Perform IT-focused enterprise analysis

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICASAD601A, 'Perform IT-focused enterprise analysis'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Define business need

1.1 Analyse business goals and objectives and link to measures to allow objective assessment of achievement

1.2 Investigate issues to determine the business problem or opportunity

1.3 Identify possible IT solutions to the business problem

1.4 Determine desired outcomes to enable evaluation of proposed solutions

2. Assess capability gaps

2.1 Determine current capabilities of the enterprise and relate to the desired objectives

2.2 Identify new capabilities required to achieve the desired future state and assess gaps

2.3 Test assumptions to facilitate appropriate decision making

3. Determine solution approach

3.1 Generate potential IT options to meet the business objectives

3.2 Generate valid assumptions and recognise constraints that may affect the choice of solutions

3.3 Assess and rank solution approaches to facilitate selection

4. Define solution scope

4.1 Define solution scope in terms of the major features or functions to be included

4.2 Explain the implementation approach in terms of how the chosen solution will deliver the solution scope

4.3 Delineate major business and technical dependencies

5. Define business case

5.1 Identify benefits of the recommended solution in terms of both qualitative and quantitative gains to the enterprise

5.2 Estimate the total net cost of the solution

5.3 Perform initial risk assessment

5.4 Agree how identified costs and benefits will be assessed and evaluated