Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence

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Level: 6 Max. Marks: 100

Instructionsto student:
 Answer all questions.
 Deadline of submission:
 The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightage of the
assignment which is 50 % marks.
 Student has to submit Assignment work Proposal .
 Feedback after final evaluation will be provided by on Moodle.

Purpose:

The objective is to enable the student to understand what KM systems, and the organizational impacts that
those systems h a v e . Furthermore, factors influencing the success of KM solutions have to be understood
including how these systems should be aligned to the organization’s business strategy.
Outcomes:
1. Analyse the role of technology in business intelligence
2. Perform an organizational KM audit.

Tasks:

business intelligence (BI) helps organizations make better decisions. Data-powered decisions stand a
better chance of succeeding, and business intelligence gives organizations the power to make
decisions more proactively. Reports, dashboards and visualizations that deliver insights require the
power of various tools, applications and methodologies to collect, process, analyze and display the
data.
In continuation to the first assignment with selected organization /the same organization/part of
organization (Department) that you have chosen for the Assignment1.
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You are expected to do the following:

Task 1: (10 % Marks
Submit a work proposal for this assignment on or before 01 /12/2020 (23:59 pm) which must include:
 Introduction on the chosen organization and/or department selected for the research, a small
overview of KM and the aim of your assignment highlighting the link between them
 Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables.
 General overview of proposed plan – initial understanding of solutions to task 2, Q1, 2 and 3.
 Timeline for completion of the given tasks.
 Resources to be used.
The work proposal must be submitted in a word file through the link available in Moodle.
Task 2: (90 % Marks)
Q.1 By leveraging business intelligence and KM, companies can quickly analyze evolving scenarios, enabling
them to address both opportunities and threats. How a KM application and a BI tool is helping and achieving
the performance goals. Identify and justify with suitable examples. (30 Marks)

Your answer should include the following:

 Discussion on the relationship of KM and BI.
 Identify and justify a KM Application including two features with example.
 Identify and Justify a BI Tool including two features with example.
[Note: Max Words: 500]
Q.2 Knowledge audit is expressed as “systematic and formal evaluation of company’s knowledge resources,
processes and flows . Knowledge audit investigates and analyses the current knowledge- environment, and
culminates, in a diagnostic and prognostic report on the current corporate ‘knowledge health. Explain the
role of Knowledge Audit in finding the Knowledge Health of an Organization with its component and
objectives. In order to better explain it, you have to aid your write-up by performing SWOT and or Gap
analysis first. In the end minimum five quality recommendation are expected. (40 Marks)
Your answer should include the following:
 Discussion on the importance of Knowledge Audit
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 Objective and Components of Knowledge Audit
 KM SWOT or Gap Analysis based on your selected Organization
 Five quality recommendations at the End
[Note: Max Words= 700]

Q.3 Write a detail reflection on the MOOC, you have attempted on any topic of KM or BI as Asynchronous

Mode of study. Your reflection can be varied between 250 to 300 words with proper explanation. Please
don’t forget to mention the topic of the MOOC. (20 Marks)
Your answer should include the following:
 An Introduction
 Main body with detail explanation
 A Conclusion

Additional Instructions:

 Resources: Please make use of MEC e- library resources, Internet resources and the MOODLE to find
informations. All resources should be referenced and cited using CU Harvard style. Marks will be
awarded for originality of analysis.
 Report: Prepare a report document containing the answers to the above tasks. It should additionally
show details on the profile of the organization/department/function chosen and the elicitation
methods you used to gather information on the organization / department / function and should
show adequate literature review.

Documentation Guidelines.

I. The assignment should not be more than 12 pages in (size A4) paper.
II. The document should be well presented and neatly done.
III. Assignment should be computer typed using Times New Roman size 12 font and the softcopy is to
be submitted through Moodle as a Turnitin assignment.
IV. The report must have a Title Page, table of contents (optional), reference/ bibliography and page
number.
V. Heading should be with font size 14, bold, underline.
VI. Each student has to do the assignment individually.
VII. You are welcome to discuss about the assignment during the online session. Separate supportive
session will be provided during the online class session.
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Important Policies to be followed

1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*:
MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation of
academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of violation of
academic integrity shall be canceled.
All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below
mentioned categories:
1. Plagiarism
2. Malpractice
3. Ghost Writing
4. Collusion
5. Other cases
If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the
student is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of plagiarism.
1. Plagiarism

A. First offence of plagiarism

I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in any
assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignment
once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of the
marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.
II. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the date
he or she is advised to re-submit.
III. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be awarded
a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be
accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.

