Information Systems Projects management

S1-2020-CIS5310- Information Systems Projects management
Assessment Details

DescriptionMarks out ofWtg (%)Due Date
Online Quiz 110517 March 2020
Online Quiz 210517 April 2020
Written Report1004518 May 2020
FINAL EXAMINATION10045End of semester

General Requirements
• Email submission will NOT be accepted in any circumstances.
• Each assignment should be packaged as one single PDF file and then submitted via the
link provided through the course study desk
• All assessment items are individual submissions
• You are encouraged to discuss the assignment requirements with others to improve your
understanding and to clarify requirements, but you should develop the solutions to the
assessment items on your own.
• The analysis should be in the context of the selected organization in the industry
mentioned below. You are expected to select an organization in the industry mentioned
below to demonstrate the requirements of this assignment.
• Put larger models in appendices and refer to these and outline the key highlights in the
body of the report
• You will need to identify a digital innovation and discuss it’s implementation in the
• You are expected to write a thoroughly researched/analysed critical business report for
each assignment 1 & 2.
• You are required to thoroughly research your work and provide citations and references
for all information used as per the USQ Referencing guidelines (Harvard referencing
format is the acceptable standard)
• You assume the responsibility to ensure the report you are producing is of high quality,
including plagiarism and collusion checks. You do NOT need to produce a plagiarism
report with the assignment. However, the markers will undertake these checks (using any
tools that you have access to), and if any integrity issues are found you will be awarded a
score of zero and the work will constitute ‘Academic Misconduct’.
• The assignment submission website will be closed after five working days so that the
assignments can be distributed to markers.
• Any queries regarding these assignments will be closed two working days before the
submission date.
Assignment 1, 2 and 3 covers the following objectives partially or fully of the course

2Createanddevelopaprojectplanbasedonindustryneeds;1, 2 & 3
5Collaborateandeffectively communicatewithpeers/teammemberstoshareideas;3

