Managing Information Systems

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT609 Managing Information Systems
Assessment Assessment 3 Part A: Policy Pitch
Individual/Group Individual
Length Part A: 10 minutes
Learning Outcomes a) Evaluate the role and evolving nature of information
systems in a variety of dynamic business environments.
d) Develop information systems policy and procedures
aligned to an organisation’s business objectives, professional
ethical standards, and legal requirements.
Submission Part A: Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 5.2
(Week 10)
Weighting Part A: 40%
Total Marks 40 marks

Task Summary
Assessment 3 consists of two Parts. Part A requires student to develop and video record an
information system policy pitch for 10 minutes. The pitched policy must be pertaining to an aspect of
managing information systems.
Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Context
This individual assignment is designed to develop student’s capability to manage the various aspect of
information systems through information systems policies. Information system policy and procedures
are developed, implemented and administered to help organisations to streamline the processes in
the acquisition, development, implementation and operation of information systems adopted in the
organisations and mitigate potential risks pertaining to the usage of information systems. Students
are expected to consider the legal, ethical and social issues in the development of information system
policies. Through this assignment, students will demonstrate not only their critical analysis skills but
also the ability to formulate policy and pitch the same to the client through video presentation and a
short policy write-up.
Instructions:
Background
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ABC University (ABCU) has developed a sophisticated information system that exhaustively garners
information about students and uses that information to identify students at risk. Information it
gathers includes
Students’ entire previous academic history;
Students’ learning management system activity logs (for example, how often students visit
Blackboard and how long they stay on the site);
Students’ academic misconduct record;
Students’ attendance for each class;
Students’ marks for each assessment;
Students’ campus activity logs (how often they visit campus and how long they stay on
campus);
Students’ English level;
All the information is funnelled through a sophisticated intelligent algorithm that associates each
student with a risk level and categorise all students into three classes: low-risk, medium-risk and highrisk. The collation of information pertaining to students’ all sorts of academic activities provides much
greater insights of each student’s risk level which would otherwise not be possible with isolated
information. Lecturers and other staff in academic management have access to each student’s label.
ABCU claims that such an information system helps lecturers and academic management to better
target students that are in need.
However, some students ABCU expressed concerns about this system, which has caused some
discomfort among students. They feel that they are being subject to surveillance by the university and
the university knows too much about them.
Are you concerned about the usage of such an information system at ABCU? Are there any ethical,
legal and social concerns over the usage of such an information system? Would you introduce an
information system policy to prevent the development and implementation of such information
systems altogether?
Assessment Task
Part A requires you to pitch a policy that resolves a controversial issue. You may or may not use the
fictitious scenario given in the background about ABCU. You have complete discretion to choose any
areas of policy subject to two conditions:
(1) The policy must be pertaining to an aspect of information systems. For example, it can be
related to information system security, general operations of information system, or even the
vendor selection for the development of an information system.
(2) It must be somewhat controversial, that is, the policy can be argued either way and can be
viewed as a debate point. For example, you should not pitch a policy for not hacking others’
password without any authorisation.
You should note that you are required to pitch a
policy, not a procedure, that is, you need to pitch a
principle rather than the implementation of that principle.
You are required to deliver and video record an oral short pre-prepared speech to pitch a policy. The
purpose of both forms of policy pitch is to inform, persuade and ask the decision maker to buy in your
proposal, therefore the language used (both oral and written) must be persuasive and analytical.

