MIS611 – Information Systems Capstone

MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 1 of 6Task SummaryThis capstone subject encompasses an authentic assessment strategy within a work integrated learningcontext that delivers a ’real life’ learning experience. You will receive a brief from a case organisation/clientwhich will form the basis for the three sequential assessments included in this subject. Assessment 1Stakeholder Requirements Document is the first of three phases in which you, as a team will formulate a groupresponse to the case organisation/client’s brief.1. First phase: Assessment 1 – In the first phase, you as a team will determine the project approach andframework, and the requirements of your case organisation/client and complete a 3000-wordStakeholder Requirements Document. Please see below for further details.2. Second phase: Assessment 2 – In the second phase, your group will develop and deliver a prototypesolution for the case organisation/client (details as per the Assessment 2 brief).3. Third phase: Assessment 3 – In the third phase, your group will ‘demo’/ showcase your prototypesolution to the case organisation/client (details as per the Assessment 3 brief).You will be required to select a project management approach based on what you believe is the most suitableapproach for your client’s project. In doing so, you will make use of the tools and techniques that are alignedwith the chosen approach including the appropriate requirements lifecycle techniques. Part of this assessmentis also to briefly explain why the selected approach is the most appropriate to meet the needs of your client. Inalignment with your selected project approach and framework, you will need to detail and demonstrate therequirements methods, tools and techniques that you are using with a justification as to why they have beenselected as the most appropriate.Caveat: While this subject focuses on three phases of assessment, this does not preclude the selection of aniterative framework. The structure of the assessment is not one of the characteristics which you should use todefine the selected approach. Also, note that the title of this report specifically does not references typicaldocument naming conventions within either the traditional ‘waterfall’ approach, nor the Agile approach tooffer you the freedom to make the selection you believe is the most appropriate response to the challenge. ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMIS611 – Information Systems CapstoneAssessmentStakeholder Requirements DocumentIndividual/GroupGroupLength3000 words (+/- 10%)Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion ofthe task below include:a) Analyse relevant industry challenges to support the developmentof IS solutions for addressing organisational problems.b) Produce the appropriate documentation aligned to the projectdelivery methodology to evidence project progress with projectstakeholders.c) Integrate professional skills to complete individual and teamtasks in collaboration with team members to develop a robustsolution that meets stakeholder needs.SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 2.2 (Week 4)Weighting30%Total Marks100 marks MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 2 of 6ContextIn the field of Information Systems (IS), there are several different frameworks with aligned tools andtechniques that can be used to build solutions for organisations. Different frameworks are better suited todifferent problems and solutions. For example, the traditional project management approach takes a linearapproach through a sequence of events, while an Agile approach is iterative.IS leaders need to understand different philosophies and their approaches, their frameworks and the tools andtechniques which they employ. This is so that they can make discerning decisions when selecting approachesto solve problems for the business. A key outcome of this series of sequential assessments will be for you todemonstrate your skills in selecting an approach with reasoning and justification, and then follow through byusing the appropriate methods, tools and techniques as a simulation of a real solution delivery for a caseorganisation/client.Task Instructions1. Team Formation and Registration• Form teams of 5-6 members.• The deadline for team registration is 11:45pm AEST Friday end of Module 1.2 (Week 2).• To register your team, you are required to send your Learning Facilitator an email with “[MIS611]Team Registration” in the subject line. In the body of that email, please list the names and studentID numbers of all the members of your team.• You are required to send the registration email to your facilitator before the registration deadline.• After the registration deadline, those students who are not in a team will be allocated to a teamby the Learning Facilitator.2. Please read the case organisation/ client’s brief provided by the Learning Facilitator.3. Write a 3000 words stakeholder requirements document outlining the project approach andframework, and the requirements of your case organisation/client.4. Review your subject notes, from across the course, to establish the relevant area of investigation thatapplies to the case. Re-read any relevant readings for this subject. Plan how you will structure yourideas for your report and write a report plan before you start writing. You may like to start withMIS608 Agile Project Management and PROJ6000 Project Management.5. Graphical representation of ideas and diagrams in the form of tables, graphs, diagrams and modelsare encouraged but must be anchored in the context of the material, explained, and justified forinclusion. No Executive Summary is required.6. The stakeholder requirements document should consist of the following structure:A title page with the subject code and subject name, assignment title, case organisation/client’sname, student’s names and numbers and lecturer’s name.A Table of Contents is mandatory for this assessment (Create the Table of Contents using MS Word’sauto-generator. Instructions can be found here https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Create- atable-of-contentsor-update-a-table-of-contents-eb275189-b93e-4559-8dd9-c279457bfd72#__create_a_table).Introduction: