MNG03218 Managing Information Systems Session 3-2018 Assessment Assessment overview In order to achieve a passing grade in this unit you must submit all assessment tasks and obtain a score of at least...

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MNG03218 Managing Information Systems Session 3-2018
Assessment
Assessment overview
In order to achieve a passing grade in this unit you must submit all assessment tasks and
obtain a score of at least 50% of the total assessment marks for the unit.
Assessment
Group
individual
Learning
outcomes
Grading
indicato
Min
Score Weight
Length
duration Due
Professional
accreditation
1. Report Individual 1, 2, 5 Graded N/A 25% - 29 Nov
2018
11:00 PM
NA
2. Research
Proposal
Individual 1, 2, 4, 5 Graded N/A 35% - 24 Jan
2019
11:00 PM
NA
3. Exam:
closed book
Individual 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Graded N/A 40% - Exam
Period
NA
Assessment details
Assessment 1: Report
This assessment is for these students only: Gold Coast; Melbourne - Hotel School; Online;
SCU Melbourne; SCU Perth; SCU Sydney; Sydney - Hotel School.
Assessment
Group
individual
Learning
outcomes
Grading
indicato
Min
Score Weight
Length
duration Due
Professional
accreditation
Report Individual 1, 2, 5 Graded N/A 25% - 29 Nov
2018
11:00 PM
NA
Assignment 1
Due: Thursday 29 November 2018
Length: 2,500 words
Weighting: 25%
For this assignment you will have to prepare a paper that critically discusses how organisations
apply the strategic use of IS/IT to achieve IS/IT-enabled innovation (Note: you should try to
focus on information systems rather than mobile apps and social media platforms &
applications). Some aspects and issues you may discuss in your paper could include (but are
not limited to):
• Discuss at least 4 examples of the use of IS/IT for innovation.
• Highlight some success factors or some lessons learned (i.e., what went wrong?) for you
examples.
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• Discuss the impacts of internal factors (e.g., organisational, individual, and management
factors) and external factors (e.g., market, industry, social, economic, technological and
political/policy factors) on the success (or the failure) of IS/IT enabled innovation.
• Suggest recommendations and guidelines for helping organisations succeed in their efforts
to embark on using IS/IT for innovation with good explanation and discussion.
You should apply relevant knowledge discussed in your unit. You should prepare for this
assignment by reviewing the literature (i.e. by using ProQuest 5000 and Science Direct
databases at http:
www.scu.edu.au/li
ary/index.php/) and searching the World Wide We
(i.e. via Google). You should show evidence that you have read at least 10 references, which
must be published after January 2012, in the literature (including references from academic
and professional publications) to prepare this assignment. A variety of references are expected
including books, refereed journals, case studies, newspapers, magazines and electronic
eferences.
Format for Assignment 1
You will be marked on communication as well as content. This is done to emphasise the
importance of aiming for effective communication as well as good content – not only here in a
university assignment, but also in your day-to-day work. After all, if you do not communicate
and present your ideas well, it is much harder to have your ideas accepted by busy colleagues
or executives.
Your assignment should contain:
• Title page
• Table of contents
• Introduction
• Main body of report with suitable headings and subheadings
• Conclusions
• Reference list
• Appendices (if relevant).
References: Harvard Referencing Style is required in this subject. Please visit SCU Li
ary
website for information (URL: http:
www.scu.edu.au/li
ary/finding_info/citing_info.html).
You can also contact SCU li
arians for assistance.
Marking criteria for Assignment 1
The following specific marking criteria will be used for marking Assignment 1:
Category Specific criteria
Maximum
marks
MC 1: Content – clea
understanding of issues (18
Marks)
Critically discuss at least 4 examples of organisational
attempts at achieving IS/IT enabled innovation.
