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This information supplements the original assignment description in the syllabus. It is provided to further clarify the assignment based on our classroom discussions. Click on an assignment in the table below to view the details on each assignment.

Assignments and Criteria Assigned Due Weight
Participation and Attendance n/a n/a
Individual Assignment 1 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Individual Assignment 2 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Individual Assignment 3 Workshop 3 Workshop 4
Learning Team Meeting 1 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Learning Team Meeting 2 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Learning Team Meeting 3 Workshop 3 Workshop 4
Learning Team Meeting 4 Workshop 4 Workshop 5
Learning Team Final Paper Workshop 1 Workshop 5
Learning Team Presentation Workshop 1 Workshop 5
TOTAL    

 


IndividualAssignment #1: Systems Analysis

Assigned:

Workshop 1

Due:

Workshop 2

Prepare a 4-6-page paper (350 words per page) on the systems analysis portion of a project for which you are responsible. It can be a work-related project, or a hypothetical project. It should be a business system at the department or division level. It should include the following elements:

Include information-gathering techniques - describe the people you would interview to gather the requirements and their roles (e.g., business sponsoring manager, end-users, technology manager, etc.) Write some requirements that explain what the system does.

Design methods - This term is used because it matches the book. But, for this assignment (which focuses on analysis), you should create a object orientation diagram (generally called a Business Object Model) as reviewed during workshop #1.

Final Notes - You can skip the "Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)" and "Workflow Management" topics that were described in the original UOP material.

Cite and discuss 3-4 references in addition to the required readings and relevant to the assignment. Be sure to include citations and references using the University of Phoenix approved style guide format.

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Individual Assignment #2: Architecture and Design

Assigned: Workshop 2  
Due: Workshop 3

Starting with the description in the syllabus, we chose (in workshop 2) to focus on architecture. Use the following guidelines for the assignment as we discussed it in class::

System Architecture Diagram- The suggested format for this diagram is four vertical boxes. Label the boxes as follows: "Presentation Tier," "Business Services Tier," "Data Services," and "Integration Services." In each box label the appropriate components (e.g., web server in the presentation tier, tax calculator in the business services tier, customer database in the data services tier, and an external interfaces to vendors (e.g., for supplier management) in the integration services tier.) As discussed, this is a suggested format: all that is required is for your architecture diagram clearly explains the system architecture.

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Individual Assignment #3: Implementation

Assigned: Workshop 3
Test Date: Workshop 4

This assignment remains as described in the syllabus with the exception that you do not have to address repeatable processes and workflow. Instead, focus on the details of what you envision would be necessary to implement your system: coding, testing, installation, documentation, training, and support. How would you plan for these activities?

Remember to always include several references, preferably beyond the required readings and relevant to the assignment. Be sure that all references are cited within the body of your paper using the University of Phoenix approved style guide format.

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Learning Team Assignment #1:

Assigned:

Workshop 1

Due:

Workshop 5 (you should complete by workshop 2)

See the syllabus for this assignment.

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Learning Team Assignment #2:  

Assigned: Workshop 2
Due: Workshop 5 (you should complete by workshop 3)

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Learning Team Assignment #3:  

Assigned: Workshop 3
Due: Workshop 5 (you should complete by workshop 4)

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Learning Team Final Paper

Assigned: Workshop 4
Due: Workshop 5

 

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Learning Team Final Presentation

Assigned: Workshop 1
Due: Workshop 5

 

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