This written assignment is to be electronically submitted through the EASE system in the CIS8010…

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Assignment 3 (MS Project) 100 35% See the study schedule

This written assignment is to be electronically submitted through the EASE system in the CIS8010 Study Desk. Hardcopy or email submission will NOT be accepted and acknowledged. (You MUST use a plagiarism application to ensure that the part is plagiarism free)

Student requirements

The objective of this assignment is to assess your understanding of basic project management concepts and your proficiency in using project management software to produce project charts and reports. In particular, the assignment focuses on the following project management knowledge areas in the PMBOK: project integration management, project scope management, project time management and project cost management.

Your task is to develop a project case for a major Health Information Systems Development.

The development is for a private hospital that offers services on a cost recovery basis. The hospital contains 1000 beds and specializes in cardiology related services. The hospital’s Information Systems is quite dated, coming with a number of legacy systems and the efficiency of the systems in producing management reports is found to be lacking.

The management board decided to upgrade the Information Systems to accommodate both fixed and mobile systems. The immediate task on hand is to develop financial modeling aspects, Human Resource requirements, scheduling tasks, and Patient Management System requirements. The management board would like to see an integrated, up-to-date system being developed that can operate both on desktop computers as well as iPad like devices on a wireless infrastructure.

The current environment doesn’t have wireless interface, and the management would like to procure a cutting edge wireless technology infrastructure for the organisation. About 6000 employees including physicians, nurses, managers, external stakeholders and other administrators are expected to use the system so that these can be properly considered by the Board.

Your task is to develop a project management document to provide an initial idea and scope as to the costs of the project. Your submission should include the following documents:

1. A complete project plan (PERT & GANTT Chart)

2. A complete Net Present Value Analysis

3. A Return on Investment Document

4. A payback Analysis Scenario

The above documents should clearly be developed using a project tool that is available to you.

You should make necessary assumptions in deciding your basis that would yield to the above documents. You are required to state your assumptions clearly and package the documents in a professional report to the top management for their consideration.

The management is keen to see the following technological aspects being introduced in the organization. Your report should provide a comprehensive analysis of various options that would result in the following:

1. The mobile access should be at least 20 M Bits per second in speed

2. The mobile architecture should support 2000 users accessing the system at the same time, from internal or external sources

3. The data upload and download will consist of text, graphics, medical images, video clips, video conferencing with clients in the hospital and in homes for post-operative treatments

4. The device family will need to support smartphones, digital tablets, laptops fitted with wireless capabilities, and other mobile devices such as telephones

5. The Information Architecture should support access to pathology systems, medical imaging systems, patient records, radiology systems, billing systems and other organizational systems.

Your project planning should provide details of vendors that would be able to supply hardware architecture, software development, telecommunication costs, running costs to maintain such systems, broadband provision, training costs and any other direct or indirect costs. These should be thoroughly researched, and you should provide this in your report to the top management.

The organisation, being a private healthcare provider, is interested in realizing the costs in a short period of time. Your project cost details should be constrained in a 5-year cycle. To be able to conduct a real cost benefit analysis, the local financial institution has provided the following information to be able to calculate the Net Present value (NPV) of the project:

Assume a 6% discount base rate:

Periods 6%

1 0.943

2 0.890

3 0.840

4 0.792

5 0.747

6 0.700

Report Submission:

Your report submission should be in four parts. The first part should provide a comprehensive analysis of your research. This is a simple document, written with supporting arguments as to various aspects highlighted, includes proper references etc. You will base this report on your research conducted to procure various hardware components, wireless architecture, software capabilities etc. The report should be contained within 2000 words. This report is pitched to the management board and you are asked to use simple language as board members are drawn from both technical and non-technical domains.

The second part of the report contains the three modeling aspects. These are:

1. A complete Net Present Value Analysis including your assumptions on various percentage values etc.

2. A Return on Investment Document

3. A payback Analysis Scenario

You must develop necessary formulas to create the above, and show how these are constructed.

You must also attach a test strategy to assure that your formulas are working correctly. You are expected to show both correct and incorrect working details. Basically your test strategy will demonstrate how your modeling is working. This test strategy should be contained within 2 A4-pages.

The third part of your report should provide a set of recommendations as to how the project can be managed. This will discuss various aspects that are covered in Chapter 5 of the text. You can choose appropriate aspects to suit your modeling techniques.

The final part is the development of a complete project plan through PERT & GANTT Chart Other Report Submission Requirements:

For this assignment, you MUST use a plagiarism application to ensure that this assignment is plagiarism free. Please note that the report generation can take time through TURNITIN and you are asked to submit your assignment through TURNITIN well in advance to avoid last minute delays.

1. Remember state your assumptions clearly prior to developing the above documents and your modeling.

2. Only PDF formate of the final report is to be submitted through EASE system available through UConnect. (All other mode of submissions are considered as assignment is not submitted)

Provisional Marking criteria for the assignment-3

Marking criteria






1 Title page, executive summary, table of contents and overall presentations

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2 Background and introductions

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3 Comprehensive analysis of research on hardware and software


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Quality and appropriateness of cost modeling

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5 Quality and appropriateness of Project Scheduling

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6 Appropriateness of assumptions

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7 Quality, relevance and appropriateness of recommendations

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8 Quality and relevance of Conclusion(s)

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Total 100


Marks can be deducted for the following errors:

1 Problems with format and structure of report

2 Lack of referencing (Harvard referencing format is the acceptable standard)

3 Spelling, grammar and expression error

4 Indication of plagiarism/collusion

5 Inappropriate use of in-text references

6 Late Submission as per USQ/FBL policies and procedures

a. If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval of the examiner, then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each day late up to ten days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. The assignments and their due dates are listed in the study schedule to give you some forewarning so that you may organize your study program.

7 TURNITIN report NOT submitted 8 Normally, it is hard to put the percentage number correctly as it all depends on the actual report contents produced by the TRUNITIN application. As a general rule, less than 15% is acceptable. It is the student’s responsibility to have the report ready before the du e date.

9 Your assignment should adhere to the Harvard referencing style. Refer to Chapter 2:

Referencing in the Communication skills handbook 3ed by Summers and Smith for guidance on

how you should cite your references following this style.

10 FILE NAME of the submitted document (Student who did not follow the required file naming).

For all assessment items digital file naming convention. Please use the following naming convention when saving your digital document:

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