I’ve attached the stages 3 and 4, along with the Case study and brochure. I have completed stages 1 and 2 ealrier in the semester. I would love it if you could help me with this asignment.
stage_3___business_analysis_and_systems_recommendation.docx
stage_4_business_analysis_and_systems_recommendation.docx
ez_ats_brochure.pdf
mtc_case_study___ifsm_300.pdf
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Stage 3: Requirements
Before you begin work on this assignment, be sure you have read the Case Study and reviewed the
feedback received on your Stage 1 and 2 assignments.
Overview
As the business analyst in the CIO’s department of Maryland Technology Consulting (MTC), your next
task in developing your Business Analysis and System Recommendation (BA&SR) Report is to develop a
set of requirements for the hiring system.
Assignment – BA&SR Section III. Requirements
The first step is to review any feedback from previous stages to help improve the effectiveness of your
overall report and then add the new section to your report. Part of the grading criteria for Stage 4
includes evaluating if the document is a very effective and cohesive assemblage of the four sections, is
well formatted and flows smoothly from one section to the next. For this assignment, you will add
Section III of the Business Analysis and System Recommendation (BA&SR) Report to your Sections I and
II. In this section you will identify requirements for the new hiring system. This analysis leads into
Section IV. System Recommendation of the BA&SR (Stage 4 assignment) that will analyze a proposed IT
solution to ensure it meets MTC’s organizational strategy and fulfills its operational needs.
Using the case study, assignment instructions, Content readings, and external research, develop your
Section III. Requirements. The case study tells you that the executives and employees at Maryland
Technology Consultants (MTC) 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 particular, look for information in the interviews to provide stakeholder interests and
needs.
Use the outline format, headings and tables provided and follow all formatting instructions below.
III.
Requirements
A.
Stakeholder Interests – Review the interest or objectives for the new hiring system for
each stakeholder listed below based on his or her organizational role and case study
information. Consider how the technology will improve how his/her job is done; that is, identify
what each of the stakeholders needs the system to do. Then to complete the table below, use
information from the stakeholder interviews and identify one significant challenge or problem
for each stakeholder related to the current hiring process (not their future expectations). Then
explain how a system could address their problems. Do not define what that position does in the
organization. (Provide an introductory sentence for this section, copy the table below and
complete the two columns with 1-2 complete sentences for each role in each column.)
Role
1.
Specific problem related to
the current hiring process
How a technology
solution to support the
hiring process could
address the problem
CEO
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2. CFO
3. CIO
4. Director of Human Resources
5. Manager of Recruiting
6. Recruiters
7. Administrative Assistant
8. Hiring Manager (Functional
supervisor the new employee
would be working for.)
B.
Defining Requirements – The next step is to identify the essential requirements for the
information system. In addition to the stakeholder interests identified above, review the Case
Study, especially the interviews, highlighting any statements that tell what the person expects or
needs the system to do. User requirements express specifically what the user needs the system
to do. This can be in terms of tasks the users need to perform, data they need to input, what
the system might do with that data input, and output required. System performance
requirements express how the system will perform in several performance areas and security.
As a member of the CIO’s organization, you will use your professional knowledge to Identify 5
User Requirements (including one specifically related to reporting) and 5 System Performance
Requirements (including 2 security-related requirements). Refer to Week 5 content on
requirements; security requirements are covered in Week 6. Additional research can expand
your knowledge of these areas.
Once you have identified the 10 requirements, evaluate each one using the criteria below and
create 10 well-written requirements statements for the new hiring system.
The requirement statement:
• Is a complete sentence, with a subject (system) and predicate (intended result, action or
condition).
• Identifies only one requirement; does not include the words “and,” “also,” “with,” and “or.”
• For User Requirements, states what tasks the system will support or perform.
• For System Performance Requirements, states how the system will perform.
• Includes a measure or metric that can be used to determine whether the requirement is
met (time or quantity), where appropriate.
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Is stated in positive terms and uses “must” (not “shall,” “may” or “should”); “the system
must xxxx” not “the system must not xxx”.
Avoids the use of terms that cannot be defined and measured, such as “approximately,”
“robust,” “user friendly,” etc.
Is achievable and realistic; avoids terms such as “100% uptime,” or “no failures”.
For a full requirement specification, there will be many requirements statements; you only need
to provide the number of requirements identified for each category. Do not provide generic
statements but relate to the needs of MTC to improve its hiring process.
(Provide an introductory sentence, copy the table, and complete the Requirements Statement
and Stakeholder columns. No additional information should be entered into the first column,
Requirement ID.)
Requirement ID
Requirement Statement
Stakeholder
(Position and Name from
Case Study that identified
this requirement)
User
Requirements –
(What the user
needs the system
to do)
EXAMPLE PROVIDED –
(Retain text but
remove this label and
gray shading in your
report)
The system must store all information from
the candidate’s application/resume in a
central applicant database.
