Constructing Information Systems Management Strategies
This project will involve groups of students working together to create a collaborative workspace in order to address a given organisational problem. The marks for the project will be allocated between the workspace (10%), a written report on the solution (15%), and a presentation (5%).
This assessment addresses the following Unit Learning Outcomes:
LO3: Construct an information systems management strategy for a given organisation
LO4: Understand and explain the impacts on information and information systems management of organisational change, including issues such as data migration, information integration, and interoperability, and construct practical solutions in a given situation.
It also addresses the following Major Level Learning Outcomes for students in the Business Information Systems (BIS) major:
-MLO 6: Identify opportunities for Information Technology-enabled organisational improvement
-MLO 8: Demonstrate capacity to function effectively both as an individual and as a member in diverse teams, using the tools and practices of formal project management.
-MLO 9: Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills that support the efficient and effective communication of developed systems through documentation, technical reports and presentations to clients and the broader community.
Explanation of the purpose of the group project
This project has been designed as a group task because of the high proportion of group work that characterises the IT industry. Advice from the School’s Information Technology Industry Advisory Panel (ITIAP) suggests that one of the major determinants of a candidate’s success in a job interview situation is proven capacity to work in a group. Further, by completing this as a group task, students will be able to explore the problem domain at a deeper level and create a more substantial solution than they would were they to be working individually. If for reasons of culture or disability/medical condition, a student is not able to participate in a group task, they should contact the Unit Coordinator without delay.
Students will form groups of 4-5. Group members must be drawn from the same class. You should inform your lecturer of your groups by 3rd July at the latest. Students who are not in groups by then will then be allocated to a group at random. Each group will elect one of its members as the Group Leader.