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Assessment Instructions Note: Developing a business proposal requires specific steps

 

Assessment Instructions

Note: Developing a business proposal requires specific steps that need to be executed in a sequence. The assessments in this course are presented in sequence and must be completed in order.

Preparation

Pick a company or organization that you are familiar with. This can be your workplace, place of worship, volunteer workplace, or a company found from a case study from the Capella University Library or on the Web. When picking the company or organization, think about your educational specialization area, information technology interests, or career goals.

  1. Examine your organization to determine if it exhibits any of the warning signs that indicate difficulty in integrating business goals and processes.
  2. Consider the following questions as you look at your organization’s business goals and processes:
    • Do you feel the company or organization is utilizing information technology effectively? Why or why not?
    • Does this organization have many isolated systems that make it difficult for necessary work to flow smoothly as an end-to-end process?
    • Does this organization have difficulty sharing data with anyone in the organization who needs the data as part of their implementation of a business goal?

Instructions

In three pages, discuss what you have learned in your examination of this organization. Include the following:

  • Company or organization background.
  • Description of its business mission.
  • Explanation of at least two business goals or objectives.
  • At least two business processes used at the company or organization.
  • At least two information systems used at the company or organization.
  • Explanation of how IT systems do or do not integrate with business goals.
  • Explanation of challenges and opportunities with today’s IT systems that are relevant to business processes.
  • Citations and references for any sources used.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting found in the Capella Writing Center.
  • Number of resources: Minimum of four resources.
  • Length of paper: Minimum three double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Arial 10-point or Times New Roman 12-point.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Examine business goals to determine benefits from information technology and information systems.
    • Describe a business mission.
    • Explain business objectives.
  • Competency 3: Plan a strategy for designing and employing an information system to meet business goals.
    • Explain challenges and opportunities with today’s IT systems that are relevant to business processes.
  • Competency 4: Analyze enterprise architectures and the impact they have on the effectiveness of business processes.
    • Explain the integration of IT systems and business goals.
  • Competency 5: Communicate effectively using professional standards appropriate to the IT field.
    • Follow APA guidelines for resources and citations, and create a document that is clearly and professionally written and generally free of grammatical errors.