Recruiter – Peter O’Neil
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. (ReportingOutput of
organized
information
retrieved from the
system)
System
Performance
Requirements –
(How the system
will perform)
EXAMPLE PROVIDED –
(Retain text but
remove this label and
The system must be implemented as a
Software as a Service solution.
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CIO – Raj Patel
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gray shading in your
report)
1.
2.
3.
4. (Security)
5. (Security)
Formatting Your Assignment
Consider your audience – you are writing in the role of an MTC business analyst and your audience is
MTC and your boss, the CIO. Don’t discuss MTC 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.

In Stage 3, you are preparing the third part of a 4-stage report. Use the structure, headings, and
outline format provided here for your report. Use the numbering/lettering in the assignment
instructions as shown below.
III.
Requirements
A. Stakeholder Interests
B. Defining Requirements










Begin with Sections I and II, considering any feedback received, and add to it Section III.
Write a short concise paper: Use the recommendations provided in each area for length of
response. It’s important to value quality over quantity. Section III should not exceed 3 pages.
Content areas should be double spaced; table entries should be single-spaced.
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.
Ensure that each of the tables is preceded by an introductory sentence that explains what is
contained in the table, so the reader understands why the table has been included.
Continue to use the title page created in Stage 1 that includes: The company name, title of report,
your name, Course and Section Number, and date of this submission.
Use at least two resources with APA formatted citation and reference for this Stage 3 assignment.
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. For information
on APA format, refer to Content>Course Resources>Writing Resources.
Add the references required for this assignment to the Reference Page. Additional research in the
next stage will be added to this as you build the report. The final document should contain all
references from all stages appropriately formatted and alphabetized.
Running headers are not required for this report.
Compare your work to the Grading Rubric below to be sure you have met content and quality
criteria.
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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.
Your submission should include your last name first in the filename: Lastname_firstname_Stage_3
GRADING RUBRIC:
Criteria
Stakeholder
Interests
Identification of
specific
stakeholder
problems
(interests and
objectives for
improving the
hiring process)
and how a
technology
system could
address.
Generally, 0-3
points per role.
Both quantity and
quality evaluated.
User
Requirements
5 user
requirements (1
addresses
reporting)
Generally, 0-5
points each. Both
quantity and
quality evaluated.
90-100%
80-89%
70-79%
60-69%
< 60% Far Above Standards 22-24 Points Above Standards Meets Standards Below Standards 20-21 Points 17-19 Points 15-16 Points Well Below Standards 0-14 Points Problems and how a technology solution will address are described and explained. Problems and how a technology solution will address are not clearly described and explained; and/or lacks effective presentation of information Content missing or extremely incomplete, did not reflect the assignment instructions, showed little or no originality, demonstrated little effort, is not supported with information from the Case Study; and/or is not original work for this class section. 17-19 Points 15-16 Points 0-14 Points Problems and how a technology solution will address are correctly and clearly described and fully explained using a sophisticated level of writing. Problems and how a technology solution will address are clearly described and explained using an effective level of writing. 23-25 Points Correctly identified, written and sourced; clearly derived from the Case Study; demonstrates sophisticated analysis. 20-22 Points Identified, written and sourced correctly; requirements are derived from the Case Study; demonstrates effective analysis. Stage 3: Requirements7/5/2019 ver. 3 Identified and sourced; requirements are related to the Case Study. Fewer than 5 requirements are identified and sourced; and/or information provided is not correct; and/or requirements are not all related to the Case Study. Possible Points 24 25 Content missing or extremely incomplete, did not reflect the assignment instructions, showed little or no originality, demonstrated little effort, is not supported with information from the Case Study; and/or is not original work for this class section. 5 Performance Requirements 3 performance requirements and 2 system security requirements Generally, 0-5 points each. Both quantity and quality evaluated. Research Two or more sources--one source from within the IFSM 300 course content and one external (other than the course materials) Format Uses outline format provided; includes Title Page and Reference Page 23-25 Points Correctly identified, written and sourced; clearly derived from the Case Study; demonstrates sophisticated analysis. 20-22 Points Identified, written and sourced correctly; requirements are derived from the Case Study; demonstrates effective analysis. 17-19 Points Identified and sourced; requirements are related to the Case Study. 15-16 Points Fewer than 5 requirements are identified and sourced; and/or information provided is not correct; and/or requirements are not all related to the Case Study. 0-14 Points 25 Content missing or extremely incomplete, did not reflect the assignment instructions, showed little or no originality, demonstrated little effort, is not supported with information from the Case Study; and/or is not original work for this class section. 0-5 Points 10 9-10 Points 8.5 Points 7.5 Points 6.5 Points Required resources are incorporated and used effectively. Sources used are relevant and timely and contribute strongly to the analysis. References are appropriately incorporated and cited using APA style. 