ITECH2305 Analysing the Modern Business (2020-20)
Assignment 2 – Business Analysis Case Study and Presentation
For this assignment, you will propose solutions to address an identified business need for an organisation. After performing strategy analysis of the current state of affairs, you will identify and manage a set of requirements, design possible solutions, analyse and compare the solutions for potential value and make a recommendation of a particular solution. You will communicate your analysis, designs, and recommendations through a written report and an oral presentation.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
Assessment Details / Tasks
You are required to identify an opportunity for a change to an organisation or sector, where that change will involve an Information Technology solution. That means a change to or introduction of an information system which stores/manages data in some manner.
You are then to perform a range of business analysis activities, in order to prepare a document proposing at least 2 solution designs, as outlined in more detail below.
The focus of your “opportunity” must be related to some current issue as reported in reputable Australian news media. “Current” means anything that has come to the world’s attention since August 2020 until
April/May 2021. “Reputable media” means organisations listed in the Appendix at the end of this document.
Some past examples of “opportunity” involving an information system solution, include the following:
You cannot choose those past examples. You will need to choose something that has arisen since August 2020. You should check with your tutor that the issue you choose is appropriate. You tutor may even suggest possible topics.
In clarifying what the opportunity you end up focusing on is: it could be inspired by identifying an area for potential growth through observation of a current issue being experienced (as the examples listed above were), or from perceiving (from your own observations and experience) an opportunity to improve an organisation’s current systems.
You cannot simply describe an already existent IT-based process; you must be proposing some change. (For example, if you had chosen the issue ‘contact tracing’ which was applicable in previous semesters, you could not just discuss the CovidSafe App which was a solution the government proposed to the identified need which it addressed – you would need to propose your own alternative).
Once you have identified an opportunity, you are to image that you have been assigned the role of Business Analyst to work on this project. Important Note: You must not contact any actual organisations. Instead, you may conduct research using online and library resources and ask your tutor or other students / friends to provide different perspectives – any such assistance from other people must be fully acknowledged in your assignment.
Your role entails performing tasks from across various Knowledge Areas of the BABOK that are covered in the course (and listed below). You then need to present the outcomes of that work in a report.
Your report must:
Remember, a report is not an essay. It is a technical/business document, which will include paragraphs but also diagrams/figures.
Perform analysis to Identify Current State
You need to gain a clear understanding of the current situation of the organisation or sector that has an issue that you have identified you wish to address.
Consider the aims and strategy of the organization/sector. Consider the existing processes and roles within the organsiation and how they interact. This is likely to help you to identify exactly where the problem or the opportunity sits.
In your report you need to give an explanation of your findings from this analysis, in particular you should:
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