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ICT2641 Assignment 2 semester 2

ASSIGNMENT 2
Due date: 14 September 2018
Unique Number: 866416
Content Covered: All
% Contribution to Year mark: 90%
Total Mark Allocation: 100

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ICT2641 Assignment 2 semester 2

QUESTION 1 [30]

The following figures (in Rands) were taken from the statements of ZZZ Importers Pty Ltd.

Owner's equity 75000000

15000000

Long-term Loans @ 8% Interest

Current liabilities (creditors plus overdraft) 33000000

Fixed assets (land, building, plant and equipment) 95000000

Current Assets (stock plus debtors) 28000000

Annual Sales 92300000

Cost of Sales 15000000

Operating Expenses 32000000

Tax Rate 25%

Owner's Expected return on his investment 10%

1.1 Compile a simple balance sheet and income statement (queue for cash).
(22)
1.2 From the financial statements that you have compiled in question 1.1,

calculate:

1.2.1 ATO# (3)

1.2.2 ROS% (3)

1.2.3 ROAM (2)

QUESTION 2 [12]

In order to implement the three consulting stages successfully, the business analyst has to be
attentive of the design characteristics of the process every step of the way. What are the most
unique qualities of the analyst consultation process?

QUESTION 3 [15]

3.1 The business analyst is a consultant who collaborates with business managers and
technology experts to improve business results. What is a consultant? (3)

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3.2 You are employed as a Business Analyst at ZZZ Importers Pty Ltd.
3.2.1 If a business analyst is a consultant, what does it mean in specific terms? (6)
3.2.2 Who is the business analyst’ client? (4)
3.2.3 Who makes the final decision and owns the decision? (2)

QUESTION 4 [10]

Using a Breakthrough Strategy to analyze any business within your community by following
Breakthrough design specifications. You should be able to come up with recommendations
on the ways that business can improve its overall business or its IT (Information Technology)
operations.

[Hint: Please check Breakthrough design specifications in Tutorial letter 102].

QUESTION 5 [11]

The analyst consulting process consists of three stages, namely Contracting, Analysing and
Implementing. You have reached the implementation stage in the analyst consultation
process when the client is ready to tackle a specific performance improvement opportunity.
What are the four most critical consulting tasks which are done during implementation and
briefly explain each sub-tasks of these tasks?

QUESTION 6 [16]

When measuring a business, one of the aspects of the model of measurement is the financial
perspective. Name and explain three financial measures you would use.

QUESTION 7 [6]

Name and explain the three different aspects to information technology and systems strategy.

TOTAL: 100

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