CIS7026 – Business Process and Data Analysis | My Assignment Tutor

Page 1 of 9AY: 2020/21CIS7026 – Business Process and Data Analysis – 20 CreditsTerm 1Module Leader: Muhammad RahmanRESIT Assessment BriefAssessment Title: Business Analysis Final AssignmentWRIT1 MAIN 100%HAND-OUT DATE: 3rd March 2021HAND-IN DATE: 30th April 2021Page 2 of 9ContentsLearning Outcomes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..3Assessment Requirements / Tasks (include all guidance notes) ………………………………………..3Assessment Criteria …………………………………………………………………………………………………….5Submission Details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………6Feedback ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6Marking Criteria ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7Additional Information ………………………………………………………………………………………………..8Referencing Requirements (Harvard)…………………………………………………………………………8Mitigating Circumstances …………………………………………………………………………………………8Unfair Practice…………………………………………………………………………………………………………8Page 3 of 9Learning OutcomesThis assessment is designed to demonstrate a student’s completion of the following LearningOutcomes:• Critically evaluate, and reflexively apply, methods, techniques and tools for assessing,controlling and improving organisational processes (number 1 in the moduledescriptor)• Critically demonstrate an appreciation of issues relating to the analysis of businessprocesses in organisations (number 2 in the module descriptor)• Create appropriate visual representations of their analysis via use of an appropriatetool (number 3 in the module descriptor)Assessment Requirements / Tasks (include all guidance notes)Part 1: Business process analysis (80% weight for the Final grade)A business (e.g. any Company/SME and previously NOT chosen by you as a finalassignment in this module) has appointed you to produce for them, by the above deadline,a 3000 word report of appropriate format, standard of presentation and content. Thepurpose of the report is twofold: to discover, analyse and comment on the inadequacies ofthe company business processes; and, in doing so, to justify and evaluate an appropriateselection of Business Analysis techniques and tools.This assignment is potentially very broad in scope: it is up to you to determine the exactscope of investigation and justify this. You need to cite the sources you refer to in findingout more about this process. You will need to select, apply and evaluate techniques andtools which provide for all five activities (strategy analysis, investigate situation, considerperspectives, analyse needs and define requirements) and, by necessity, encompass at leasttwo of the three paradigms (socio-technical, functional and object-oriented). The followingtable is a reminder of those which we have, or will, cover in class. Other techniques andtools may be appropriate; confirm these with the Module Leader on or before the 4th weekof the module.Page 4 of 9 ThemeRequired ToolsStrategy analysis(PESTEL Analysis OR Michael Porter’s Five Forces Model) AND ResourceAuditInvestigatesituationRich Picture AND (UML Context Diagram OR DFD Context Diagram)ConsiderperspectiveCATWOE AND Power/interest gridNote: CATWOE analysis for each stakeholderAnalyse needs(Structured English OR Decision Table OR Decision Tree) AND UML UseCase diagrams and Use Case descriptionsDefinerequirements(Level 0 and Level 1 DFD Diagrams and descriptions OR ERM OR ELHDiagrams) AND UML Class and Sequence DiagramsNote: ELH diagram for each entity in the ERM diagram Task 1 (300 words): An introduction that includes a definition and justification of scope, abrief description of the context and nature of the problem and the current level ofoperational performance as depicted in external sources, where appropriate citing sourcesaccording to the Harvard systemTask 2 (300 words): A justification of your chosen package of techniques and tools (preapplication), by reference to your own criteria, where appropriate citing sources accordingto the Harvard systemDFD ContextdiagramPage 5 of 9Task 3 (1500 words): An application to the scenario of your chosen package of techniquesand tools for all five activities (strategy analysis, investigate situation, consider perspectives,analyse needs and define requirements), produced using a CASE tool if appropriate,together with assumptions and appropriate description/documentation*Task 4 (400 words): Comments and observations on the inadequacies of the current system,including recommendations to the QAA, where appropriate citing elements of yourapplication (#5) together with sources according to the Harvard systemTask 5 (500 words): An evaluation of the ‘fit’ of your chosen package of techniques andtools to this specific context (post-application), by reference to your own criteria (#4), whereappropriate citing sources according to the Harvard system*Refer to lecture notes for guidance on how these should be done. As an example, if you useDFDs to define requirements you should include here for that part of the fifth activity:a) Level 0 DFD, produced using a CASE tool, and assumptionsb) Level 1 DFD, produced using a CASE tool, and further assumptionsc) External Entity Descriptionsd) Elementary Process Descriptions for each process at its lowest decomposed levele) Input/Output Descriptions for data flows that cross the system boundaryPart 2: Business data analysis (20% weight for the Final grade)The aim of this assignment is to provide students with the opportunity to gain experienceand to develop skills in obtaining business insights from a business dataset (using associativelearning techniques).Students could choose a dataset from the pool of datasets given by the module leader andanalyse the data and present insights into the business (1000 words equivalent).Task 1: IntroductionTask 2: Application (Business insights, Comments, observations and recommendations)Task 3: Conclusion*Refer to lecture notes for guidance on how these should be done. As an example, you can seethe lecture/video in the