Written Report Details
The objective of this assignment is to assess your understanding of basic project
management concepts and your proficiency in using project management software to
produce project charts and reports. In particular, the assignment focuses on the following
project management knowledge areas in the PMBOK: project integration management,
project scope management, project time management and project cost management.
Your task is to develop a project case to incorporate “Cloud Computing” technologies for a
local governments in Australia . There are many regional city councils in each state/territory.
The development is for a state government that attracts domestic and international customers
from all walks of life including adults, teenagers, children, and senior citizens, on a costrecovery basis.
The various business Information Systems are quite dated, coming with a number of legacy
systems, and the efficiency of the systems in producing management reports and
communication technologies are found to be lacking.
The management board decided to incorporate “Cloud Computing” technologies to
accommodate both local and remote customers through “Cloud Computing” technologies.
The immediate task at hand is to develop a Project plan including financial modelling
aspects, scope of the project, human resource requirements, scheduling tasks, and customer
relationship system requirements. The management board would like to see an integrated,
up-to-date “Cloud Computing” technologies being developed that can operate both for the
local as well as remote potential customers but can also provide services to customers
through the latest handheld wireless devices by utilizing the full potential of “Cloud
Computing” technologies. The existing infrastructure has been updated with new core
systems but requires additional enhancement to support wireless technologies through the
Cloud Computing network.
Your task is to develop a business professional report for the state Minister of local
government. In the business report, you are expected to provide a complete business/project
plan management document to provide an initial idea and scope as to the costs of the project.
Your business/project plan management document submission should include the following
as per the assignment requirements below.
Note: there are two parts of this assignment. You will produce a single report, to be
submitted on the due date.
Written Report – (Part 1) (50 % marks)
Due Dates: Refer to course website
In the project plan you must at least do the following adequately:
1 Make necessary assumptions with justifications about the local governments in
Australia and articulate to incorporate “Cloud Computing” technologies (one page
2 Provide, an outline with justification, the objectives/goals of adopting cloud
computing technologies. (one page maximum).
3 Provide a summary of expanding your ICT unit to to incorporate “Cloud
Computing” technologies (one page maximum).
4 Provide an initial estimated quality, cost & other resource structure with
appropriate justifications (using project management software) to meet the
organizational needs within the scope to incorporate “Cloud Computing”
technologies (one page for cost structure; one page for resource structure; and
one page for justification).
5 Develop a document with key project aspects such as milestones, slack time etc
to indicate how long will it take to deploy “Cloud Computing” technologies.
(two pages maximum)
6 Provide a complete project plan (PERT & GANTT Chart), with brief
interpretations for non-technical board members (two pages maximum).
7 Provide a brief on the ethical consideration management need to be aware
while incorporating cloud computing technology in the selected organization.
(one page maximum).
8 Provide a brief on the importance of selecting the appropriate project team and
other important aspect related to the team management for the successful
integration of clout technology in the selected organization. (one page
Written Report – (Part 2) (50% marks)
In the written report, you must at least do the following adequately:
1 Provide a complete cost-benefit analysis, with brief interpretations for nontechnical board members (one-page maximum).
2 Provide a set of recommendations as to how the project can be managed. This
should discuss various aspects that are covered in the course textbook. You can
choose appropriate aspects to suit your modeling techniques (one-page
3 Provide a set of recommendations as to how the project integration can be
managed. (one-page maximum).
4 Provide an implementation plan detailing time, cost and resource schedules.
This is a project management document and you must fully demonstrate your
skills in presenting a project management plan (two pages maximum).
5 Provide a comprehensive post-implementation plan. (one-page maximum).
6 Provide a Recommendation & Conclusion with supporting arguments (half
page maximum).
Marking criteria –
Marking criteria for Assignments will be provided through the course website.
Marks can be deducted for the following errors:
1 Problems with format and structure of report.
2 Lack of referencing (Harvard referencing format is the acceptable standard).
3 Spelling, grammar and expression error.
4 Indication of plagiarism/collusion.
5 Inappropriate use of in-text references.
6 Late submission penalty will apply as per the USQ/BELA policies and procedures
7 Late Submission as per USQ/BELA policies and procedures (these override any other
available information).
i. See the late submission policy of BELA/USQ for further details.
ii. An Assignment submitted more than ten University Business Days after the
deadline will have a mark of zero recorded for that Assignment. The
assignments and their due dates are listed in the study schedule to give you
some forewarning so that you may organize your study program.
8 For this assignment, you MUST use a plagiarism detection application to ensure that your
work is plagiarism free. Please note that TURNITIN can take time to generate the report,
and you are advised to submit your assignment through TURNITIN or any other
application well in advance to avoid last minute delays (you are not required to submit
plagiarism report).
9 Normally, it is hard to put the percentage number correctly on TURNITIN report as it all
depends on the actual report contents produced by the TRUNITIN application or any other
application. As a general rule, less than 10% is acceptable.
10 A review of any assessment item is only possible if the request is received within 5 days
of the release of the marks of the assessment item. After this, no review equests will be
11 You have the freedom to use any business report-writing format of your choice, as long
as the report is professional business report and presentable.
12 Formatting Requirements:
o Margins: – Minimum 2 cm, maximum 2.5 cm all around.
o Font: – Times New Roman, sizes are 12 for the text and 14 for headings.
o Standard formatting requirements (A4 page, Single space, and 12 font
size) for the business report
13 File Naming: – For all assessment items please follow the following digital file naming
convention (if you do not follow this you will lose marks):
o Student last name_Assessment_Name &#_CISXXXX_Student USQ ID
o For example, the first assignment for CIS8004 submitted by Joe Bloggs,
student # 005890420163. If I (Mr. Joe Bloggs) were uploading this
assessment item, file would be named as follow:
o Bloggs_A1_CIS8004_005890420163.doc

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