Business Analysis Case Study

NIT3171 ICT Business Analysis & Data Visualization
Individual Assignment – Business Analysis Case Study (Stage II -50%)

ReportSubmissionDate(throughtheDropbox):Monday,10thJune2019,23:59pm(1mark willbedeductedforeachdayofdelay)
Presentation (5 minutes each): Week 12, in respective Classes

Inthisassignment,afrequentlycitedBostonhousingdatasetisgiventoyoutoapplydata miningtechniquestoresolveabusinessproblem.Assumingthatyouaretakingabusiness analystroleinarealestateconsultingfirm,andyouareaskedtoleverageyourbusiness analyticalskillstomakebetteruseofthegivenhousingdataset.
By finishing this assignment, you will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Review the current algorithms, methodologies and modelling for ICT business analytics;
  2. EvaluatevariousICTbusinessanalytictoolsandtechniques;and
  3. ProposeabusinessanalyticsreporttosolvepracticalproblemsidentifiedinanICT businessproject.

Theentireassignmenthastwostages.Inthisindividualassignment,youwillfinishthesecond stage by yourselfalone.
Main tasks to do in individual assignment:
• Selectonebusinessanalysistask*fromTask3ofyourgroupassignment
• Selectanappropriatedataminingmethodforyouranalysistask
• Analyseanddiscussyourresults/findings/achievement
• Provide your suggestions based on your results/findings/achievement to business management
• Presentyourworktotheclass

Report to submit

YouneedtosubmityourreportviadropboxonVUCollaborate,NIT3171space.Eachgroup hasitsownsubmissiondropbox,thatis,onegrouponlyneedstosubmitonecopy.Youalso needstosubmityourpresentationPPTfile.Ifyouhaveanyvisualizationfilewithlargesize, pleasesubmittheoriginalimagefilein.jpg,.gif,orotherformatthatcanbeopenedby windowsphotoviewer.YourreportshouldbesavedinMSWordorPDFformat.

A suggested report template could be:

Title page
• Titleofyourreport/task Yourname&studentID
• Unitcode,unitname&submissiondate Introduction

• Introducethebackgroundofyourbusinessanalysistask
• Briefintroductionoftheproblem/objective/goal/aimofyouranalysistask
• Overviewofyourreport,theorganizationofyourreport,tellyourreaderswhatthey willreadfromyourreport

Business Analysis problem/task
• describeyourbusinessanalysisprobleminmoredetails whatspecifictask willyoudointhisreport?
• whatisexpectedtohavebyfinishingthisbusinessanalysistask?
• Thebenefitorcontributionthatyourbusinessanalysistaskwillachieve

Methodology
• What data mining method/algorithm/model is used to solve your business analysis problem?
• Briefintroductionofthemethod/algorithm/model Whydoyouselectthismethod to solve theproblem?
• Whatdatasetdoyouuse?Briefintroductionofthedataset
• Pre-processingofyourdataset,whattheready-to-usedatasetwillbe?Forexample, afterattributeselectionorafterdatacleaning

Result & discussion
• Presentyourresultsandfindings
• Discuss yourresults
• Provideanysuggestiontobusinessmanagement

Conclusion
• Summarizeyourreport,highlightyourbusinessanalysisproblem/task,method,and results

Presentation
Everyonehas5minutesforpresentation.PPTisrequiredtosupportyourpresentation.

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