other.
  • Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?

Task 5

System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques

  • Who are the stakeholders involved? Clearly list all identified external and internal stakeholders.
  • Describe three traditional techniques for collecting information during analysis. When might one be better than another?
  • Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.

The Report
You will produce a report that aims to explain your systems analysis results as per the layout and submission guidelines mentioned below.

Report Layout and Submission Guidelines
In the template file “COIT 20048 Assessment1TemplateFile” (in MS Word) provided to you, the report for ‘Systems Development’ has been organised using the following headings and guidelines.
Students are advised to observe the word count in each section when developing the report.

  • Title Cover Page with clear details of course title/name, student number/name, lecturer & tutor (Provided in template file)
  • Introduction (Provided in template file) *about 100 words
    • Introduction must clearly define the aims of the report.
    • Introduction must identify the project objectives.
  • The Approach to Systems Development:  Task 1 *about 300 words
    • Discuss two approaches to system development. Describe system analysis and the major activities that occur during this phase of the systems development life cycle.
    • Describe and compare the six sources of software. How can you decide among various off- the-shelf software options? What criteria should you use? Do you think that in the given case study you can use any off-the-shelf software? Please provide justifications to your answer.
  • Systems Requirements: Task 2. *about 300 words
    • List the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study.
    • List the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study.
  • Project Cost /Benefit Analysis: Task 3 *about 200 words
  • Project Schedule:  Task 4 *about 200 words
    • Show work breakdown structure in the project as well as the project schedule Gantt Chart? What are they and how do they relate to each other?
    • Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?
  • System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques: Task 5. *about 300 words
    • List the stakeholders involved.
    • Describe three traditional techniques for collecting information during analysis. When might one be better than another?
    • Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.
  • Reflections and Conclusions *about 100 words
    • Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
    • Provide a brief summary of your findings
  • References (must complete by showing 1 or more references with their related in-text citations)

Note: The recommended number of word in each section in the report is to be used as a rough guide.

Help

To help student members communicate, forums have been created for your use on the course Moodle website for Assessments 1 and 2. Please use them to help you work through your report.