14-16 Points At least two sources are incorporated and are relevant and somewhat support the analysis. References are appropriately incorporated and cited using APA style. Only one resource is used and properly incorporated and/or reference(s) lack correct APA style. A source may be used, but is not properly incorporated or used, and/or is not effective or appropriate; and/or does not follow APA style for references and citations. No course content or external research incorporated; or reference listed is not cited within the text. 12-13 Points 11 Points 10 Points 0-9 Points Very well organized and easy to read. Very few or no errors in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; doublespaced, written in third person and presented in a professional format. Effective organization; has few errors in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; doublespaced, written in third person and presented in a professional format. Some organization; may have some errors in sentence structure, grammar and spelling. Report is double spaced and written in third person. Not well organized, and/or contains several grammar and/or spelling errors; and/or is not double-spaced and written in third person. Extremely poorly written, has many grammar and/or spelling errors, or does not convey the information. 16 TOTAL Points Possible Stage 3: Requirements7/5/2019 ver. 3 100 6 Stage 4: System Recommendation and Final BA&SR Report Before you begin work on this assignment, be sure you have read the Case Study, and reviewed the feedback received on your Stage 1, 2 and 3 assignments. Overview As the business analyst in the CIO's department of Maryland Technology Consulting (MTC), your next task in working towards an IT solution to improve the hiring process at MTC is to write a justification and implementation plan for a system that the CIO has decided will meet MTC's needs. The system, EZ-ATS, is described in the vendor brochure provided with this assignment. The vendor, UMUC Hiring Solutions, Inc., and EZ-ATS are fictitious names created for use with this case study but based on real-world SaaS application information. In this Stage 4 assignment, you will explain how the selected system meets MTC's requirements, and what needs to be done to implement the system within MTC. You will combine Stages 1-4 to provide a complete final BA&SR Report. Assignment – BA&SR Section IV. System Recommendation and Summary & Conclusion The first step is to review any feedback from previous stages to help improve the effectiveness of your overall report and then add the new section to your report. Part of the grading criteria for this final stage includes evaluating if the document is a very effective and cohesive assemblage of the four sections, is well formatted and flows smoothly from one section to the next Section IV of the Business Analysis and System Recommendation Report will explain how the selected system helps MTC achieve its strategy, improve its hiring process, and meet its system requirements, and you will explain how each implementation area might be addressed to help ensure a successful implementation of the technology solution. Using the case study, assignment instructions, vendor brochure, Course readings (in particular, Implementing a SaaS Solution and Developing a System Proposal) and external research, develop your Section IV. System Recommendation. Approximate lengths for each section are provided as a guideline; be sure to provide all pertinent information. As you review the case study, use the assignment instructions to take notes to assist in your analysis; in addition, review information provided in earlier stages of this report to identify where the proposed solution can address the needs and requirements. Use the outline format and headings provided and follow all formatting instructions below. Stage 4: System Recommendation 7/5/19 ver. 4 1 IV. System Recommendation A. System Justification Provided with the Stage 4 Assignment Instructions is a brochure that describes an IT solution that the CIO has selected, with the HR Director’s endorsement, to meet the needs of improving MTC’s hiring process. In Stage 1, you analyzed the strategy and objectives for MTC and how a technology solution to improve the hiring process would contribute. In Stage 2, you analyzed how to improve the hiring process with a technology solution, and in Stage 3 you identified specific requirements. After reviewing the EZ-ATS Brochure, briefly describe the selected solution. Then, describe how that selected solution aligns with achieving the strategy, improves the process, and meets the requirements. Write two to three clear, concise, well-organized paragraphs to summarize this assessment. Don’t just repeat information from previous stages but synthesize this information and provide strong information and justification to explain why this proposed solution is a good fit for MTC. Remember you are writing a report to your boss, the CIO of MTC, that he can use to convince the leadership team why this is the best solution based on your analysis. B. Implementation Areas To successfully implement this technology solution, MTC will need to develop an Implementation Plan and below is a list of key implementation areas that should be included. First, provide a brief introduction to this section – what it contains and why an Implementation Plan is so important for MTC. Then address each of the seven (7) areas below to explain what MTC needs to do (with support by the vendor). Below the numbered heading, write one to two paragraphs to address the area. The sub-areas (a,b,c, etc.) contain questions and areas to help guide your thinking about what should be covered and should be incorporated within your response to the major category. For an explanation of the implementation areas, refer to the Week 7 Reading "Implementing a SaaS Solution". The vendor brochure provides information for some of these areas, but you need to include what MTC must do as well. Remember you are writing this section to help MTC plan for a successful implementation. It is not sufficient to just indicate “Vendor provides” or “employees need to be trained." In addition to incorporating course content, external research on implementation areas will strengthen your understanding and explanation. The goal for this section is to help MTC know what needs to happen in each area to help support a successful implementation of EZ-ATS. 1. Vendor agreement (MTC must enter into a contractual agreement with the vendor before full implementation. This identifies responsibilities as well as costs.) Incorporate answers to the following questions in your paragraph – do not include the questions themselves ... Purchase answer to see full attachment

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