CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT13231 Enterprise Analysis and Modelling
Enterprise Analysis and Modelling
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces you to the fundamental gathering of stakeholder requirements for analysing and proposing the requirement specifications for an enterprise system. During the term you will be required to use tools and techniques that model the stakeholder requirements and analysis stages. The unit will cover key issues that surround the implementation of an enterprise system such as the proposal of the new system, changing business processes, and organisational change. This unit provides you with the necessary skills to enable you to develop a report that defines and models the requirements of a business enterprise system.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIS12073 and COIT12203

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from In class

Feedback

Major assignment

Recommendation

Students are to be given the choice to work either in groups or individually.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

Weekly assessment

Recommendation

Weekly assessments, quizzes and portfolios are helpful. Continue these weekly assessments with new topics for portfolios and align these tasks with the major assignment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change
  2. Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs
  3. Compare alternative requirement strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate
  4. Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation
  5. Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications
  6. Apply collaborative skills to analyse an enterprise case study and develop recommendations.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Emerging Technologies (EMRG)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Data analysis (DTAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM),
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Stakeholder and Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

The Enterprise Business Analyst: Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems First (2011)

Authors: Hass, Kathleen B
Management Concepts, Inc.,
Vienna Vienna , VA , United States
ISBN: 978-1-56726-349-7
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Students note:

  1. The text book can also be purchased as a downloadable e-book from the Kindle Store.
  2. However, if you prefer a paper text, you can purchase one from the CQUni Bookshop here; http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au
  3. The software can be downloaded free from http://cmap.ihmc.us

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Software: ADONIS Community Edition (Business Processing Modelling software) http://www.adonis-community.com/
  • Software: IHMC Cmap Tools http://cmap.ihmc.us
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Srimannarayana Grandhi Unit Coordinator
s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

The Enterprise Business Analyst

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Enterprise Analysis and Strategic Planning

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Quiz: due Week 3 Thursday 1pm

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

The Adaptive Business Analyst

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Portfolio: due Week 4 Thursday 1pm

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Perspectives of the Business Analyst

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Portfolio: due Week 5 Thursday 1pm

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Team Work & Complex Situations

Chapter

5 & 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Quiz: due Week 6 Thursday 1pm

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Stakeholder Analysis & Management

Chapter

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Portfolio: due Week 7 Thursday 1pm

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

The Problem and the Scope

Chapter

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Quiz: due Week 8 Thursday 1pm

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Facilitation & Elicitation

Chapter

7 & 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Portfolio: due Week 9 Thursday 1pm

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Analysis & Evaluating Options

Chapter

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Portfolio: due Week 10 Thursday 1pm

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Documenting and Managing Requirements

Chapter

Additional Readings - please refer to Moodle unit site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Quiz: due Week 11 Thursday 1pm

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Communication & Political Strategies

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Case Study Report Due: Week 11 Thursday (24 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Developing and Fostering Innovative Products and Portfolios

Chapter

9, 10 & 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete the Unit evaluation. Click the "Have your say" button on the Moodle website.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit coordinator's contact details:

Sriman Grandhi

Email: s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au

Telephone:03 96160602

https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/1448

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
ePortfolio

Task Description

This unit uses ePortfolio as a reflection process on your learning. We use Mahara (CQU Portfolio) which is accessible via the Moodle unit site.

You are required to maintain an online reflective portfolio for topics 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9. You need to read the relevant textbook chapter or reading as listed in the weekly schedule, and complete your portfolio entry following the format below. Your portfolio is due on the Thursday of the week following the topic presentation, as per the schedule.

Each portfolio is worth 6 marks.

You can complete your portfolios before the due dates but feedback will not be released until 2 weeks after the due date of each portfolio. Marks and feedback on your work will be returned to you via Moodle. No comment on your work will be posted on your portfolio for viewing by the general public.

Use the following titles for your portfolios. Please refer to the unit's Moodle site for a detailed description of the task.

ePortfolio Titles

Week 3 portfolio title: Adaptive Business Analyst

Week 4 portfolio title: Business Analyst Perspectives

Week 6 portfolio title: Stakeholders

Week 8 portfolio title: Facilitation and Elicitation

Week 9 portfolio title: Analysis and Evaluation

Portfolio Format and Word Limit

Word limit: 450-500 words per portfolio.

Each portfolio entry should comprise three sections as follows:

  • Synopsis - this is a summary of the content of the textbook chapter or Additional reading(s) and should be written with an objective viewpoint;
  • Critique - how well you think the author or authors addressed the chapter topic and should be written with an objective viewpoint;
  • Your reflection - how you think the chapter has assisted you in understanding the weekly unit topic. This section can be subjective as you are discussing your own learning.


Assessment Due Date

As per weekly schedule


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria are based on:

· Knowledge & understanding of the topic as depicted by collection in the view

· Communication skills and information literacy as demonstrated by the discussion

· Technical literacy as demonstrated by the selection of items

· Discussion of appropriateness for inclusion in view

· References/citations included

Please refer to the unit's Moodle site for a detailed description of the assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
via Mahara and Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation
  • Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Multiple Choice Quiz(zes)

Task Description

There will be four quizzes spread throughout the term. Each online quiz covers a particular week of the schedule and is due by 1pm on the Thursday of the following week.

All times shown are Australian Eastern Standard Time – you will need to adjust for your own time zones if living outside Queensland.

Please refer to the unit's Moodle site for a detailed description of the task.



Number of Quizzes

4


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

As per weekly schedule


Return Date to Students

At close of quiz


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each quiz is worth 5 marks and consists of 10 randomly selected questions and each question is worth 0.5%.

It is your responsibility to complete the online quiz by the time and date shown on the unit website.

Extensions to the submission dates are not possible. You are urged to do the quiz well ahead of the closing date to compensate for any IT difficulties you may encounter.

Please refer to the unit's Moodle site for a detailed description of the assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs
  • Compare alternative requirement strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Case Study Report

Task Description

You are required (as a group with up to four members) to write a report based on a given case study. In this report, you need to evaluate current business systems and processes and propose means for gathering information for system improvement. You are required to demonstrate your analytical and modelling skills to communicate your findings from the case study.

The case study report will be presented in report format as per the details on the unit Moodle site. In addition, your report should also contain a title page, headers and footers, executive summary, introduction and summary of your evaluation.

Use headings and sub-headings as appropriate. Your report must include in-text citations and a correctly cited list of references ordered alphabetically by surname of first author, in accordance with the Harvard style of referencing as referred to in the Guide for Students. Refer to the unit website for the link to the guide.

Feel free to discuss your ideas with your student colleagues on the unit discussion forum, before drawing your conclusions. Try to use pictures, diagrams, and charts in presenting your ideas.

Please refer to the Moodle unit website for more details relating to the case study.

Note: Please contact the unit coordinator if you have a genuine problem and are unable to participate in a group.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Thursday (24 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

At certification date.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria are based on:

· Knowledge & understanding of the topic

· Communication skills, content and argument

· Discussion of appropriateness for inclusion in view

· Selection of articles and books

· Referencing and formatting

Please refer to the unit website for more specific marking criteria for this assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare and contrast general and organisation-specific issues in enterprise systems and organisational change
  • Identify and analyse the business needs of an organisation and develop appropriate strategies to meet these needs
  • Compare alternative requirement strategies and the conditions under which they would be appropriate
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation
  • Effectively communicate and report enterprise analysis specifications
  • Apply collaborative skills to analyse an enterprise case study and develop recommendations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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