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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MIS604 Requirement Engineering
Assessment One – Group Assessment
Individual/Group Group
Length 15 Minutes Presentation + 2000 Words Written
Assignment
Learning Outcomes a-b
Submission Due 23:59 (Sydney time) Friday, end of module 2.2. Each group presents in Module 3.
Weighting 30%
Total Marks 30 marks
Context:
In your reading and activities for this subject, you have discovered the concept of requirement engineering and the entire procedures that involved in the process derived from the real-world cases. You also explored the importance of requirement engineering and the relevant case studies have guided you to understand it further. By undertaking this assessment, you will be able to contextualise and explain the high-level concepts of requirement engineering and explain the role of requirement engineering in achieving organizational success. Task Instructions:
You, as a group, should first read and understand the following case before proceeding to answer the questions in Assessment Tasks section. Note that every piece of information provided in the following case serves a purpose.
The case
ABC Pty Ltd is a start-up tech company (the ‘Company’) based in Sydney Australia. They are currently seeking to develop a mobile app or a web application (collectively called an ‘app’), which provide ondemand trades & handyman services to their customers. The objective of the app is to connect tradesmen and customers. ABC envisioned that this app will provide a strong revenue stream to the company and other business opportunities from a wide handyman network.
The founder of the Company has envisaged an app that enable customers to find trustworthy tradesmen to get the job done; it is also a platform for tradespersons to find jobs and earn an extra income stream. Typical jobs posted on the platform should include home cleaning, heating and cooling system services, gardening, airport pick up & delivery, IKEA furniture assembly, garbage removal, plumbing, and other tradesmen & handyman jobs. The founder also provided the following very highlevel and rough ideas for the app:
For customers, they can post job(s) on the app, browse through tradespersons’ profile, and contact them through the in-app instant messenger.
For tradespersons, they can put up a profile on the app, browse through jobs available, and contact customers through the in-app instance messenger.
Once the job is completed, payment can be made securely through the app. The customer will also have the opportunity to rate and review the tradesperson.
ABC wants to push this app to the market in the next six months and have secured an investment for this app.
ABC has engaged you (i.e. a group of you) as the requirements analyst in this project.
Assessment tasks
Part A. As a group write a report addressing the following tasks:
1. Establish your credentials in giving requirements engineering advice to ABC. Note that you are not a student in this case. You are required to undertake some research and identify qualifications, certificates or experiences related to requirements engineering that will add to your credentials.
2. Advise ABC Pty Ltd of the importance of requirements engineering, and the implications of not having in place proper requirement engineering practices in the project.
3. Advise ABC Pty Ltd of the key processes in requirements engineering in relation to the project. Provide (a) a description of each requirements engineering process; (b) the objectives, the main activities, key stakeholders and outputs of each process.
4. Advise ABC Pty Ltd of a plan for requirement elicitation for the proposed app. Given the nature of this app, what are the requirements elicitation activities you would perform? Justify your choices. Provide detailed descriptions of at least two requirements elicitation techniques. For example, if an interview is to be conducted, you will need to provide:
• who are the interviewees;
• who are the interviewers;
• the interview questions;
5. Based on the case description and use common sense, for the proposed app, list
a. At least two (2) business requirements;
b. At least five (5) functional requirements;
c. At least three (3) non-functional requirements;
The requirements must satisfy the criteria of a “good” requirement discussed in Module 2.1. Your report should include the following
1. Title page: Subject code and name, assessment number, report title, assessment due date, word count (actual), student names, student IDs, Torrens email address, campus learning facilitator, and Subject coordinator. Not included in the word count.
2. Executive summary: should include the purpose of the report, the problem including key issues considered and how they were investigated, and your findings. This part should be approximately three quarters of an A4 page but must not be longer than one (1) A4 page. Not included in the word count.