This must include background information about your case organisation/client as abusiness from quality sources, and any information about the S direction or strategies that you cangauge from the trade press or news articles. (375 words)The brief: In this section you must describe and explain your interpretation of the caseorganisation/client’s brief to you. You are required to outline the following areas:a. The problem area/scope of the project. (150 words)b. The objectives of the project using SMART goals. (150 words)c. The target audience for whom your solution is being defined. (225words)MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 3 of 6d. Critical Success Factors. (75 words)A description of the project: the approach that you will be taking and the associated framework witha justification as to what characteristics of this project informed your selection of this approach. (375words)A stakeholder map which identifies key stakeholders, assessing stakeholder interest and how theproject will address those interests. (75 words)The data collection strategy used to elicit requirements – both primary and secondary, quantitative,and qualitative methods and tools in alignment with the project approach. (750 words)Appropriately documented functionality that will need to be developed in your solution prototype.These may be business and functional requirements, or user stories depending on your selectedapproach. (750 words)A clear problem statement to guide the solution process. (35 words)Next steps to be taken in progressing to your solution prototype. (40 words)References according to the APA style. (Not part of your word count)Appendices – if required. (Not part of your word count)ReferencingThis assessment will require you to draw on knowledge developed throughout your MBIS program based ontheories, models and concepts that you have learned. There is no required number of references for thisassessment. However, you will need to follow the discipline of referencing concepts to acknowledge theirorigin. It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see moreinformation on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencingSubmission InstructionsSubmit Assessment 1 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS611 – Information SystemsCapstone. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback canbe viewed in My Grades.Academic Integrity DeclarationWe declare that except where we have referenced, the work we are submitting for this assessment task is ourown work. We have read and are aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy andProcedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-formsWe are aware that we need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and we will do soaccordingly.MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 4 of 6Assessment Rubric Assessment AttributesFail(Yet to achieve minimumstandard)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75-84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Visual appeal andpresentation of contentTitle pageFont, spacing and formatAppropriate use ofparagraphs, sentenceconstruction, spelling andgrammarGraphical representationof ideas in accordancewith the assessment briefAdheres to the word countrequirement10%No title page and table ofcontents. Incorrect font andsize. Poor line spacing. Tablesor diagrams run over ontothe next page unnecessarily.Report is written as a blockof text with no breaks inbetween ideas. Graphicalrepresentations are used butthere is no linkage to thecontent, labelling orreferencing of source. Manyerrors in spelling or grammarobscure meaning of whatstudent has written. Doesnot adhere to the wordcount requirement.Title page and/or table ofcontents is included but ismissing most information. Eitherincorrect font and size is used.Poor line spacing and large gapsin pagination. Paragraphs areused but large blocks of text withlong sentences make it difficultto understand the ideas beingconveyed.Graphical representations areused with poor linkage to thecontent with poor labelling orreferencing of source. Spelling orgrammar has errors but meaningremains clear. Does not adheresto the word count requirement.Title page and table ofcontents is included but ismissing key information. Someerrors in font use and linespacing. Some paginationproblems. One idea or conceptper paragraph. Someparagraphs could be moresuccinctly written.Graphical representations areused with some linkage to thecontent and some labelling orreferencing of source. Minorspelling or grammar errors.Adheres to the word countrequirement.Title page and table ofcontents is included with mostrequired information. Minorerrors in font, spacing andformat. One idea or conceptper paragraph with 3-4 wellconstructed sentences perparagraph.Graphical representations areused soundly with linkage tothe content and labelling orreferencing of source. Noerrors in spelling or grammar.Adheres to the word countrequirement.Title page and table ofcontents is included. Font,spacing and format are inaccordance with therequirements. Expert use ofparagraphs which followlogically from each other.Graphical representations areused well anchored to thecontent and enrich themeaning made in the reportwith excellent labelling andreferencing of source. Noerrors in spelling or grammar.Adheres to the word countrequirement.Knowledge andunderstandingProject frameworks andthe associated softwaredevelopment methods,tools and techniquesDesign Thinking as aframework and theassociated tools andtechniques20%Lack of understanding of therequired concepts andknowledge. Key componentsof the assignment are notaddressed. Lack ofapplication, and analysis ofinformation to provide clearrecommendations.Limited understanding ofrequired concepts andknowledge. Some of the keycomponents of the assignmentare not addressed. Limitedapplication and analysis toprovide clear recommendations.Adequate knowledge orunderstanding of the requiredconcepts. A reasonablecapacity to explain and applyrelevant key concepts.Supports opinion andinformation substantiated byevidence from research toprovide recommendations.Thorough understanding of thekey concepts. Discriminatesbetween assertion of