Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis

INF80014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil.

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of how the strategic and operational priorities of business inform decisions regarding how best to collate and prioritise requirements used to develop a technology solution for organisations. The unit examines the tools and techniques used by business analysts to support different project methodologies, both traditional and modern. Concepts are introduced of how the outcomes of business analysts’ documentation support the justification of Information Technology (IT) investments. The unit enables students to test their understanding of these techniques by relating it to case studies and organisations that they work for, or are familiar with.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of business problems and position information systems analysis within complex organisational contexts.
 
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the major, contemporary problem solving and project methodologies in business information systems analysis, and their application to business analysis and information analysis.
 
3. Critically analyse business analysis methodologies as the means of identifying, clarifying and defining business information requirements.
 
4. Critically evaluate tools and techniques used in organisations to support different problem solving and analytical approaches.
 
5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a wide range of audiences and operate as a member of leader of a diverse team.