Need Help-ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT


Need Help-ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

CIS8000 GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY

Live Session No. 08

Wednesday 7 September 2016 (7PM) with Dr Mustafa Ally

Topics Assignment 2 Walkthrough and Overview Q&A

ASSIGNMENT 2

ASSIGNMENT MARKS WEIGHT DATE DUE ASSIGNMENT 2 – REPORT 100 35 10 Oct 2016 4

ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

For the purposes of this Assignment 2 you are now the CIO of the multinational company (you identified in Assignment 1).

 As the CIO you are impressed with the concept of the app presented to you in Assignment 1 by the Manager, and have commissioned, on your behalf, a senior member of your ICT department to prepare a comprehensive report to the CFO of the company presenting a case for the strategic development, implementation and integration of the app within the existing organizational and information systems framework.

 There are a number of technical and non-technical issues that need to be fully researched and investigated in writing up your report with specific reference to the proposed app from Assignment 1. Clearly state any assumptions you have had to make in attempting to address any of the topics. Also please note that in keeping within the page length restrictions you give due weighting and consideration to each of the topics based on your own determinations.

 5 FOCUS  Flexibility and assumptions

 You will have to think of the implications of your app when being deployed in a global environment, and of all of the issues and integration strategies that have to be taken into consideration in the development and deployment of your application.

 There must be evidence in your report that your app is directly related to the organization/industry/business/service that you have been assigned. Failure to do so will result in zero marks being awarded for this assignment.

 Unique characteristics of the industry 6 REFERENCING  This assignment must follow the USQ guidelines for report writing.

 See: http://www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre/assignment-skills/writingassignments/report-writing and the Useful Links on the page.

 Links under Additional Resources | Assignment 2 on the Study Desk

 Ideas obtained from sources must be included in your discussion by expressing the idea in your words and citing the source using the Harvard Referencing style.

 Direct quotes of more than five (5) words will not be considered a demonstration of your knowledge and will be assessed accordingly. 7 Topics (between 150 and 200 words per topic) 1. The problem 2. The concept and solution 3. Key features of the app 4. Business case 5. Target audience 6. Strategic alignment within the organization’s business and IT strategies 7. Value proposition and other benefits 8. Infrastructure requirements including

 Development platforms

 Coding languages and tools

 Use of cloud services 8 Topics (cont.) 9. Software design, development and testing strategies 10. Internationalization for a global market 11. Social media integration strategies 12. Risk management – privacy, security, confidentiality, ethical issues etc. 13. Deployment and integration strategies 14. User acceptance and change management 15. Legacy systems  Database integration

 Enterprise data integration 16. Maintenance 17. Future opportunities and enhancements 18. Recommendations and conclusion 9 Assignment Length

 The maximum number of pages for Assignment 2 is ten (10) EXCLUDING the title page, executive summary, table of contents, list of references, and appendices.

 Each of the topics has a maximum mark of five (5).

 You will need to determine how much of content is warranted under each topic, keeping in mind

 the page limit  The importance/relevance of the topic to the proposal 10 1. The problem  Making a convincing case that this problem is real and worth addressing  Describe the current situation

 Identify the challenges and issues you / department / organization is facing, in relation to  workforce

 customers

 business processes and workflow  communication  Examples to prove your point 11 2. The concept and solution  Describe the idea that will address the problem described in (1) Do not repeat the UI diagrams from Assignment 1 12 3. Key features of the app  Describe the functionality and the key components of your solution  What does your app do (in your own words)  If you do use diagrams to enhance your description place them in the appendices. 13 4. Business Case /Financial Justification  A justification for a proposed project or undertaking on the basis of its expected commercial benefit.  Cost Benefit analysis  Elements of the costs  Software design & development  Training  Integration  Maintenance  Etc.  Elements of income/savings  Staffing  Sales  Predicted tangible savings (rationalization, efficiency)  Focus on reasonable and significant line items (over accuracy of numbers) 14 5. Target audience  Who is going to use it? – The Users  Identify the stakeholders  What is the impact of the app on them? 15 6. Strategic alignment within the organization’s business and IT strategies  Strategic business objectives of IS  Chapter 1: Pages 44 to 48  Aligning IT with business objectives  Chapter 3: Pages 143 to 145 16 7. Value proposition and other benefits  A value proposition is a promise of value to be delivered and acknowledged.  A value proposition can apply to an entire organization, or parts thereof, or customer accounts, or products or services.  Examples  e-commerce business models  Chapter 10: pages 426+ 17 8. Infrastructure requirements including Development platforms Coding languages and tools Use of cloud services  Development environment for building mobile apps (IOS, Android, Windows etc)  eg. App Builder  Coding languages  OS dependent  Identify applicable cloud services to support the app functionality  Cloud services: Chapter 5 Pages 229+ 18 9. Software design, development and testing strategies  Options  Methodology  MVP, Agile etc  Building IS  Chapter 13 19 10. Internationalization for a global market  Consider  Language  HCI  Cultural  Currency  Local customs & regulations 20 11. Social media integration strategies  Login  Feedback  Crowdsourcing  Promotion 21 12. Risk management – privacy, security, confidentiality, ethical issues etc.  Chapter 8 Section 8.3  Threats  Security measures  Customer/company data  Access control  Virus protection 22 13. Deployment and integration strategies  Roll out  App/Play store acceptance  Linking with other apps, databases, etc. 23 14. User acceptance and change management  Chapter 3: Pages 124  Chapter 14: Pages 590+  Change Management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved.  The focus is on the wider impacts of change, particularly on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current situation to the new one.  The change is question could range from a simple process change, to major changes in policy or strategy needed if the organization is to achieve its potential. 24 15: Legacy systems Database integration Enterprise data integration 25 16. Maintenance  Traditional maintenance strategies and options  PLUS  Evaluation/Feedback/Analytics  In the design of the software, what strategies would you put in place to:  increase the traffic on your website  get listed at the top of Google 26 17. Future opportunities and enhancements 27 18. Recommendations and conclusion  See links on Report Writing EPILOGUE  Q&A ON ANYTHING!

Need Help-ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

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