|ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF|
|Subject Code and Title||MIS610 Advanced Professional Practice|
|Assessment||Professional Practice Reflection|
|Length||1500 words (+/- 10%)|
|Learning Outcomes||The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:|
- Research and reflect on the role of a Business Analyst (or chosen career path) in the contemporary business environment and society more broadly.
- Cultivate an understanding of who the student is as a professional and what their impact should be to the enterprise, taking into consideration ethical viewpoints.
You are required to write a 1500 words professional practice reflection. This requires you to by reflect on your experiences in Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS), specifically the IS Capstone and how these experiences provided you with insights into your own future as an IT/IS Professional.
You have been studying Information Systems through a lens of Business, as most of you will chose careers in IS management and analytics. Technology is a strategic part of any enterprise today, large or small. Throughout your degree, you have been developing an understanding and skills that enable you to work at a high level in these environments. You are soon to graduate and follow your career path. This assessment gives you an opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and where you wish to go.
Write a 1500 words professional practice reflection addressing the following questions:
- Complete the skills audit to identify your level of skills and knowledge with compared to the nationally recognised ICT skills set needed for a career in ICT.
- Identify your two strongest skills and reflect on why those are your strongest. Link this to your experiences in the MBIS and your life in general (for example you might also be influenced by family, work experience, previous study, hobbies, volunteer work etc.)
- Identify the two skills that need the most work. As above, link this discussion to your experiences in the MBIS and your life in general.
- Now that you are about to graduate, how do these skills match the job/career that you want? Find a job advertisement and match the skills and knowledge wanted in the advertisement against your audit. What do you need to work on?
- Finally, you have identified your skills levels and how it relates to your career, now choose three skills and set yourself SMART* goals for the next six months to achieve your career objectives.
- Structure and Format
- The reflection must include a title page with the subject code and name, assignment title, student’s name, student number and lecturer’s name
- The introduction (200-250 words) which will also serve as your statement of purpose for the reflection. This means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in the reflection. You will need to inform the reader of:
- Your area of interest and its context
- The key concepts you will be addressing,
- What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report
- The body of the reflection report (1000-1200 words) will need to respond to the specific requirements as per questions above.
- The conclusion (200-250 words) will summarise any findings that the report puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the reflection.
- The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, should be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading and page numbers on the bottom of each page. If diagrams or tables are used, due attention should be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting information over two pages. Diagrams must carry the appropriate captioning.
- You are strongly advised to read the rubric which is an evaluation guide with criteria for grading your assignment – this will give you a clear picture of what a successful report looks like.