Unit Code and Title: SBM4101 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment 1: Applied Project
Due date: Week 12
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time
provided:
2000
Weighting: 40%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO3, ULO4, ULO5, ULO6
Assessment Details:
The focus of this report is on the need of information systems within a company of your choice. In
this report, you are required to select a company and a product of your choice that has an
information system focused. The company needs to have a strong profile of employing information
systems to support its business strategy. The information systems chosen need to help the company
gain competitive advantage. The report should focus on how information systems contribute to the
success of the company.
It is important that you identify three alternative information systems solutions and provide
explanation on the viability of each of the alternative solutions. You need to provide a cost-based for
each of the three alternatives. Your analysis should also discuss the distinction between in house
development and outsourcing components. The report requires identifying an acquisition, rollout
and management plan for one of the information system alternatives.
Students need to justify why is there a need for an IS in their selected company, why they have
selected IS product for this project. Other relevant information about the case project such as
company profile and product selection, case need analysis, three alternatives IS products, strategies
of acquisition plan should be presented. Students are also required to present their report in the
report format provided.
Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 40%
of the total unit mark
Marking Criteria Not satisfactory
(0-49%) of the
criterion mark)
Satisfactory
(50-64%) of the
criterion mark
Good
(65-74%) of the
criterion mark
Very Good
(75-84%) of the
criterion mark
Excellent
(85-100%) of the
criterion mark
Introduction of
background
information of
company, company
needs for an
Information systems
Poor description of
company background,
needs for an
information system to
support IS/competitive
advantage strategies
Introduction is
presented briefly
with some
relevance and
missing elements such
as needs for an
information systems
Introduction is
generally presented in
good fashion,
however missing one
element such as
importance of
information systems
Introduction of the
company case study is
well written with clear
discussion about the
company, an IS need
analysis, linked to
company IS systems,
Introduction is very
well communicated,
very clear background,
discussion about the
case study, needs for
an information system
in company, gain
Assessment-1 Details
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to support business
strategies
(10 marks)
to support
IS/competitive
advantage strategies
in business,
IS/competitive
advantage strategies
IS strategy, and
competitive
advantage strategies.
competitive
advantage, linked to
company
IS/competitive
advantage/business
strategies
Appraise three
alternative information
systems solutions and
explanation on the
viability of each of the
alternative solutions.
Discussion on Costbased for the three alternatives.(30 mark)
Poor ideas,
irrelevant/no
discussion on three
alternative IS
solutions, and costbased for each of the
three alternatives
Brief discussion about
the three alternative
IS solutions and cost
based for three
alternatives
Generally good
discussion about the
relevant parts, three
alternative viability
solutions, and cost –
based analysis
Very clear ideas,
solutions and
recommendations to
convince the company
to acquire best IS
systems to solve
problems.
A very detailed
and very clear
presenting ideas,
findings and
recommendations to
acquire IS solutions.
Demonstrated an
understanding of the
importance of in- house
development and
outsourcing
components.
(20 marks)
Lack understanding ofthe distinction between in- house development and
outsourcing
components
Brief discussion about
in-house development
and outsourcing
components.
Generally good
discussion on the
distinction between
in-house development
and outsourcing
components
Very clear ideas and
discussion on the
distinction between
in-house development
and outsourcing
components
A very detailed
and very clear
presenting ideas of the
distinction between inhouse development and outsourcingcomponents.
Detail an acquisition,
rollout and
management plan
strategy for three
alternatives. Select
one best information
system alternatives.
(30 marks)
Lack understanding of
an acquisition, rollout
and management plan
strategy for three
alternatives.
Brief discussion on an
acquisition, rollout
and management plan
strategy for three
alternatives. Brief
discussion on one of IS
system alternatives.
Generally good
discussion of an
acquisition, rollout
and management plan
strategy for three
alternatives. Good
coverage on one of IS
system alternatives.
Very clear
understanding of a
good acquisition,
rollout and
management plan
strategy for three
alternatives. Very
good discussion on
one of IS system
alternatives.
A very good and very clear understanding of the best option for acquisition, rollout and management plan
strategy for one of IS
system alternatives.
Referencing
(10 marks)
Lack consistency
with many errors.
Unclear
referencing/style
Generally good
referencing/style
Very clear
referencing/
style
Clear styles with
excellent source of
references.
Appropriate
referencing using
Harvard referencing
style

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