4
Critically discuss the success factors and lessons learned 5
Critically discuss the impacts of internal and external
factors on the success (or the failure) of IS/IT enabled
innovation
4
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ary/index.php
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ary/finding_info/citing_info.html
Category Specific criteria
Maximum
marks
Suggest recommendations and guidelines for helping
organizations succeed in their efforts of embarking on
using IS/IT for innovation with good explanation and
discussion
5
MC 2: Quality (2 Marks) Quality of content (use of study materials; use of prope
terminology; depth; originality)
2
MC 3: Use of multiple sources of
information and Referencing (3
Marks)
Good research effort evidenced by at least 10 references
from a variety of sources; Good integration of references
into your discussion; Proper practice of in-text citation
and provision of all the cited references in the reference
list via applying Harvard Referencing Style
3
MC 4: Communication and
Presentation (2 Marks)
Good structure of the report; Professionally formatted
and presented; Being able to clearly express ideas; Clarity
of communication with good flow, reasoning and
argument; Concise but not over simplifying; Spelling and
grammar (use of spell-Checker!)
2
Total marks 25
Assessment 2: Research Proposal
This assessment is for these students only: Gold Coast; Melbourne - Hotel School; Online;
SCU Melbourne; SCU Perth; SCU Sydney; Sydney - Hotel School.
Assessment
Group
individual
Learning
outcomes
Grading
indicato
Min
Score Weight
Length
duration Due
Professional
accreditation
Research
Proposal
Individual 1, 2, 4, 5 Graded N/A 35% - 24 Jan
2019
11:00 PM
NA
Assignment 2
Due: Thursday 24 January 2019
Length: 3,500 words
Weighting: 35%
Assignment topic
The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your ability to develop a comprehensive
implementation proposal for an information system that uses a systems approach. The
proposal should be targeted at a potential ‘sponsor’ organisation that will need to be convinced
of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the proposed new system.
Choose an information system (e.g., ERP systems, CRM systems, SCM Systems, Management
Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Executive Information Systems, Enterprise
Portals, Data Warehouse & Data Mining Applications, Enterprise Collaboration Systems,
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Knowledge Management Systems, and so on, that you have studied in this unit. Alternatively,
you may wish to combine features of several systems. Please note for the purpose of this
assignment, mobile apps or other e-business and digital enterprise applications should not
e used as the chosen information system).
Your assignment should describe the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
discussed in Topic 4 of the subject. The proposed system must address an identifiable problem
opportunity that exists in the sponsor organisation and relate to particular aspects of the
organisation’s overall strategic directions. It is important that you select the features of you
system carefully and justify your selection. Do not just use (be critical of the use of) the
standard features of a commercially available software package. For the purposes of this
assignment, try to keep the system that you are proposing to a manageable size.
Your proposed system could help the ‘sponsor’ by:
• improving an existing manual information system
• introducing a new information system
• creating a new business opportunity
• improving organisational productivity.
The sponsor could be:
• top management of your company
• an investo
• a financial institution which will lend you money
• a client who has engaged you as a consultant
ut is not the same as the financial sponsor.
Format for Assignment 2
The format of the formal assignment will be:
• Covering letter to sponso
• Title page
• Table of contents
• Executive summary (1 page)
• Introduction
• Body of your assignment with suitable headings and subheadings
• Conclusions
• Reference list (Harvard referencing style is required)
• Appendices (including a background of the organisation for your unit assessor!).
References: Harvard Referencing Style is required in this subject. Please visit SCU Li
ary
website for information (URL: http:
www.scu.edu.au/li
ary/finding_info/citing_info.html).
You can also contact SCU li
arians for assistance.
