COM7007 IS Governance | My Assignment Tutor

Page 1 of 7[313]COM7007IS GovernancePart 1 – ReportDate for Submission: Please refer to the timetable on ilearn(The submission portal on ilearn will close at 14:00 UK time on the dateof submission)Page 2 of 7[313]Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an ISGovernance report. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programmeassessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.Learning Outcomes:After completing the module, you should be able to:1) Critically assess the elements of IS Governance.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of IS Governance strategies within organisations.3) Analyse the link between IS Governance and business values and strategy.4) Apply IS Governance models within organisations.5) Effectively communicate the values, risks and opportunities derived from ISStrategy.6) Make recommendations for the development to existing IS strategies tobetter leverage existing resources.7) Understand global issues and their place in a globalised economy, ethical decisionmaking and accountability. Adopt self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversityin culture.Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the modulename, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and areference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address all the elementsof the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteriaset out below in assessing your work.Maximum word count: 3,000 wordsPlease note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade bythe same percentage that the word count is exceeded.You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operatesanonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of thestudent. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.Page 3 of 7[313]Assignment Task – ReportThis report is worth 60% of the total marks for this module.Good IS Governance is increasingly being discussed across the board as significant in viewof adapting and responding to emerging changes as well as risks in the interconnectedbusiness environment where organisations today operate.Good IS Governance is aligned, inclusive, educated, engaged, connected and informed andencompasses an organisation’s policies, plans, projects and priorities. In this assignment,you will audit and assess the existing IS Governance of your own organisation.You are the IS Governance Auditor in charge of critically assessing the existing ISGovernance system of your organisation.Question 1Critically assess the extent to which IS Governance is aligned, inclusive, educated, engaged,connected and informed in relation to the existing system in your organisation.(25 marks)(750 words)(LO 1)Question 2Evaluate the effectiveness of the existing IS Governance policies, plans, projects andpriorities and identify any areas of improvement.(25 marks)(750 words)(LO 2)Page 4 of 7[313]Question 3Analyse the link between IS Governance and the business strategy. Are there anydiscrepancies? How would you address them?(25 marks)(750 words)(LO 3)Question 4Identify the values, risks and opportunities to your organisation’s IS strategy derived from themodifications and revisions proposed to IS Governance in your audit.(25 marks)(750 words)(LO 5)Page 5 of 7[313]Formative FeedbackYou have the opportunity to submit a first draft to receive formative feedback if you send yourdraft assignment on or two weeks prior to the submission deadline. This is to allow time foryou to reflect on the feedback and draft your final submission.The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you developyour skills as an independent learner.Your work must be submitted to your tutor via email.Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date.GuidelinesYou MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate andwide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system.The My Study Skills Area on iLearn contains useful resources relating to referencing.You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.Additional notes:Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, referencelist and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from theassessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printedwords ARE included in the word count See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of thismodule for more information.Page 6 of 7[313]Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For moreinformation please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on themodule page on iLearn.You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sourcesused are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence ofacademic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of yourmodule and also in the Induction Area).Page 7 of 7[313]Assessment Criteria (Learning objectives covered – all) Level 7 is characterised by an expectation of students’ expertise in their specialism. Students are semi-autonomous, demonstrating independence in the negotiationof assessment tasks (including the major project) and the ability to evaluate, challenge, modify and develop theory and practice. Students are expected todemonstrate an ability to isolate and focus on the significant features of problems and to offer synthetic and coherent solutions, with some students producing originalor innovative work in their specialism that is potentially worthy of publication by Arden University. A clear appreciation of ethical considerations (as appropriate) is alsoa prerequisite.GradeMarkBandsGeneric Assessment CriteriaDistinction70%+Excellent analysis of key issues and concepts/. Excellent development of conceptual structures and argument, making consistent use ofscholarly conventions. Excellent research skills, independence of thought, an extremely high level of intellectual rigour and consistency,exceptional expressive / professional skills, and substantial creativity and originality.Excellent academic/intellectual skills. Work pushes the boundaries of the discipline and demonstrates an awareness of relevant ethicalconsiderations. Work may be considered for publication by Arden universityMerit60-69%Very good level of competence demonstrated. High level of theory application. Very good analysis of key issues and concepts.Development of conceptual structures and argument making consistent use of scholarly conventions. Some evidence of original thoughtand a general awareness of relevant ethical considerationsPass50-59%A satisfactory to good performance. Basic knowledge of key issues and concepts. Generally descriptive, with restricted analysis of existingscholarly material and little argument development. Use of scholarly conventions inconsistent. The work lacks original thought. Someawareness of relevant ethical considerations.Satisfactory professional skills (where appropriate).MarginalFail40-49%Limited research skills impede use of learning resources and problem solving.Significant problems with structure/accuracy in expression. Very weak academic / intellectual / professional skills.Limited use of scholarly conventions.Errors in expression and the work may lack structure overall.Fail39% andbelowA poor performance in which there are substantial gaps in knowledge and understanding, underpinning theory and ethical considerations.Little evidence of research skills, use of learning resources and problem solving.Major problems with structure/ accuracy in expression.Professional skills not present.Very weak academic / intellectual / professional skills.No evidence of use of scholarly conventions


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