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ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES

7004-STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION

With reference to your organization, identify strategic information


system (IS) issues and critically analyze and evaluate the
organization’s practice to solve the problems connected with
implementing strategic information systems. Also discuss the wider
organizational implications of the steps taken by the organization in
the use of IS and their consequences.

Your report should cover the following learning outcomes and


assessment criteria:-

LO1: Understanding the impact of management information on decision


making
Assessment Criteria
1.1 Identify the features of data and information

• What is data?

• What is information?

• Accessibility, Relevance, comprehensibility, timeliness and accuracy

1.2Determine the criteria to be applied when selecting data and information to


support decision-making

• Data: Accuracy, completeness, validity, consistency

• Information: Data quality, definition clarity, relevance, presentation,


timeliness, availability

1.3Evaluate the impact of a management information system to an organisation

• Increasing productivity and creativity

• Developing policies

• Use of strategic information resources

• Understanding ICT as a tool for accessing information

• Managing external, cooperate and internal information in organization


• Using information to support business processes

o Market and customer information

o Product information

o Specialist knowledge

o Business process information

o Management information and plans

o Human resource information

o Supplier information

LO2: Understanding the importance of information sharing within the


organisation
Assessment Criteria
2.1 Determine the legal responsibilities in sourcing, sharing and storing information
• Confidentiality and privacy
• Copyright and software protection
• Contractual obligations
• IS and Crime (criminal not civil law)
2.2 Discuss when information should be offered and access allowed.

• Fairly and lawful process

• Process for limited purpose

• Adequate, relevant and not excessive

• Accurate and up to date

• Not kept for longer than is necessary

• Process in line with a person’s right

• Secure

2.3 Evaluate the formats in which information can be offered.

• Electronic/manual
• Lists of Individuals
• libraries
• folders
• documents
• list items inside the lists
• List items present in the libraries

LO3: Use information to inform and support strategic decision-making


Assessment Criteria
3.1 Analyze information to identify patterns and trends

• The market

• The competition

• The state of economy

• Legislative development

• Customer demands

3.2Evaluate a range of decision making tools and techniques available to support a


strategic decision

• SWOT

• Critical success factor

• Model Driven DSS

• Data Driver DSS

• Data Mining

• etc

3.3Determine the source available to assist in analyzing data information

• Information resources such as Data, Information and knowledge

• Technology resources such as hardware and software

• People resources such as employee and managers in organizations

LO4: Monitor and review management information


Assessment Criteria
4.1 Identify methods of evaluating management information within an organization

• Data governance
o The ability to use timely, reliable, trusted information to drive
the business

o Improving the quality of business decision- making

o Ensuring consistent use of information

• Management information value

o Timeliness

o Content

o Format

o cost

4.2 Discuss process for analyzing impact of information on strategic decision made

• set objective of process or organization

• evaluate weather goals achieved

• assess reasons for variance from target to actual

• revise and implement new approaches or modify goals

4.3 Determine methods of developing information capture to inform and support


strategic decision making

• DIKAR: Data Information Knowledge Action Result

• ASHEN: Artefacts Skills Heuristics Experience Natural talent