Information Systems for Decision-Making

Information Systems for Decision-Making

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Assignment 2: The Presentation

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

Congratulations. Your project has been staffed and you are about to meet with the team for the first time. Initial impressions are important and you’ll need visuals for your presentation. Create a slide show (in PowerPoint or similar software) in which you address the following, in this order:

1. Goals: What the project hopes to accomplish.

2. Critical Success Factors: Identify at least 4 different stakeholders; for each, list at least 2 things

that the stakeholder requires in order to deem the project successful.

3. Acquisition strategy: Should the system be built in-house, created by a contractor, purchased off-

the-shelf and customized, or leased as a service? Explain your rationale.

4. Resources: For in-house development, what people/skills are required and what development

lifecycle do you recommend? Otherwise, identify 3 candidate organizations that can deliver the

system.

5. System functions: In a table format, summarize the types of users for the system; the business

reason(s) each would use the system; the ways that the system supports each of these needs;

and how this support differs from the current system.

6. Connectivity: Provide a diagram that shows how the system will connect to the other information

systems and what data flows among them.

7. Security: List the most serious cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities of the new system.

Suggest strategies to address them.

8. Mobility: Identify the system’s capabilities for mobile use.

Include a title and summary slide. Use one slide for each of the 8 points above. Include speaker notes or audio narration that explains each slide more fully.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200 Assignment 2: The Presentation

Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F

Fair 70-79% C

Proficient 80-89% B

Exemplary 90-100% A

1. Goals: What the project hopes to accomplish.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Did not communicate what the project hopes to accomplish

Did not list project goals

Communicated what the project hopes to accomplish

Did not list project goals

Communicated what the project hopes to accomplish

Listed the project goals

Communicated importance of project reaching its goals

Connected project goals to the organizational strategy

2. Critical Success Did not identify 4 Identified 4 Identified 4 Identified and

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Factors: Identify at least 4 different stakeholders; for each, list at least 2 things that stakeholder requires in order to deem the project successful.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

stakeholders

Listed things to make project successful, but did not connect each stakeholder

stakeholders

Listed less than 2 things each stakeholder would require to deem project successful

stakeholders

Listed 2 things that each stakeholder would require to deem the project successful

justified the selection of 4 stakeholders

Explained why each stakeholder would be most interested in 2 things to deem project successful

3. Acquisition strategy: Should the system be built in-house, created by a contractor, purchased off-the-shelf and customized, or leased as a service? Explain the rationale for your choice.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Did not compare acquisition strategies

Did not determine the best strategy for the proposed information system

Inadequately explained the rationale for choosing the acquisition strategy

Reasonable comparison of acquisition strategies

Determined best acquisition strategy for the proposed information system

Somewhat explained the rationale for choosing the acquisition strategy

Compared various acquisition strategies

Determined which acquisition strategy would be the best for the proposed system

Provided rationale for choosing a specific acquisition strategy

Analyzed various acquisition strategies, or presented an acquisition strategy that was not previously mentioned

Explained why other acquisition strategies would potentially not work

Discussed cost considerations

4. Resources: For in- house development, what people/skills are required and what development lifecycle do you recommend? Otherwise, identify 3 candidate organizations that can deliver the system.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Inadequately determined resources needed for the acquisition strategy

Limited recommendation for development lifecycle for in- house development, or three external organizations that can deliver the system

Inadequate justification

Determined resources needed for the acquisition strategy, but did not justify reasoning

Recommended a project development lifecycle for in- house development, or three external organizations that can deliver the system, but did not justify why they were chosen

Determined and justified resources needed for chosen acquisition strategy

Recommended a project development lifecycle for in- house development, or three external organizations that can deliver the system.

Presented resources not previously considered

Included risk identification and mitigation procedures

Proposed a combination of resources and strategy to organize stakeholder efforts toward project completion

5. System functions: In a table format, summarize the types of users for the system; the business

Failed to put in table format

In table format:

Summarized some

In table format:

Summarized the

In table format:

Analyzed user

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reason(s) each would use the system; the ways that the system supports each of these needs; and how this support differs from the current system.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Inadequate summary of users for the system

Limited explanation of why users would use the system

Inadequate description of how system supports users

Inadequate comparison of the proposed system to the old system

of the types of users for the system

Somewhat explained business reasons for system use

Somewhat described how the system supports users

Reasonable comparison of the proposed system to the old information system

types of users for the information system

Explained business reasons why each user type would use the system

Described how the system supports the needs of each user type

Determined how this support differs from the current information system

experience and user design considerations

Explained design changes that took place between the old and new system

Provided rationale for the user types identified

Discussed how to reach out to user types to test the system

6. Connectivity: Provide a diagram that shows the other information systems this one will connect to, and what data flows among them.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Failed to put in diagram format

Inadequate diagram showing your system, hard to follow, incomplete

Inadequate or hard to follow the data that would flow among systems, incomplete

In a diagram:

Showed other information systems that your system would connect to, but hard to follow

Demonstrated what data would flow among systems, but hard to follow

In a diagram:

Showed other existing information systems that your proposed system would connect to

Demonstrated what data would flow between your and other information systems.

In a diagram:

Showed how you selected existing systems that your system would connect to

Explained how diagram would be updated and maintained based on changes in the marketplace

7. Security: List the most serious cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities of the new system. Suggest strategies to address them.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Inadequate list of cybersecurity threats

Inadequate strategies to address each threat

Reasonable list of cybersecurity threats, failed to show why they are most serious

Identified strategies to address each threat

Listed the most serious cybersecurity threats to your new system

Proposed strategies to address each threat

Proposed how your new system would integrate with Shadow IT, if at all

Demonstrated strategies for current users to avoid threats

8. Mobility: Identify the system’s capabilities for mobile use.

Weight: 10%

Failed to identify your system’s capabilities for mobile use, incomplete

Identified your system’s capabilities for mobile use, but not comprehensive

Identified your system’s capabilities for mobile use

Proposed situations in which mobile use would happen and situations where its limitations

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(20 points)

9. Speaker / Audio Notes: Include speaker notes or audio narration that explains each slide more fully.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Inadequate speaker notes or audio narration, too much or too little information on each slide provided

Somewhat detailed speaker notes or audio narration explaining each slide more fully

Included speaker notes or audio narration explaining each slide more fully

Speaker notes or audio narration succinct and direct, persuasive presentation

Discussed cost considerations, and risk identification & mitigation

10. Clarity, persuasion, proper communication, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Weight: 10%

(20 points)

Unclear structure, not persuasive, major grammatical errors

Somewhat clear structure, limited persuasion, grammatical errors, language too simple or too wordy

Clear structure, persuasive writing, minor or no grammatical errors, length and format within requirements, plain language

No grammatical errors, plain language, organized by topic, references business needs, connects to technical specs, persuasive


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