Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues associated with business analysis and analyse the nature of business problems in an organisational context
  2. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team
  3. Evaluate key business analysis methodologies and their application in organisations
  4. Apply theories, tools and techniques for business analysis to organisational scenarios
  5. Discuss, illustrate and apply design thinking to analytical activities.
  • Topics
    • Nature of business, information systems and design thinking for Business IS analysis and problem solving.
    • Systems Analysis Approaches and Techniques
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Analysis Methods and Techniques
    • Issues & Challenges in Business Information Systems Analysis
    • Methods and Techniques for Business Information Systems Analysis
    • Information Systems Service Innovation: Implications for Business Managers

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-INF20002
  • SWI-CIS290

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to introduce students to business information systems analysis methodologies in an organisational context. It provides students with tools and techniques to assist in the analysis of complex, socio-technical problems that typify the nature of organisational information systems and the work of business and information analysts. The subject encompasses the technical, social and human dimensions of information systems problem solving and the value of teasing out the multiple perspectives and multiple objectives that are likely to exist in complex human problems situations and which can adversely impact information systems projects.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Individual (40-50%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group (30-40%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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