Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2, 2019
Unit Code MN 506
Unit Title System Management
Assessment Type Group Assignment
(Minimum 3 Students in a group)
Assessment Title Implementation of Application Servers with analysis of Human Computer Interaction and usability in vogue
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Mapping) This assignment assesses the below Unit Learning Outcomes; students should be able to demonstrate their achievements in them:
1) Analyse human usability in systems and documentation within the context of constantly changing modern industry requirements;
2) Plan and implement various application servers for an organisation;
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1800 -2000 Words
Due Date Week 11 (Sunday 29 September 2019 by 23:55 PM) Demo: Week-12 lab.
Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• SPARKPLUS Self & Peer Assessment and Feedback for group assignment is a compulsory task for each student. The SPARKPLUS results will determine the final assignment mark.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
• Students must ensure before submission of final version of the assignment that the similarity percentage as computed by Turnitin has to be less than 10%. Assignments with more than 10% similarity may not be considered for marking.
• Late submission penalty: a penalty of 10% (of total available marks) per day, 0% score for more than 5 days late submission.
Extension If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly through AMS. You must submit this application within three working days of the assessment due date. Further information is available at:
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Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.
You have been provided a sample case study below:
Case Study – Yeemi
You are an employee of Yeemi Pty Ltd (Yeemi) running successfully in the field of Ecommerce from last decade. Yeemi promotes you as an IT Admin with huge responsibility to plan and implement various application servers for their organization in 2020. You are the project leader of a proposed project which will analyse human usability in systems and documentation within the context of constantly changing modern industry requirements. This will automate and equip internal stakeholders as well as external stakeholders to instantly communicate through evolving concept of Directory-as-a-Service.
The problems with the current scenario are:
• The top management and many customers are dissatisfied with the current situation. Competitive companies have improved their older ways of functioning and are surpassing Yeemi in terms of transparency for internal stakeholders and overall customer satisfaction for external stakeholders.
Your CEO has stressed the importance of the project to the company and asked you to use your skills as an IT Admin to make sure the project is successful by following the relevant IT project ethics. The organisation has given you guidance that the project needs to be completed within 9 months and that costs should be minimised wherever possible. Decisions like this will most likely require deep thought as they involve people, resources and the environments.
You may make any appropriate assumptions needed to enable the successful completion of the project.
Hint: (i) An application server is designed to install, operate and host applications and associated services for end users, IT services and organizations and facilitates the delivery of high-end customers. It is diverse from but frequently works in concurrence with a web application server.
For this assignment, you can plan and implement LDAP server and new WebServer (two or more application servers) for Yeemi which will be beneficial for both internal and external stakeholders.
(ii) “In recent years, usability has become more than a concept. In many organizations, usability is an important part of software development. And more and more companies are discovering that not only is usability good for users, it’s also good business.” [Adapted from Usability: A Business Case]
“The Three S's of Ecommerce” [Available: https://www.top10ecommercesitebuilders.com/]
For this assignment, you can do analysis of Human-Computer Interactions and Usability for old and new WebServer for Yeemi by comparing and contrasting the implemented system with cutting edge Ecommerce portals like eBay, Amazon, Alibaba etc.
Prepare a report that includes the following sections:
A. Executive summary that provides a brief summary of the report and the key findings that emerged in regards to plan and implement various application servers and your analysis of Human-Computer interactions and usability.
B. Introduction about how you go to intend about this project with global awareness.
C. Perform the configurations using either virtually or physically installed server OS to realise the case study. Students can use Windows Server 2008 or a higher version, or Linux server if appropriate, which will depend on your assumptions. Your submission should include screenshots of each important step through evolving concept of Directory-as-a-Service.
D. Prepare a detailed system documentation report to cover your work done in step C, using a standard template. You have the freedom to create a template, with company name, logo, etc., and use that for your documentation report. This report will serve as an important part of backup and disaster recovery documentation for your organisation, and can be used for training new IT staff in the organisation.
E. You must consider human usability factors and include the configurations using description of each important step, and screenshots corresponding to those in a way that will be useful to the target customers or users in regards to implementing user centered portal design.
F. Compare and contrast the implemented system in step E, with cutting edge Ecommerce portals like eBay, Amazon, Alibaba etc. in regards to Human-Computer interactions and usability. Use your implemented system to demonstrate individually during your week-12 lab. Individual understanding will be tested during your demonstration.
