2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
For students enrolled in M722, M622, M522: MIS070
All other students: Nil
From Trimester 2 2020: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour class per week
The unit takes a high-level view of IS development where the focus is on the strategic alignment of IS and business functions in an organisation, which involves planning and discussion of business needs, as well as, negotiation and specification of solutions required by the client organisation, and agreed upon by management. Such solutions often involve development of information systems, and may also include business process improvement, organizational change, and strategy and policy development. The unit therefore covers the principles and practices of stakeholder analysis, identification of business needs, problems and opportunities, analysis, negotiation and specification of requirements for any solution that may involve technology inspired change. The unit will address critical issues in acquiring, modelling, validating and communicating requirements for large business systems. Seminar and online exercises will allow students to develop practical hands-on skills in effective acquisition of information from client groups by brainstorming, interviewing, conducting seminars and meetings.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse business contexts, develop and evaluate business proposals; and make recommendations.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5:Problem solving
Analyse, model and specify stakeholder needs; develop technology-enabled solutions and model new business process, and make recommendations.
Critically assess current IS professional skills and other capabilities, compare these capabilities to post-graduation IS job requirements, and propose how capability gaps will be resolved during the course.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO6: Self-management
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 4 (Individual) - Business (Report) and Written Reflection
20% total (10% each)
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: satisfactory completion (50%) of Assessment 4
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS701 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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