ITECH2305 – Analysing the Modern Business
Assignment 2 – Case Study
For this assignment, you will identify and manage the requirements to meet a business need, design possible solutions and communicate your recommendations through a written report and oral presentation.
This is an individual assignment. The work must be your own work.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Task: 30% (comprising Written Report 25%, Presentation 5%)
Oral Presentation Due:in Week 10 Lab class (Week commencing 16 September, 2019) Written Report Due:9:00am, Monday 23 September, 2019 (Week 11).
Minimum time expectation: 10 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
You are required to identify an opportunity for a change involving Information Technology in an organization, using current Australian news media to identify the opportunity. This could be inspired by identifying an area for potential growth through observation of a current issue being experienced, or from perceiving an opportunity to improve an organisation’s current systems. Current Australian news media includes reputable news sources published in English in Australia, with any article published since
1st April 2019 considered current. You may check with your lecturer or tutor to confirm the suitability of the news media if you are uncertain.
Once you have identified an opportunity, you are assigned the role of Business Analyst to work on this project. Important Note: You must not contact the actual organisation. You may conduct research using online and library resources and ask your tutor or other students / friends to provide different perspectives – such assistance must be fully acknowledged in your assignment.
Your role entails:
Elicitation and Collaboration:
Requirements Lifecycle Management
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
As the business analyst, you are also required to document your work in a report in a format suitable for review by the organisation’s management. Your report must:
In addition to your report, you are required to present your work in an oral presentation, as though you are presenting to a group of stakeholders from the organisation who will be deciding whether to proceed with the change and if so, with which design, based on your presentation. It is therefore necessary that you pay attention to your presentation aids, your personal appearance and the quality of your spoken presentation, as you need to make a good impression and convince the stakeholders of the merits of your work. This presentation must be of no more than 5 minutes duration. You may assume that the attendees have access to your written report so you do not need to provide details of all your work, but you do need to provide enough information to enable people who haven’t read the report to follow your reasoning. The presentation should therefore:
Submission Requirements & Implications of Missed Deadlines
Your completed assignment work is to be uploaded to Moodle via two submission links.
The first link, named “Assignment 2 Report and Supporting Files” must include your completed report, all supporting files (e.g. requirements analysis template, requirements traceability matrix), and the presentation aids as used for your presentation. It must also include a separate list of references and acknowledgement that shows all the sources you have accessed for your assignment and all assistance you have received on the assignment. Only one file is permitted for your submission to this link, so you will need to create a compressed file (use .zip format) containing all the relevant files. The completed report itself should be in either .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
You must also submit your completed report to the second link, named “Assignment 2 Report Only”, which is a Turn-it-in submission box. Failing to submit the .doc, .docx or .pdf format file here will mean that you will receive 0 marks for the report. Only one file is permitted here – the final report.
Before you can submit your work to either of these links, you must complete the online Declaration Agreement, to certify that the work is your own work. Once you have completed that, the links for you to submit the work will become available. Please make sure you read the content of the Declaration Agreement before you complete it.
The time of submission of the later of the two submission links will be deemed to be the time you submitted the report part of the assignment. Late submissions of the report will have a penalty of 10% of the available marks for the report part of the marks deducted for each day (or part of day) that it is late. For example, if you submit 30 hours late, this is more than 1 day but less than 2 days, so a penalty of 2.5 marks out of 25 will be deducted from what your report work is worth. If you have a legitimate reason why you won’t be able to submit on time, you must request an extension from your lecturer in advance of the due date, by submitting the relevant documentation.
If you are unable to attend the Week 10 Lab to present your presentation, and have a legitimate reason for needing to defer this presentation, you must request an extension from your lecturer in advance of the due date, by submitting the relevant documentation supporting your claim, within 2 days after the date of your scheduled class. If you are granted an extension, or otherwise miss the date of your presentation, your lecturer will advise you of when the replacement opportunity will occur. If you miss the presentation without an approved extension, a penalty of 10% of the available marks for the presentation part of the marks will be deducted for each day that you delay, excluding days your location is not open for business.
ITECH2305 – Analysing the Modern Business
Assignment 2 – Case Study
Topic: - Business Analysis
The below is the case study report of the Business Domain which is analyse by the Business Analyst with taking in consideration of the different tools and technology. The Business tools is used for analysis purpose according to the market demand. The Business Analyst play important role to deals with the various layers of any organisations. Business Analyst are classified in different categories Like Business Process Analyst, It Business Analyst. Various tools has been handle by Business Analyst are Totem Analyst, SmartDraw, Blueprint. It is also important to communicate with their stakeholder’s time to time to know about recent business approach. In the case study, we have taken the various approach and study the Current Australian news media includes reputable news sources published in English in Australia. The organisation Board of Directors should always call the meeting with stakeholder so the product delivery and price according to then customer review has been set up.
