|ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF|
|Subject Code and Title||MIS302 – Agile Business Analysis|
|Length||1500 words (+/- 10%)|
|Learning Outcomes||The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: Analyse organisational requirements as they apply to Agile environments.Apply methods of documenting, maintaining and measuring requirements to meet organisational needs.Identify, select and validate requirements to maximise effectiveness in organisations and promote sustainable business practices.Communicate Agile methods, processes and approaches with stakeholders in order to address organisational requirements.|
|Submission||Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 6.1.|
|Total Marks||100 marks (100 marks unless it is a quiz assessment)|
The assessment task requires you to reflect on your experiences in the subject MIS302: Agile Business Analysis. You will follow a weekly 6-step reflective journaling process to help you gain insights into the work that you have done. As the trimester ends, you will be asked to reflect on your learning experiences by referring to the weekly journals that you have documented from modules 1 – 10 and submit a final reflective report of 1500 words (+/- 10%) that will include the weekly journals in the Appendix.
This individual assessment helps you to track your growth within this subject over the trimester. It complements your learning from class and the understanding you gain from working through the learning materials. This reflective report gives you the opportunity to communicate your understanding of how Agile Business Analysis relates to your career and future.
During modules 1-10, you will have kept a brief weekly journal to record your learnings each week. Based on these weekly journals, write a 1500-word reflective report about your experience. You will be expected to explore your progressive feelings, how you evaluated and analysed these feelings, what conclusions you drew – and how this led to positive learning outcomes through your development of a weekly action plan for an improved experience the next week. You are required to include a copy of your weekly journals in the Appendix of the report and refer to the Assessment Rubric to ensure that you address all the assessment criteria.
Format for Journal
Agile is an iterative process, and each week you will have a modular learning experience. The aim is
to use Gibb’s Reflective Cycle each week in reflecting on your learning to
You are required to follow the six steps of Gibb’s Reflective Cycle (see Figure 1, below) when writing
your weekly journal to enhance your learning process through actionable insights.
Figure 1. Gibb’s Reflective Cycle
The University of Edinburgh (n.d.). Gibb’s reflective cycle. Retrieved from https://www.ed.ac.uk/reflection/reflectors-toolkit/reflecting-on-experience/gibbs-reflective cycle#:~:text=Gibbs’%20Reflective%20Cycle%20was%20developed,structure%20to%20learning%20f rom%20experiences.&text=Conclusion%20about%20what%20you%20learned,changes%20you%20 might%20find%20appropriate.
This is an example of the format and structure of the journal for each week – please re-use the template for each week:
|MIS302 – Weekly Reflective Journal|
|Description: What topic did you learn this week? What were the key concepts? Write a brief description each concept.|
|Feeling: How did you feel about the concepts that you learned? Do you feel confident? Uncertain? Clear? Motivated? Frustrated? Pause and take time to consider how you feel.|
|Evaluation: What were the positive areas of your learning? What areas went well, and what areas did not go as well?|
|Analysis: Why did you make good progress in some areas of your learning? Why did it not go as well with other areas of your learning?|
|Conclusion: What did understand about my learning process this week? How could I improve my experience? What skills do I need to develop to become better at the learning process?|
|Action Plan: What will I do differently next week? How will I develop my skills to improve my learning experience?|
You are required to complete this assessment in a report format using the following headings:
- Introduction (~150 words)
- Timeline – a graphical representation the topics and associated concepts covered in each week. (no word count allocation)
- Feelings – what were you feeling each week? How did your reflection process contribute to our feelings over the course of the modules? What progress did you make? What went well, what did not as well, and what would you do differently next time?
- Evaluation, Analysis & Conclusion about the learning experience – how did evaluating and analysing your learning experience allow you to reach conclusions about how your learning was progressing?
- Action Planning – how effective was your action planning? Were you able to implement your action plans? On one hand, which actions were more successful, and which were less successful? Why do you think that this is the case?
- Conclusion (~150 words)
- Appendices (this must include a copy of each weekly journal that completed)
Very important – simply describing what you have done each week will not be enough to pass this assessment. You are expected to explore and examine have you have felt and examine how evaluating and analysing your experience allowed you to improve via the action planning process on a week-by-week basis.
