My business systems analysis team won first place against USC creating and presenting a RFP response as a mock consulting firm concerning the usage of Big Data Analytics. My three teammates and I competed against USC in this year's IT Competition hosted by MISSA in the category of business systems analysis. We placed first! Below is a summary of the case:
A fictitious company quickly implemented a big data and analytics system into their e-commerce business. Two blunders attached to its use led to dramatic tangible losses to the company including loss of consumer trust, legal investigation, loss of shareholder confidence, and a significant drop in stock value. The executives of this company became unsure of BD&A as a result and drafted a RFP to find a competent consulting team who can educate managers and bring the BD&A system back under control.
The primary deliverable of this competition was a RFP response along with an oral presentation to judge panel made up of five industry professionals.