INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOUNDATIONS

1803ICT/7610ICT
INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOUNDATIONS
School of Information & Communication Technology
Trimester 2, 2019
Major Assignment Marking Scheme
S#
Name

An overall analysis of the business of the G
train, and your chosen HAS within it

Introduction to the report including: description of the new IS, the proposed benefits, the issues
instigating the system, definitions of key terms, and an outline of the remaining report.
4
Provide information about the G-train, the goods or services it provides, and a description of its
strategy for how it competes in the market place.
2
Draw the value chain of the G-train using Porter’s Value Chain Model. Describe the primary and
support activities of the G-train
2
Use Porter’s competitive forces model to analyse the competitive strategy of the G-train HAS. For
each of the five forces, specify if that force is low, medium, or high; and justify your claim for each
force?
2
Total marks 10
Identify aspects of an existing human activity
system within the G-train which is problematic
and needs improvement
Identify an existing human activity system supporting the overall G-train which is identified by some
stakeholders as being problematic and suffering from issues (problems). Also, list the stakeholders
of this human activity system and define their roles.
3

Draw a rich picture showing the issues and the concerns of the stakeholders you have identified.
5

Draw a process model using the BPMn notation for the process of the existing human activity
system you have identified.
4
Use DeLone & McLean’s model of information system success, describe the areas in which the
existing human activity system is not successful
3
Describe measures of success (efficiency, efficacy, and effectiveness) for the existing human activity
system identified, and explain using success measures where the existing HAS falls short.
3
Total marks 18
Propose a new information system to support
the HAS and help the G-train overcome these
issues and perform better.
Identify a new information system which can add value to the HAS identified above within the G
train & whether the IS supports a primary or secondary activity according to Porter’s value model.
Also, list the likely stakeholders of this new information system and define their roles.
3

Describe the data, information, and types of knowledge that the new IS can produce. Describe
how this knowledge can inform decision making, and by whom within the HAS?
3
Draw a process model using the BPMn notation for the new information system you have
identified.
3

1803ICT/7610ICT
INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOUNDATIONS
School of Information & Communication Technology
Trimester 2, 2019
Major Assignment Marking Scheme
S#
Name

For the new information system you propose, determine and explain and justify its type(s) in terms
of being: front-end, back-end, customer-facing, supplier-facing, employee-facing, or manager-facing.
1
Describe dimensions of impact of your proposed new information system within the G-train.
Identify and describe both possible positive and negative effects. Discuss the impact on various
stakeholders (individuals, groups, & organisation).
2
For the proposed new information system, define success measures for efficiency, efficacy, and
effectiveness; and briefly describe each success measure proposed.
3
Total marks 15
Synthesise the outcomes of all your analysis
into a report containing a series of
recommendations to the G-train’s
management.
Identify the organisational form of the organisation, the most likely type(s) of failure predicted; and
make recommendations so that the proposed new system will be successful.
5
Devise appropriate recommendations as to how it can make use of your proposed information
system in order to provide better service and value to customers.
2
Total marks 7
Marks will be deducted if your word processing
and the report template has not been used or
has not been adhered to.
Spelling and grammatical errors (please proof-read your work and correct all spelling mistakes) Up to -3
Executive summary containing a summary of findings only. Up to -3
Appropriate headings and sub-headings devised. Up to -2
Report template not altered in any way. Headers, footers and front page complete. Up to -2
Referencing appropriate, complete, and consistent Up to -2
Submitted file name correct using format as instructed Up to -3
Not used the template (mandatory) -50
Lateness penalty (2.5 marks per day, or part day) Up to –
12.5
Total deductions
Assignment Total /50

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