Evidence Guide: ICASAD607A - Manage assessment and validation of IT solutions
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The important thing to remember when gathering evidence is that the
more evidence the better - that is, the more evidence you gather to
demonstrate your skills, the more confident an assessor can be that you
have learned the skills not just at one point in time, but are
continuing to apply and develop those skills (as opposed to just
learning for the test!). Furthermore, one piece of evidence that you
collect will not usualy demonstrate all the required criteria for a
unit of competency, whereas multiple overlapping pieces of evidence
will usually do the trick!
ICASAD607A - Manage assessment and validation of IT solutions
What evidence can you provide to prove your understanding of each of the following citeria?
Assess proposed solution
Rank solution options on business value and advantages and disadvantages of alternatives Generate and consider solution options and additional capabilities
Rank solution options on business value and advantages and disadvantages of alternatives
Generate and consider solution options and additional capabilities
Allocate requirements to solution components to maximise business value Facilitate allocation of requirements to a specific project release, phase or iteration
Allocate requirements to solution components to maximise business value
Facilitate allocation of requirements to a specific project release, phase or iteration
Assess organisational readiness
Conduct cultural assessment Conduct operational or technical assessment Perform stakeholder impact analysis
Conduct cultural assessment
Conduct operational or technical assessment
Perform stakeholder impact analysis
Define transition requirements
Evaluate old system actual data and metadata Develop options for managing ongoing work during transition to the new solution Participate in organisational change-management recommendations or processes as required
Evaluate old system actual data and metadata
Develop options for managing ongoing work during transition to the new solution
Participate in organisational change-management recommendations or processes as required
Investigate defective solution outputs Assess defects and issues
Investigate defective solution outputs
Assess defects and issues
Evaluate solution performance
Realise value delivered by the solution Validate solution metrics Decide solution replacement or elimination
Realise value delivered by the solution
Validate solution metrics
Decide solution replacement or elimination
Teacher: ___________________________________ Date: _________
Instructions to Assessors
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the ability to:
categorise benefits and disadvantages of various solution options
assess cultural impact of different solutions
compare transition requirements between solutions
analyse output variances between solutions
remove inappropriate solutions from list
recommend remaining solutions in priority order.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure access to:
documentation, including appropriate policies, current business analysis practices, tools and legislation
appropriate learning and assessment support when required
modified equipment for people with special needs.
Method of assessment
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
evaluation of a simulated or workplace project in a medium to large enterprise
direct observation of the candidate carrying out business analysis work
verbal or written questioning to assess required knowledge and skills
review of reports and plans prepared for the projects
evaluation of a portfolio of the project work undertaken.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, where appropriate.
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate, and suitable to the communication skill level, language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.
Indigenous people and other people from a non-English speaking background may need additional support.
In cases where practical assessment is used it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess required knowledge.
Required Skills and Knowledge
analytical and technical skills to conduct stakeholder impact analyses
planning and organisational skills to plan and conduct solution assessment and validation activities
analytical skills to rank solutions
communication and facilitation skills to:
conduct interviews and workshops
participate in organisational change-management activities.
business environment with regard to proposed IT solutions
techniques for assessing options and validating solutions
organisational change management
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Solution components may include:
business policies and business rules
business processes to be performed and managed
people who operate and maintain the solution, including their job functions and responsibilities
software applications and application components used in the solution
structure of the organisation, including interactions between the organisation and its customers and suppliers.
Stakeholder impact analysis may include:
Defective solution outputs may include:
Solution replacement or elimination may include:
adjustment of solution
ongoing cost versus initial investment
opportunity cost of pursuing alternative courses of action
removal of solution from option list
replacement of solution
sunk cost - the money and effort already committed to an initiative.