COIT13231 - Enterprise Analysis and Modelling
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces the student to the fundamental gathering of stakeholder requirements elicitation for analysing and proposing the requirements specification for an enterprise system. During the term students will be required to use tools and techniques that model the stakeholder requirements and analysis stages. The unit will cover key issues that surround the implementation of an enterprise system such as the proposal of the new system, changing business processes and organisational change. This unit provides students with the necessary skills to enable them to develop a report that defines and models the requirements of a business enterprise system.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIS12073 and COIT12203

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Major assignment Course evaluation Students are given the choice to work either in groups or individually. In future, students will be reminded of the commitments and responsibilities involved with group work.
Weekly assessment Course evaluation In order to reduce the work load and to direct them better in completing the major case study assignment, bi-weekly portfolios will be aligned to case study assignment requirements.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of the business analyst as a member of a team.
  2. Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change.
  3. Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs.
  4. Use appropriate modelling tools to interpret and understand the business context for enterprise systems.
  5. Compare alternative requirement elicitation strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate.
  6. Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation.
  7. Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Emerging Technologies (EMRG)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Data analysis (DTAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM),
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Stakeholder and Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Online Quiz(zes)        
3 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking          
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work  
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Online Quiz(zes)          
3 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

The Enterprise Business Analyst: Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems
Author/s: Hass, Kathleen B. Year: 2011
Edition: Publisher: Management Concepts, Inc
City: Vienna State: VA
Country: United States
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Students note:

  1. The text book can also be purchased as a downloadable e-book from the Kindle Store.
  2. However, if you prefer a paper text, you can purchase one from the CQUni Bookshop here; http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au
  3. The software can be downloaded free from http://cmap.ihmc.us

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Software: ADONIS Community Edition (Business Processing Modelling software) http://www.adonis-community.com/
  • Software: IHMC Cmap Tools http://cmap.ihmc.us
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSrimannarayana Grandhi (s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

The Enterprise Business Analyst

1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Enterprise Analysis and Strategic Planning

2

Week 2 Quiz: due Week 3 Thursday 1pm

Week 3 20-03-2017

The Adaptive Business Analyst

3

Week 3 Portfolio: due Week 4 Thursday 1pm

Week 4 27-03-2017

Perspectives of the Business Analyst

4

Week 4 Portfolio: due Week 5 Thursday 1pm

Week 5 03-04-2017

Team Work & Complex Situations

5 & 6

Week 5 Quiz: due Week 6 Thursday 1pm

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Stakeholder Analysis & Management

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Week 6 Portfolio: due Week 7 Thursday 1pm

Week 7 24-04-2017

The Problem and the Scope

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Week 7 Quiz: due Week 8 Thursday 1pm

Week 8 01-05-2017

Facilitation & Elicitation

7 & 8

Week 8 Portfolio: due Week 9 Thursday 1pm

Week 9 08-05-2017

Analysis & Evaluating Options

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Week 9 Portfolio: due Week 10 Thursday 1pm

Week 10 15-05-2017

Documenting and Managing Requirements

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Week 10 Quiz: due Week 11 Thursday 1pm

Week 11 22-05-2017

Communication & Political Strategies

11

Case Study Report Due Thursday (25 May 17) 01:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Developing and Fostering Innovative Products and Portfolios

9, 10 & 14

Complete the Unit evaluation. Click the "Have your say" button on the Moodle website.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Unit coordinator's contact details:

Sriman Grandhi

Email: s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au

Telephone:03 96160602

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title ePortfolio
Task Description

This unit uses ePortfolio as a reflection process on your learning. We use Mahara which is accessible via the Moodle unit site.

You are required to maintain an online reflective portfolio for topics 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9. You need to read the relevant textbook chapter or reading as listed in the weekly schedule, and complete your portfolio entry following the format below. Your portfolio is due on the Thursday of the week following the topic presentation, as per the schedule.

Each portfolio is worth 6 marks.

You can complete your portfolios before the due dates but feedback will not be released until 2 weeks after the due date of each portfolio. Marks and feedback on your work will be returned to you via Moodle. No comment on your work will be posted on your portfolio for viewing by the general public.

Please use the following titles for your portfolios.

ePortfolio Titles

Week 3 portfolio title: Adaptive Business Analyst

Week 4 portfolio title: Business Analyst Perspectives

Week 6 portfolio title: Stakeholders

Week 8 portfolio title: Facilitation and Elicitation

Week 9 portfolio title: Analysis and Evaluation

Portfolio Format and Word Limit

Word limit: 300 - 350 words per portfolio.

Each portfolio entry should comprise three sections as follows:

  • Synopsis - this is a summary of the content of the textbook chapter or Additional reading(s) and should be written with an objective viewpoint;
  • Critique - how well you think the author or authors addressed the chapter topic and should be written with an objective viewpoint;
  • Your reflection - how you think the chapter has assisted you in understanding the weekly unit topic. This section can be subjective as you are discussing your own learning.
Assessment Due Date As per weekly schedule
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria are based on:

· Knowledge & understanding of the topic as depicted by collection in the view

· Communication skills and information literacy as demonstrated by the discussion

· Technical literacy as demonstrated by the selection of items

· Discussion of appropriateness for inclusion in view

· References/citations included

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 25% of overall mark available for this assessment.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

via Mahara and Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the role of the business analyst as a member of a team.

2. Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change.

5. Compare alternative requirement elicitation strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate.

6. Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation.

7. Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Multiple Choice Quiz(zes)
Task Description

There will be four quizzes spread throughout the term. Each online quiz covers a particular week of the schedule and is due by 1pm on the Thursday of the following week.

All times shown are Australian Eastern Standard Time – you will need to adjust for your own time zones if living outside Queensland.


Number of Quizzes 4
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date As per weekly schedule
Return Date to Students At close of quiz
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Each quiz is worth 5 marks and consists of 10 randomly selected questions and each question is worth 0.5%.

It is your responsibility to complete the online quiz by the time and date shown on the unit website.

Extensions to the submission dates are not possible. You are urged to do the quiz well ahead of the closing date to compensate for any IT difficulties you may encounter.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 25% of overall available mark for the quizzes
Submission Online

via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs.

5. Compare alternative requirement elicitation strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate.

6. Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Case Study Report
Task Description

You are required (as a group with up to four members) to write a report based on a given case study. In this report, you need to evaluate current business systems and processes and propose means for gathering information for system improvement. You are required to demonstrate your analytical and modelling skills to communicate your findings from the case study.

The case study report will be presented in report format as per the details on the unit Moodle site. In addition, your report should also contain a title page, headers and footers, executive summary, introduction and summary of your evaluation.

Use headings and sub-headings as appropriate. Your report must include in-text citations and a correctly cited list of references ordered alphabetically by surname of first author, in accordance with the Harvard style of referencing as referred to in the Guide for Students. Refer to the unit website for the link to the guide.

Feel free to discuss your ideas with your student colleagues on the unit discussion forum, before drawing your conclusions. Try to use pictures, diagrams, and charts in presenting your ideas.

Please refer to the Moodle unit website for more details relating to the case study.

Note: Please contact the unit coordinator if you have a genuine problem and are unable to participate in a group.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Thursday (25-May-2017) 01:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students At certification date.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria are based on:

· Knowledge & understanding of the topic

· Communication skills, content and argument

· Discussion of appropriateness for inclusion in view

· Selection of articles and books

· Referencing and formatting

Please refer to the unit website for more specific marking criteria for this assessment.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change.

3. Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs.

4. Use appropriate modelling tools to interpret and understand the business context for enterprise systems.

5. Compare alternative requirement elicitation strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate.

6. Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation.

7. Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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