opinionand information substantiatedby robust evidence from theresearch/course materials andextended reading. Welldemonstrated capacity toapply and analyse relevantinformation to provide clearrecommendations.Highly developedunderstanding of the field.Systematically and criticallydiscriminates betweenassertion of opinion andinformation substantiated byrobust evidence from theresearch/course materials andextended reading.Recommendations are clearlyjustified based on theapplication and analysis ofinformation. MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 5 of 6 Analysis and applicationwith synthesis of newknowledgeAbility to synthesiseinformation delivered bythe caseorganisation/client brief,gathered via furtherindependent research, andapply existing theoreticalknowledge to the case(Requirements)30%Limited synthesis andanalysis. Limitedapplication/recommendations based upon analysis.Demonstrated analysis andsynthesis of new knowledge withapplication. Shows the ability tointerpret relevant informationand literature.Well-developed analysis andsynthesis with application ofrecommendations linked toanalysis/synthesis.Thoroughly developed andcreative analysis and synthesiswith application of pretestedmodels and / or independentlydeveloped models and justifiedrecommendations linked toanalysis/synthesis.Highly sophisticated andcreative analysis, synthesis ofnew with existing knowledge.Strong application by way ofpretested models and / orindependently developedmodels. Recommendations areclearly justified based on theanalysis/synthesis. Applyingknowledge to newsituations/other cases.Evaluation of informationselected to support thecase organisation/clientstudyAbility to apply criticalthinking to the selection ofan appropriate frameworkfor the caseorganisation/client basedon project characteristicsand need(Project Framework)20%Limited understanding of keyconcepts required to supportthe case study. Confuseslogic and emotion.Information taken fromreliable sources but withouta coherent analysis orsynthesis. Viewpoints ofexperts are taken as fact withlittle questioning.Resembles a recall or summaryof key ideas. Oftenconflates/confuses assertion ofpersonal opinion withinformation substantiated byevidence from theresearch/course materials.Analysis and evaluation do notreflect expert judgement,intellectual independence, rigorand adaptability.Supports personal opinion andinformation substantiated byevidence from theresearch/course materials.Demonstrates a capacity toexplain and apply relevantconcepts. Identifies logicalflaws. Questions viewpoints ofexperts.Discriminates betweenassertion of personal opinionand information substantiatedby robust evidence from theresearch/course materials andextended reading.Well demonstrated capacity toexplain and apply relevantconcepts. Viewpoint of expertsare subject to questioning.Analysis and evaluation reflectgrowing judgement,intellectual independence,rigor and adaptability.Systematically and criticallydiscriminates betweenassertion of personal opinionand information substantiatedby robust evidence from theresearch/course materials andextended reading.Information is taken fromsources with a high level ofinterpretation/evaluation todevelop a comprehensivecritical analysis or synthesis.Identifies gaps in knowledge.Exhibits intellectualindependence, rigor, goodjudgement and adaptability.Effective Communication(Written)Uses discipline appropriateterminology to expressconceptsStructure supports theprogressive developmentof meaningPresents information.Specialised language andterminology is rarely orinaccurately employed.Meaning is repeatedlyobscured by errors in thecommunication of ideas,including errors in structure,Communicates in a readablemanner that largely adheres tothe given format.Generally employs specialisedlanguage and terminology withaccuracy.Meaning is sometimes difficultto follow. Information,Communicates in a coherentand readable manner thatadheres to the given format.Accurately employs specialisedlanguage and terminology.Meaning is easy to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andCommunicates coherently andconcisely in a manner thatadheres to the given format.Accurately employs a widerange of specialised languageand terminology.Engages audience interest.Communicates eloquently.Expresses meaning coherently,concisely and creatively withinthe given format.Discerningly selects andprecisely employs a widerange of specialised languageand terminology. MIS611_Assessment_1_Brief_Stakeholder Requirements Document_Module Due 2.2 Page 6 of 6 A combination of qualitybusiness, IT press,scholarly and academicsource are usedCorrect citation of keyresources and evidence20%sequence, spelling, grammar,punctuation and/or theacknowledgment of sources.Inconsistent use of goodquality, credible and relevantresources to support anddevelop ideas. Referencing isomitted or does notresemble APA.arguments and evidence arestructured and sequenced in away that is not always clear andlogical. Some errors are evidentin spelling, grammar and/orpunctuation.Use of credible and relevantresources to support anddevelop ideas, but these are notalways explicit or welldeveloped. Referencingresembles APA, with frequent orrepeated errors.sequenced in a way that isclear and logical. Occasionalminor errors present inspelling, grammar and/orpunctuation. Use of credibleresources to support anddevelop ideas. Referencingresembles APA, withoccasional errors.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that is,clear and persuasive. Spelling,grammar and punctuation arefree from errors. Use of goodquality, credible and relevantresources to support anddevelop arguments andstatements. Show evidence ofwide scope within theorganisation for sourcingevidence. APA referencing isfree from errors.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest.Information, arguments andevidence are insightful,persuasive and expertlypresented. Spelling, grammarand punctuation are free fromerrors.Use of high-quality, credibleand relevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements. Show evidence ofwide scope within and withoutthe organisation for sourcingevidence. APA referencing isfree from errors.


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