Management Information Systems Projects

Management Information Systems Projects: In a four- to five-page paper (not including the title page or reference page) analyze a business task that you would like to computerize. Consider how you could use the steps of the information systems development lifecycle as illustrated in Figure 12.3 (p. 486) to help you analyze a business task. To complete this assignment, you must:

  1. Describe your proposed computerization project.
  2. Create a schematic similar to Figure 12.3 that includes the specific information as it relates to your business task computerization project. Be sure to address the systems development lifecycle.
  3. Describe the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, and legal and political feasibility of the proposed computerization task. Use Figure 12.4 and Figure 12.6 for guidance. You may prepare a table along with your description, but it is not required.
  4. Formulate a list of both tangible and intangible benefits that support your proposed computerization project. Use Figure 12.5 for guidance. Provide a justification for your choices.

Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Reference:

O’Brien, J.A. & Marakas, G.M. (2011). Management Information Systems (10th ed.). New

York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 978-0-07-337681-3.

 

Grading Rubric

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Analyzes the Business Task and Describes the Proposed Computerization Project

Total: 1.50

Distinguished – Thoroughly analyzes the business task and comprehensively describes the proposed computerization project. Effectively utilizes vocabulary and course concepts from the text and/or additional scholarly sources.

Proficient – Analyzes the business task and describes the proposed computerization project. Utilizes vocabulary and course concepts from the text and/or additional scholarly sources, but the analysis or description is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Partially analyzes the business task and somewhat describes the proposed computerization project. Somewhat utilizes vocabulary and course concepts from the text and/or additional scholarly sources and the analysis and/or description are underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze the business task and describe the proposed computerization project; however, may not utilize vocabulary and course concepts from the text and/or additional scholarly sources, and the analysis and description are significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The analysis of the business task and description of the proposed computerization project are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Creates a Schematic Similar to Figure 12.3 That Includes Specific Information Relating to the Business Task Computerization Project

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Creates a schematic similar to Figure 12.3 that includes specific information relating to the business task computerization project and accurately addresses the systems development lifecycle.

Proficient – Creates a schematic that is mostly similar to Figure 12.3 that includes specific information relating to the business task computerization project and addresses the systems development lifecycle. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Creates a schematic that is somewhat similar to Figure 12.3 that includes specific information relating to the business task computerization project and somewhat addresses the systems development lifecycle. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Attempts to create a schematic that is similar to Figure 12.3 that includes specific information relating to the business task computerization project; however, may not address the systems development lifecycle, and significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance – The schematic similar to Figure 12.3 is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Describes the Operational Feasibility, Technical Feasibility, and Legal and Political Feasibility of the Proposed Computerization Task

Total: 1.50

Distinguished – Fully describes, the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, and legal and political feasibility of the proposed computerization project. Effectively applies course concepts and vocabulary to support the description.

Proficient – Describes the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, and legal and political feasibility of the proposed computerization project. Applies course concepts and vocabulary to support the description, but the description is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Briefly describes the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, and legal and political feasibility of the proposed computerization project. Somewhat applies course concepts and vocabulary to support the description, and the description is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, and legal and political feasibility of the proposed computerization project; however, may not apply course concepts and vocabulary to support the description and the description is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The description of the operational feasibility, technical feasibility, political and legal feasibility of the proposed computerization project is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Formulates a List of Both Tangible and Intangible Benefits That Support the Proposed Computerization Project and Provides a Justification for the Choices

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Formulates a comprehensive list of both tangible and intangible benefits that support the proposed computerization project and provides an effective and well-supported justification for the choices.

Proficient – Formulates a list of both tangible and intangible benefits that support the proposed computerization project and provides a justification for the choices. The justification is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Formulates a partial list of both tangible and intangible benefits that support the proposed computerization project and provides a limited justification for the choices. The justification is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Formulates a list of both tangible and intangible benefits that support the proposed computerization project and attempts to justify the choices; however, the justification is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The list of tangible and intangible benefits that support the proposed computerization project and justification for the choices are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 0.60

Distinguished – Employs persuasive information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient – Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic – Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations – Displays information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Creative Thinking: Solving Problems

Total: 0.60

Distinguished – Develops a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, identifies consequences of the solution, and can clearly communicate the reason for choosing the solution.

Proficient – Carefully chooses among alternatives, and develops a logical, consistent approach to problem solving.

Basic – Takes into account and eliminates less acceptable approaches to problem solving.

Below Expectations – Takes into account a single approach and uses the approach to problem solving.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Page Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages. 

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Resource Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

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