MIS604 Requirement Engineering Assignment
|ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF|
|Subject Code and Title||MIS604 Requirement Engineering|
|Assessment||Requirements Elicitation Report|
|Length||1500 words (+/- 10%)|
|Learning Outcomes||The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:|
Demonstrate methods for eliciting, analysing, documenting, and maintaining requirements in an organisational context.
Synthesis key principles of requirements management and communicate to stakeholders in order to solve problems.
|Submission||By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Week 4/Module 2.2|
For Intensive class: By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Week 2/Module 2.2
|Total Marks||100 marks|
This Assessment requires you to respond to a case study. The same case study will be used for all three assessments so that you can develop insights into the different facets of Requirements Engineering.
For this assessment, you are required to produce an individual report of 1500 words (+/-10%) detailing a requirements elicitation plan for the case organisation. The report should contain the following:
- Strategic Analysis
- A Stakeholder Engagement Plan
- An Elicitation Activity Plan
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Business Analysts (BA) work with organisations to improve organisational processes and systems. BA also participate to analyse, develop, execute, and evaluate organizational IT strategy. One of the most important parts of a BA job is to elicit requirements from stakeholders so that there is a clear understanding of what will be required from the new system. This requires a BA to understand who their stakeholders are, how to engage with them and which elicitation methods to use. This assessment aims to develop your knowledge and skills in these areas and to lay down the foundation of knowledge for your future professional practice.
- Please read the case study and make assumptions wherever needed.
- Based on the given case study, you are required to write 1500 words (+/-10%) Requirements Elicitation Report.
- Review your subject notes to establish the relevant area of investigation that applies to the case. Re- read any relevant readings for Module 1 and 2 for this subject. Perform additional research where necessary.
- Plan how you will structure your ideas for your report and write a report plan before you start writing.
- The report DOES NOT require an executive summary or abstract.
- Structure of the Report
A professional custom title page with the subject code and subject name, assignment title, student’s name, student number and lecturer’s name
Table of contents
An introduction (100-150 words)
which will also serve as your statement of purpose for the report. This means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your report. You will need to inform the reader of:
- The key concepts you will be addressing,
- What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report
The body of the report (1200-1300 words) will need to cover three specific areas reflecting the given case study:
A. Strategic analysis
- As part of external environment analysis, use PESTEL framework to understand the broad environment and identify five (05) key factors that might impact the organization, as well as the proposed application.
- Identify one (01) critical success factors (CSFs) and three (03) corresponding key performance indicators (KPIs) for strategy evaluation.
B. Stakeholder Engagement Plan
This part will include the followings:
- List of stakeholders, with type (e.g., internal, external). Please document using the following template:
- Power and interest of stakeholders mapped on a Power/Interest (P/I) Grid or matrix
C. Elicitation Activity Plan
Select four (04) elicitation techniques. For each technique, answer the following:
- Justify why each elicitation technique has been selected
- Provide a customized example of each elicitation activity process (preparation, conducting the session, concluding the results), including which stakeholders will be involved.
- The conclusion (100-150 words) will summarise any findings or recommendations that the report puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.
- Reference list
- Appendix (if required)
- Report Format and Layout
- The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, should be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading and page numbers on the bottom of each page.
- Diagrams and tables must carry the appropriate captioning (numbering, name, and source).
- If diagrams or tables are used, please follow APA 7 guideline for the same.
7. Report Format and Layout
The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, should be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading and page numbers on the bottom of each page.
Diagrams and tables must carry the appropriate captioning (numbering, name, and source).
If diagrams or tables are used, please follow APA 7 guideline for the same.
Due attention should be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting information over two pages.
8. Assessment rubric
You are strongly advised to read the rubric which is an evaluation guide with criteria for grading the assignment. This will give you a clear picture of what a successful report looks like.
