Leveraging IT for Business Advantage (HI6032) Assignment Help

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Leveraging IT for Business Advantage 


HI6032/HM6032 (Block Mode 2)

Year, Trimester 

2024, Trimester 1

Assessment  Details


Research Proposal 

Due Date and Week 

1. Group Presentation (15%): Week 11 Friday 11.59 pm 2. Group Case Study Report (35%): Week 11 Friday 11.59 pm 




Student ID 

First Name 

Family Name 

Work Contribution 



Submission  Declaration 

Integrity Declaration 

Student ID 

Full Name 



We have read and understand  academic integrity policies and  practices and our assessment  does not violate these. 




This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the Unit of Study  Guide. This assessment is designed to enhance students’ skills on critically analyzing  and evaluating key issues and challenges in recent IS technologies and how they can  be acquired and contribute to business core processes. The assessment helps  develop presentation and problem-solving skills.


For this assignment students will be divided into small groups (the size will depend  on class size), and each group will select a specific technology/ topic to research. The research topic you select must be directly relevant to IT in Business. A list of  possible topics is provided in the attachment (for reference purposes only). 

A set of research groups have been created in the Blackboard. Students are required  to join a research group on their campus by Week 2. Group members must only be  from the same campus. Each group can have maximum 4 members.  

Each group will be required to prepare a presentation on the selected research topic. The video presentation must be in Microsoft Powerpoint only. No other file formats  are accepted. Both “presentation slide” and “the face of presenter” should be in the  recorded video. Each group should prepare a cohesive presentation that succinctly  summarizes the studies related to the selected research topic. Each member should  present the part of the work they are most involved with, ensuring a balanced  distribution of speaking time. 

Each group will then be required to research a real-life company and write a case  study report. The case study must be directly relevant to the selected research topic. 

The key elements of the case study report 

From a broad perspective, a case study is an in-depth analysis of a particular subject.  Generally, the study covers a problem-solution-results format. When applied to this  unit, a case study examines how a real-life company had a problem, found a solution  using a particular information technology, and shares the results of the solution. 

The following eight elements must be included in your case study report:  1. Executive Summary/Synopsis 

2. Introduction 

o introduce the selected company, including the background and any  previous studies of the issue (literature review); briefly describe the  key problem and its significance 

3. Challenges 

o explain the challenge the selected company faced before using the  presented technology; 

4. Discussion 

o discuss how the selected company found the presented technology;  discuss the selected company’s decision process and the steps they  went through before discovering the solution 

5. Implementation 

o explain how the solution was implemented; discuss if the  implementation meets the expectations, and who was involved in  the implementation process


6. Conclusion 

o conclude your case study with the end results; sum up the main  points from the challenges, discussion and recommendations 

7. Recommendations 

o provide proposals for future action to solve the problem or improve  the situation 

8. References 

Points to Note: 

The assignment is worth 50% of the assessment divided into the two components 

o The group video presentation: 15% 

o The group case study: 35%; word limit: 2500 

Each member of the group should take part in the presentation The presentation should be for approximately 20 minutes 

Students should be prepared to answer questions 

If a group member makes no contribution, he/she will receive zero mark.





Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding academic integrity. All  assessment must comply with academic integrity guidelines. Important academic  integrity breaches include plagiarism, collusion, copying, impersonation, contract  cheating, data fabrication and falsification. Please learn about academic integrity  and consult your teachers with any questions. Violating academic integrity is  serious and punishable by penalties that range from deduction of marks, failure of  the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or  cancellation of course enrolment. 



Most assessments must be in MS Word format with no spacing, 11-pt Calibri  font and at least 2cm margins on all four sides with appropriate section  headings and page numbers.  

You must name your file with the Unit Code and Student ID (e.g.  “HI5003GWA1995”).  

Check that you submit the correct document as special consideration is not  granted if you make a mistake.  

Student ID needs to be indicated on the cover page. 


All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date and time along with  a completed Assessment Cover Page. Late penalties apply.  

Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed  appropriately at the end in a reference list using Holmes Institute Adapted  Harvard Referencing. Penalties are associated with incorrect citation and  referencing. 

Presentation Marking Scheme (15%)



Presentation Marking Scheme

Exemplary (75-100) 

Accomplished (50-74) 

Developing (40-49) 

Missing or Unacceptable (0-39) 


Visual Appeal (3%) 

There are no errors in spelling, grammar and  punctuation. Information is clear and concise on  each slide.  

Visually appealing/engaging. 

There are some errors in spelling,  grammar and punctuation. Too much  information on two or more slides.  Significant visual appeal. 

