Software Engineering Methodology

MITS5502 Assignment 3

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Software Engineering Methodology

Assignment 3

Case Study Assignment

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NOTE: This Document is used in conjunction with MITS5002 Case Study document [MITS5002-

CaseStudy.doc]

Objective(s)

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the unit descriptor. This assessment is

designed to improve student collaborative skills in a team environment and to give students experience

in constructing a range of documents as deliverables form different stages of the Software Engineering

Process using a simulated industry case study

INSTRUCTIONS

Case Study Assignment – 30% (week 12) Group Assignment

In this assignment students will work in small groups to develop components of the Software

Specification and Design Documents discussed in lectures. Student groups should be formed by Session

four. Each group needs to complete the group participation form attached to the end of this

document. Assignments will not be grades unless a group participation form is completed.

Carefully read the associated CASE STUDY for this assignment contained in the document MITS5002-

CaseStudy.doc

From this Case Study you are to prepare the following:

1. Specification Document

a. Executive Summary

b. System Description

c. Scope

d. Feasibility Analysis

e. Requirements Specification

i. Functional

ii. Non-Functional

f. Assumptions/ Constraints

g. Use Cases (from functional requirements) (at least 4 per group)

i. Use Case Diagrams

ii. Use Case Descriptions

h. Context Model

i. Leveled Set of Functional Models

2. Design Document

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a. Executive Summary

b. Architectural Design

c. Hardware Specifications

d. Detailed Class Diagram

e. Interface Design (at least 4 per group)

i. Activity Diagrams

f. Business Process Models (utilizing BPMN 2.0) (at least 4 per group)

g. Sequence Diagrams (at least 4 per group)

h. Interaction Diagrams (at least 4 per group)

i. State Diagrams (at least 4 per group)

The above list of documents is not necessarily in any order. The chronological order we cover these

topics in lectures is not meant to dictate the order in which you collate these into one coherent

document for your assignment.

Your report must include a Title Page with the title of the Assignment and the name and ID numbers of

all group members. A contents page showing page numbers and titles of all major sections of the report.

All Figures included must have captions and Figure numbers and be referenced within the document.

Captions for figures placed below the figure, captions for tables placed above the table. Include a footer

with the page number. Your report should use 1.5 spacing with a 12 point Times New Roman font.

Include references where appropriate. Citation of sources is mandatory and must be in the Harvard

style.

Only one submission is to be made per group. The group should select a member to submit the

assignment by the due date and time. All members of the group will receive the same grade unless

special arrangement is made due to group conflicts. Any conflict should be resolved by the group, but

failing that, please contact your lecture who will then resolve any issues which may involve specific

assignment of work tasks, or removal of group members.

What to Submit

All submissions are to be submitted through turn-it-in. Drop-boxes linked to turn-it-in will be set

up in the Unit of Study Moodle account. Assignments not submitted through these drop-boxes

will not be considered.

Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above)

and determined by your Unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be

penalized at the rate of 10% per day (including weekend days).

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The turn-it-in similarity score will be used in determining the level if any of plagiarism. Turn-it-in

will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class member

submissions for plagiarism. You can see your turn-it-in similarity score when you submit your

assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change

your assignment and re-submit. However, re-submission is only allowed prior to the submission

due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed you cannot make re-submissions

and you will have to live with the similarity score as there will be no chance for changing. Thus,

plan early and submit early to take advantage of this feature. You can make multiple submissions,

but please remember we only see the last submission, and the date and time you submitted will

be taken from that submission

Please Note: All work is due by the due date and time. Late submissions will be penalized at the

rate of 10% per day including weekends.

MITS5502 Assignment 3

Group Participation Form

This form is to be completed by the group and returned to your tutor/lecturer as soon as possible.

We, the undersigned, agree to contribute individually and as a team to complete the Group Assignment for MITS5002 Software

Engineering Methodology in the time specified. (It should be noted that failure to participate in a group may result in a fail for the

assignment component of the subject.)

Group membership:

Surname First name Student ID Date Signature

1. ______________________ ___________________ __________ ___/___/___ _______________________

2. ______________________ ___________________ __________ ___/___/___ _______________________

3. ______________________ ___________________ __________ ___/___/____ _______________________

4. ______________________ ___________________ __________ ___/___/____ _______________________

* All members in the team will receive the same mark for an assignment, unless there are extenuating circumstances whereby an

individual’s mark has to be altered by the tutor/lecturer, or if the peer group assessment warrants it.

** Team members should contact their tutor/lecturer immediately if problems arise within the team that may cause completion of an

assignment to be severely delayed, or the quality of the submission to be substantially lowered.

*** No additions or deletions of Team Members from this form allowed unless agreed to by your Instructor

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