items are individual submissions. You are asked to submit

CIS8004-Assignment 1, 2, & 3 Due date: Assignment 1, 2, & 3 Due Dates: Refer to course website Value: See the course website (Marked out of 100, each item) Description: Professional Business Document Email submission will NOT be accepted in any circumstances. The assignment should be packaged as one single PDF file and then submitted via the link provided on the course page. Submission All assessment items are individual submissions. You are asked to submit the assignment though the link provided. You are encouraged to discuss the with others to improve your understanding and to clarify requirements, but you should develop the solutions to the assessment items on your own. All assignment submissions must be completed individually via your study desk. Collusion and cheating is considered to be a very serious issue and all assignments will be closely monitored to ensure that all students are submitting their own work. This ensures that all students are treated fairly and graded on their own knowledge and work. It is acceptable to discuss course content with others to improve your understanding and to clarify requirements however you must not discuss the actual assignment solution and the solutions to assignment questions must be done on your own. You must not copy from anyone, including tutors and fellow students, nor provide copies of your work to others. Assignments that do not adhere to this requirement will be deemed the result of collusion or cheating. This may lead to severe academic penalties as outlined in the Student Academic Regulation Misconduct policy which can be found at:- http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/detail/student-academic-misconduct/index.html It is your own responsibility to ensure the integrity of your work. It is recommended that you use passwords to protect your files and ensure that others are unable to access your work. All assignments must be submitted in electronic form via the link on the Study Desk by the due date. Ensure that you read the extension guidelines as per the USQ/BELA policies and procedures. The only requests that will be considered are those that fall within the specified guidelines of USQ/BELA. Do not assume that all extension requests will be approved. Read each assessment item question carefully and refer as required to your course textbook and I/SB materials. I encourage students to post any queries that they have regarding this assignment on the course Study Desk. I also encourage other students to get involved in these postings. However, you should avoid directly answering any question related to assessment times. As a course examiner, I will keep any eye on theforums and intervene wherever required. Please make sure to read the Study desk item regarding contact with the course team prior to directly contacting the course team. OTHER REQUIREMENTS 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 as per USQ/BELA policies and procedures (these override any other available information). a. See the late submission policy of BELA/USQ for further details. b. 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. 7 Submission of a TURNITIN report is NOT required for this assessment item. However, it is the student’s responsibility that the submitted work is plagiarism and collusion free. Any indication of plagiarism and collision can result in a mark of ZERO. Students are allowed to use any applications to check their work for plagiarism and collusion (I believe you are able to open a free account on the TURNITIN website, and in any case there are many other free Plagiarism/Collusion checking applications available through on the internet. 8 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. 9 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 requests will be accepted. 10 Your assignment should adhere to the Harvard referencing style. Refer to Chapter 2: Referencing in the Communication skills handbook (3ed by Summers and Smith) for guidance on how you should cite your references following this style. (If you need further information or help in this regard, contact the USQ library). 11 For all assessment items please follow the following digital file naming convention (if you do not follow this you will lose marks): Student last name_Assessment_Name &#_CISXXXX_Student USQ ID a. 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: Bloggs_A1_CIS8004_005890420163.docAssessment Details (CIS8004 – Enterprise Planning and Implementation) You are working as an IS/ICT specialist for a major organization. You are head of the team future digitalization project. Your organization is looking to reduce the investment in IT and enable quicker time to market solutions. Your manager returns from a conference at which he was given a demonstration on the role of cloud computing in the future of the industry. He is excited about this new technological development and asks you to research the feasibility of changing your organisation from a mostly on premise in-house supported solution model to a cloud based computing environment. He currently shares with you the following concerns: 1. The major investment in the ERP solution which is now 5 years old requires a lot of support and maintenance from skills you currently do not have in-house. 2. There is an aging CRM solution which is not mobile enabled and there is a major upgrade available from the vendor which provides new features and capabilities as well as a cloud computing option with managed services. 3. Recently there has been a lot of hype around the Internet of Things and as part of this you are requested to determine if wearables would be appropriate within the environment and how they could provide greater customer value. For this assignment, you are allowed to choose any organisation to facilitate the content of the assignment. In this course, there are three components which need to be submitted as a professional business report (each report should be a complete document in its own right) to the chief technology officer of the major organisation. Assignment 1 (10 marks, world limit 800 words) Due Dates: Refer to course website Business Case In this professional business report, you must at least cover the following points adequately: n Identify the components and purpose of the strategic plan to address the above concerns; n Identify the need for changes; n Internal change drivers / influencers and assessments; n External change drivers / influencers and assessments; n Develop a current state of the organization; and n Identification of critical success factors (CSF).Assignment 2 (25 marks, world limit 1500 words) Due Dates: Refer to course website This is a follow up from Assignment 1. The CTO officer has approved your business case document and they have now asked you to provide a professional report on the “Strategic Planning” aspects of the project. Strategy Planning In this professional business report, you must at least cover the following points adequately: n Develop a future state of the organization; n Articulate and identify the way to move from the current state to the future state; n Alignment with the organisation’s existing business strategies; n Alignment with the organisation’s existing business processes; n Strategic plan / conceptual design / Business case; n Adoption and change management; n Risk management; n Governance – Stakeholders Management; and n Governance – Costing and Budget Management. Assignment 3 (35 marks, world limit 2000 words) Due Dates: Refer to course website This is a follow up from Assignment 1 & 2. The CTO officer has approved your business case document and they have now asked you to provide a professional report on the “Implementation” aspects of the project. Implementations In this professional business report, you must at least cover the following points adequately: n Descriptions and justifications of the solution design; n Description strategies of Customer Journey; n Description and justification of Information Architecture; n Technology architecture; n Work breakdowns and work package decomposition; n Sequencing of activities; n Timelines; n Refine list of CSF; n Pre-implementation plan and strategies; and n Post-implementation plan and strategies .Other requirements for all the above assignments n You have the freedom to use any business report-writing format of your choice, as long as the report is professional and presentable. n The word count allows for a variation of 5%. The markers will stop reading beyond this. n 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’. n The assignment submission website will be closed after five working days so that the assignments can be distributed to markers. n Any queries regarding these assignments will be closed two working days before the submission date. n Email submission will NOT be accepted in any circumstances. n The entire report including appendices must be packaged as one single PDF file and then submitted. Submission Assignment 1, Assignment 2, & Assignment 3 are an individual submission. You are asked to submit the assignment simply though the link provided through the course website. You are encouraged to discuss the assignment solution path with others to improve your understanding and clarify requirements but you should develop the solution to the assignments on your own. Marking criteria – Marking criteria for Assignment 1, Assignment 2, & Assignment 3 will be provided through the course website.

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