MIS500

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Name MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment Assessment One – Information Systems Critical Analysis
Individual/Group Individual
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)
Weighting 20%
Total Marks 20 marks
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Context:
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.
Instructions:
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 subactivities.
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.
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Submission Instructions:
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.
Torrens University Australia policies apply to the preparation and submission of this assignment.
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Learning Rubric: Assessment One

Assessment CriteriaFail
(Unacceptable)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Identification of Primary
and Secondary Activities
in the Business Model
30%
The focus for this criterion
cannot be seen in the
assignment. The student
seek help from the
learning facilitator.
The identification of
primary and secondary
activities is passable, but
more work is needed to
focus on business models.
Good insight
demonstrated in the
identification of primary
and secondary activities
in the business model.
Very good insight
demonstrated in the
identification of primary and
secondary activities in the
business model.
Exceptional insight
demonstrated in the
identification of primary and
secondary activities in the
business model.
Identification of Links
between Primary and
Secondary Activities in
the Business Model
30%
The focus for this criterion
cannot be seen in the
assignment. The student
should seek help from the
learning facilitator.
The identification of links
between the primary and
secondary activities is
passable but more work is
needed to focus on the
business value.
Good insight
demonstrated in the
identification of links
between the primary
and secondary activities
in the business model.
Very good insight
demonstrated in the
identification of links between
primary and secondary
activities in the business
model.
Exceptional insight
demonstrated in the
identification of links between
primary and secondary
activities in the business
model.
Presentation of
Assignment, Strength of
Recommendations
20%
The presentation and/or
recommendations may
need additional work.
The recommendations
may need further tracing
back to the analyses.
The presentation is
average, and the
recommendations can be
seen to trace back to the
preceding analysis.
Good presentation with
appropriate
recommendation
presented.
Very good presentation with
insightful recommendations.
An exceptional assignment
presentation with exceptional
and insightful
recommendations that are to
be commended.
Use of External Sources
20%
Work is needed here to
incorporate external
sources into the report.
The student can be seen to
have tried to integrate
external sources into the
report. Further work is
needed and the student
should consult a librarian to
build their skill base.
Some external sources
are used. Attention
should be given to the
strength of the sources,
the criticality the student
shows or the style the
student is using to cite or
reference them.
A number of high-quality
external sources have been
incorporated into the report
and the references are in the
APA format.
Several high-quality external
sources have been
incorporated into the report;
the student has been critical
of them and the references
are in the APA format.