Case study for Business Analysis

Case study for Business Analysis

BUSINESS ANALYSIS S1 2018 – Assignment 2instructions                        DRAFT

All tasks relate to the same case study that you worked on in Assignment 1.

At the beginning of each task provide a brief 1-2 sentence narrative to introduce it to the client, to explain why the task is there and what it shows        


Task A             Project Journal – attached as an Appendix to your report

Develop a project journal (a log of YOUR OWN real activities in doing Assignment 2). Use a table with columns with number, date, activity, explanation and status. This is the diary of your project.                                                                                              (5 Marks)


Task 2.01        Work Breakdown Structure                                                                       (10Marks)

Before you start on the tasks in Assignment 2 do a one-page Work Breakdown Structure showing activities and duration (examples in Satzinger and on-line).


Task 2.02        “To-be” design – activity diagram                                                 (10 Marks)

Provide the “TO-BE” core business process for your new system (BPMN or UML)


Task 2.03         Organisational change                                                                   (10 Marks)

Compare your As is and To be diagrams to assess the impact of the new system on previous pre-automation processes and prepare a briefing note for the Organisational change and Training Team on the anticipated business impact of the system. You should make recommendations on how these can be managed.                                                                 


Task 2.04        Screen design                                                                                              (10 MARKS)

Develop screen designs for two MUST stories, identify business rules; justify your design


Task 2.05         Acceptance Criteria                                                                        (10 Marks)

Write all acceptance criteria for these two stories to be done


Task 2.06         Applications Architecture                                                              (5 Marks)

Draw an applications architecture diagram showing interfaces for all systems in the Case Study that will be operating at the client site and their connections to your new system.


Task 2.07         Report to Client                                                                              (10 Marks)

Presume you have completed a “waterfall method” processes of RFT, evaluation of tenders and selection of a solution/supplier. Write the executive summary of the Report to client where you explain the processes undertaken and recommend a preferred supplier.


Task 2.08         Agile and Waterfall differences                                         

You have decided to develop the software for the new system and to follow an Agile approach but need to explain this to your client. Prepare a briefing paper for your client listing the key differences between Agile and Waterfall, the pros and cons of each approach and explain to your client why you recommend Agile. You may wish to use a table and dot-points.                                                                                                  (10 Marks)


Task 2.09         Video: as your project is near completion the client asks for a brief report. Produce a 5-6 minute “elevator pitch” video clip explaining to the client what you have done since your last report (assignment 1) and how you did it. Provide a URL link and test it. If your marker cannot watch your video then it won’t be marked; please make sure you can be clearly seen in the video.                                                                                    (10 Marks)


Report presentation: Ensure your assignment looks like a professional report to the client.(10 Marks)

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