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Stage 1: Strategic Use of Technology Before you begin work on this assignment, be sure you have read the Case Study on Chesapeake IT
Consultants (CIC). CIC is a fictional company created for IFSM 300’s Case Study. Overview As a business analyst in the Chief Information Officer's (CIO's) department of Chesapeake IT Consulting
(CIC), you have been assigned to conduct an analysis, develop a set of system requirements and
recommend an IT solution (applicant tracking or hiring system} to improve the hiring process for CIC.
This work will be completed in four stages, and each of these four stages will focus on one section of an
overall Business Analysis and System Recommendation (BA&SR} report to be delivered to the CIO. Section I: Strategic Use of Technology (Stage 1} - The first step is to look at the organization and explain
how an IT system could be used to support CIC's strategies and objectives and support its decision-
making processes. Section II: Process Analysis (Stage 2) — Next you will evaluate current processes and workflow and
explain how CIC can use IT to improve its processes and workflow. Section III: Requirements (Stage 3} —Then you will identify key stakeholder expectations for the new
technology solution to support CIC‘s hiring process and develop a set of requirements. Section IV: System Recommendation (Stage 4) — Finally, you will review the provided Vendor brochure
for a proposed applicant tracking system and explain how it meets the requirements and what needs to
be done to implement the system within CIC. The sections of the BA&SR will be developed and submitted as four staged assignments. In stages 2, 3
and 4, you will also incorporate any feedback received when the previous stage was graded to improve
the effectiveness of your overall report and then add the new section to your report. At the end of the
course, you will submit a complete BA&SR document that includes all the sections and changes that
resulted from previous feedback. Part of the grading criteria for Stage 4 submission includes addressing
previous feedback to improve the final report. Assignment — BA&SR: Introduction and Section I — Strategic Use of Technology Write an appropriate Introduction to the entire BA&SR Report (guidelines are provided below). Section I
of the BA&SR document contains an organizational analysis and identifies ways in which an information
system to improve the hiring process can help CIC, the organization in the case study, meet its strategic
goals and meet the information needs of various levels of management. Using the case study, assignment instructions, Course Content readings, and external resources, develop
your Introduction and Section I: Background and Organizational Analysis. To start, review the Business
Perspectives Module (week 1 content), particularly the sections that describe the example of Booz Allen
Hamilton, a services company with a business model similar to that of CIC in the case study. The case
study tells you that the executives and employees at CIC have identified a need for an effective and
efficient applicant tracking or hiring system. As you review the case study, use the assignment
instructions to take notes to assist in your analysis; in pa rticular, look for objectives to support the Stage 1: Background and Organizational Analysis— 6_13_18 rev. 8 1