B. Second offence of plagiarism

If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a
subsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism is
detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning of suspension
shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.

2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

A. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
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If a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment
component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module and
shall be required to re-register the module

B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an
assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the
module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and
undergo counselling session in such cases.

3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation

If a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component
irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module
and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as recommended by institutional level
academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:

If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component
irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module
and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee,
Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

5. Other cases

If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases”
mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an
institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee
shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take appropriate
decision. The penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violation which falls in
this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ module fail/suspension/expulsion
depending on the nature and gravity of the offence.

6. Types/Variations of Cases:

I. If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be
applicable for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be
resubmitted.
II. If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as having
committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all students
III. If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be
applicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be
resubmitted.
All students of the group would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy
will then be applied to all the students of the group.
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IV. If the assessment consists of components or part submissions that could be a group assessment
component (e.g. group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individual
reflection), the following will be applicable:
a. If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will be
considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, The policy will then be applied to all
students of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmitted as per the policy.
b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessment
component will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to that student alone.
c. For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment.
* for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.
2. Late Submission Regulations:
It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.
As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days) for
all UG modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for the
submitted work shall be imposed for each working day following the last date of submission till
the date of actual submission. Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of one week (5
working days) after the last date of submission will not be accepted and will be awarded a zero for that
assessment. In cases where the submission has been delayed due to extenuating circumstances, the
student may be permitted to submit the work without imposing the late submission policy stated
above. The extended period of submission will be one week from the original last date of submission.
In such cases, the student is expected to submit the supporting certificates on or before the original
last date of submission of the assessment and the decision of extension rests with faculty responsible
for the assessment .The late submission policy shall be applied if the student fails to submit the work
within one week of the original last date of submission.
Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submission time if
required.
3. Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy
To protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjects involved
including the welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all student projects are expected to
be undertaken as per the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy. Accordingly the following shall
apply.
 Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethical
standards consistent with national and international standards and conventions.
 Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review and
approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee.
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 Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation of microbial,
animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety
Committee.
 Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research and intended
uses of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involved prior to the
commencement of research.
 Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be used only for
the intended purpose of research.
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Evaluation Grid – Individual Assignment 2 (Max Marks = 100)
Student ID: Student Name: Session name:
0-10 Mark
Task 1  Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables.
 General overview of proposed plan – initial understanding of solutions to task 2, Q1. Q2 and Q3.
 Timeline for completion of the given tasks.
 Resources to be used.
0-5 6-12 13-20 21-25 26-30
Task 2

Q1

Poor attempt in identifying
the KM and BI tools. And so
in explaining the relevant
features and relating them to
their roles in supporting
decision-making within the
organization.
Both KM and BI tools are
identified. Relevant features
are briefly explained and
related to their roles in
supporting decision-making
within the organization.
Both KM and BI tools are
identified. Relevant features are
partially explained and related
to their roles in supporting
decision-making within the
organization.
Both KM and BI tools are
identified. Relevant features are
fairly explained and related to their
roles in supporting decisionmaking within the organization.
Both KM and BI tools are
identified. Relevant
features are clearly
explained and related to
their roles in supporting
decision-making within the
organization.
0-10 11-15 16-22 23-30 31-40 Mark
Task 2

Q2

Poor attempt in introducing
knowledge audit and SWOT
analysis. And also in
presenting the required
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats to
the organizations with
justifications and quality
recommendations.
Satisfactory attempt in
introducing Knowledge audit
and SWOT analysis is briefly
introduced. And so are the
presentation of the required
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats to
the organizations with
justifications and quality
recommendations.
Good attempt in introducing
Knowledge audit and SWOT
analysis is introduced. And so
are the presentation of the
required strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats to the
organizations with justifications
and quality recommendations.
Very good attempt – Knowledge
audit and SWOT analysis is fairly
introduced. The required strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities, and
threats to the organizations are
presented with justifications and
quality recommendations.
Excellent attempt – Knowledge audit and SWOT analysis is well
introduced. The required
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats
to the organizations are all
well presented with
justifications and quality
recommendations.
0-3 4-7 8-10 11-15 16-20 Mark
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