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 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 (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 you will be required to produce typical project management artifacts associated with a commercial project. You will be expected to participate in both regular progress meetings involving relevant stakeholders and technical meetings. You 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

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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Rockhampton
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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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
Current teaching practices were continued and the student's involvement was monitored throughout the term.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Assessment expectation.
Recommendation
Review the assessment specification.
Action Taken
Assessment specifications were reviewed to match the different types of projects undertaken.
Source: Moodle Student Evaluation & Self-Reflection
Feedback
Assessment feedback is well received
Recommendation
Continue to provide constructive feedback to the students in a timely manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Student Evaluation
Feedback
Assessment requirements should be more detailed
Recommendation
Extended descriptions of assessment requirements should be provided for the upcoming sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Student Evaluation
Feedback
Learning resources should be more transparent to the students
Recommendation
Clear expectations on capstone projects will be provided to students by respective teaching staff and online meetings with the unit coordinator. This also includes the expected readings and research.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 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.

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:
  • Analytics (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
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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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