There are many errors in spelling,  grammar and punctuation. Too  much information was contained on many slides.  

Minimal effort made to make slides  appealing or too much going on. 

There are many errors in spelling, grammar and  punctuation. The slides were difficult to read and too  much information had been copied onto them.  No visual appeal. 


Comprehension (3%)

Extensive knowledge of topic.  

Members showed complete understanding of  assignment. Accurately answered all questions  posed. 

Most showed a good understanding of  topic.  

All members able to answer most of  audience questions. 

Few members showed good  understanding of some parts of  topic.  

Only some members accurately  answered questions. 

Presenters didn’t understand topic.  

Majority of questions answered by only one member  or majority of information incorrect. 



Skills (3%)

Regular/constant eye contact, the audience was  engaged, and presenters held the audience’s  attention. Appropriate speaking volume & body  language. 

Most members spoke to majority  of audience; steady eye contact.  The audience was engaged by the  presentation.  

Majority of presenters spoke at a suitable volume.  

Some fidgeting by member(s). 

Members focused on only part of  audience. Sporadic eye contact by  more than one presenter.  

The audience was distracted.  Speakers could be heard by only  half of the audience.  

Body language was distracting. 

Minimal eye contact by more than one member  focusing on small part of audience.  

The audience was not engaged.  

Majority of presenters spoke too quickly or quietly  making it difficult to understand.  

Inappropriate/disinterested body language. 


Content (3%) 

The presentation was a concise summary of the  topic with all questions answered.  

Comprehensive and complete coverage of  information. 

The presentation was a good summary of  the topic.  

Most important information covered; little irrelevant info. 

The presentation was informative  but several elements went  


Much of the information irrelevant;  coverage of some of major points. 

The presentation was a brief look at the topic but  many questions were left unanswered.  

Majority of information irrelevant and significant  points left out. 




Dynamics (3%)

All presenters knew the information,  participated equally, and helped each other  as needed.  

Extremely prepared and rehearsed. 

Slight domination of one presenter.  Members helped each other.  

Very well prepared. 

Significant controlling by some  members with one minimally  contributing.  

Primarily prepared but with some  dependence on just reading off  slides. 

Unbalanced presentation or tension resulting from  over-helping.  

Multiple members not participating.  

Evident lack of preparation/rehearsal.  

Dependence on slides. 


Case Study Marking Scheme (35%)


Missing or Unacceptable (0-39) 

Developing (40-49) 

Accomplished (50-74) 

Exemplary (75-100)


background, literature  

review, references  

(5.83 %)

Incomplete research and  associations between the  problems or questions and key  course concepts and no use of  corroborating sources. 

Limited research and  associations between the  problems or questions and key  course concepts and little (1 or  more) use of corroborating  sources. 

Good research and documented  associations between problems  or questions and key course  concepts and some (2 or more)  use of corroborating sources. 

Excellent research with clearly  documented associations between  problems or questions and key  course concepts and good (3 or  more) use of corroborating  sources. 


identification of the  

main issues and/or  

problems (5.83%)

Identifies and understands few  of the main issues in the case  study. 

Identifies and understands some  of the main issues in the case  study. 

Identifies and understands most  of the main issues in the case  study. 

Identifies and understands all the  main issues in the case study. 


analysis of the key  

issues. (5.85%) 

Incomplete analysis of the key  issues. 

Insightful and thorough analysis  of some of the key issues. 

Insightful and thorough analysis  of most of the key issues. 

Insightful and thorough analysis of  all the key issues. 

Implementation (5.83%) 

Limited description of the  implementation

Adequate description of the  implementation

Clear description of the  implementation

Detailed description of the  implementation. 

Recommendations and  conclusion (5.83%) 

Superficial observations and  recommendations on effective  solutions to a few of the  problems/issues. Limited  conclusion 

Shallow observations and  recommendations on effective  solutions to  

some of the problems/issues. 

Adequate conclusion 

Solid, well-thought out  observations and  recommendations on effective  solutions to many of the  problems/issues. Appropriate  conclusions

Well-reasoned, logical, relevant  observations and  recommendations on effective  solutions to  

most of the problems/issues.  Detailed and appropriate  conclusions

Writing Skills (5.83%) 

There are many spelling errors  and grammatical mistakes.  Ideas are hard to follow.  References are not used. 

There are several spelling or  grammatical errors. Some ideas  are clearly presented.  References are sporadic or not  used. 

There are few spelling or  grammatical errors. Most ideas  are clearly presented and  references are used. 

Writing is totally free of grammar  and spelling errors. Clear, concise  and creative presentation of ideas  and properly referenced. 

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