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Unit 8 Information Systems Project

Unit 8 Information Systems Project

Ed-excel International-UK

Unit / Module

Assignment

Lecturer

Student Name

Date Handed Over

Initial Submission Date

Student to Tick if Attempted Grading
Opportunity
P1.1
P1.2
P1.3
P2.1
P2.2
P2.3
P3.1
P3.2
P3.3
P4.1
P4.2
P4.3

Unit 8: Information Systems Project

  1. Develop a project plan to an agreed specification 
  1. Develop a solution using applications software 
  1. Implement solution using applications software 
  1. Present and evaluate project

Mr. Tharanga Gunarathne

ID
23/05/2011 Date Due 15/07/2011
Re-Submission Date
Criteria Met?
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Resubmission

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  • 1 M 2 M 3 D 1 D 2 D 3
Assessed By (Name):
Signature: Date:
Student Signature & Comments:

Important Information for Students

  1. The criteria each task relates to are shown against that task where possible.
  1. Please note that plagiarism is treated as a serious offence and therefore the work you produce must be individual and original although may work in groups in some instances (Please refer to Student Handbook on Plagiarism & Cheating).
  1. All sources of information must be referenced using “Harvard referencing” where a reference list/Bibliography should be included at the end of the assignment.
  1. Please note that the submission date given for this assignment is the final date that you can hand over the assignment. A one week grace period maybe extended with prior approval from the Head of the Department, Faculty of Engineering. However, note that submissions handed in one week late will be graded lower (Please refer to the Student Handbook on Assessments – Late Submissions & Penalties).
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  1. Failure to re-submit the previously marked assignment with the re-submitted assignment will mean that results cannot be released for the respective unit.

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  1. Please read, follow and reference both the contents of the unit outline and the grading criteria of the assignment before completing this assignment.

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Introduction

“In the world of globalization, Information system is such where data are collected, classified and put into process interpreting the result thereon in order to provide an integrated series of information for further conveying and analyzing. In a progressively more strong-willed worldwide atmosphere, Information System plays the role as ‘enabler and facilitator’, which endows with tactical values to the officialdom and considerable step up to the excellence of administration.”

As an IT consultant select an organization to analyze for this assignment. Provide a software solution for the selected organization by considering the following areas.

Deliverable

The following deliverable are required for submission:

  • Describe the background of the selected organization in terms of the following key areas; its key products and services, corporate mission and objective and its major business practices.
  • A comprehensive report including all the answers to the tasks stated in the body of the assignment.
  • Individual oral presentation to demonstrate the software solution by using Power point slides. Presentation must be completed within 10-15 minutes of
  • Together with the assignment YOU MUST attach the hard copy of the individual presentation.

Task One

1.1 Identify and agree a project for a suitable problem (P1.1)

1.2 Structure and quantify a project plan modeled on a recognized information system model, using a chosen systems development life cycle (P1.2)

1.3 Evaluate and select suitable applications software to provide a solution to the problem (P1.3)

Task Two

2.1 Identify clear objectives for the business solution design (P2.1)

2.2 Produce a specification for the business solution including complete user requirements and design specifications (P2.2)

2.3 Review, select and use appropriate testing techniques to validate the project (P2.3)

Task Three

3.1 Develop a fully working Information System solution, using applications software by using complex software tools and techniques. (P3.1)

3.2 Apply all verification and testing required at all levels of the system (P3.2)

3.3 Produce documentation for the entire development process (P3.3)

Task Four

4.1 Deliver the project to a third party using electronic, written and oral formats (P4.1)

4.2 State any problems, difficulties, limitations during the design of the business solution and how these were overcome (P4.2)

