Subject Code and Title MIS606 Professional Practice
Assessment Assessment 1: Project Delivery
Length 5,000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes a) Reflect on the role of a Business Analyst in the contemporary business environment and society more broadly.
b) Cultivate an understanding of who the student is as a professional and what their impact should be to the enterprise.
c) Deliver a substantial project that synthesises and integrates knowledge and practice gained from all other MBIS subjects.
Submission This assessment brief will be made available from Monday, 12 noon (AEST) of Module 1.1. This assessment will close on Sunday 11.55pm (AEST) of Module 6.1
Total Marks 50 marks
Remember that this subject is the culminating and integrating experience for the MBIS. It is assumed that you have kept a reflective diary from during your study in all other subjects and then put your knowledge to practice in a custom setting negotiated with the learning facilitator. This project enables you to demonstrate your ability to think strategically and apply the concepts and tools learned in the subject to an organisation of your choice. You combine a range of research methodologies to real business problems to demonstrate how the rigour and application of research processes can underpin the justification for change. In other words, you will experience what it means to be an IT professional.
To start this assessment, you need to first choose an organization of your choice. After discussing it with your learning facilitator, you have to then find the business problems and needs that your knowledge obtained in all the subjects can address them. Remember that you need to use research methodologies to justify the changes and solutions that you proposed for the problems.
MIS101 Assessment 1 Brief Page 1 of 4 There is no specific format for the assessment. You are expected to cite all the academic references that you used in the body of the report conforming to the APA referencing style.
In preparing for the assessment, remember that the activities included in the modules are specifically designed to scaffold your understanding. If you have attended class and engaged in the activities, this assessment will be very easy to write.
Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on in preparing your report. 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 and to demonstrate they have earnestly done everything to avoid lateness. If you use any resource, you have to cite them in your report using the APA referencing style.
You 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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Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard)
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75-84% High Distinction
Establishment of Credentials
10% Does not include or does not recognise the importance of
establishing the credentials of the consultant. May provide a cursory or incomplete
representation of credentials. Provides a narrative on the credentials of the author that may be cursory or that does not appreciate the importance of undertaking the activity. Treats the task as a chore rather than as an opportunity. Provides a narrative of the credentials of the author that
imbues a sense of cautionary
proceeding through to the rest of
the paper. Attempts to engage with the audience but may not show empathy for them. Establishes the credentials of the author, inspiring trust and
excitement in the reader to read
on. Shows empathy for the reader and engages them with confidence. Expertly establishes the credentials of the author of the report,
inspiring a sense of security and
trust in the reader by setting the rest of the business paper up for immediate and sustained acceptance.
Work synthesises and integrates knowledge and
practice gained from all other
30% Failed to provide evidence to demonstrate effective
synthesises and integrates
knowledge and practice in all
Provide some evidences to demonstrate effective synthesises and integrates knowledge and practice in some MBIS subject Provide good evidences to demonstrate effective synthesises and integrates knowledge and practice in some MBIS subjects. Provide strong evidence to demonstrate effective synthesises and integrates knowledge and
practice in all MBIS subject, but the work need improvement in some areas. Expertly provide strong evidences to demonstrate effective
synthesises and integrates knowledge and practice in all MBIS subjects.
Presentation of project,
Strength of Recommendations
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.
10% The presented conclusion is summative in nature, and/or there are other significant
problems with its execution; it
may not capture the essence of the preceding project. Makes an attempt to roll-up from the analysis provided in the project. There may be summative elements, but the focus of the conclusion is in providing something for the reader to go away with. Provides a concluding set of remarks that set a tone for the
reader to do something with the report. It may layout future
directions or recommendations for the reader clearly based on the analysis from the report. Elegantly concludes the project with a compelling case for future direction that argues a case for
continuing or exploring IS element in the case study. May offer some limited critique of the project’s preceding analysis but clearly aligns to it. Expertly concludes from the analysis presented in the earlier
report. Is critical of its own analysis but cuts efficiently to the heart of
the subject at hand, providing an inspiring future direction for exploration or continuation of IS elements.
Use of External Sources
10% 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.
20% A criterion reserved for the marker to gauge overall impact and to reward performance that is particularly worthy of professional accolade.
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The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Reflect on the role of a Business Analyst in the contemporary business environment and society more broadly.
SLO b) Cultivate an understanding of who the student is as a professional and what their impact should be to the enterprise.
SLO c) Deliver a substantial project that synthesises and integrates knowledge and practice gained from all other MBIS subjects
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