Case Study 2: Implementation Strategies

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Case Study 2: Implementation Strategies

Your proposed information system is still a contender. The executives, however, are asking whether it is too limited to prevent the shadow IT projects that continue to take place throughout the organization.

They believe that you have considered what the organization does now, but how will your system adapt to new products and processes? Read IQMS (2015) for a concrete example of what they mean.

You’ll have to quell their fears, so it’s time for another memo. Please focus on these points:

1. Identify any significant changes that your organization might reasonably make in its product offerings in the next 3 years. Explain the competitive benefits of this change.

2. Explain how your information system addresses or can adapt to the introduction of these new product offerings.

3. Give one reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated in the initial information system design. Justify your reason. Your memo should be 3–5 pages long.

Note: Assignment will be check for plagiarism.

Reference: IQMS. (2015). Quick Response Manufacturing Yields Lower Inventories & Improves cash flow. Retrieved from https://www.iqms.com/files/case-studies/quick-response-manufacturing.pdf

Case study 2 is based on the picture illustration.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

1. Identify any significant changes in its product offerings that your organization might reasonably make over the next 3 years. Explain the competitive benefits of this change.

Weight: 30% (52.5 points)

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable Below 70% F 0 (0%) – 20.7 (13.8%)

Inadequate prediction of changes in product offerings Limited explanation of competitive benefits of change in product offerings

Fair 70-79% C 21 (14%) – 23.7 (15.8%)

Somewhat predicted changes in product offerings. Somewhat explained the competitive benefits of this change in product offerings.

Proficient 80-89% B 24 (16%) – 26.7 (17.8%)

Predicted significant changes in product offerings Explained the competitive benefits of these changes in product offerings

Exemplary 90-100% A 27 (18%) – 30 (20%)

Described the sustainability of the information system against any potential changes in the marketplace Proposed ideas for adapting the system to change

2. Explain how your information system addresses or can adapt to the introduction of these new product offerings.

Weight: 30% (52.5 points)

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable Below 70% F 0 (0%) – 25.88 (17.25%)

Did not explain how the information system addresses new product offerings Inadequate explanation of how the information system can adapt to some of new product offerings

Fair 70-79% C 26.25 (17.5%) – 29.62 (19.75%)

Explained how the information system addresses new product offerings Somewhat described how the information system can adapt to some of new product offerings

Proficient 80-89% B 30 (20%) – 33.38 (22.25%)

Explained how the information system addresses the introduction of each new product offering Described how the information system can adapt to each new product offering

Exemplary 90-100% A 33.75 (22.5%) – 37.5 (25%)

Demonstrated what considerations were made for the system to be adaptable and flexible to unknown changes Included insight on how the system could be adopted by the IT department

3. Give one reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated in the initial information system design. Justify your reason.

Weight: 30% (52.5 points)

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable Below 70% F 0 (0%) – 25.88 (17.25%)

Limited evaluation of capabilities of each product offering Did not provide adequate reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated into the initial system design, and failed to justify reasoning

Fair 70-79% C 26.25 (17.5%) – 29.62 (19.75%)

Somewhat evaluated the capabilities of each product offering Provided one reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated into the initial system design, but failed to justify reasoning

Proficient 80-89% B 30 (20%) – 33.38 (22.25%)

Evaluated the capabilities of each product offering Provided one reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated into the initial system design. Justified the reason.

Exemplary 90-100% A 33.75 (22.5%) – 37.5 (25%)

Provided more than one reason why capabilities for the new product offerings should or should not be incorporated into the initial system design. Justified the reasoning.

4. Clarity, persuasion, proper communication, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% (17.5 points)

Weight: 20%

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable Below 70% F 0 (0%) – 20.7 (13.8%)

Unclear structure, not persuasive, major grammatical errors

Fair 70-79% C 21 (14%) – 23.7 (15.8%)

Somewhat clear structure, limited persuasion, grammatical errors, language too simple or too wordy

Proficient 80-89% B 24 (16%) – 26.7 (17.8%)

Clear structure, persuasive writing, minor or no grammatical errors, length and format within requirements, plain language

Exemplary 90-100% A 27 (18%) – 30 (20%)

No grammatical errors, plain language, organized by topic, references business needs, connects to technical specs, persuasive

5. Clarity, persuasion, proper communication, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable Below 70% F 0 (0%) – 10.35 (6.9%)

Fair 70-79% C 10.5 (7%) – 11.85 (7.9%)

Proficient 80-89% B 12 (8%) – 13.35 (8.9%)

Exemplary 90-100% A 13.5 (9%) – 15 (10%)

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