Subject Code and Name MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment Assessment Two – Solution Plan
Length 2000 words
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes:
b) Synthesise requirements and recommend a number of tested and verifiable solutions to address limitations to contemporary business problems
c) Devise and communicate a strategy which embodies the principles of agile methodology, to address complex business needs across an organisation, while meeting objectives and applications of information technology.
Submission By 11:59 PM AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 4.1 (week 7)
Total Marks 40 marks
The assessment suite in this subject is built on top of skills you are building in your learning activities. Although the learning activities do not carry any assessable weight by themselves, completing them and seeking input from your peers and the learning facilitator is essential for you to achieving a positive result in the subject. Before beginning this assessment, be sure that you have completed the learning activities in the modules one, two and three.
Read the feedback from the learning facilitator on your first assessment carefully. Fix any holes in your analysis and build a cache of external references if you fell short of the referencing requirement. With your (enhanced) first assessment as a starting point, use the identification of activities, sub-activities and linkages between them to formulate a solution plan for Latureae.
Using the principles of agile, present a recommended systems blueprint to the Latureae management. If you make recommendations on specific systems, you should refer to external sources on how these have led other firms to significant efficiency improvements in the past. The solution plan should be appropriately justified and illustrate to management what the expected gains of implementing your solution would ideally be.
MIS500-Assign2 Page 1 of 3 There is no required format for the assessment. Students should use initiative and be sure to conform to the APA referencing style, making use of external sources as appropriate.
Be sure to bookend your assignment with an introduction and conclusion as well as a list of references that make considerable use of the Torrens University library and databases.
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester, especially as you relate the learning activities (formative assessment) to this and the other (summative) assessments. Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on in preparing it.
Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances where the student has applied before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the extension is not granted.
Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to submit the correct version.
Torrens University Australia policies apply to the preparation and submission of this assignment.
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Learning Rubric: Assessment Two
Assessment Criteria Fail
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75 -84% High Distinction
Solution Plan Presented
30% The focus for this criterion cannot be seen in the assignment. The student seek help from the learning facilitator. The solution plan is passable, but more work is needed to focus on its explicit alignment to agile. Good insight demonstrated in the solution plan; some semblance of the agile principles can be seen. Very good insight
demonstrated in the solution plan; it can be seen to align to the principles of agile. Exceptional insight demonstrated in the solution plan; it can plainly be seen to align to the principles of agile.
Justification for Solution and Expected Gains to
30% The focus for this criterion cannot be seen in the assignment. The student should seek help from the learning facilitator. The justification for the presented plan is passable; further work may be needed to justify expected gains or otherwise explain them clearly. Good insight demonstrated in the justification for the solution; expected gains are good. Very good insight demonstrated in the justification for the solution; expected gains to management are well explained. Exceptional insight demonstrated in the justification for the solution; expected gains to management are clearly explained and justified.
Assignment, Strength of
20% The presentation and/or recommendations may need additional work. The recommendations may need further tracing back to the analyses. The presentation is average, and the recommendations can be seen to trace back to the preceding analysis. Good presentation with appropriate recommendation presented. Very good presentation with insightful recommendations. An exceptional assignment presentation with exceptional and insightful
recommendations that are to be commended.
Use of External Sources
20% Work is needed here to incorporate external sources into the report. The student can be seen to have tried to integrate external sources into the report. Further work is needed and the student should consult a librarian to build their skill base. Some external sources are used. Attention should be given to the strength of the sources, the criticality the student shows or the style the student is using to cite or reference them. A number of high-quality external sources have been incorporated into the report and the references are in the APA format. Several high-quality external sources have been incorporated into the report; the student has been critical of them and the references are in the APA format.
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