Assignment 1 – About Systems Development
This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 1, and 4 stated in the e-unit profile.
Assessment 1 is an individual assessment. In assessment 1, you are assigned tasks which assess your unit knowledge gained between weeks 1 and 5 about different facets of systems development. All students are required to write a report showing the answers to the questions in tasks 1-5 below.
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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 you go about developing Hospital Information System? Compare different Software Development approaches to consider the best suited for developing HIS. (5 Marks)
• Justify the 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? List and discuss Due date: Week 6 Monday(22nd April 2019) 11:00 PM AEST ASSESSMENT Weighting: 30% 1 Length: 2000 words (+/- 10%)
these requirements. (10 Marks)
• What are the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study? List and discuss these
non-functional requirements. Justify the choice of your non-functional requirements. (5 Marks)
Task 3: (15 Marks)
Project Cost Benefit Analysis
• Discuss your project Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). CBA should focus the following two main
a. To determine if an investment (or decision) is sound, ascertaining if – and by how much –
its benefits outweigh its costs; and
b. To provide a basis for comparing investments (or decisions), comparing the total expected
cost of each option with its total expected benefits. (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.
• 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 200 words
a. Introduction must clearly define the aims of the report.
b. Introduction must identify the project objectives.
• The Approach to Systems Development – Task 1 *about 300 words
a. How would go about developing Hospital Information System? Justification for your
chosen approach to system development
• Systems Requirements – Task 2. *about 350 words
a. List and discuss the primary functional requirements for the system in the case study.
b. List and discuss the non-functional requirements for the system in the case study.
• Project Cost /Benefit Analysis – Task 3 *about 300 words
• Project Schedule – Task 4 *about 350 words
a. 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?
b. 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 300 words
a. List and discuss the role of stakeholders involved.
b. Explain your choice of the 3 most useful investigation techniques.
c. Justify the usefulness of these 3 investigation techniques.
• Reflections and Conclusions *about 200 words
a. Present your reflections about this project (e.g. achievement and constraints).
b. 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
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Assignment 1 – About Systems Development