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Critical Issues in Managing Information Systems in Organisations

Lecturer

: Khalida S. Harun

Intake
Campus

: UC3F
: TPM

Handout Date : Week 3

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Total marks: 50

Due Date : Week 13

A. Project Description:
This group assignment requires you to work as a team of four (4) members. Working in a term is an
norm in the workplace. The assigned group project requires your team to look at the current
information systems resources of a company selected by your module lecturer. A written report
which consist of individual and group components is to be produced by the end of the submission
date.
The paper should focus on the use of information systems resources within a company. Information
systems resources play a key role in making a company successful. The paper should focus on how
information systems resources contributed to that success. The organization of the paper is up to you
and your group. You may consider organizing it by subjects (content title) of information resources,
or organizing it by references, or some combination of both. Nevertheless, the paper should answer
the following;
Your assignment is to produce:
1. As a group (30 % of the assignment marks)
You should prepare the following sections of the report (word limit: 1,000):
Introduction
Background and current situation of the company
Group evaluation & conclusion
2. As an individual (70 % of the assignment marks)
Each one of you must choose one of the following information resources topics. There should
not be any duplication of topic within a group. Word limit: 2,000 for each topic.
a)
b)
c)
d)

Managing Strategic Use of IT


Managing IT Operation
Managing IT System Development (Project Management)
Managing Telecommunication and Networking

You should conduct researches on relevant references such as case studies, articles, publications,
journals, interviews, books, online resources and lecture notes. Article selection is an important
component, therefore be analytical in finding good articles. Come up with relevant keywords and
take time to do a thorough search.

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You can use the following guidelines (but not limited to) to analyze the chosen topic in your
report.
how the information systems resources being used in the organization
how did the company use information systems resources to support its business processes
how much the organization receive benefits, efficiency and gains from the information
systems resources
how much of the information systems resources contribute to the organization success
issues/conflicts/problems/challenges/deficiencies related to information systems resources
The individual conclusion should state your evaluation and judgement on how the organisation
manages the critical issues in information systems resources (based on your topic).
You should also state any assumption and limitation.
B. Breakdown of Marks
1.

Group
a) Documentation
10 %
Materials are presented professionally using correct grammar, punctuation spelling and
length. Addressed report guidelines.
b) Analysis & Research
20 %
Company background and current situation analysis. Any ideas extracted from other sources
must be referenced and cited within the report (Harvard Referencing).

2.

Individual
a) Research & References
20 %
Supporting research clearly explained and presented. Thoroughly lists references that are
relevant to the topic. Any ideas extracted from other sources must be referenced and cited
within the report (Harvard Referencing).
c) Original Ideas & Critical Thinking
20 %
Clear evidence of original ideas and critical thinking.
b) Argument Coherence
10 %
Paragraphs are in a logical relation to the whole and flows logically into the next.
c) Class Presentation & Questions
20 %
Impression of confidence, simplicity, clarity, structure and time management of the
presentation and ability to answer questions

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C. Marking Criteria:
Distinction
Demonstrated comprehensive research with detailed evidence. High level of analysis performed,
exceptional and thorough knowledge and understanding displayed with regard to application. This
includes analysis and evaluation of facts followed by results of evaluation. Documentation presented
in a professional manner, following proper sequencing and flow. Displayed evidence of critical
appraisal.
Credit
Adequate research conducted with fair detail of evidence presented. Moderate level of
understanding, analysis and knowledge displayed. Some level of relevance included in terms of
application. Moderate level of analysis and evaluation of facts followed by results comparison. Good
level of documentation presented. Some level of reflection was evident in the documentation.
Moderate level of critical appraisal.
Pass
Low level research conducted. Some evidence of research displayed. Basic level of understanding
and knowledge analysis displayed. Satisfactory level of documentation. No evaluation and analysis
of facts, no results comparison performed Satisfactory or low level of reflection displayed. No level
of critical appraisal demonstrated.
D. Report Guidelines:
a) Line spacing:

1.5 lines

b) Font Size:

12 (except titles and headings)

c) Font Type:

Times New Roman

E. Submission:
The assignment should be presented bound as a group report and four separate individual reports.
Details of what is to be submitted:
a) One group project document (hardcopy and softcopy) consisting individual project
assignments.
b) Members of the group are required to present (approximately 5-10 minutes for each
member) their assignment in the class.
c) Submission deadline: Friday, Week 13, 7:00 PM

Level 3

Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation

7/13/16