folder ‘Market Basket Analysis’ in Moodle).Assessment Criteria Part 1: Business process analysis80% weight Page 6 of 9 Task 1: Introduction10%Task 2: Justification10%Task 3: Application50%Task 4: Comments, observations and recommendations15%Task 5: Evaluation15%Part 2: Business data analysis20% weightTask 1: Introduction10%Task 2: Analysis80%Task 3: Conclusion10% Submission DetailsPlease see Moodle for confirmation of the Assessment submission date.Submission will be by 4:00pm on the deadline day.Any assessments submitted after the deadline will not be marked and will be recorded as aNon-Attempt.The assessment must be submitted as a zip file / pdf / word document through the Turnitinsubmission point in MoodleYour assessment should be titled with your Student ID Number, module code and assessmentid, e.g. st12345678 CIS7026 WRIT1FeedbackFeedback for the assessment will be provided electronically via Moodle, and will normally beavailable 4 working weeks after initial submission. The feedback return date will be confirmedon Moodle.Feedback will be provided in the form of a rubric and supported with comments on yourstrengths and the areas which you improve.All marks are preliminary and are subject to quality assurance processes and confirmation atthe Examination Board.Further information on the Academic and Feedback Policy in available in the AcademicHandbook (Vol 1, Section 4.0)Page 7 of 9Marking Criteria 70 – 100%(Distinction)A very comprehensive technically correct submission. All major aspects ofthe assignment covered. Clear expression of ideas. A very high standard ofpresentation. All problems identified and solutions are feasible and withinthe restrictions of the assignment. All sources acknowledged and referencedto a high standard.60-69%(Merit)Most major aspects of the assignment covered with supporting explanationand discussion of their roles. Some minor technical errors andmisconceptions. Good identification of problems and good solutions. Goodpresentation and standard of referencing.50-59%(Pass)Demonstrates mastery of a complex and specialised area of knowledge, butis frequently descriptive and based on given sources. There is limitedevidence of independent thinking.40-49%(NarrowFail)Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of the field of studyrelevant to the task. Factual inaccuracies, errors and misconceptions areevident in important areas and elements of the assessed work may beirrelevant to the task.0-39%(Fail)The level of attainment that falls well below the standard required to pass aMasters degree. The work presented for assessment may be very poor,incomplete and/or irrelevant and will demonstrates a serious lack ofcomprehension and/or engagement with the set task. Students awardedmarks within this band may have misunderstood or misinterpreted the settask. No learning outcomes are met in full although there maybe minimalattainment in relation to one or two. Page 8 of 9Additional InformationReferencing Requirements (Harvard)The Harvard (or author-date) format should be used for all references (including images).Further information on Referencing can be found at Cardiff Met’s Academic Skills website.Mitigating CircumstancesIf you have experienced changes or events which have adversely affected your academicperformance on the assessment, you may be eligible for Mitigating Circumstances (MCs). Youshould contact your Module Leader, Personal Tutor or Year Tutor in the first instance.An application for MCs, along with appropriate supporting evidence, can be submitted via thefollowing link to the MCs DashboardApplications for MCs should ideally be submitted as soon as possible after circumstancesoccur & at the time of the assessment. Applications must be submitted before the relevantExamination Board.Further information on the Mitigating Circumstances procedure is available in the AcademicHandbook (Volume 1, Section 5)Unfair PracticeCardiff Metropolitan University takes issues of unfair practice extremely seriously. TheUniversity has distinct procedures and penalties for dealing with unfair practice inexamination or non-examination conditions. These are explained in full in the University’sUnfair Practice Procedure (Academic Handbook: Vol 1, Section 8)Types of Unfair Practice, include:Plagiarism, which can be defined as using without acknowledgement another person’s wordsor ideas and submitting them for assessment as though it were one’s own work, for instanceby copying, translating from one language to another or unacknowledged paraphrasing.Further examples include:• Use of any quotation(s) from the published or unpublished work of other persons,whether published in textbooks, articles, the Web, or in any other format, whichquotations have not been clearly identified as such by being placed in quotation marksand acknowledged.• Use of another person’s words or ideas that have been slightly changed orparaphrased to make it look different from the original.• Summarising another person’s ideas, judgments, diagrams, figures, or computerprogrammes without reference to that person in the text and the source in abibliography or reference list.• Use of services of essay banks and/or any other agencies.• Use of unacknowledged material downloaded from the Internet.Page 9 of 9• Re-use of one’s own material except as authorised by the department.Collusion, which can be defined as when work that that has been undertaken with others issubmitted and passed off as solely the work of one person. An example of this would be whereseveral students work together on an assessment and individually submit work whichcontains sections which are the same. Assessments briefs will clearly identify where jointpreparation and joint submission is specifically permitted, in all other cases it is not.Fabrication of data, making false claims to have carried out experiments, observations,interviews or other forms of data collection and analysis, or acting dishonestly in any otherway.

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