Please revise and convert my assignment to IEEE format and design a poster presentation. I attached the assignment question and answer and the IEEE format.
Hand out Date: Week 3
Duration: 10 weeks
Submission Date: Week 13
Total Marks: 100
Objective: The assignment constitutes 70% of the module mark. Assessment focuses on research issues
related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Each student submits a detailed report as per the task
specifications through Moodle. The assignment has two sections (Part A and Part B) each focusing on
ERP concepts: in Part A, you are required to write a scholarly research article; part B focuses on solving
the tasks based on the case study provided.
1. Identify business functions and processes that may be integrated using ERP and select
appropriate data infrastructure, tools and techniques for the implementation of an ERP system
2. Evaluate strategies for the implementation of an ERP system and propose techniques to
monitor and evaluate effectiveness
3. Discuss and evaluate ERP systems and their components in relation to management
information, supply chain and financial management
4. Critically review the issues and challenges in ERP
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Write a research article after conducting an exploratory study on ERP implementation in the Middle East
Region. You are required to focus on at least one of the learning outcomes of this module.
Task 1: Prepare a research article (minimum 3 pages) in IEEE format and a poster presentation as per
the poster template provided to you.
The article can be a survey paper or a concept paper covering at least one of the learning outcomes of
this module but in the area of ERP implementation pertaining to Middle East region. Mention which
learning outcome(s) is/are covered in your research on your poster. As a Post Graduate student, you are
required to spend time on research and study. Apply the research skills (such as ability to formulate
research questions; technical and analytical skills to solve those questions, ability to communicate
results) to prepare your article. It is expected that a Post Graduate student demonstrates the research
abilities to expand his/her knowledge on advancements, issues and challenges in ERP. Importantly, to
achieve the above goal, you are expected to learn with much greater independence and need to do a
significant background reading on the chosen topic.
The date, venue and specifications of the poster presentation will be communicated to you. No marks
will be awarded for Part A if poster presentation is not done.
Evaluation is based on the following. However the range of marks that can be scored based on the
overall work is shown in the evaluation sheet.
of the headings and
Originality: 8 marks, Literature marks, Text with no
review: 8 marks, Creativity: 4 spelling
(Total: 20 marks)
4 marks) (Total: 10
Presentation, Q&A (Total: 5+5=10
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Note: You have been provided with the case study ?Cisco Systems, Inc.: Implementing ERP case
study?. Task 2 and Task 3 are required to be answered based on this case study.
Task 2: ERP systems if successfully implemented bring about competitive advantages. On the other
hand, project failure could, in an extreme case, cause organization to go out of business. To which
category does Cisco belong to after ERP implementation?
Critically evaluate your choice with
supporting aspects based on your research.
Task 3: Choosing a vendor for ERP implementation is one of the critical success factors of ERP
implementation. Explore the factors on the decision making of vendor selection by Cisco. Moreover,
critically evaluate the issues and challenges faced by Cisco during the implementation of ERP solution.
Note: Be ready for a presentation with your teacher to discuss/demonstrate your knowledge of the
different concepts used in preparing the assignment. Produce evidences (if any) during your
presentation. No marks will be awarded to tasks 2-3 without presentation.
Follow the guidelines mentioned below for your assignment.
Students are expected to do a critical analysis of the tasks and present their analysis by drawing
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on relevant theoretical concepts. Marks will be awarded based on the ability of students to
undertake the task in a logical manner by drawing on appropriate concepts and theoretical
Report should have a Title Page. Title Page should contain the following information.
a. Assignment Name
b. Student name
c. Student ID
It should have Table of Contents
Use page numbers
Assignment should be typed in your own words using Times New Roman font.
Copy paste from the Internet is strictly not acceptable.
Reference should be included in the last page.
Attach the evidences (if any).
The purpose of assignment is to do some research work so you can consult books in Library or use
internet or computer magazines or any other source. We are obliged to establish assessment criteria
and then mark you upon how well (or otherwise) you meet those criteria. In turn, our assessment of you
will be scrutinized by the external examiners, so we must be able to defend the marks we award. We
will be far more impressed by a student who demonstrates their active participation, interest and
understanding of the module subject matter than by a meticulously presented submission.
