CIS3002 S1 2015 - Assignment 1

CIS3002 S1 2015 - Assignment 1 instructions
Presentation: search for examples of consulting company reports, your assignment should have a professional look and feel; put your name, student number, course and semester only on the cover sheet – the rest of the assignment should look like a professional Business Analyst's report.
Word length: a guide is that for assignment tasks requiring a written response you would expect around 1 page for a task worth 10 marks; brevity and clarity is more important than volume of words. As noted above you should pay particular attention to use of subheadings, fonts and other ways of improving readability, Business Analysis is all about clarity of communication.
TASK 1.01 Project Journal
Develop and maintain a project journal for your project with date, summary of activities undertaken, actions completed and actions planned. Use a table with columns for activity number, date, activity, description and status. The journal will serve as the diary of your project. The journal should be attached as an Appendix to your report (10 Marks)
TASK 1.02 Write a System Vision statement (see examples in text) (10 Marks)
TASK 1.03 Define around 4-5 options to address problem/opportunity
Structure options in a table with pros, cons, risks, expected costs, benefits. Remember to include the "do-nothing" option (10 Marks)
TASK 1.04 Conduct stakeholder analysis and identify all persons, groups and institutions who may have an interest in the project and the nature of their interest (10 Marks)
TASK 1.05 Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) (10 Marks)

Analyse the project and produce a 1-page Work Breakdown Structure
Task 1.06 Draft an interview agenda for your interview with the CEO, refer to the text and on-line for examples (10 Marks)
TASK 1.07 Develop a one-page table of key requirements (product backlog) from the perspectives of each of the stakeholders (user stories) using Agile format "As a .... I want to .... so that..") (10 Marks)
TASK 1.08 Write a list of the key functionalities of the system (a functional and non-functional specification) (10 Marks)
TASK 1.09 Presentation (cover letter, cover sheet, clarity, professionalism)
skills/writing-assignments/report-writing (20 Marks)
All the above tasks (except for Journal) should be subheadings in your report.

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