The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, should be line spaced at 1.15 for ease of reading with page numbers at the bottom of each page.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Please submit ONE MSWord document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section found in the main navigation menu of the subject’s Blackboard site. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic Integrity Declaration
We declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.
|Assessment Attributes||Fail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49%||Pass (Functional) 50-64%||Credit (Proficient) 65-74%||Distinction (Advanced) 75-84%||High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%|
|Visual appeal, writing style and presentation of content Title page Font, spacing and format are in accordance with the requirements of the assignment brief Appropriate use of paragraphs, sentence construction, spelling and grammar Adheres to the word count requirement 30%||No title page is included. Incorrect font and size is used with poor line spacing and large gaps in pagination or tables, or diagrams run over onto the next page unnecessarily. No introduction attempted. Conclusion not attempted. Report is written as a block of text with no breaks in between ideas. Separate ideas cannot be clearly discerned. Many errors in spelling or grammar obscure meaning of what student has written. Does not adhere to the word count requirement||Title page is included but is missing most information. Either incorrect font and size is used or poor line spacing and large gaps in pagination. Introduction attempted but very generic does not clearly state the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Conclusion attempted but does not include summation of key concepts discussed in the report and/or key conclusions or recommendations. Paragraphs are used but large blocks of text with long sentences make it difficult to understand the ideas being conveyed.||Title page is included but is missing key information. Some errors in font use and line spacing. Some pagination problems. Sound use of the introduction but does not clearly state either the purpose of the report or what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Sound use of the conclusion and succeeds in either the summation of key concepts discussed, or key conclusions or recommendations, but not both. One idea or concept per paragraph. Some paragraphs could be more succinctly written.||Title page is included with most required information. Minor errors in font, spacing and format. Good use of the introduction which clearly states the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Good use of the conclusion and succeeds in summation of key concepts discussed and key conclusions or recommendations. One idea or concept per paragraph with 3-4 well constructed sentences per paragraph. No errors in spelling or grammar.||Title page is included with all required information. Font, spacing and format are in accordance with the requirements of the assignment brief. Excellent use of the introduction which secures the attention of the reader, clearly states the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Excellent use of the conclusion which succeeds in confident summation of key concepts and conclusions and gives the reader a clear sense of next steps required. Expert use of paragraphs with 3-4 well constructed sentences per paragraph|
|of 1500 words (greater than +/- 20%)||Spelling or grammar has errors but meaning remains clear. Does not adhere to the word count requirement of 1500 words (+/- 20%)||Minor spelling or grammar errors. Adheres to the word count requirement of 1500 words (+/- 10%)||Adheres to the word count requirement of 1500 words (+/- 10%)||which follow logically from each other. No errors in spelling or grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement of 1500 words (+/- 5%)|
|Knowledge and understanding Understanding of the principles of agile practice in a context of business analysis 30%||Low or no understanding of the ethical principles of responsibility evidenced in the report Demonstrates little capability to understand the principles of accountability Shows low or no understanding on the importance of accuracy of information in group collaboration||Understands the fundamentals of the ethical principles of responsibility but no examples are included Grasps the fundamentals of accountability but does not show ability to manage accountability of a group collaboration setting Understands the value of accuracy but is less clear about how it is achieved in practice.||Sound understanding of ethical principles of responsibility and consequence Grasps the fundamentals of accountability and reflects an example of an attempt to achieve accountability. Sound understanding of the value of accuracy of information to the group but offers only one or two examples that require greater clarity.||Very good understanding of ethical principles of responsibility and consequence Good perspectives on accountability setting, and how this allows the group to succeed Good understanding of accuracy of information and the value it creates for the group||Excellent understanding of the ethical principles of responsibility and consequence Well developed perspectives on accountability setting and how it facilitates excellent group outcomes Deep understanding of the principles of authenticity, fidelity and correctness of information and the impact of accuracy on outcomes of group collaboration.|
|Depth of Reflection and reference to own experiences Demonstrates capacity for reflection and analysis of personal insights||An inadequate, unclear, unfocussed or overview which does not include analysis or personalization or express meaningful insights Minimal evidence of any reflective and analytical||Uses some examples to support claims. Examples require further development to align to the requirements of the assignment brief Demonstrates a limited understanding of the reflective task. Mostly||Uses relevant examples from experience to support claims. Makes applicable connections between ideas Demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of the reflective take and subject matter.||Reflection and analysis of own experiences is consistently personalized, demonstrates independent thinking and expresses meaningful insights Analysis of experiences demonstrates a high level||Reflection and analysis of own experiences is consistently personalized, demonstrates independent thinking and expresses meaningful insights Excellent analysis of experiences demonstrates|
|40%||skills with sparse expression of unjustified views and opinions. Descriptive without any analysis of thoughts or feelings.||descriptive with little analysis of thought or feelings.||of independent thinking and expresses meaningful insights. Views and opinions are readily expressed.||a high level of independent thinking and expresses meaningful insights. Views and opinions are readily expressed.|
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