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ITECH7407 – Real Time Analytics

Assessment Task – Team Assignment


For this assessment task, you will work in a team to write a research report to outline the rationales, challenges and benefits provided by real-time analytics applications.

Timelines and Expectations

Total Percentage Value of Task:

Group Presentation Percentage Value of Task 10%

Group Presentation Due (Week 8 –Allocated Laboratory)

Group Report Percentage Value of Task 10%

Group Report Due (Week 9 Sunday 5pm)

Minimum time expectation: 50 hrs

Learning Outcomes Assessed

The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment task:

K1. Apply the principles, methodologies and applications of real time systems in diverse domains.

K2. Identify and explain the architecture components of real time systems.

K3. Communicate the key drivers for big data in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability to global organisations.

K4. Identify and describe types of big data, and analyse its differences from other types of data.

S1. Integrate data warehouse and business intelligence techniques when using big data.

A1. Communicate security, compliance, auditing and protection of real time big data systems.

A2. Adopt problem solving and decision making strategies, to communicate solutions to organisational problems with key stakeholders, based on analysis of big data, in real time settings.

V1. Value the need to work collaboratively and autonomously on organisational real time big data problems.

V2. Appreciate the need for big data techniques given that conventional information technologies cannot effectively handle the size, the scale and growth of real time big data sets.

Assessment Details

For this assignment, you will need to a research report of about 3000 words focusing on one of the following topics

Big Data privacy

Big data governance

Strategic issues stemming from BI&A and big data

Change management issues stemming from BI&A and big data

Some of the important references are:

1. Constantiou, I. D., & Kallinikos, J. (2015). New games, new rules: big data and the changing context of strategy. Journal of Information Technology, 30(1), 44-57.

2. Chen, H., Chiang, R. H., & Storey, V. C. (2012). Business Intelligence and Analytics: From Big Data to Big Impact. MIS quarterly, 36(4), 1165-1188.

3. Ketter, W., Peters, M., Collins, J., & Gupta, A. (2015). Competitive Benchmarking: An IS Research Approach to Address Wicked Problems with Big Data and Analytics. MIS Quarterly. (forthcoming)

4. McAfee, A., Brynjolfsson, E., Davenport, T. H., Patil, D. J., & Barton, D. (2012). Big data. The management revolution. Harvard Business Review, 90(10), 61-67.

5. Manyika, J., Chui, M., Brown, B., Bughin, J., Dobbs, R., Roxburgh, C., and Byers, A. H. 2011. “Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity,” McKinsey Global Institute.; access on 4 March 2016.

6. Kallinikos, J., & Constantiou, I. D. (2015). Big data revisited: a rejoinder. Journal of Information Technology, 30(1), 70-74.

7. McAfee, A., Brynjolfsson, E., Davenport, T. H., Patil, D. J., & Barton, D. (2012). Big data. The management revolution. Harvard Business Review, 90(10), 61-67.

8. Kallinikos, J., & Constantiou, I. D. (2015). Big data revisited: a rejoinder. Journal of Information Technology, 30(1), 70-74.

9. Sharma, R., Mithas, S., & Kankanhalli, A. (2014). Transforming decision-making processes: a research agenda for understanding the impact of business analytics on organisations. European Journal of Information Systems, 23(4), 433-441.




Form a group of 3 – 4 members, and following the following points to complete the assignment.

1. Each group is expected to choose one of the above topics and write a research report of about 3000 words.

2. Each report should referenced a minimum of 15 peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers.

3. The report should be well researched and written in accordance with APA referencing style.

4. Each should clearly discussed different aspect of the chosen topic and how these aspects collectively enhance the theoretical and practical knowledge

5. Final deliverable consists of a presentation (10%) in week 8 and a research report (10%) in week 9.

6. Presentation of your findings in this project would be of 10-20-minute duration.

7. Every student is expected to submit a short report to their lecturer stating their contribution to their team. Lecturers reserve the right to reduce a student’s mark if their contribution to their team is deemed insubstantial.

8. Each team is expected to present their report findings as part of the “Team Report Presentation” assessment task during week 8. You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.

9. All reports must use the APA referencing style. University Referencing/Citation Style Guide:

The University has published a style guide to help students correctly reference and cite information they use in assignments (American Psychological Association (APA) 7th citation style,

10. A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.



Submit to the drop box on Moodle.

Marking Criteria / Rubric

Refer to the .


Feedback will be supplied through Moodle.

Authoritative results will be published on fdlMarks.

Academic Misconduct

To submit your assessment task, you must indicate that you have read and understood, and comply with, the Federation University Australia Academic Integrity and Student Plagiarism policies and procedures (

You must also agree that your work has not been outsourced, and is entirely your own except where work quoted is duly acknowledged. Additionally, you must agree that your work has not been submitted for assessment in any other course or program.


Team Report Marking Guide – Marks 100

Weighting: 10 % for Team Report Student IDs:

Assessment Criteria:


Very Good



Unsatisfactory (0)


Information is well

Information is

Information is somewhat

Information is somewhat


organized, well written,

organized, well written,

organized, proper

organized, but proper

and proper grammar

with proper grammar

grammar and

grammar and

and punctuation are

and punctuation.

punctuation mostly

punctuation not always

used throughout.

Correct layout used.

used. Correct layout

used. Some elements of

/05 marks

Correct layout used.


layout incorrect.


Structure guidelines

Structure guidelines

Structure guidelines

Some elements of


followed exactly

mostly followed.

structure omitted

/10 marks


Introduces the topic of

Introduces the topic of

Satisfactorily introduces

Introduces the topic of

the report in an

the report in an

the topic of the report.

the report, but omits a

extremely engaging

engaging manner which

Gives a general

general background of

manner which arouses

arouses the reader’s


the topic and/or the

the reader’s interest.


Indicates the overall

overall “plan” of the

Gives a detailed general

Gives some general

“plan” of the paper.


background and

background and

indicates the overall

indicates the overall

/10 marks

“plan” of the paper.

“plan” of the paper.

Discussion of

All topics discussed in

Consistently detailed

Most topics are

Inadequate discussion


depth. Displays deep

discussion. Displays

adequately discussed.

of issues Little/no

analysis of issues with

sound understanding

Displays some


no irrelevant info.

with some analysis of

understanding and

understanding or

issues and no irrelevant

analysis of issues.

analysis of most issues


and/or some irrelevant

/50 marks



An interesting, well

A good summary of the

Satisfactory summary of

Poor/no summary of the

written summary of the

main points.

the main points.

main points.

main points.

A good final comment

A final comment on the

A poor final comment on

An excellent final

on the subject, based

subject, but introduced

the subject and/or new

comment on the

on the information

new material.

material introduced.

subject, based on the


/15 marks

information provided.


Correct referencing

Mostly correct

Mostly correct

Not all material correctly

(APA). All quoted

referencing (APA). All

referencing (APA )


material in quotes and

quoted material in

Some problems with

Some problems with the

acknowledged. All

Quotes & acknowledged.

quoted material and

reference list.

paraphrased material

All paraphrased material

paraphrased material



Some problems with the

Correctly set out

Mostly correct setting

reference list.

/10 marks

reference list.

out reference list.

SubTotal-/100 marks

Total out of 10