Subject Code and Name MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment Assessment One – Information Systems Critical Analysis
Length 1500 words
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following subject learning outcomes:
a) Critically analyse enterprise information systems and requirements in the context of the contemporary business environment
Submission By 11:59 PM AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 2 (week 4)
Total Marks 20 marks
The assessment suite in this subject is built on top of skills you are building in your learning activities. Although the learning activities do not carry any assessable weight by themselves, completing them and seeking input from your peers and the learning facilitator is essential for you to achieving a positive result in the subject. Before beginning this assessment, be sure that you have completed the learning activities in the modules one and two.
Access the Latureae Briefing Document. Latureae is the case study briefing for this assignment.
Consider and identify the primary and secondary activities in the Latureae busness model. Identify any sub-activities for each primary and second activity. For each of them, determine which specific sub-activities create value. Then identify links between the value-creating activities and sub- activities.
Using Porter’s value chain model, present your identified major activities and sub-activities in the Latureae business model. Make recommendations to the Latureae management on how they can enhance or maximise the value offered to ‘customers.’
There is no required format for the assessment. Students should use initiative and be sure to conform to the APA referencing style, making use of external sources as appropriate.
Be sure to bookend your assignment with an introduction and conclusion as well as a list of references that make considerable use of the Torrens University library and databases.
MIS500-Assign1 Page 2 of 3
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester. Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on in preparing it (hint: Michael E. Porter, should be among your references).
Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances where the student has applied before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the extension is not granted.
Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to submit the correct version.
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