COIT13232 - Business Analysis Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This capstone unit in the business analysis stream of the Bachelor of Information Technology course is designed so that final year students can demonstrate their learning across their whole course of study before making the transition to the next stage of his/her career. Students are required to demonstrate and apply the skills that they have developed in earlier business analysis specialisation units by undertaking an authentic task group project or an industry project (in consultation with the unit coordinator). Skills will be demonstrated through conducting a group project addressing the production of a project plan, a quality plan, progress reports and a project review. In addition, appropriate business analysis and process modelling artifacts such as process improvement models and requirements specifications, and a project report will be submitted. The group project will have a designated customer (or acting customer) and students will be required to produce typical project management artifacts associated with a commercial project. Students will be expected to participate in both regular progress meetings involving relevant stakeholders and technical meetings. Students are encouraged to include the artifacts produced in the project as part of a work portfolio.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: (COIS13064 and COIT12203) or (COIT12208 and COIT12203)

Co-requisites: COIS13013 and COIT13231

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 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • 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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 55%
2. Group Work 25%
3. Portfolio 20%

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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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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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
Redesign Moodle site Student feedback and self-reflection The Moodle site needs updating.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to implement business solutions using a range of tools, techniques and methods.
  3. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project.
  4. Manage a small business analysis project.
  5. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices.
  6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.
  7. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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 workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • 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)
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Portfolio

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 - Practical and Written Assessment  
2 - Group Work  
3 - Portfolio      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Software: IHMC Cmap Tools http://cmap.ihmc.us
  • Modelling software such as Microsoft Visio
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 CoordinatorMarilyn Wells (m.wells@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 10-07-2017

Workshop

Form project groups: please see Moodle unit website; Attend introduction to project by facilitator, read the "Guide to Undertaking a Capstone Project" on the unit website.Please note that the capstone project will be different for each group, and therefore there won't be any firm guidelines. You need to discuss the procedure with your campus facilitator.

Arrange an appointment time with your project mentor during the workshop hours to discuss your project options.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project mentor.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator; Submit Group Project Proposal and Plan via Moodle.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator. Submit Progress Report 1 via Moodle.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator; Submit Draft Final Report via Moodle.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator; Submit Progress Report 2 via Moodle.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Workshop

Presentation of DRAFT report by each project group.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator;

Week 12 02-10-2017

Workshop

Weekly meeting with project facilitator.Submit reflective ePortfolio via Mahara/Moodle.

Individual ePortfolio Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Submit Self and Peer Assessment, Final Project Report, Project Working Documentation.

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Unit Coordinator: Dr Marilyn Wells

Location: Rockhampton, Building 30/Room 2.09

Phone: +617 4923 2758 (Internal x52758)

Email: m.wells@cqu.edu.au

Skype: marilyn.wells_cqu

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Proposal and Plan, Group Project Report, Group Working Documentation and Self and Peer Assessment (SPA)
Task Description

This is the major assessment for your project and comprises four parts: project proposal and project plan, team meeting documentation including agenda and minutes, self and peer assessment and project report.

You are required (as a group with up to four members) to write a report based on your project. In this project report, you need to evaluate current business systems and processes, and propose improvements. You are required to demonstrate your learning and integration of knowledge from prior units undertaken in your degree.

Please refer to Moodle unit website for more detail information in relation to this assessment.

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

You are strongly recommended to source your own project instead of using a case study. With permission of your employer, your project can be based on your work place.

Your project should be of sufficient complexity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, but still be small enough to complete it within the term. If you are in doubt, please contact the unit coordinator or your local lecturer.

Assessment Due Date As per schedule and day and time as per Moodle assignment submission page.
Return Date to Students Project Proposal and Plan within 2 weeks of submission, All other parts of the Assessment-1 on Friday, 3rd November 2017 (Certification of Grades).
Weighting 55%
Assessment Criteria

The project documentation will be assessed on the quality of content. The assessment criteria for each part of this assessment, as described under Task Description is as follows:

Project Proposal and Plan - 10%
The proposal and plan will include sections for project description, project scope, objectives and constraints, statement of work, team members, responsibilities and responsibility matrix, work breakdown structure, project schedule, risk assessment and plan, and quality plan.

Project Working Documentation - 5%
The team's project working documentation includes team meeting agenda, minutes arising from the various meetings, action sheet items, project working papers.

