MIS603_ Microservices Architecture
ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF Subject Code and Title MIS603_ Microservices Architecture Assessment Executive Proposal Individual/Group Individual Length 2500 words Proposal +/- 10% Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: a) Undertake research to demonstrate an understanding of microservices and how they contribute to business processes. Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 6.1 (Week 11) Weighting 35% Total Marks 100 marks
This research paper should be approximately 2500 words (+/- 10%) excluding cover page, references and appendix. In this assessment, you need to present the different issues that have been previously documented on the topic using a variety of research articles and industry examples. Please make MIS603_ Microservices Architecture sure your discussion matches the stated purpose of the report and include the cases study throughout. Discuss and support any conclusions that can be reached using the evidence provided by the research articles you have found. Details about the different industry cases studies should NOT be a standalone section of the paper.
The microservices is one of the most rapidly expanding architectural paradigms in commercial computing today. It delivers the fundamental MIS603_ Microservices Architecture benefits of integrating processes, optimization and Instructions delivering efficiency across many areas. These are core benefits expected in any implementation and the MSA is primarily configured to provide the functional business needs.
On-the-one-hand, MSA can be leverage to provide further benefits for a business by facilitating:
- Innovation— reflecting the creation of novel or different services or businesses processes, or even disruptive business models.
- Augmented Reality — reflecting the situation where superimposing images and data on real objects allowing people to be better informed.
- Supply chain— reflecting how the MSA enables closer communication, engagement and interactivity amongst important external or internal entities.
On-the-other-hand culture is the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, attitudes, values and beliefs, and it is these predominating values and behaviors that characterize the functioning of an individual, group or organization. Organizational culture is what makes employees MIS603_ Microservices Architecture feel like they belong and what encourages them to work collectively to achieve organizational goals. Extant IS implementation studies have adopted culture theory to explain how organizations respond to implement a MSA system in their workplace, and how these responses lead to successful or failed implementations.
As a professional, your role will require that you understand the benefits of MSA, especially in these three areas, which are significantly becoming the preferred strategy to achieve competitive advantage for many organisations. The purpose of this report is to engage you in building knowledge about how these benefits achieve in an organisational environment with a specific focus on how and why organisational culture can influence the successful implementation of an MSA within an organisation.
Task Instructions (the scenario)
You suppose to work for your selected organization (in assessment 2) and have read reports of other organisations leveraging the MSA application in three areas (innovation, augmented reality and supply chain). Accordingly, you need to prepare a research report for management on how the MSA application can be used to deliver benefits in these areas as well as how and why organisational culture can influence the successful implementation of an MSA. Use at least 2 different case study examples for showing the benefits can be achieved by organisations.
The report should consist of the following structure:
A title page with subject code and name, assignment title, student’s name, student number, and lecturer’s name.
The introduction (250–300 words) that will also serve as your statement of purpose for the proposal—this means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your proposal. You will need to inform the reader of:
- Your area of research and its context
- The key elements you will be addressing
- What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report
The body of the report (1900–2000 words) will need to focus on these three areas (innovation, augmented reality and supply chain) also organisational culture to develop your research paper. Particularly, you need to prepare a research report for management on how the MSA application can be used to deliver benefits in different organisational environments- cultures.
The conclusion (250–300 words) will summarise any findings or recommendations that the report puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.
Format of the report
The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading, and have 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.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
You are strongly advised to read the rubric, which is an evaluation guide with criteria for grading the assignment—this will give you a clear picture of what a successful report looks like.