Marking criteria for Assignment 2
The following specific marking criteria will be used for marking Assignment 2:
Category Specific criteria
Maximum
marks
MC 1: Content – clea
understanding of issues
(28 Marks)
Description of organisational context (good
ief description
of the chosen organisation (e.g., industry, visions, missions,
usiness processes))
2
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ary/finding_info/citing_info.html
Category Specific criteria
Maximum
marks
Discussion of its internal and external operating environments 4
Clearly identify the problem/opportunity for IS/IT 2
Clearly justify your choice of the proposed system (including
cost
enefit analysis plus at least one other feasibility studies);
Clearly explain how the information system that you are
proposing will support the strategic goals of the organisation
4
Present system analysis and system design for the intended
system (a managerial viewpoint is sufficient)
4
Explain how the system will be developed, tested and
implemented
6
Discuss post-implementation activities 3
Discuss project management, risk management and change
management associated with the implementation
3
MC 2: Quality (2 Marks) Quality of content (use of study materials; use of prope
terminology; depth; originality)
2
MC 3: Use of multiple sources of
information and Referencing
(3 Marks)
Good research effort evidenced by using references from a
variety of sources; Good integration of references into you
discussion; Proper practice of in-text citation and provision of
all the cited references in the reference list via applying
Harvard Referencing Style
3
MC 4: Communication and
Presentation (2 Marks)
Good structure of the report; Professionally formatted and
presented; Being able to clearly express ideas; Clarity of
communication with good flow, reasoning and argument;
Concise but not over simplifying; Spelling and grammar (use
of spell-Checker!)
2
Total marks 35
Assessment 3: Exam: closed book
This assessment is for these students only: Gold Coast; Melbourne - Hotel School; Online;
SCU Melbourne; SCU Perth; SCU Sydney; Sydney - Hotel School.
Assessment
Group
individual
Learning
outcomes
Grading
indicato
Min
Score Weight
Length
duration Due
Professional
accreditation
Exam: closed
ook
Individual 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Graded N/A 40% - Exam
Period
NA
You will be advised of the exam date during the study period. Refer to Examinations
(http:
www.scu.edu.au/exams) for more information about exams.
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http:
www.scu.edu.au/exams
http:
www.scu.edu.au/exams
You are permitted to
ing the following into the exam room: unmarked (with no highlighting
and no added tabs) foreign language translation dictionary (book form only); 10 A4 sheets of
double-sided notes, handwritten or printed, to be handed in with the exam paper.
You are not permitted to
ing the following into the exam room: electronic devices such as
mobile phones, electronic dictionaries and computers.
Final examination
Exam period: 18-22 Fe
uary 2019
Weighting: 40%
The final examination is scheduled for the end of the study period. Students will be fully
advised during the study period as to when the exam will be held and the format it will take.
The exam is not open book. Instead, students will be permitted to take into the exam up to 10
A4 size pages of printed, photocopied and/or handwritten notes front and back (double-
sided).
There may be limited choice within a number of short to medium-length questions; and there
may be a small case study with questions. The examination will cover the entire content of this
unit.
Note: Students are permitted to take a hard copy standard English translation dictionary into
the examination. Electronic translation dictionaries are not permitted.
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Solution

Sanjib answered on Jan 10 2021
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Running head: MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEM
MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEM
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MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEM
Name of the student
Name of the university
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Executive Summary
Information technology implementation within the working of an organisation can be stated to be very much crucial. There are different forms of information technology software’s which can be directly be included in the sector of working which would be helping the organisation to gain different forms of competitive advantage within the working. In this context, it can be stated that the organisation BHP is taken into focus. The organisation is considered a Small and medium size organisation. The focus area of the report would be prevailing in the domain of making an ERP implementation with the sector of working of the organisation. The areas which should be covered in the domain of the implementation are focused which would be directed towards helping the organisation gain different forms of competitive advantage from the ERP implementation.
Table of Contents
Introduction    4
History of ERP    4
ERP solution for business    5
Implementation    5
Customisation services available    7
Maintenance and support service    8
The advantage of ERP implementation    9
Limitation of ERP implementation    11
Alignment    11
Factor    11
Investment    12
Conclusion    13
References    15
Introduction
    In recent times it can be considered that there are different forms of an information system which can be directly be implemented within the sector of working of the organisation. One of the sector, which is majorly focused in the area, is related to the enhancement of the internal and external working of the organisation and indulging into the concept of gaining competitive advantage for the organisation. In most of the cases, it can be seen that the decision or the selection of the information system, which would be suitable for the organisation, is one of the important factors, which play a significant role (Almajali, Masa'deh and Tarhini 2016). There are different cases which have been notified that wrong implementation of the information system has directly altered the working of the organisation and fail the normal working structure of the organisation. The main factor, which can be stated, is the alignment of the information system with the structure of the working of the organisation, which is always predefined.
