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COIT13232 Business Analysis Project
Business Analysis Project
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General Information

Overview

This capstone unit in the Business Analysis Major of the Bachelor of Information Technology course is designed so that you can demonstrate your learning across the whole course of study before making the transition to the next stage of your career. You are required to demonstrate and apply the skills you have developed in earlier business analysis specialisation units by undertaking an authentic task group project or an industry project. Through conceptual thinking and innovative analysis to troubleshoot a complex problem, you will use and document typical project management processes, demonstrate business analysis domain knowledge, and in the process, develop several documents that can be included in a work portfolio to assist future employment. Skills will be demonstrated through conducting a computing group project in which you will produce relevant analysis and process modelling artefacts and generate a project report based on established principles. Working collaboratively within a team, you will identify the needs of diverse stakeholders, produce typical project management artefacts associated with a commercial systems development project, communicate regularly, participate in technical progress meetings, and far better manage change.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (COIS13064 and COIT12203) or (COIT12208 and COIT12203) Corequisites: COIS13013 and COIT13231 Antirequisites: If you have completed any of these units - COIT13230, COIT13236 or COIT13239, then you cannot enrol in this unit.

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 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 70%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 20%
3. Presentation
Weighting: 10%

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 Head of Course - PG ICT

Feedback

While the projects address realistic scenarios, there is limited opportunity for students to interact with real clients during the project.

Recommendation

Increase the number of projects provided by or conducted for real clients, such as industry partners and researchers.

Feedback from Head of Course- PG ICT

Feedback

Few project groups apply the diverse knowledge and skills obtained from all their prerequisites (such as business Intelligence using big data).

Recommendation

Structure the assessment criteria and guidance to students to ensure all prerequisite knowledge and skills can be applied in the project.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment and implement business solutions to a complex problem using a range of tools, techniques and methods
  2. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project
  3. Manage a small business analysis project
  4. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices
  5. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices
  6. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many 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 7 (the SFIA code is included):

  • Analytics (INAN)
  • Specialist advice (TECH)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM),
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 70%
2 - Portfolio - 20%
3 - Presentation - 10%

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 - Practical and Written Assessment - 70%
2 - Portfolio - 20%
3 - Presentation - 10%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

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IT Resources

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