BI and System Development


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Assessment item 2

BI and System Development

Value: 30%

Due date: 05-Sep-2016

Return date: 05-Oct-2016

Length: variable

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Task

Question 1 (10 marks) – Business Intelligence
You are a recent graduate working in a local accounting firm. Your firm provides advice to a large number of clients to assist them with their business. Your managing partner has approached you with a request for more information on the use of Business Intelligence.

Required
Provide a 1,000 word research report to your manager that outlines the following:

• What is Business Intelligence (BI)?
• In a contemporary organisation, explain how business intelligence can provide a competitive advantage.
• Using a loyalty card example from the retail industry, explain how the use of data mining and analytics can impact decision making in an organisation.
Question 2 (20 marks) Queensland Health systems implementation
You are a systems accountant working in an organisation that is looking to upgrade its ERP system. The management of the organisation are concerned about system implementation failure and its impact on the organisation. You have suggested that the organisation use the Systems Development Lifecycle approach to provide a framework for systems development. You have been asked by management for more information about this framework in relation to implementation failure.

Required
Using the article by Eden and Sedera located in Resources in Interact, identify the factors that contributed to the failed payroll system implementation project at Queensland Health. Classify each of these factors into the relevant phases of the first step of the System Development Lifecycle. Within your 1,500 word business report to management, provide recommendations on how deficiencies identified in systems analysis could be managed and overcome in a future implementation.

Rationale

This assessment task is designed to enable you to demonstrate your ability to:

  • understand and apply foundation principles relating to computerised information systems in contemporary organisations;
  • explain the role of data analysis tools and data mining;
  • analyse, synthesize and apply the concepts underpinning a systems planning development and implementation.

 

Marking criteria

Criteria: HD DI CR PS
Apply concepts underpinning systems planning, development and implementation Thorough and detailed analysis of scenario provided. Identification of 5 critical systems development issues and provision of  recommendations clearly linked to the analysis that will overcome these issues. Detailed analysis of scenario provided. Identification of 5 critical systems development issues and relevant recommendations to overcome these issues. Analysis of scenario provided. Identification of 5 systems development issues and recommendations to overcome these issues. Some analysis of scenario provided. Identification of 5 systems development issues and recommendations to overcome these issues.
Find and apply authoritative sources to explain Business Intelligence and its role in a contemporary organisation Application of a minimum of 3 suitable authoritative sources to clearly identify information about Business Intelligence. Thorough analysis and explanation of the impact of BI on competitive advantage. Application of a minimum of 3 authoritative sources to identify information about Business Intelligence. Analysis of the impact of BI on competitive advantage. Appllication of a minimum of 3 authoritative sources to identify information about Business Intelligence. Some analysis of the impact of BI competitive advantage. Application of a minimum of 3 authoritative sources to identify information about Business Intelligence. Limited analysis of the impact of BI on competitive advantage.
Use an example to explain the role of data analysis tools and data mining. Use of a relevant, contemporary example to effectively explain how the use of data mining and analytics can impact decision making. Use of a relevant example to effectively explain how the use of data mining and analytics can impact decision making. Use of an example to explain how data mining and analytics can impact decision making. Use of an example with limited explanation of the impact of data mining and analytics on decision making.
Academic writing skills Accurate use of syntax, spelling and punctuation; succinct and effective use of vocabulary; correctly refers to an extensive variety of sources to support arguments, including prescribed texts and a broad range of additional readings; reference list of an extensive range of resources used, correctly formatted using APA style. Correct report format used. Accurate use of syntax, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation; correctly refers to a broad range of sources to support arguments, including prescribed text and a variety of further readings; reference lists a broad range of relevant resources used, correctly formatted using APA style. Correct report format used. Accurate use of syntax, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation; correctly refers to more than the minimum requirement of sources to support arguments, including prescribed texts and recommended readings; reference list formatted in APA style, with few or no errors. Correct report format used with some errors. Mostly accurate syntax, spelling and punctuation; correctly refers to minimum number of sources to support arguments, including prescribed texts; reference list used, formatted in APA style, with minor errors. Report format attempted, but errors or omissions present.

Requirements

Assignments must be submitted through Turnitin.

It is recommended that your name, student ID and page number be included in theheader or footer of every page of the assignment. Further details about submission are provided in Appendix 1.

For this assessment you are required to use APA referencing to acknowledge the sources that you have used in preparing your assessment. Please refer to the CSU referencing guide http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu. In addition a very useful tool for you to use that demonstrates how to correctly use in text referencing and the correct way to cite the reference in your reference list can be found athttps://apps.csu.edu.au/reftool/apa-6

 

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