4.3 Assess the quality of the product compared to the clients’, original requirements(P4.3)

Grading Criteria

Outcomes In order to achieve a PASS the learner must:
P1 .1 Identify and agree a project for a suitable problem
P1.2 Structure and quantify a project plan modeled on a recognized information system
model, using a chosen systems development life cycle
P1.3 Evaluate and select suitable applications software to provide a solution to the
problem
P2.1 Identify clear objectives for the business solution design
P2.2 Produce a specification for the business solution including complete user
requirements and design specifications
P2.3 Review, select and use appropriate testing techniques to validate the project
P3.1 Develop a fully working is solution using applications software apply complex software
tools and techniques, such as macros, programming languages
P3.2 Apply all verification and testing required at all levels of the system
P3.3 Produce documentation for the entire development process
P4.1 Deliver the project to a third party using electronic, written and oral formats
P4.2 State any problems, difficulties, limitations during the design of the business solution and
how these were overcome
P4.3 Assess the quality of the product compared to the clients original requirements
Merit descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Evidence
In order to achieve a merit The learner’s evidence shows: To achieve the grade you will
the learner must: need to:
M 1. Identify and apply 1. Effective judgments have been made An effective approach is
strategies to find 2. Complex problems with more than one taken to study and
appropriate solutions variable have been explored research on the available
3. An effective approach to study and theories and effective
research has been applied
judgments have been used
in evaluating the real
world situations.
(Task 1 to Task 4)
M 2. Select/design and apply 1. Relevant theories and techniques have The selection of methods is
appropriate been applied justified and a range of
methods/techniques 2. A range of methods and techniques sources of information is
have been applied used  in selecting the
3. A range of sources of information has
appropriate methods.
been used
4. The selection  of methods and (Task 1 to Task 4)
techniques/sources has been justified
5. The design of methods/techniques has
been justified
6. Complex information/data has been
synthesised and processed
7. Appropriate learning
methods/techniques have been
applied
M 3. Present and 1. The appropriate structure and The report and write ups
communicate approach has been used are presented in a clear,
appropriate findings 2. Coherent, logical development  of structured format.
principles/concepts for the intended Appropriate technical
audience language is used.
3. A range of methods of presentation
have been used and technical language (Task 1 to Task 4)
has been accurately used
4. Communication has  taken  place in
familiar and unfamiliar contexts
5. The communication is appropriate for
familiar and unfamiliar audiences and
appropriate media have been used
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Distinction descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Evidence
In order to achieve a The learner’s evidence shows: To achieve the grade you will need
to:
distinction the learner must:
D 1. Use critical reflection to 1. Conclusions  have  been  arrived  at Validity of the  selected
evaluate own work and through synthesis of ideas and have method and results  are
justify valid conclusions been justified justified with clearly stated
2. The validity of results has  been criteria
evaluated using defined criteria
3. Self-criticism of approach has taken (Task 1 to Task 4)
place
4. Realistic improvements have been
proposed against defined
characteristics for success
D 2. Take responsibility for 1. Autonomy/independence has been Evidence of overall quality
managing and organizing demonstrated and proper documentation
activities 2. Substantial activities,  projects or practices and evidence of
investigations have been planned, reasonable effort given for
managed and organised
every task
3. Activities have been managed
4. The unforeseen has been (Task 1 to Task 4)
accommodated
5. The importance of interdependence
has been recognised and achieved
D 3. Demonstrate 1. Ideas have been generated and Innovation and creative thoughts
convergent/lateral/creativ decisions taken have been applied in presenting
e thinking 2. Self-evaluation has taken place the recommendations.
3. Convergent and lateral thinking have
been applied (Task 1 to Task 3)
4. Problems have been solved
5. Innovation and creative thought have
been applied
6. Receptiveness to new ideas is evident
7. Effective thinking has taken place in
unfamiliar contexts

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Pass Grade

A grading matrix to achieve Pass grade
Assignment
No.
P1.1 P1.2 P1.3 P2.1 P2.2 P2.3 P3.1 P3.2 P3.3 P4.1 P4.2 P4.3
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Merit and Distinction Grades

A grading matrix to achieve A grading matrix to achieve
Merit grade Distinction grade
Assignment
No
M1 M2 M3 D1 D2 D3
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