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strategies in the table below, and decisions that the various individuals make in the hiring process as
expressed in the "interviews." Use the outline formatI headings and tables provided and follow all formatting instructions below.
For Stage 1, create a title page and reference page that wili be used for all 4 stages. Apply specific information from the case study to address each area.
Introduction Begin your report with a clear, concise, well organized introduction to explain why you are writing and
what is to come. This should briefly set the context for CIC — business purpose, environment, and
current challenges related to hiring. Then specifically provide what is to come in the full report (not just
Stage 1). Keep your audience in mind — this is an internal report for the CIO of CIC. Provide an
introduction in one paragraph that engages the reader’s interest in continuing to read this report. I. Strategic Use of Tech nologv A. Organizational Strategy — Briefly describe the organizational strategy using the Business
Strategy statement and information from the Case Study and explain how a new hiring system
would support that strategy. (Use two to three strong sentences that explain how the system
would support the strategy and justify your position with specifics from the Case Study.) B. Competitive Advantage - First, provide an overview of the competitive environment
that CIC is currently operating in based on information from the case study. Then explain how
and why CIC can use the new hiring system to increase its competitive advantage. Your
explanation should demonstrate your understanding of what competitive advantage is as well as
how improving the hiring process will help achieve CIC‘s competitive advantage. Include how CIC
can use the type of data/information that will be in the hiring system for strategic advantage.
(Paragraph of 4-5 sentences} C. Strategic Objectives- Review the four Strategic Goals in the Strategic Plan section of the
CIC Case Study. The CIO has asked you to come up with an example of an objective to meet
each goal and explain how a new hiring system would help achieve that objective. As you can
see from the example provided in the table below, an objective is a statement that is clear (not
vague} and is something that can be measured or evaluated to determine whether it has been
met or not. First, insert an introductory opening sentence for this table. Then, for each of the
rows listed below, complete the table with the requested information. (Provide an introductory
sentence and copy the table. Create an Objective for each of the 3 remaining Goals and explain
using 2—3 sentences for each.) Strategic Goal Objective Explanation
from case stud clear, measurable and time-bound 2-3 sentences Increase CIC Business
Development by winning new
contracts in the areas of ET
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Continue to increase CJC's ability to quickly provide high quality
consultants to awarded
contracts to best serve the
clients’ needs Increase CIC’s competitive
advantage in the IT consulting
marketplace by increasing its
reputation for having IT
consultants who are highly
skilled in leading edge
technologies and innovative
solutions for its clients D. Decision Making - In the Information Systems (IS) course module (included in the Week
2 Learning Resources), you were introduced to the information requirements of various levels of
the organization. First, insert an introductory opening sentence for this section. Then, for each
of the management roles listed below, complete the table with the appropriate level (as
defined in the course module}, an example of a specific decision supported by the Hiring
System to be made at that level, and what type of information from the hiring system would
be needed to support that decision. Think about what information the hiring system could
provide about applicants, etc., and then identify an example of a decision that might be made by
each level of management. A decision is a choice or conclusion that the management might
make about business operations or future planning. This is not about the decisions about
implementing a new technology solution or about general responsibilities of each role. (Provide
an introductory sentence then copy the table and insert information within.) Example of
Information theHirirIg
System Could. PrOVide
to Support Your
.Exam Ie Decision
Senior/Executive Managers
( Decisions made by the CEO and the CFO at CFC
supported by the hiring Middle Managers
(Decisions made by the
Director of HR and the Stage 1: Background and Organizational Analysis— 6_13_18 rev. 8 3

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5 upp orteo‘ by th e hiringI
5 tern. ) Operational Managers
(Decisions made by the line
managers in the
organization who are hiring
for their projects supported
b the hirin - 5 stem. ) Formatting Your Assignment Consider your audience — you are writing in the role of a CIC business analyst and your audience is CIC
and your boss, the CIO. Don’t discuss CIC as if the reader has no knowledge of the organization. Use
third person consistently throughout the report. In third person, the writer avoids the pronouns I, we,
my, and ours. The third person is used to make the writing more objective by taking the individual, the
“self,” out of the writing. This method is very helpful for effective business writing, a form in which facts,
not opinion, drive the tone of the text. Writing in the third person allows the writer to come across as
unbiased and thus more informed. - Create a title page that includes: The company name, title of report, your name, Course and Section
number and date. 0 In Stage 1, you are preparing the first part of a 4-stage report. Use the structure, headings, and
outline format provided here for your report. 0 Write a short concise paper: Use the recommendations provided in each area for length of
response. It’s important to value Quality over Quantity. Assignment should not exceed 4 pages
excluding title and reference pages. 0 Content areas should be double spaced ; table entries should be single-spaced. 0 To copy a table: Move your cursor to the table, then click on the small box that appears at the
upper left corner of the table to highlight the table; right click and COPY the table; put the cursor in
your paper where you want the table and right click and PASTE the table. 0 Ensure that each of the M is preceded by an introductogy sentence that explains what is
contained in the table, so the reader understands why the table has been included. 0 Use at least two resources with APA formatted citation and reference. Use at least one external
reference and one from the course content. Course content should be from the class reading
content, not the assignment instructions or case study itself. 0 Begin a Reference Page for resources required for this assignment. Additional research in next
stages will be added to this as you build the report. The final document should contain all
references from all stages appropriately formatted and alphabetized. 0 Running headers are not required for this report. 0 Compare your work to the Grading Rubric below to be sure you have met content and quality
criteria. 0 Submit your paper as a Word document or a document that can be read in Word. Keep tables in
Word format — do not paste in graphics. 0 Your submission should include your last name first in the filename: La stna me_firstn ame_Sta ge_1 Stage 1: Background and Organizational Analysis— 6_13_18 rev. 8 4

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