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IMS 9043 : IT in Organisations

NOTE: Assignment 2 deadline is Friday October 14th (End Week 12).

Assessment:

The assessment in this unit is by examination and practical assignments.

The assignments (50% of total) and a two hour examination (50% of total) will be used to assess whether you have achieved the objectives of this unit.

Assignment Task 1, Value 25%, Due Week 9
Assignment Task 2, Value 25%, Due end Week 12

Assignments should be delivered during tutorial sessions on or before the due week. Late submissions will be penalised at the rate of 5% per day overdue. If you believe that your assignment will be delayed because of circumstances beyond your control such as illness you should apply for an extension before the due date. Medical certificates or certification supporting your application may be required.

Note:
• Assignments in this unit are no less important than those of other units. Your inability to manage your time or computing resources will not be accepted as a valid excuse. (Several assignments falling due at the same time is often unavoidable.)
• Backup copies are required to be made of all assignments and retained for 12 months, in case of loss.
• Hardware failures are not normally recognised as a valid reason for obtaining an extension or handing in a late assignment.

ASSIGNMENT TASK 1 - RESEARCH REPORT - DUE WEEKS 6 & 7

Assignments are INDIVIDUAL

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System Failures
Aim:

The aims of this assignment are to:
• develop skills in the analysis of information systems management issues
• develop skills in the presentation of findings
• develop an understanding of the causes of information systems failures.


Presentation Requirements:
This is an individual assignment.
The assignment submissions are to be in the form of a report plus oral presentation. The report must be around 3000 words in length. Marks will be deducted for reports which are less than 2700, or more than 3300 words. Oral presentations should be prepared to take approximately 10 minutes.
The assignment is to be word-processed, and must conform to the elements of academic writing which are described in Thesis and Assignment Writing, by Anderson & Poole. This book is available from the University bookshop. Refer also to the School of Information Management and Systems style guide (http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/style/styleguide.pdf)


Value:
The assignment is worth 25 marks (Report:20 marks; Presentation 5 marks).


Due Date:The written assignment is due for submission at the Week 7 tutorial. Presentations will commence in Week 6 tutorials. Please direct any queries regarding the content of the assignment to the lecturer or your tutor, via email in each case.

Outline of Task :

The assignment should be presented in the form of a report to the executive management of the Monash Commission on System Failure. The report should be in two parts as follows:

(1) The first part of the report should be a review and explanation of the circumstances under which the selected system failed.
(2) The second part of the report should discuss the roles, responsibilities, and errors made by any one of the involved parties. Your report should analyse the way in which the particular involved party conducted itself, and incorporate the following:
(a) a description of how the party fulfilled its role, and an assessment of whether it did so in an effective and responsible manner
(b) a detailed analysis of the errors made by the party, and how they came to occur
(c) a set of recommendations, designed to prevent similar problems occurring in future, for managing the involvement of the selected party in similar projects.


The basis for the assignment is published information and your skill at researching. Each case has been the subject of a number of articles and papers in recent years, which you may access and cite.

Diagrams may be used to aid analysis and clarify project relationships, and may be included in the report. All diagrams presented should be justified and explained.

Assumptions may be made to cover issues where you think insufficient information is provided to make an adequate assessment of problems and their causes. Assumptions should be reasonably based on your expectations of normal IS management practice, as discussed in lectures and tutorials. Assumptions should be clearly identified and explained in the body of the report.

General Presentation Requirements

All written assignment work must be submitted in accordance with the School's assignment submission requirements which are available at the following URL:

http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/assessment.html

Please read and follow the instructions there carefully. Assignments which do not meet these requirements may not be accepted and may be penalised or returned for revision and re-submission. Late submission caused by the need to revise the format or layout of the assignment may be penalised.

Submission Dates

The dates for submission are included with the description of the deliverables for each assignment task. Extensions of time will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Applications for extensions must be made in writing BEFORE the due date, and must include suitable documentary evidence of the need for an extension. Late submissions without a medical certificate or prior permission for an extension will be penalised. Refer to the Unit Outline for extension provisions.

 

ASSIGNMENT TASK 2 - BUSINESS CASE - DUE WEEK 12

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Value

The assignment is worth 25% of the total mark for the subject.

