Systems Analysis Report A Systems Analysis Report is due the last class session. The Systems Analysis Report will

Systems Analysis Report

A Systems Analysis Report is due the last class session. The Systems Analysis Report will contribute 25% to the course grade.

Focus of the Systems Analysis Report:

Your systems analysis report will consist of several steps. Use the following situations to create your analysis. Include all components in one seamless report. Your final report must be 10 – 15 pages, double-spaced, and in APA format.

You are working as a system designer for a company that manufactures heavy-duty power tools used by contractors. Every month, your regional sales and service centers batch together the hard copy repair orders for work performed under warranty. They are sent to headquarters, where they are run through a legacy mainframe batch process. A report is then generated, which the engineers analyze for signs of any problem trends in the new models. The company’s CEO has decided that this process is far too slow in today’s highly competitive business environment and wants to replace the legacy system as soon as possible with something more contemporary.

To begin this assignment, research and prepare the following:

  • Prepare an estimated cost for client-server system alternative as illustrated in Figure 11-2.
  • Identify at least three candidate system solutions and describe them in a candidate systems matrix using Figures 11-6 and 11-7 as examples.
  • Prepare a feasibility analysis matrix, using candidate system solutions you identified and described above. Use Figures 11-8 and 11-9 as your template, but choose the weighting factors that you feel would be most appropriate in this situation. For purposes of this exercise, you may provide an estimate of the economic feasibility.
  • Once the feasibility analysis matrix has been complete, write the feasibility report to executive-level managers, using the appropriate format shown in Figure 11-10.

Include all documents, charts, and graphs you created in preparation for this report in your final report. Your report should include sufficient detail to demonstrate how you obtained your information and arrived at the conclusions and recommendations.

Writing the Systems Analysis Report:
The Paper:

  • Must be 10 – 15 double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style.
  • Must include a cover page that includes: 
  • Student’s name
  • Course name and number
  • Title of paper
  • Instructor’s name
  • Date submitted
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
  • Must include at least three scholarly sources as reference. The textbook may be used as an additional reference.
  • Must use APA style to document all sources.
  • Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style.

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

 

Description:

Total Possible Score: 25.00

Organization: Introductions, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.

Proficient – The paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement.

Basic – The paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement.

Below Expectations – The paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

Non-Performance – The paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

 

Prepares an Estimated Cost for the Client-Server System Alternative

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – Prepares an accurate and detailed estimated cost for the client-server system alternative.

Proficient – Prepares an estimated cost for the client-server system alternative. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Prepares an estimated cost for the client-server system alternative. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate. 

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare an estimated cost for the client-server system alternative; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate. 

Non-Performance – The estimated cost for the client-server system alternative is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Identifies Three Candidate System Solutions and Describes Them in a Candidate Systems Matrix

Total: 4.00

Distinguished – Identifies three candidate system solutions and thoroughly describes them in a candidate systems matrix.

Proficient – Identifies three candidate system solutions and describes them in a candidate systems matrix. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Identifies three candidate system solutions and partially describes them in a candidate systems matrix. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate. 

Below Expectations – Identifies three candidate system solutions and attempts to describe them in a candidate systems matrix; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate. 

Non-Performance – The identification of three candidate system solutions and the description of them in a candidate systems matrix are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Prepares a Feasibility Analysis Matrix Using the Candidate System Solutions Previously Identified

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – Prepares a detailed and accurate feasibility analysis matrix using the candidate system solutions previously identified.

Proficient – Prepares a feasibility analysis matrix using the candidate system solutions previously identified. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Prepares a feasibility analysis matrix using the candidate system solutions previously identified. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare a feasibility analysis matrix; however, does not use the candidate system solutions previously identified and/or significant details are missing and inaccurate. 

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

 

Writes a Feasibility Report for Executives

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – Writes a detailed and accurate feasibility report for executives.

Proficient – Writes a feasibility report for executives. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Writes a feasibility report for executives. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Attempts to write a feasibility report for executives; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance – There is no feasibility report for the executives or the report doesn’t follow the requirements of the assignment.

 

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

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

 

Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines. 

Proficient – Autonomously correlates examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.

Basic – Attempts to correlate examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.

Below Expectations – Displays inconsistent examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.

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

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 1.00

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.

 

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 1.00

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 limited 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.

 

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.50

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.

 

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.50

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 the 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 an 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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