This assignment is a group assignment. Students will work in minimum groups of three and only the group leader will submit the files required at Moodle assignment submission link.
1. Your report should include the following:
• The report should have a consistent, professional, and well-organised appearance. The word limit to create the report is 1800-2000 words.
• Students are required to submit the range of documents mentioned in the Assignment Task.
• The cover page must identify student’s (name and ID), teaching staff, and the assignment title.
• Reference sources (IEEE style) must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list.
2. The assignment must be submitted in electronic copy on Assignment 2 Submission Link.
Note: The students are advised to visit Centre of Learning for guidance in making professional reports.
? SPARKPLUS is Self & Peer Assessment and Feedback for group assignment. It is an individual and compulsory task for each student. SPARKPLUS RPF factor is a value between 0 and 1 which will determine the final assignment mark. This factor is generated by the SPARKPLUS website as soon as the group members do the SPARKPLUS review task. Please read Student’s SPARKPLUS Guideline in the assignment folder for how to use it.
Section Description Marks
Executive summary Executive summary that provides a brief summary of the report and the key findings that emerged in regards to plan and implement various application servers and your analysis of Human-Computer interactions and usability. 5
Introduction Introduction that introduces the case study being analysed and how you intend to go about this project with global awareness. 5
Configuration process LDAP Your submission should include screenshots of each important step through evolving concept of Directory-as-a-Service. 8
Documentation This report will serve as system documentation for your organisation, and can be used for training new IT staff in the organisation. 7
User centered portal design Consider human usability factors and include the configurations using description of each important step, and screenshots corresponding to those in a way that will be useful to the target customers or users in regards to implementing user centered portal design. 8
Compare and contrast Compare and contrast the implemented user centered portal, with cutting edge Ecommerce portals like eBay, Amazon, Alibaba etc. in regards to Human-Computer interactions and usability. 7
References In-text referencing & Reference list 3
Demonstrations Demonstrate the understanding of the system implemented on a virtual or real system, and/or the report. 7
Total Marks 50
Marking Rubric for Assignment 2: Total Marks 50
Grade Mark H D CR P Fail
80 % and above 70%-79% 60%-69% 50%-59% Less than 50%
all respects; reflects all requirements Complete in most
respects; reflects most requirements Incomplete in many respects; Reflects few requirements Incomplete in most respects; does not requirements
in all aspects; not reflect requirements
Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the case study and issues Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the
case study and issues Demonstrates an acceptable understanding the topic(s) and issues
Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the case study and issues Does not demonstrate understanding to the topics
All steps are described for the implementation of all required
technology/feature /server role(s) with All steps are described for most of the implementation of all required technology/feature/ server role(s) with The steps are described for
ofwith some steps missing for technology/feature/ The steps are described for the
implementation ofwith important stepssteps missing for technology/featur Does not demonstrates configuration
all justifications no justifications server role(s) e/server role(s)
System Documentation Excellent Very good Good insight Satisfactory Poor insight
/7 insight into insight into into the key insight into into the key
the System the System the System the System the System
Documentation Documentation Documentation Documentation Documentation
User centered All steps are All steps are The steps are The steps are Does not
portal design described for the described for most of described for described for demonstrates
implementation of all required
technology/feature /server role(s) with all justifications the implementation of all required technology/feature/ server role(s) with no justifications the implementation
ofwith some steps missing for technology/feature/ server role(s) the
implementation ofwith important stepssteps missing for technology/featur
e/server role(s) configuration
process of User centered
Compare and contrast Presents an Presents a Presents a Presents an Analysis
/7 insightful and thorough thorough analysis superficia l analysis incomplete analysis of the not related to
analysis of all most issues some of the issues study
Issues identified; issues identified presented
identified; includes most identified;
includes all necessary omits
Necessary information necessary
appendices appendices /2 /3 Uses IEEE guidelines accurately and Uses IEEE guidelines with minor violations
Reflects incomplete knowledge Does not use
consistently to of IEEE
cite sources guidelines
Demonstration Demonstrate the Demonstrate the Demonstrate the Demonstrate the Inadequate
/7 full full partial partial demonstration of
understanding of understanding of understanding of understanding of understanding.
the system the system the system the system
implemented implemented implemented implemented
using a using the report. using a using the report.
real system. real system.