Submit Assessment 3 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS603 Microservices Architecture. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
|Assessment Attributes||Fail (Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49%||Pass (Functional) 50-64%||Credit (Proficient) 65-74%||Distinction (Advanced) 75-84%||High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%|
|Visual appeal and presentation of content Title page included. Adheres to the font, spacing, format, and word count requirement. Appropriate use of paragraphs, sentence construction, spelling, and grammar. 20%||No title page. Incorrect font and size with poor line spacing and large gaps in pagination, tables, or diagrams. Report is written as a block of text with no breaks in between ideas. Separate ideas cannot be clearly discerned. Many errors in spelling or grammar. Does not adhere to the word count requirement.||Title page is included. Missing most information. Incorrect font and size is used or poor line spacing and large gaps in pagination. Paragraphs are used but large blocks of text with long sentences make it difficult to understand the ideas being conveyed. Spelling or grammar has errors but meaning remains clear. Does not adhere to the word count requirement.||Title page is included but is missing key information. Some errors in font use and line spacing. Some pagination problems. One idea or concept per paragraph. Some paragraphs could be more succinctly written. Minor spelling or grammar errors. Adheres to the word count requirement.||Title page is included with most required information. Minor errors in font, spacing and format. One idea or concept per paragraph with 3–4 well- constructed sentences per paragraph. No errors in spelling or grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement.||Title page is included with all required information. Font, spacing, and format are in accordance with the requirements of the assignment brief. Expert use of paragraphs with 3–4 well-constructed sentences per paragraph that follow logically from each other. No errors in spelling or grammar. Adheres to the word count requirement.|
|Knowledge and understanding Select the right organisation, discuss how MSA has transformed the operations. Identify and analyse of at least three business or organisational reasons for justifying your discussions, understanding of the key concepts of MSA and justify them. 50%||Lack of understanding of the required concepts and knowledge. Key components of the assignment are not addressed. Select the wrong organisation, lack of analysis of information to demonstrate MSA and justifications.||Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge. Some of the key components of the assignment are not addressed. Limited understanding and analysis to demonstrate MSA including at least three reasons.||Adequate knowledge or understanding of the required concepts. A reasonable capacity to explain and apply relevant key concepts. Supports opinion and information substantiated by evidence from research to demonstrate MSA including at least three reasons.||Thorough understanding of the key concepts. Discriminates between assertion of opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading. Well-demonstrated capacity to apply and analyse relevant information to demonstrate MSA including the reasons.||Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s. Comprehensive insight demonstrated in the analysis of elements and reasons for justifying your discussions. The arguments are well articulated and based on research.|
|Use of academic and discipline conventions Formal tone. No use of first-party perspective. Meets the assignment brief regarding introduction, body, and conclusion. Appropriate use of credible resources. Correct citation of key||Does not adhere to the assignment brief of the requirements for a short business report. Poorly written with informal tone using first person pronouns (I, my, we, me, us). No introduction attempted. Conclusion not attempted. Demonstrates inconsistent and||Written according to academic genre as per the assignment brief. Minor errors in the use of first- person pronouns (I, my, we, me, us). Introduction attempted but very generic, and does not clearly state the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report.||Written according to academic genre as per the assignment brief. Sound use of the introduction but does not clearly state either the purpose of the report or what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Sound use of the conclusion and succeeds in either the summation of key concepts||Well-written and adheres to the academic genre as per the assignment brief. Good use of the introduction, which clearly states the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report. Good use of the conclusion and succeeds in summation of key concepts discussed||Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre as per the assignment brief. Excellent use of the introduction, which secures the attention of the reader, clearly states the purpose of the report and what the reader should expect to find in the body of the report.|
|resources using APA style of referencing. 30%||inadequate use of good- quality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. No use of in-text references, or no reference list at the close of the report. There are many mistakes in using the APA style.||Conclusion attempted but does not include summation of key concepts discussed in the report and/or key conclusions or recommendations. Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well-developed. Little use of in-text referencing, or inadequate references consulted and added to references at the close of the report. There are some mistakes in using APA style.||discussed, or key conclusions or recommendations, but not both. Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas. Good use of in-text referencing and appropriate number of references used and listed in the reference list. There are only minor errors in using the APA style.||and key conclusions or recommendations. Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible, and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading. Very good use of in-text referencing. All in-text references match with references listed in the reference list. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.||Excellent use of the conclusion, which succeeds in confident summation of key concepts and conclusions and gives the reader a clear sense of next steps required. Demonstrates expert use of high-quality credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading. Excellent and meticulous use of in-text referencing with all in-text references matching with references listed in the reference list. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.|
|The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment|
|SLO a)||Undertake research to demonstrate an understanding of microservices and how they contribute to business processes.|