MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems

Subject Code and Name MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment Assessment Two – Solution Plan
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2000 words
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning
outcomes:
b) Synthesise requirements and recommend a number
of tested and verifiable solutions to address
limitations to contemporary business problems
c) Devise and communicate a strategy which embodies
the principles of agile methodology, to address
complex business needs across an organisation, while
meeting objectives and applications of information
technology.
Submission By 11:59 PM AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 4.1 (week 7)
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 40 marks

Context:
The assessment suite in this subject is built on top of skills you are building in your learning activities.
Although the learning activities do not carry any assessable weight by themselves, completing them
and seeking input from your peers and the learning facilitator is essential for you to achieving a
positive result in the subject. Before beginning this assessment, be sure that you have completed the
learning activities in the modules one, two and three.


Instructions:
Read the feedback from the learning facilitator on your first assessment carefully. Fix any holes in
your analysis and build a cache of external references if you fell short of the referencing
requirement. With your (enhanced) first assessment as a starting point, use the identification of
activities, sub-activities and linkages between them to formulate a solution plan for Latureae.
Using the principles of agile, present a recommended systems blueprint to the Latureae
management. If you make recommendations on specific systems, you should refer to external
sources on how these have led other firms to significant efficiency improvements in the past. The
solution plan should be appropriately justified and illustrate to management what the expected
gains of implementing your solution would ideally be.


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There is no required format for the assessment. Students should use initiative and be sure to
conform to the APA referencing style, making use of external sources as appropriate.
Be sure to bookend your assignment with an introduction and conclusion as well as a list of
references that make considerable use of the Torrens University library and databases.


Submission Instructions:
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester, especially as you relate the
learning activities (formative assessment) to this and the other (summative) assessments. Be sure to
keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on in
preparing it.

Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances where the student has applied
before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the
extension is not granted.

Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to
submit the correct version.

Torrens University Australia policies apply to the preparation and submission of this assignment.
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Learning Rubric: Assessment Two

Assessment Criteria Fail
(Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Solution Plan Presented
to Management
30%
The focus for this criterion
cannot be seen in the
assignment. The student
seek help from the
learning facilitator.
The solution plan is
passable, but more work is
needed to focus on its
explicit alignment to agile.
Good insight
demonstrated in the
solution plan; some
semblance of the agile
principles can be seen.
Very good insight
demonstrated in the solution
plan; it can be seen to align to
the principles of agile.
Exceptional insight
demonstrated in the solution
plan; it can plainly be seen to
align to the principles of agile.
Justification for Solution
and Expected Gains to
Client
30%
The focus for this criterion
cannot be seen in the
assignment. The student
should seek help from the
learning facilitator.
The justification for the
presented plan is passable;
further work may be
needed to justify expected
gains or otherwise explain
them clearly.
Good insight
demonstrated in the
justification for the
solution; expected gains
are good.
Very good insight
demonstrated in the
justification for the solution;
expected gains to
management are well
explained.
Exceptional insight
demonstrated in the
justification for the solution;
expected gains to
management are clearly
explained and justified.
Presentation of
Assignment, Strength of
Recommendations
20%
The presentation and/or
recommendations may
need additional work.
The recommendations
may need further tracing
back to the analyses.
The presentation is
average, and the
recommendations can be
seen to trace back to the
preceding analysis.
Good presentation with
appropriate
recommendation
presented.
Very good presentation with
insightful recommendations.
An exceptional assignment
presentation with exceptional
and insightful
recommendations that are to
be commended.
Use of External Sources
20%
Work is needed here to
incorporate external
sources into the report.
The student can be seen to
have tried to integrate
external sources into the
report. Further work is
needed and the student
should consult a librarian to
build their

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