Self and Peer Assessment - 10%
Each team will be required to evaluate the other team members and the team's performance, both from a personal viewpoint and as a team member.

Project Report - 30%
As a minimum the project report will include sections for scope of the report, objectives and constraints of the report, terms of reference, executive summary, project management, introduction, strategic alignment, description of current system, stakeholder analysis and management, requirements methodology, requirements statement, candidate evaluation, change management issues, recommendations and report summary.

Please see Moodle unit website for more specific marking criteria.

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

1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment.

2. Demonstrate an ability to implement business solutions using a range of tools, techniques and methods.

3. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project.

4. Manage a small business analysis project.

5. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices.

6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.

7. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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

8. Ethical practice



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Progress Reports, Draft Final Report and Group Presentation
Task Description

This assessment comprises three sections: Progress Reports, Draft Final report and Presentation of DRAFT project report.

Progress Reports

Two progress reports are expected from each group throughout the term. Submission dates via Moodle are as per the weekly schedule.

Draft Final Report

Submission of a daft of your final report up to the Stakeholder Analysis section. You will receive feedback enabling you to improve your draft report for presentation in Week 10. Due as per the weekly schedule.

Presentation of DRAFT project report

Each group will be required to present their DRAFT project report to colleagues and staff for feedback in Week 10. Each group will have until Week 13 (due date for Project Report) to improve the report based on feedback received at the time of the presentation. Documentation regarding the presentation will be submitted via Moodle.

Distance students

The time of your presentations and the technology employed will be determined on an individual basis, but most likely this will be via Zoom. Please contact the unit coordinator to arrange a time for your presentation.

Failure to submit this assessment will disadvantage your overall marks.

Assessment Due Date As per schedule and day and time as per Moodle
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Progress Reports - 5%

Each progress report will contain a review of the project. Assessment will be on the completeness of the content of the report.

Draft Final Report - 10%

As a minimum the draft project report will include sections for scope of the report, objectives and constraints of the report, terms of reference, executive summary, project management, introduction, strategic alignment, description of current system, stakeholder analysis and management.

Presentation - 10%

Each group will be allocated a time in Week 10 to present a draft of their project report. Each presentation will be assessed on the following criteria:

Group marks will be based on:

  • Preparation and consistency of presentation
  • Set up and use of visual aids
  • Timing of presentation including Q&A
  • Continuity and flow from one presenter to the next
  • Presentation content is relevant to the topic
  • Content is clear, concise and relevant
  • Response to questions during Q&A

Individual marks for presentation will be based on:

  • Appropriate dress
  • Presentation manner
  • Content is explained well

Please see Moodle unit website for more specific marking criteria.

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

Progress Reports via Moodle as per Schedule; Draft Final Report as per weekly schedule, Presentation in class and by arrangement with unit coordinator/local lecturer.

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

1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment.

2. Demonstrate an ability to implement business solutions using a range of tools, techniques and methods.

3. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project.

4. Manage a small business analysis project.

5. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices.

6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.

7. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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

8. Ethical practice



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Individual ePortfolio
Task Description

This is an individual assessment.

An e-portfolio is a learning tool that enables students to accumulate evidence of learning achievement. In this unit we will use Mahara as the learning tool. Please refer to Moodle unit website for more detail instructions on how to produce Mahara portfolio and the assessment criteria.

Please review the example links on the unit Moodle website.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

A project portfolio is to be maintained by every student individually.

Entries are to be made in your portfolio on each occasion that work is undertaken on the project, detailing the work done, time taken, difficulties experienced, and other issues that may arise. It is to be a record of every activity undertaken by you in developing the project.

Entries will be made in the portfolio on a weekly basis starting from teaching Week 3 until (and including) Week 12.

The portfolio will contain work that has been integrated into the group project work, as evidenced by information supplied in the portfolio as to where the work is located in the final group report submission.

Please see Moodle unit website for more specific marking criteria.

Failure to submit a portfolio will disadvantage your overall marks.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

via Mahara and Moodle using Secret URL

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

1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment.

2. Demonstrate an ability to implement business solutions using a range of tools, techniques and methods.

3. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project.

4. Manage a small business analysis project.

5. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices.

6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.

7. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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

8. Ethical practice




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