3. Table of Contents (ToC): should list the report topics using decimal notation. Need to include the main headings and subheadings with corresponding page numbers, using a format that makes the hierarchy of topics clear. Because you are including a ToC the report pages should be numbered in the footer as follows: title page has no page number; and main text to have Arabic numerals commencing at 1. Create the ToC using MS Word’s ToC auto-generator rather than manually typing out the ToC. Instructions can be found here https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Create- a-table-of-contentsor-update-a-table-of-contents-eb275189-b93e-4559-8dd9-c279457bfd72#__create_a_table. Not included in the word count.
4. Introduction: provide a brief description of the company as given in the case scenario including any assumptions, a concise overview of the problem you have been asked to research, the main aims/purpose of the report, the objectives to be achieved by writing the report (include the tasks outlined in the case study) and how you investigated the problem. Provide an outline of the sections of the report. Should be approximately 200 words.
5. Body of the report (use appropriate headings in the body of the report.): Ensure that you address the tasks listed in the case study scenario. Do NOT use generic words such as ‘Body, Body of the Report, Tasks’ as section headings. Create meaningful headings and subheadings that reflect the topic and content of your report. Should be approximately 1600 words.
6. Conclusion: restate the purpose of the report and key issues investigated and the related findings based on your research and analysis. Explain the significance of your findings for addressing the problem stated in the case scenario and any limitations. State how your report has achieved its objectives and any future work to be considered. Should be approximately 200 words.
7. Reference list. Not included in the word count.
8. Appendices if necessary. Not included in the word count.
Part B. Present to the class a 10-minute group presentation. Your presentation should include:
• The requirement elicitation plan;
• At least two (2) business requirements for the proposed app;
• At least five (5) functional requirements for the proposed app;
• At least three (3) non-functional requirements for the proposed app;
The presentation will be followed by a 5-minute Question & Answer session. All presentation will be scheduled in Module 3 (Week 5 and 6).
General Assessment Requirement
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Case study. Assessment response must focus on the case study scenario given in the Task Instructions.
Any assessment items that do not address the case study scenario may be awarded 0 (zero) marks.
Track changes. If you use Track Changes when writing your assessment, you must ensure that the submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your submitted report contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks it may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your report.
Check with marking criteria. Before submitting your assessment, you should check it against the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that you have satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your submission.
Academic language. All submissions should be thoroughly proof-read for spelling, typographical or grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not reply on the ‘spell-check’ function in your word processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’, your program may not detect the error.
Group Assessment Requirement
Group assessment. This assessment is a group assignment for all students. Each group consists of 2 or 3 students. To ensure your success in this group assignment, please read and follow these requirements regarding group formation, registration and administration.
Group Formation
Group size. Each group consists of 2 or 3 students. Groups of more than 3 students must be split into two or more groups. Given the amount of work you need to undertake in this assignment, it is highly suggested that you form a group of 3 students. You may be added by the Learning Facilitator to groups that consists of less than 3 students after Module 2.1.
Inter-class groups. You must only form groups within the Class you are enrolled in. No inter-class groups are allowed.
Remain in the same group. You must remain in the same group for this assessment.
Freedom to form groups before the deadline. You have the freedom to choose your group members before the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, however, those who are not in a group will be allocated to a group by the Learning Facilitator.
Group Registration
Deadline. The deadline for group registration is 11:45pm AEST Friday Module 2.1.
Penalty for not registering before the deadline. If you are not registered before the deadline you will receive no penalty on your marks; you will, however, lose the freedom to form a group on your own. The Learning Facilitator will assign you into a group.
Means of registration. To register your group, you must send your Learning Facilitator an email with “[MIS604] Group Registration” in the subject line. In the body of that email, you must list out the name and your student ID for each member in their group. The registration email must arrive at your Learning Facilitator’s inbox before the registration deadline to be a valid registration.
Group Administration
Conflicts. If there is anything that you think you will need to involve your Learning Facilitator, please do not hesitate to do so.
Burden to prove. If you make any allegation against any other group members, you bear the evidential onus to prove your allegation and claims.
Group marks. Everyone in the same group will receive the same mark unless:
• there is an issue brought to the attention of the Learning Facilitator; and
• the Learning Facilitator finds it is fundamentally unfair to give every group member the same mark.
