COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Assignment 1 – About Systems Development
This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 stated in the e-course profile.
Assessment 1 is an individual assessment. In assessment 1, you are assigned tasks which assess your course knowledge gained between weeks 1 and 5 about different facets of systems development. All students will have to write a report showing the answers to the questions in tasks 1-5 below.
Please note that ALL submitted A2-reports are passed through a computerized copy detection system
and it is extremely easy for teaching staff to identify copied or otherwise plagiarised work.
• Copying (plagiarism) can incur penalties ranging from deduction of marks to failing the course or even exclusion from the University.
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For the purpose of this assignment, you are assumed to be one of the software consultants appointed to shoulder the system analysis responsibilities in, the project outlined in the case study.
You will plan and manage the project as well as investigate and document its system requirements. For your Assignment 1 submission, you will produce a report that discusses this project based on your understanding of it and the related investigation results through the tasks below.
Task 1: (10 marks)
Approaches to Systems Development
• How would “Go Help Me” go about developing its information systems? (5 Marks)
• Justify your choice of your selected approach to systems development. (5 Marks)
Task 2: (15 Marks)
• What are the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study? (10 Marks)
• What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study? (5 Marks)
Task 3: (15 Marks)
Project Cost Benefit Analysis
• Discuss your Project Cost Benefit Analysis. (7.5 Marks)
• Provide an excel spread sheet with details in a Project Cost Benefit Analysis. (7.5 Marks)
Task 4: (20 Marks)
• Show a work breakdown structure and a project schedule as a Gantt Chart. Explain both of
them and discuss how they relate to each other. (10 Marks)
• Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the
project schedule reasonable? Why or why not? (10 Marks)
Task 5: (25 Marks)
System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques
• Who are the stakeholders involved? (5 Marks)
• Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques. (10 Marks)
• Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques. (10 Marks)
The Report (Important: The report makes up 100 marks – scaled to 30%)
You will produce a report that aims to explain your systems analysis results as per the layout and
submission guidelines mentioned below.
Report Layout and Submission Guidelines
In the template file “COIT 20248 Assessment1TemplateFile” (in MS Word) provided to you, the
report for ‘Systems Development’ has been organised using the following headings and guidelines.
Students are advised to observe the word count in each section when developing the report.
• Title Cover Page with clear details of course title/name, student number/name, lecturer & tutor
(Provided in template file)
• Introduction (Provided in template file) *about 100 words
o Introduction must clearly define the aims of the report.
o Introduction must identify the project objectives.
• The Approach to Systems Development – Task 1 *about 250 words
o How would “Go Help Me” go about developing its information systems?
o Justification for your chosen approach to system development
• Systems Requirements – Task 2. *about 250 words
o List the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study.
o List the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study.
• Project Cost /Benefit Analysis – Task 3 *about 200 words
• Project Schedule – Task 4 *about 200 words
o Show work breakdown structure in the project as well as the project schedule Gantt Chart?
What are they and how do they relate to each other?
o Given the system goals, requirements, and scope as they are currently understood, is the
project schedule reasonable? Why or why not?
• System Information Requirement Investigation Techniques – Task 5. *about 250 words
o List the stakeholders involved.
o Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.
o Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.
• Reflections and Conclusions *about 100 words
o Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
o Provide a brief summary of your findings
• References (must complete by showing 1 or more references with their related in-text citations)
Note: The recommended number of word in each section in the report is to be used as a rough guide.
To help student members communicate, forums have been created for your use on the course Moodle
website for Assessments 1 and 2. Please use them to help you work through your report.
Help on writing reports is contained in the Faculty Guide for Students – Chapter 4 – available here:
You may also benefit from a video supplied by the CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre
available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0v9ekxeoko