CIS8004-Assignment 1 & 2
CIS8004-Assignment 1 & 2
Due date: Assignment 1, & 2
Due Dates: Refer to course website
Value: See the course website (Marked out of 100, each
Description: Professional Business Document
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The assignment should be packaged as one single pdf file and then submitted via the link
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7 Submission of TURNITIN report NOT required for this assessment
item. However, it is student responsibility that the submitted work is
plagiarism and collusion free in any circumstances cases related to
plagiarism and collision you could be awarded ZERO marks. Students
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and collusion (I believe you are able to open a free account at TURNITIN
website at your own and can use so many other free Plagiarism/Collusion
checking free applications available through the web.
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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.
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10 Your assignment should adhere to the Harvard referencing style. Refer to
Chapter 2: Referencing in the Communication skills handbook 3ed by
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following this style. (if you need further information or help in this regards,
contact the USQ library).
11 For all assessment item digital file naming convention: When you have
an assessment item you need to upload digitally, please use the following
naming convention when saving your digital document: (If you do not
follow this you will lose marks)
Student last name_Assessment_Name &#_CISXXXX_Student
a. For example, the first assignment for CIS8004 submitted by Poul Moller,
student # 005890420163. If I (Mr. Poul Moller) were uploading this
assessment item, file would be named as follow:
Assignment 1 (20% – Due on 07 April 2016)
Topic: Systems Planning
Length: 1200 words excluding reference list
You have been hired as an Information Systems consultant to examine My Health
Centre, a fictitious State Government Hospital, with about 20 specialists. My State
Hospital offers diabetic services to general public in the state. The services include
initial screening, ongoing diagnosis and periodical treatment. The costs are recovered
through the State Government subsidy provided.
The Hospital is modern and comes with the state-of-the-art technology infrastructure,
including limited wireless systems. The registrar, who is responsible for all patient
safety and service quality affairs wanted to revise the IT infrastructure, especially
interested in the access to all hospital services available from their existing HIS
through mobile devices and tablets inside and beyond the Hospital.
Your task is to develop a Business Systems Planning document with full justification
as to how these are applicable for the organisation. Your planning document must
determine how best to accommodate smart handheld devices to access various
services provided by the Hospital through its HIS. Your task is to come with a
planning document as to how a smart handheld devices system can be implemented
as an effective interface to the HIS in order to improve the business processes. You
can include any logical assumptions made with critical analysis however these must
be clearly stated. You MUST also address the following:
• Any potential customer of My State Hospital can securely access all
relevant information pertaining to services offered using a variety of
smart handheld devices.
• The planning should involve provision for security, privacy and other
end user concerns with using smart handheld devices, along with
• Your planning document should discuss various technical options
available for the new interface (data, integration, application, security,
collaboration, network and systems management), along with
• The planning document should involve consideration for various
interfaces (native or SDK) for mobile applications (e.g. Apple App
Store, Android Google Store or HTML5 web format).
• The planning document should also include a high level business
benefits and budget outlining a provisional list of expense items, along
with appropriate justification.
• The planning document should enlist a number of key recommendations
for the implementation of the mobile interface to the HIS.
• You don’t have to provide a costing plan now, as this will be done in the
• Include a recommendation on how change will be managed and the
adoption of the new capabilities will be promoted and monitored
You will prepare a planning document with an executive summary on how the above
aspects can be accommodated. The planning document is a simple report but covering
all aspects stated above in a succinct manner. You have been a given a word limit of
1200 words (excluding references, tables and diagrams). You can use any style for
business report writing as long as the report is professional and presentable.
Assignment 2 (30% – Due on 12 May 2016)
Topic: Systems Implementation
Length: 1500 words (maximum – excluding appendices)
This is a follow up from Assignment 1. My State Hospital has approved your
planning document and they have now asked you to implement your
recommendations from the planning document. Initially, you will develop a
Systems Implementation document detailing the following:
• ICT infrastructure required to implement your plan, along with
• An Enterprise Systems that is required to implement your plan, along
with appropriate justification.
• Recommend an implementation methodology to ensure the successful
implementation of the infrastructure and enterprise system.
• A comprehensive costing analysis, along with appropriate justification.
• A roadmap to highlight the sequence of project/ milestones to support
your plans transition from the current state to future state. Include key
critical success factors for each step in the plan.
• Include a risk analysis for the plan with mitigating plans for any high
Your documentation should highlight how you plan to assure privacy and security
aspects as customer details need to be secured. Otherwise, the Hospital will be
subjected to legal prosecution. Therefore, you need to verify your design concept
carefully, accommodate appropriate testing protocols, and a comprehensive schedule
for quality assurance.
My State Hospital, at this stage, is not interested in actual development. They want
only an implementation plan schedule and how this implementation can be
You have the freedom to use any business report-writing format of your choice, as
long as the report is professional and presentable.
Other related information for Assignment 1 & Assignment 2
• You are encouraged to see other countries’ HIS system websites to get
an idea as to how the smart handheld devices are being used;
• The word count allows for a variation of 5%. The markers will stop
reading beyond this, and any information provided beyond the word
limit is ignored.
• You assume the responsibility to assure the report you are producing is
of high quality, including plagiarism and collusion checks. You NEED
NOT have to produce 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 be referred as ‘Academic Misconduct’.
• Please package the report as a PDF version only.
• The assignment submission website will be closed after three working
days so that they can be distributed to markers.
• Any queries regarding these assignments will be closed two working
days before the submission date.
• Email submission will NOT be accepted in any circumstance.
• The entire report including appendices will be packaged as one singlepdf file and then submitted.SubmissionAssignment 1 and Assignment 2 are an individual submission. You are asked to submitthe assignment simply though the link provided through the course are encouraged to discuss the assignment solution path with others to improve yourunderstanding and clarify requirements but you should develop the solution to theassignments on your own.Marking criteria –• Marking criteria for Assignment 1 and Assignment 2 Will be provided through the coursewebsite.
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