ITEC 324: Business Analysis

ASSESSMENT GUIDE
ITEC 324: Business Analysis, Semester 2, 2020
Assessment number 1
Assessment Artefact Case Study Analysis
Weighting 20%
Why this assessment?
What are the types of employability skills that I will acquire upon completion of this
assessment?
Assessment Overview:
This assessment tasks consist of minimum 600-800 words reflective report.

Due date: Saturday 29/08/2020 5pm
Weighting: 20%
Length and/or format: Reflective Report
Learning outcomes assessed LO1
Graduate attributes assessed GA4, GA5, GA8
How to submit: Online via LEO
Return of assignment: Within two weeks of the assessment
Assessment criteria: Rubric: see end of document

• This assignment will provide the opportunity to apply theory into real-world cases including identifying the
potential business analysis related issues and implementing information systems to tackle the issues
• Exposure to real-life scenario
• The feedback from this assessment will help students to be ready to correct any conceptual
misunderstanding and apply in the next assessment

Skill Type
Developed critical and analytical thinking
Developed written communication skills
Developed knowledge in the field of marketing
Developed work-related knowledge and skills

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Instructions
You are required to prepare a report based on the case study: “Parramatta City Council Car Park System” (provided
on LEO) incorporating topics from week 1 to week 4 and supported by references through additional readings. Your
active participation in the class will also be taken into account & may be assessed.
You may consult with other students, but each student will receive an individual grade for his or her work.
Most importantly this reflective report should demonstrate how you have actively engaged in the unit materials
(Theory Study Guide and other sources). It should show how you have drawn ideas from the unit materials to
explain key issues relating to the Business Analysis in the case study provided.
Your reflection must be YOUR OWN and must NOT repeat the summary notes from LEO. It may include relevant
diagrams, pictures, audios or videos, created by yourself or others with proper acknowledgement.
Structure
To demonstrate your engagement with the unit materials, include relevant references to them, for example:
references to the relevant topic notes, or to other readings or online materials.
Feedback: As specified in the unit outline.
Your case study report should be structured as follows:
1. Introduction– Provide an overview of your report (e.g., purpose,
scope etc).
2. Identify the main issues and problems
3. Analyse and evaluate critically all relevant issues
3. Recommendations
4. Conclusion– Summarise and synthesise your report.
You can use subheadings if you think proper. We expect a professional report from you with properly edited.
properly edited. Please adhere strictly to ACU Academic Integrity as stated in the Unit Outline.
How do I submit?
Online via LEO
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Some Helpful Websites and Resources
The ACU library portal has links to several academic databases (e.g., ProQuest, Emerald, and EBSCO)
containing journal articles, e-books, and other resources on this topic. Google Scholar will also help you to locate
relevant materials. Your report’s analysis and recommendations should be clearly explained, logically presented,
and firmly based on evidence. It is essential that you carefully cite references (minimum 5 collecting relevant
materials from different sources) supporting your analysis and recommendations. Harvard Referencing Style must
be followed.
Who can help me?
Academic skills Unit (ASU)
National Lecturer in Charge: Dr. Lin Yue, email: lin.yue@acu.edu.au
I’m having problems
SC: Application for Special Consideration Complete this form if you wish to be exempted from academic penalty
because your study has been affected by unforeseen circumstances.
EX: Application for extension of time for submission of an Assessment Task Complete this form if you wish to apply
for extension of time for submission of this Assessment Task.
Referencing
Insert the following, as relevant:
All referencing should be in ACU Harvard style; however if you are coming from another faculty, you may choose
to use your usual referencing style. If this is the case you must indicate at the top of your reference list what
referencing style you are using (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, etc).
Please ensure your assignment makes use of in-text citations and a reference list. Missing citations or references
is equivalent to plagiarism.
Criteria
The full criteria is compiled in a rubric, which can be found on the following page/s.
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Rubric for [insert assessment item title and weighting]

Relevant LO/GAs Criterion (related to
a single GA from
the related LO –
one GA per criterion
Does not meet
expectations
Meets
expectations
Exceeds expectations
NN PA CR DI HD
GA 4, GA 5
LO1
No or little attempt to
identify any role or
responsibility of BA
Demonstrates an
adequate level of
required knowledge
to identify any role or
responsibility of BA
Demonstrates
creditable command
of required
knowledge to identify
any role or
responsibility of BA
Demonstrates
distinctive command
of required
knowledge to identify
any role or
responsibility of BA
Demonstrate an
excellent command
of required
knowledge to
identify any role or
responsibility of BA
GA4, GA 5, GA 8
LO1
underlying
competencies of
Business Analyst
(Relationship,
Leadership,
Communication,
business and
analytical skills etc.)
No or little attempt to
identify and discuss
competencies of BA
Demonstrates an
adequate level of
required knowledge
to identify and
discuss
competencies of BA
Demonstrates a
creditable level of
required knowledge
ability to identify and
discuss
competencies of BA
Demonstrates
distinctive command
of required
knowledge to identify
and discuss
competencies of BA
Demonstrate an
excellent command
of required
knowledge to
identify and discuss
competencies of BA
Report Cohesiveness,
format and
References
Poorly written, lack of
or no structure
Adequate formatting
and structure
Presented as a report
with an acceptable
structure
A well-prepared and
mistake-free report is
provided
Excellent
presentation – clear
report structure – all
report features
evident

Roles and
responsibilities of
Business Analyst

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