There are requirements for referencing this report using APA 7 referencing style/guideline. It is expected that students reference list must include minimum five (05) items from essential (at least two (02)) and additional resources in the relevant subject area based on readings and further research. All references should accompany DOI or source link.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA 7 guideline for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
Graded submission – Individual submission
The assessment need to be submitted in Microsoft word (.docx) format. Any other formats will not be accepted. Submit Assessment 1 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS604 Requirements Engineering. 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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|Assessment Attributes||Fail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49%||Pass (Functional) 50-64%||Credit (Proficient) 65-74%||Distinction (Advanced) 75-84%||High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%|
|Visual appeal and presentation of content Title page Font, spacing and format are in accordance assignment requirements. Appropriate use of paragraphs, sentence construction, spelling and grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement 15%||No title page is included. Incorrect font and size is used with poor line spacing. Report is written as a block of text with no breaks in between ideas. Separate ideas cannot be clearly discerned. Many errors in spelling or grammar obscure meaning of what student has written. Does not adhere to the word count requirement.||Title page is included but is missing most information. Either incorrect font and size is used or poor line spacing. Paragraphs are used but large blocks of text with long sentences make it difficult to understand the ideas being conveyed. Spelling or grammar has errors but meaning remains clear. Does not adhere to the word count requirement.||Title page is included but is missing key information. Some errors in font use and line spacing. One idea or concept per paragraph. Some paragraphs could be more succinctly written. Minor spelling or grammar errors. Adheres to the word count requirement.||Title page is included with most required information. Minor errors in font, spacing and format. One idea or concept per paragraph with 3-4 well constructed sentences per paragraph. No errors in spelling or grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement.||Title page is included with all required information. Font, spacing and format are in accordance the assignment brief. Expert use of paragraphs with 3-4 well constructed sentences per paragraph which follow logically from each other. No errors in spelling or grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement|
|Knowledge and understanding Analyse, develop, execute, and evaluate organizational IT strategy Stakeholder Plan Power and Influence concepts and methods||Lack of understanding of the required concepts and knowledge. Key components of the assignment are not addressed. Lack of application, and analysis of information to provide clear recommendations.||Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge. Some of the key components of the assignment are not addressed. Limited application and analysis to provide clear recommendations.||Adequate knowledge or understanding of the required concepts. A reasonable capacity to explain and apply relevant key concepts. Supports opinion and information substantiated by evidence from research to provide recommendations.||Thorough understanding of the key concepts. Discriminates between assertion of opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading. Well demonstrated||Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s. Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended|
|Elicitation Activity Planning Elicitation methods and tools 60%||capacity to apply and analyse relevant information to provide clear recommendations.||reading. Recommendations are clearly justified based on the application and analysis of information.|
|Use of academic and discipline conventions Formal tone Introduction, body and conclusion. No use of first party perspective Appropriate use of credible resources, Correct citation of key resources using APA 7 style of referencing, in- text as well as for models, diagrams, tables or tools. 25%||Poorly written with informal tone, using first person pronouns. Does not adhere to the assignment brief of the requirements for a short business report. No introduction attempted. Conclusion not attempted. Inconsistent and inadequate use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. No use of in-text references, or no reference list at the close of the report. Many mistakes in using the APA 7 style.||Written according to academic genre. Minor errors in the use of first-person pronouns. Introduction attempted but very generic does not clearly state the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Conclusion attempted but does not include summation of key concepts discussed in the report and/or key conclusions or recommendations. Consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed. Little use of in- text referencing, or inadequate references consulted and added to references at the close of the report. Some mistakes in using APA 7 style.||Written according to academic genre. Consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas. Sound use of the introduction but does not clearly state either the purpose of the report or what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Sound use of the conclusion and succeeds in either the summation of key concepts discussed, or key conclusions or recommendations, but not both. Good use of in-text referencing and appropriate number of references used and listed in the reference list. There are only minor errors in using the APA 7 style.||Well-written and adheres to the academic genre. Expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading. Good use of the introduction which clearly states the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Good use of the conclusion and succeeds in summation of key concepts discussed and key conclusions or recommendations. Very good use of in-text referencing. All in-text references match with references listed in the reference list. No mistakes in using the APA 7 style.||Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre. Expert use of high- quality credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading. Excellent use of the introduction which secures the attention of the reader, clearly states the purpose and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Excellent use of the conclusion. Succeeds in confident summation of key concepts and conclusions. Gives the reader a clear sense of next steps required. Excellent and meticulous use of in- text referencing with references listed in the reference list. No mistakes in using the APA 7 style.|
|The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment|
|SLO b)||Demonstrate methods for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, and maintaining requirements in an organizational context.|
|SLO c)||Synthesis key principles of requirements management and communicate to stakeholders in order to solve problems.|