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COIT13232 - Business Analysis Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This capstone unit in the business analysis stream of the Bachelor of Information Technology course is designed so that final year students can demonstrate their learning across their whole course of study before making the transition to the next stage of his/her career. Students are required to demonstrate and apply the skills that they have developed in earlier business analysis specialisation units by undertaking an authentic task group project or an industry project (in consultation with the unit coordinator). Skills will be demonstrated through conducting a group project addressing the production of a project plan, a quality plan, progress reports and a project review. In addition, appropriate business analysis and process modelling artifacts such as process improvement models and requirements specifications, and a project report will be submitted. The group project will have a designated customer (or acting customer) and students will be required to produce typical project management artifacts associated with a commercial project. Students will be expected to participate in both regular progress meetings involving relevant stakeholders and technical meetings. Students are encouraged to include the artifacts produced in the project as part of a work portfolio.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: (COIS13064 and COIT12203) or (COIT12208 and COIT12203)

Co-requisites: COIS13013 and COIT13231

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 55%
2. Group Work 25%
3. Portfolio 20%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 64.71% response rate.

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.

Source: Moodle student evaluation
Feedback
Good teaching practices.
Recommendation
Continue with the current teaching practices and keep students involved.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Assessment expectation.
Recommendation
Review the assessment specification.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Student feedback indicated that they appreciated the "real world" aspect of the unit and the opportunity of working with other students from diverse backgrounds.
Recommendation
Keep the unit and assessment strategy the same as 2017 for 2018 and review after Term 2 2018.
Action Taken
Assessment strategy and unit approach maintained.
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.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to implement business solutions using a range of tools, techniques and methods.
  3. Create the project management artefacts required in a typical business analysis project.
  4. Manage a small business analysis project.
  5. Identify change management issues that may arise owing to changing business practices.
  6. Produce a report recommending improvements to current business practices.
  7. Demonstrate work readiness in terms of technical skills, communication skills, and both professional and ethical behaviour.

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 workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • 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)
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Portfolio