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You pitch would follow the following recommended structure:
1. What is the issue, what is the need? i.e. what issue your policy is seeking to resolve.
2. Why is it important? What is the goal? What is the value or benefit of your policy?
3. Carry out a PEST analysis for the policy, that is, consider
relevant political factors, economic
factors, sociocultural factors and technological factors that support your policy.
4. Who benefits from your policy idea?
5. What are the major barriers to carrying out your policy ideas? How will you overcome them?
General Assessment Requirement:
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to
demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this,
assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University
cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments
will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for
0 (zero) marks where
relevant.
Track changes. If you use Track Changes when writing your assessment, you must ensure that
the submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your
submitted report contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks it may be
awarded
0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your
report.
Check with marking criteria. Before submitting your assessment, you should check it against
the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that
you have satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your submission.
Academic language. All submissions should be thoroughly proof-read for spelling,
typographical or grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not reply on the ‘spell-check’
function in your word processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’,
your program may not detect the error.
Quality of recording. The recording of your policy pitch needs to be of professional quality
with respect to sound clarity and video resolution. Tips of filming a video presentation can be
found under the
Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MGT609: Managing
Information Systems.
Referencing. It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing
research. Please see more information on referencing here
http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instructions
Means of submission for Part A. Submit ONE video file (.mp4) via the Assessment link in the
main navigation menu in MGT609: Managing Information Systems.
No Zipped files. Students must NOT zip the MS Word document and the video file or submit
it as one single zip/compressed file.
Complete and correct submission. Assessment, once submitted, are FINAL and therefore
cannot be modified. You bear all the onus to ensure that your submissions are final, correct
(correct files in correct format) and complete before submitting to Blackboard.

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The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can
be viewed in My Grades.

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Learning Rubric: Assessment 3A Policy Pitch

Assessment
Attributes
Fail (Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Structure
25%
Presentation is unclear or
not organised in a logical
way.
Pacing may be
inappropriate; materials
and/or visual aids are
ineffective or
inappropriate for
audience and/or
communication mode.
Ideas on the topic lack
adequate organisation and
clarity in parts.
Pacing adequate, though
may be over-or under
length; some materials
and/or visual aids used are
appropriate for audience
and communication mode.
Ideas on the topic are
presented in an organised
way, though lack clarity in
parts.
Adequately paced and
materials and/or visual aids
used were appropriate for
audience.
Ideas on the topic are
presented effectively and
expressed in an organised
way.
Appropriately paced;
materials and/or visual aids
used are appropriate for
audience and
communication mode.
Good variety of materials
and visuals used to allow
engagement and
interaction throughout the
presentation.
Ideas on the topic are
clearly and professionally
articulated, presented
effectively in an organised
way, and are appropriately
paced;
Materials and visual aids
used are appropriate for
audience and
communication mode.
Excellent variety of
materials and/or visual aids
used.
Persuasive Pitch
35%
Little to no interactive
pitch.
Little to no information
provided to support the
recommended
information system policy.
Pitch was somewhat
engaging.
Information somewhat
provided to support the
recommended information
system policy.
Pitch was engaging and
somewhat persuasive.
Good level of information
provided supporting the
recommended information
system policy.
Pitch was engaging and
persuasive.
Very good level of
information provided
supporting the
recommended information
system policy
Pitch was engaging,
persuasive and
professionally delivered.
Outstanding level of
information provided
supporting the
recommended information
system policy.
Content Content fairly presented
including
Very good content presented
including
Very good content
presented including

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40% Inadequate content
presented. Issues are not
clearly identified.
Little or no justification for
the pitch policy provided.
The issues the pitched
policy is seeking to
resolve;
The importance of the
pitched policy;
PEST analysis;
The beneficiaries of the
pitched policy;
Challenges in the
implementation of the
pitched policy;
The issues the pitched
policy is seeking to
resolve;
The importance of the
pitched policy;
PEST analysis;
The beneficiaries of the
pitched policy;
Challenges in the
implementation of the
pitched policy;
The issues the pitched
policy is seeking to
resolve;
The importance of the
pitched policy;
PEST analysis;
The beneficiaries of the
pitched policy;
Challenges in the
implementation of the
pitched policy;
Outstanding quality of
content presented
including
The issues the pitched
policy is seeking to
resolve;
The importance of the
pitched policy;
PEST analysis;
The beneficiaries of the
pitched policy;
Challenges in the
implementation of the
pitched policy;