You may be removed from a group. In some circumstances, you may be removed from you group due to your significant and persistent lack of contribution. Once it happens, those being removed from a group will need to undertake all assessment individually from the time they are removed. The marking standard and criteria will remain the same.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing Submission Instructions:
Means of submission. ALL students must submit ONE MSWord document (.doc or .docx) and ONE MSPowerPoint document (.ppt or .pptx) via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS604: Requirements Engineering. Physical copies/Email submissions are not accepted.
No Zipped files. Students must NOT zip the MSWord document and MSPowerPoint and submit it as one single zip/compressed file.
Complete and correct submission. Assessment, once submitted, are FINAL and therefore cannot be modified. You bear all the onus to ensure that your submissions are final, correct (correct files in correct format) and complete before submitting to Blackboard.
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester, especially as you relate the learning activities (formative assessment) in the modules to this and the other (summative) assessments. Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on in preparing your report.
Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances where the student has applied before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the extension is not granted and to demonstrate they have earnestly done everything to avoid lateness.
Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to submit the correct version.
Torrens University Australia policies apply to the preparation and submission of this assignment.
Learning Rubric: Assessment One
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Establishment of
Credentials
(2 marks) Does not include or does not recognise the importance of establishing the credentials of the consultant. May provide a cursory or incomplete representation of credentials.
Provides a narrative on the credentials of the authors that may be cursory or that does not appreciate the importance of undertaking the activity. Treats the task as a chore rather than as an opportunity.
Provides a narrative of the credentials of the authors that imbues a sense of cautionary proceeding through to the rest of the paper. Attempts to engage with the audience but may not show empathy for them.
Establishes the credentials of the authors, inspiring trust and excitement in the reader to read on. Shows empathy for the reader and engages them with confidence.
Expertly establishes the credentials of the authors of the report, inspiring a sense of security and trust in the reader by setting the rest of the business paper up for immediate and sustained acceptance.
The importance of requirements engineering and the implication of not having it in place.
(3 marks) Does not demonstrate a basic understanding of requirements engineering. Provides a high-level description of either the
importance of
requirements engineering or the implication of not having it in place. The understanding of the role and impact of requirement engineering may not be correct. Provides a high-level description of the role and impact of requirements engineerings, but the discussion is not in-depth. Evaluates the importance of requirements engineering and discussed the implications of not having it in place. The understanding of the role and impact of requirements engineering is correct, but there is room for improvement in the articulation of arguments. Critically evaluates the importance of
requirements engineering, the arguments are well articulated and based on research.
Key processes in requirements engineering
(5 marks) Provides a description of less than three processes in requirements
engineering;
The description is not related to the case. Provides a description of three processes in
requirements engineering;
The description is not related to the case. Provides a description of all the key processes in requirements engineering;
The description is not related to the case and the understanding of one process is not correct. Provides a comprehensive survey of all the key processes in requirements
engineering;
The description may not be closely related to the case. Provides a comprehensive description of all the key processes in requirements
engineering;
The description is very well written and related to the case.
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Requirement elicitation
(5 marks) The techniques provided cannot be regarded as requirements elicitation techniques;
No justification for the choice of requirements
elicitation techniques;
Little or no description provided for the requirement elicitation techniques;
No requirement elicitation plan is provided. Provides one requirements elicitation technique.
Little or no justification provided for the choice of that requirements
elicitation technique;
The description for that requirements elicitation technique is vague and not related to the case.
The requirement elicitation plan is vague and incomplete. Provides two requirements elicitation techniques, one of which may not be suitable for the case;
There is significant room for improvements in the justification for both requirements elicitation techniques;
High-level description of both requirements elicitation techniques, which may not be related to case;
Provided a requirements elicitation plan that may not be relevant to the case; Provides two requirements elicitation techniques that
are suitable for the case;
Provides justification for both requirements elicitation techniques, but the arguments may not be sound;
Detailed description of both requirements elicitation techniques, which is related to the case;
Provided a requirements elicitation plan that is relevant to the case Provides two requirements elicitation techniques that
are suitable for the case;
Sound justification for both requirements elicitation techniques;
Comprehensive and detailed description of both requirement elicitation techniques, which is closely related to the case;
Provided a detailed requirements elicitation plan that is relevant for the case;
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Business, functional and non-functional requirements.
