Page i Executive Summary This document provides information for

ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design Assignment 2 ATMC Marks 25% of the total assessment for the course Due Date – Week 12 on Friday at 11:59 PM Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page i Executive Summary This document provides information for completing the second assignment for the course ICT115 – Introduction to Systems Design. This assignment will assess students’ academic writing, analytical and problem-solving skills in applying systems planning and analysis concepts to a systems design case study. Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page ii Table of Contents Executive Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… i Table of Tables …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ii 1 Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 2 Submission and Assessment Details ………………………………………………………………………. 2 2.1 Submission Details ………………………………………………………………………………………… 2 2.2 Report Structure and Formatting …………………………………………………………………….. 2 2.3 Referencing ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 2.4 Assessment Details ………………………………………………………………………………………… 3 3 Report Content …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4 3.1 System Brief …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 3.2 Topics to be addressed…………………………………………………………………………………… 4 3.2.1 Topic 1 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4 3.2.2 Topic 2 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4 3.2.3 Topic 3 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4 4 Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 5 Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 Table of Tables Table 1 – Marking Sheet ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 1 1 Introduction This document provides details for completing and submitting Assignment 2 for the course ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design. Section 2 describes the submission and assessment details. Section 3 describes the system brief and specific questions that require addressing. Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 2 2 Submission and Assessment Details This section outlines important information regarding submitting the assignment and how it will be assessed. 2.1 Submission Details This assignment must be submitted as a single document in Microsoft Word format via the assessment module of the course web site on Blackboard. All assignments will be checked for plagiarism and/or collusion between individuals. Note that multiple files will not be accepted. • The suggested length for the report is: 1500 words • The due date for submission of this report is: Week 12 on Friday @ 11:59 PM Submission extensions will only be made using the official Faculty of Arts, Business and Law Guidelines. Requests for an extension to an assignment extension must be made prior to the date of submission. Please note that each student needs to make a second copy of the assignment and this copy must be produced within 24 hours of it being requested by the Course Coordinator. 2.2 Report Structure and Formatting A fundamental skill of an analyst is to prepare professionally prepared business reports for clients. As such this assignment will not only assess your research and analytical skills, but also your report writing skills. You are to prepare a structured formal business report, for details on report structure refer to the “Communication Skills Handbook” (Summers & Smith, 2014). The report must be formatted using the following guidelines: • Paragraph text 12-point Calibri single line spacing • Headings Arial in an appropriate type size • Margins 2.0cm on all sides • Title Page is not to contain headers, footers, or page numbering • Header is to display the Report Title (excluding the title page) • Footer to display your name and the page number (excluding the title page) • Page numbering o Title Page to be unnumbered o Executive summary to the last page of Table of Figures / Table of Tables to use roman numerals (i, ii, iii, iv) o Introduction and onwards to use conventional numerals (1, 2, 3, 4) starting at page 1 from the introduction The report must use the built-in features of Microsoft Word to create page numbers, section numbers, citations, cross referencing of sections, figures and tables, table of contents, table of figures, table of tables, and bibliography. Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 3 2.3 Referencing The report is to include appropriate references and these references should follow the Harvard method of referencing. Note that ALL references should be from journal articles, conference papers, technical papers or a recognized expert in the field. 2.4 Assessment Details This assignment will be marked out of 100 and contributes towards 25% of the total assessment for this course. The marking sheet for this assessment is provided in Table 1 – Marking Sheet. Table 1 – Marking Sheet Marking Criteria Maximum Marks Marks Obtained Formatting and Structure Title Page 2 Table of Contents / Figures / Tables 2 Headers, Footers and Page Numbering 2 Citations & Bibliography 2 Cross-Referencing 2 Content Executive Summary 5 Introduction 5 Topic 1 25 Topic 2 25 Topic 3 25 Conclusion 5 Total Marks 100/100 /100 Course Percentage 25/25% /25% Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 4 3 Report Content This section details the content that must be contained in the body of the report. Section 3.1 System Brief contains details on the project, and Section 3.2 describes specific questions that require addressing. 3.1 System Brief Picoso is a Mexican restaurant franchise with several locations operating on the Sunshine Coast. Picoso has conducted a strategic review of its operations as part of its annual strategic business planning process. In the course of doing SWOT analysis, the franchise identified in addition to their traditional eat in or take away options, home delivery needed to be added to their services. They currently have a website where customers can place take away orders for pick up at their stores. Work is currently progressing on updating the web based system to incorporate home delivery. This would enable Picoso to serve a greater range of customers. Picoso has also identified that offering food delivery services will be able to leverage off its existing strong brand recognition at marginal cost. The CEO of the franchise group (Mr El Paso) has commissioned your consultancy firm, NMC Consultancy, to prepare a formal business management report to explain the benefits of developing a customer mobile application to support their business and their new delivery service. In particular Mr El Paso and his associates are interested in topics detailed below in section 3.2 3.2 Topics
to be addressed 3.2.1 Topic 1 The benefits of a mobile application compared to a web based order entry system for the Picoso franchise. Establish a scholarly supported argument on the volume of business selling via mobile apps as opposed to web based ordering systems. 3.2.2 Topic 2 A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for in-house development of the front-end of a mobile application for Picoso’s online services including placing orders, which helps the management to understand the scope and complexity of the in-house development project. Also, the WBS will be useful at the next stage of the project to study the project’s economic and schedule feasibilities if the management approves this option. No cost and schedule estimation is required at this stage. Note: The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines WBS as a “deliverable oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team”. 3.2.3 Topic 3 Alternatives to in-house development of a mobile application that Pisoso might pursue. Considering your responses to Topics 1 and 2, what are your recommendations and why? Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 5 4 Conclusion This document has described the tasks required to complete and submit Assignment 2 for ICT115 Introduction to Systems Design. This assignment has been created to assess students analytical, research, and report writing skills. Introduction to Systems Design – Assignment 2 ICT115 Teaching Team Page 6 5 Bibliography Summers, J. & Smith, B., 2014. Communication Skills Handbook. 4th ed. Australia: Wiley.

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