Work submitted up to 1 week (5 working days) after the due date for submission will lose 10% of the
mark (after internal moderation).
Work submitted after this, but up to 2 weeks (10 working days) late will lose 20% of the overall
Work tendered for submission more than 2 weeks (10 working days) after the due date will not be
accepted and an absence will be recorded for the assessment concerned. This will count as a failed
attempt and may result in you failing the module overall.
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Please refer to the plagiarism policy in the PG student handbook.
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No evidence of doing
research. No poster
presented with few
outcome not met.
Research article not
prepared in IEEE
format [0-3] [4-8] [11-21] Satisfactory level of
research carried out.
Good research topic
along with supporting
outcome partially met.
prepared in IEEE format
[9-13] [22-34] Overall good efforts. Good
research topic chosen with
good contents along with
Evidence of performing
design is good. Performed
well in Q/A. Learning
outcome met. Research
article prepared in IEEE
format [35-40] Excellent poster presentation. Provided a
comprehensive, detailed investigation and
an innovative approach for the topic
chosen. An excellent research work
demonstrated. Excellent poster design.
Defended all questions by the examiners.
There is scope for publication. Learning
outcome met. Research article prepared in
IEEE format [14-17] [18-20]
No evidence of
analyzing the case
study. No evidence
of literature review.
Overall answer is
provided about the
success or failure
based on the case
study but not all.
Not enough critical
Satisfactory level of
investigation about the
success or failure based
on the case study. Good
level of justification /
provided based on the
Overall good efforts. Good
details provided about
supporting aspects based
on the case study.
Provided a Comprehensive and detailed
investigation for the success/failure. An
excellent analysis is demonstrated with
presentation, logically structured, using
correct grammar and spelling, excellent
cross-referencing and links to supporting
are Incomplete or
and challenges are
analyzing the case
answer is less
provided but very
generic. The overall
answer is not in the
context of CISCO?s
case study. Factors /
issues / challenges
Good details provided.
Critically reviewed the
issues and challenges of
Evidence of reading and
analysing case study.
All Factors explored. Good
Critical review of the issues
and challenges of an ERP
using correct grammar and
spelling, clear and easy to
use links to supporting
evidence. Answer is
prepared in the context of
All Factors explored. Critical review of the
issues and challenges of an ERP
implementation done excellently.
Excellent presentation, logically
structured, using correct grammar and
spelling, excellent cross-referencing and
links to supporting evidence. The answer is
complete in all respects.
Student name: ________________________________
Part A (Task 1)
Part B (Task 2 and Task 3)
Total marks (out of 100)
Total marks (out of 100)
Total marks (out of 70)
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Signature of faculty member
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Each criterion will be graded as follows:
Evidence of research
Less adequate research
into the relevant
Shows evidence of
and issues. Satisfactory
conceptualization of the
of relevant concepts,
area of study.
technologies and issues.
definition and source
for lucid argumentation.
or irrelevant treatment
of the evidence of
investigation of relevant
and research methods.
Presentation of data,
decisions in a useful
form. Accurate data and
Lack of evidence of
conclusions of the
research or weak
Largely descriptive, with little reflective thinking.
but at the
Work of a
Reasonable level of
50-59 application of
and research methods.
Shows clear evidence of reflective thinking about the issues
presents a clear and relevant argument. Substantial originality of
innovation and thinking.
Clear signs of understanding, but presentation, reflection and
analysis are poor.
Shows reasonable evidence of reflective thinking about the issues
with adequate evaluation. Demonstration of detailed analysis and
clear expectations are set based on literature. Good logic and
The work is
coherence of argumentation.
No discernible reflection or evaluation. Inability to deal with the
chosen research question in a critical manner.
The work is
Adequate evaluation, lacking in depth of reflective thinking with
respect to major points. Demonstration of adequate ability to
conduct critical analysis.