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Prelim Topic 4: Personal and group systems and projects

Timing and resources

Time: 5 weeks (3 weeks for personal, 2 weeks for group)

Syllabus: pages 29–31 Section 8.4

Software/course specifications:

Texts: Heinemann IPT Prelim—G. K. Powers (chapter 4)

Syllabus outcomes

P1.1Describes the nature of information processes and information technology

P1.2Classifies the functions and operations of information processes and information technology

P2.1Identifies the information processes within an information system

P2.2Recognises the interdependence between each of the information processes

P3.1Identifies social and ethical issues

P4.1Describes the historical developments of information systems and relates these to current and emerging technologies

P5.1Selects and ethically uses computer based and non-computer based resources and tools to process information

P6.1Analyses and describes an identified need

P6.2Generates ideas, considers alternatives and develops solutions for a defined need

P7.1Recognises and applies management and communication techniques to project work

P7.2Uses technology to support group work

Students learn to:

1.Guidelines to projects

(a)Implement the five stages of the traditional system development cycle:

understand basic strategies for developing a solution.

understand the nature of the problem.

examine existing solutions.

plan the overall stages of the project and the tasks that have to be completed: project management.

develop and implement procedures for file management: back up.

design a solution using non-computer tools.

change the initial solution if necessary.

(b)Understand the requirements of a written report:

contents: cover page, contents, stages in developing systems, social and ethical issues, journal and bibliography.

main section: a checklist for each stage of the system development cycle: required documentation.

good design principles: edited and formatted

appropriately.

header/footer: author, project name, class, filename, date and page number.

bibliography: source material.

2.Personal information systems

(a)Identify the stages in the development of a personal information system: Case study—Katja Olsen.

(b)Develop a personal information system to solve an information problem:

one participant whose purpose is to meet the needs of that individual.

use more than one software tool and a combination of data types.

(c)Apply the five stages of the traditional system development cycle.

(d)Apply project management tools to the development of the system.

(e)Produce a written report:

document the five stages of the traditional system development cycle.

represent the system diagrammatically.

3.Group information systems

(a)Identify the stages in the development of a group information system: Case study—JANDZ Pty Ltd.

(b)Develop a group information system to solve an information problem:

participants are a small group working together to meet a need.

use more than one software tool and a combination of data types.

(c)Implement rules for group work:

each student must contribute to all sections of the project.

all students must be involve in writing the journal.

each student is given a specific role in the project. They contribute to all sections of the project but have specific responsibilities depending on their strengths and weaknesses.

(d)Apply the five stages of the traditional system development cycle.

(e)Apply project management tools to the development of the system.

(f)Produce a written report (group report):

document the five stages of the traditional system development cycle.

represent the system diagrammatically.

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