    The main aim of the report is the implementation of an appropriate information system for an organisation, which would be helping the organisation to excel in a different sphere of working. The organisation, which is focused in the sector, is the BHP organisation, which is a small-scale organisation. The main point of discussion would be in the sector of improving the working of the organisation with the help of the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERPs). How the organisation can directly implement the information system and what are the direct benefits of the implementations are majorly taken into consideration in the report.
SDLC model
    The implementation of the SDLC is incorporated when there is scope of potential development, which aims at gaining of competitive advantage for the organisation. In the sector of the organisation, BHP organisation there would be implementation of the ERP system using the domain of the SDLC, which would be directly helping in the sector of incorporating the competitive advantage within the sector of working of the organisation.
Problem solving using SDLC
    There are different forms of problem, which is related to the sector of enhancement of the business in the domain of the execution of the working. The implementation of the ERP model would be directly suitable for the problem solving area. The detection of the problem is mainly done in the sector of the SDLC model and resolving of the problem would be majorly done in the domain of implantation of the SDLC model. ‘
Implementation model of SDLC
    The model, which would be incorporated in the domain of the execution of the ERP model, would be the agile method. The agile method in the sector of the implementation of the ERP model in the BHP organisation would be very much appropriate.
ERP solution for business
    The concept of the ERP when it was invented was one of the parts of the larger enterprise, and they usually implemented the sector of the information system within their working as stated in one of the most recent research it was seen that the overall market, which is related to the ERP implementation within the organisation, had increased almost 21 % in the year 1998. Later on, the implementation was seen in most of the SMEs and which resulted in the greater market place for the information system (Panayiotou et al. 2015). Different levels of the organisation directly implemented the concept within the working and gained different forms of competitive advantage within the sector of working of the organisation.
Implementation
    In the sector of the implementation of the ERP system within an organisation, the BHP organisation in the front process has to take into consideration some factors, which are very much vital in the implementation. One of the important factor, which can be stated here, is related to the infrastructure of the organisation. It should be always be taken into consideration that the ERP system is implemented on the top of the existing infrastructure of the organisation (Leyh and Sander 2015). There are different forms of benefit, which can be seen in this type of implementation. The advantage area, which is related to the concept, is linked to the less complexity and the factor of cost, which would be involved in the sector, and the time of implementation. It can be stated as-as fast as the phase of implementation is finished the process of operation would be started, and different benefit can be gained from the information system.
    There are a few other criteria, which can be important in the domain of the implementation. In this context, it can be stated that the organisation should take into consideration what is the customisation, which would be implemented in the sector of operation. In the concept of the ERP, there is a various modification, which is available, which are done according to the requirement of the organisation. The BHP organisation should very much be clear what are the different forms of benefit, which they tend to achieve from the sector of implementation before the actual phase of implementation, is processed. One of the factor, which can be focused in the domain, is that there are different forms of the project, which are executed within the sector of operation of an organisation. Few of the project can be delivered within a period of a few months, and on the other hand, some of the projects can indulge into long tenure of time. The implementation and the interaction of the ERP in each phase of the project would be different. The organisation in this context has to focus on the sector of interaction that the project would be having with the ERP system.
    In the perspective of proper implementation, most of the organisation tend to seek help from third-party vendors. This approach can be stated to be very much benefit from the organisation due to the factor that these vendors have prior knowledge of the different factors, which are linked to the sector of implementation. This directly reduces the risk factor, which is related to implementation (Sun, Ni and Lam 2015). The vendors during the phase of implementation take into consideration different fundamental areas of the organisation working, according to...
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