In the below case report, the full discussion about the variety of contemporary technique and tools used by business Analyst for business need. In this case report we will identify the chances for change the Information Technology in a company. Business Analyst have played vital role in recent business situations. Some people think that Business analyst only make money for organisation, but this is not fact, business analyst take action and decision which they leave impact on the financial value of the organisation. The data are taken from the Australian news media to check the opportunity. In this discussion about the current scenario and problem occurs in any organisations. There is proper identification of stakeholders for the change and making the RASCI stakeholder priority matrix. Making the list and consideration the definite relevant and also requirement for changes. The proper managing and organising the basic needs suing the proper tools. The design for the business analysis is totally based on the methodology implemented for make it betterment according to the market value.
Methodology used for the Business Analysis
The business is totally depending upon the environment and methodology in which the project is going to be developed. The need for the lifecycle can make it complex and it will involve the more of documentation, loss of essentials data and lot of changes on it. Keeping it all in mind the Business analyst knows and understands the paramount that how to manage the organisation throughout the entire requirement of lifecycle. The requirement of the lifecycle management takes parts in the below task which is explained in detail: -(Medium, 2019)
The above explained Business Methodology, Business Analysis information has not only start with business analyst making query to person what they want, but it begins with the project from the moments it begins. In general, the traditional lifecycle environment, the need is created at the starting, validated and transmitted at the end and AGILE environment are represented by the functional deliverables that refined and make the proper review in the circular process.
Apart from above the Two main business analysis methodology are: -
The based example which used as change Driven approach as XP (extreme programming, Scrum, Kanban etc.
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition of Life cycle: -
It starts with representations of business requirements needs.
It will continue with the developments of solution.
It will stop when the solution and the business requirements that represent it is retire. The above the schematic Diagram represent the business analysis life cycle requirements. (Vancouver.iiba.org, 2019)
Business Domain Specification
In this case of connivance, the new customers towards business, a successful marketing campaign which will increase sales by 10% or 15% and only for limited time. While the increase in the sales has been depends on the benefit to the bottom line which is for long term financial results and marketing campaigns comes to stop at last moments. Regarding the second option, the new organisation has started to attract their customers. It is also difficult to find the right location for the establishment of the stores so that new customers reach at the stores frequently.
What role does Business Analyst?
The Initial goal of Business Analyst is to Communicate between all stakeholders and to analyze, elicit and validate the requirements for changes to business process polices and information's systems of any organizations. A professional Business Analyst play important role in making organization towards the productivity, profitability and efficiency.
Different Business Analyst Role
1. Business Process Analyst
2. It Business Analyst
3. System Analyst
4. Data Analyst
5. Functional Architect
6. Usability Analyst
Technology Requirements for Business Domain
Technology plays one of the important roles in the innovation that concept to form platform which determine in maintaining variety software developments which takes place.
There are some hardware commonalities requirements which monitor state of art of computer
Hardware’s are as: -
1. Virtual wind tunnel
2. Network server, Desktop, Laptop, Wireless route, Access Point, Printer etc.
1. Rapid Application Development: - This type of development is main view to give
2. Waterfall model: - It tells about the facts which going back to deals with not possible
3. Agile software development: - AGILE software development is used for articulating organised project management way that maintain the recurrent alterations.
4. RAD: - It is a software design method that counter the rigidity of other old software development
model where one can easily modify the after first phase. It is flexible to changes and take new
input such as function and features for every step development. It is platform for speed and
software quality that meeting the important timeline. (Guru99.com, 2019)
Business Analyst who tackle with the requirements collecting, analysis, modelling and elicitation on a day-to-day basis. As we know that now a days, technology is ever things which will efficiently help in the elaboration of the business. There are many business tools available now a days whose use is taken by the business analyst during set up the new organisations. The good business analyst always used best tools for the analysis purpose. There are mainly three used in business analysis. The Types of Business tools are below: - (Whizlabs Blog, 2019)
Some of the Business tolls which is used by the Business analyst are as follows: -
Recommendation for Business Methodology
After details deliberations of the case report on Business Domain, research on technology used, tools requirement etc, For Business to set new organisation recommended that industry must work with the latest software development methodology for their purpose. Before choosing the methodology, stakeholder must have to recognise their organisation size and choose proper methodology. As it is best recommendation to choose AGILE software development methodology. It delivers fast service to the clients. AGILE is completely different from waterfall model and many of the business manager select this approach for their industry. AGILE methodology works on Team members and focused to deliver the product on time to the clients. The Most used Business Analysis software development tool is AGILE methods are Scrum. It consists of empowering cross-functional team and least problem to solve the goals. (Cleverism, 2019)
As we have reached the conclusion, the full case study we analysed that for business Domain, there must be good communication between stakeholder and business owner. The technology and tools must be used appropriate. There should be well organised and make hierarchy in the organisation so that every holding post employee can understand their roles and responsibility and proceed for development of the organisation. Board of Directors should always call meeting with their employees and manager give proper instruction time to time to get update with new technology knowledge. In the above case study, we have given some recommendation for Business analysis and hey feature for making it success according to the market value.