General Presentation Requirements

All written assignment work must be submitted in accordance with the School's assignment submission requirements which are available at the following URL:

http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/assessment.html

Please read and follow the instructions there carefully. Assignments which do not meet these requirements may not be accepted and may be penalised or returned for revision and re-submission. Late submission caused by the need to revise the format or layout of the assignment may be penalised.

Submission Dates

The dates for submission are included with the description of the deliverables for each assignment task. Extensions of time will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Applications for extensions must be made in writing BEFORE the due date, and must include suitable documentary evidence of the need for an extension. Late submissions without a medical certificate or prior permission for an extension will be penalised. Refer to the Unit Outline for extension provisions.

 

 

Assessment Notes:

 

 

1 Acknowledgment of sources
Each time you complete any assessment, please refer to and make yourself familiar with the most current information regarding acknowledgement of sources, plagiarism and academic conduct contained in the SIMS Policy website.
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/policies


2. Assignments

2.1 Standards for presentation
All printed assignment work must be word processed and meet the standards set out in the assignment. Refer also to the School of Information Management and Systems guidelines for writing assignments for additional information on presentation standards:
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/style.html

2.2 All assignments must include an appropriate signed SIMS assignment cover page.

See the SIMS web site for downloadable (PDF) copies of SIMS assignment cover pages
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/assessment.html

2.3 Extensions
If you believe that your assignment will be delayed because of circumstances beyond your control such as illness, you should apply for an extension prior to the due date. All applications for extensions must be made in writing to your lecturer. Medical certificates or other supporting documentation will be required.
Late assignments submitted without an approved extension may be accepted at the discretion of your lecturer, but will be penalised at the rate of 10% of total assignment marks per day (including weekends). Example:
Total marks available for the assignment = 100 marks
Marks received for the assignment = 70 marks
Marks deducted for 2 days late submission (20% of 100) = 20 marks
Final mark received for assignment = 50 marks


2.4 Submission of assignments
Assignments should be received by your tutor on or before the due date. In the absence of other instructions, all assignments are to be submitted to your tutor during your allocated tutorial.
2.5 Return of assignments
Assignments will either be returned in specified tutorials during semester or via the SIMS Frontdesk collection system outside semester.
In general, assignments will be returned within two to three weeks of the due date.


3 Student Academic Grievance Procedure

If you have a concern or issue about aspects of your assessment or other academic matters, you are encouraged to follow the SIMS Student Academic Grievance Procedure: http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/policies

4. Pass requirements
The 40% rule applies to units and determines the final result for a student where the student's performance in either the examination or assignment component of the unit is unsatisfactory. Students need to be aware of the 40% rule which is:
In order to pass a unit, a student must gain all of the following:
• at least 40% of the marks available for the examination component: i.e. the final examination and any tests performed under exam conditions, taken as a whole
• at least 40% of the marks available for the assignment component: i.e. the assignments and any other assessment tasks (such as presentations) taken as a whole
• at least 50% of the total marks for the unit
Where a student gains less than 40% for either the examination or assignment component, the final result for the unit will be no greater than ‘44-N’.

5. Grades
The grades awarded by the Faculty of Information Technology are:
Grade Code Marks
High Distinction HD 80-100
Distinction D 70-79
Credit C 60-69
Pass P 50-59
Fail N 0-49
Near Pass NP 45-49 (may be awarded by Board of Examiners only)
Deferred DEF -
Withheld WH -

Formal supervised assessment:EXAM

 

A "closed book" examination, 3 hours, (assessment value 50%). The formal supervised assessment for this unit will be an exam scheduled in the formal examination period following the last week of semester. You are required to be available for the exam and any necessary supplementary assessment procedures until the end of the assessment period. Alternative times for exams will not be approved without a medical certificate for a significant illness, or equivalent evidence.) The examination will test to see whether you have met the objectives of this subject.

NOTE:

 

 

 

You must perform satisfactorily on both the examination and the assignments in order to pass this subject.In order to pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks for the subject. In addition, there is a hurdle requirement that students must obtain at least 40% of the marks allocated for assignment work AND at least 40% of the marks allocated for the examination. If a student fails one of the hurdle requirements a fail mark up to a maximum of 44% will be returned to the Board of Examiners, even if the numeric total of a student’s mark is greater than 44%.

 

 
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