ITC548 Understanding the Problem - Assessment item 1

NewAccess is a mental health intervention which initially targeted youth aged 17 to 25, and is in the process of being expanded to young people as young as 12, and also to Indigenous youth.

Headspace is one of several organizations trialling this new system. NewAccess particularly targets depression and anxiety. One of the problems identified was that a young person with a mental illness might see multiple professionals before getting the help they need. Each time they need to re-tell their ‘story’. Soon the young people clam up and say very little, making it harder for professionals to help them. Initially, they might see a Headspace caseworker, then medical staff in a hospital emergency department, perhaps a General Practitioner, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, and others.

Imagine that you are the analyst tasked with building a system that will capture the ‘story’ the first time it is told. This will give access to successive professionals, so that case notes and the story can become enriched, and the young person can be assisted more appropriately. Complete the Following

You are a Systems Analyst that is part of a project that is being currently being proposed. Your task is to develop a Vision Document for this project.

You are to describe the problem in your own words, and the capabilities and benefits. You need to create a Project Vision Document which contains:

  • Problem
  • Capabilities
  • Benefits

Specific analysis techniques have not been taught yet, so this assignment does not require technical descriptions.

Rationale This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to describe the context of an information system.
  • be able to distinguish between requirement gathering techniques and combine these appropriately to apply to a real scenario.
  • be able to evaluate development requirements and prepare a feasibility proposal based on multi-disciplinary (financial, human resource, technological) analyses.
  • be able to formulate and justify system requirement models based on evaluation of given situations.

 

 

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