(5 marks) Provided less than 6
requirements altogether;
All or most requirements are remotely relevant to the case;
Few requirements are
correctly categorised;
Few requirements satisfy the characteristics of a
“good” requirement;
The answer does not demonstrate a correct and sound understanding of the different types of requirements and the characteristics of a “good” requirement. Provided 6 or more
requirements altogether;
4 or more requirements are relevant to the case;
4 or more requirements are
correctly categorised;
4 or more requirements satisfy the characteristics of a “good” requirement;
The answer lacks understanding of the different types of requirements and the characteristics of a “good” requirement. Provided the required number of requirements (10 altogether);
6 or more requirements are relevant to the case;
6 or more requirements are
correctly categorised;
6 or more requirements satisfy the characteristics of a
“good” requirement;
The answer shows some understanding of the different types of requirements and the characteristics of a “good” requirement. Provided the required number of requirements
(10 altogether);
8 or more requirements are relevant to the case;
8 or more requirements are
correctly categorised;
8 or more requirements satisfy the characteristics of
a “good” requirement;
The answer demonstrates a working understanding of the different types of requirements and the characteristics of a “good” requirement. Provided the required number of requirements
(10 altogether);
All requirements are relevant to the case;
All requirements are
correctly categorised;
All requirements satisfy the characteristics of a “good” requirement;
The answer demonstrates a correct and sound understanding of the different types of requirements and the characteristics of a “good” requirement.
Report structure, professional writing
and references
(5 marks) Well synthesised and extensive research;
More than 14 current references.
Approximately 60% or more of the references were academic references.
Thorough referencing. Citations and reference list accurate and consistent with Torrens APA referencing style. All citations/references listed.
Written expression was clear and correct; Grammar excellent; correct use of punctuation; minimal or no spelling errors; and evidence of thorough proof-reading.
Report structure is complete, included: An Executive Summary, ToC,
Table of Content,
Introduction, Body,
Conclusion, References. Basic research;
At least ten current references but less than six academic references.
Some errors with Torrens APA referencing style.
Incomplete reference list. References not cited properly in text.
Some major grammatical or proofreading errors. Language frequently weakened by inexact word choices. Spelling errors.
A few structural elements are missing. Well synthesised and extensive research;
More than 14 current references.
Approximately 60% or more of the references were academic references.
Thorough referencing. Citations and reference list accurate and consistent with Torrens APA referencing style.
All citations/references listed.
Written expression was clear and correct; Grammar excellent; correct use of punctuation; minimal or no spelling errors; and evidence of thorough proof-reading.
Report structure is complete, included: An Executive Summary, ToC, Table of
Content, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, References. Well synthesised and extensive research;
More than 14 current references.
Approximately 60% or more of the references were academic references.
Thorough referencing. Citations and reference list accurate and consistent with Torrens APA referencing style. All citations/references listed.
Written expression was clear and correct; Grammar excellent; correct use of punctuation; minimal or no spelling errors; and evidence of thorough proofreading.
Report structure is complete, included: An Executive Summary, ToC,
Table of Content,
Introduction, Body,
Conclusion, References. Well synthesised and extensive research;
More than 14 current references.
Approximately 60% or more of the references were academic references.
Thorough referencing. Citations and reference list accurate and consistent with Torrens APA referencing style. All citations/references listed.
Written expression was clear and correct; Grammar excellent; correct use of punctuation; minimal or no spelling errors; and evidence of thorough proof-reading.
Report structure is complete, included: An Executive Summary, ToC,
Table of Content,
Introduction, Body,
Conclusion, References.
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Presentation
(5 marks) Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning.
Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity.
Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains audience’s interest in the topic, demonstrates high
levels of cultural sensitivity
Effective use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multi-media.
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