1. Task Description
You are required to read the provided Case Study document (on MySCU) and complete each of the activities and questions in the weeks advised.
The answers to all activities and questions are to be collected in one “Systems Requirements Report” with a title page, page numbers, table of contents, headings and all other report formatting.
The purpose of the full System Requirements Report is to guide and enable your fictional client to make a rational selection from options for a proposed computer application.
The Initial Investigation part of this report (see Part A) will include (but is not limited to):
Business Information including Organisation Chart System Vision Document
Project Management Chart
Simplified Risk and Cost-Benefit Analysis Feasibility Analysis
You will be required to include other sections and models in the full Systems Requirements Report (see Part B in Week 7). For example:
Fact Finding Documents Use Cases
ERD and Domain Model Class Diagrams System Sequence Diagrams
Project Management Charts with progress against tasks
Conclusions and Recommendations.
You will also be required to make a presentation as part of this unit (worth 20% of your marks). Your video presentation will be based on your solutions for the client and a reflection of your work for the client and your time at SCU.
1.2 Report submission requirements
You are advised to use this outline as a starting point for your Table of Contents. The final submission is to be formatted as a report document with page numbering, section headings, and all other appropriate report formatting requirements, including executive summary and appendices. For more details about report writing, please see: https://www.scu.edu.au/current-students/study-resources/academic-skills/quick-guides/
Of particular importance is:
1.3 Suggested completion schedule (Part A and B)
Section of Report Complete during week
0 Set up report outline, page numbers, table of contents, headings,
title page etc (see Activity 9). 1-2
1 Business Information: name and short background information on
organisation, simple Organisation Chart showing overall structure of business. Description of area of the organisation 3
2 System Vision Document – problem description, anticipated business benefits and system capabilities 4
3 Work Breakdown Structure and draft Project Management Chart 5
4 Simplified Risk and Cost/Benefit Analysis 6
HAND IN PART A AT END OF WEEK 6
5 Data gathering activities 7 - 8
6 Use case descriptions and diagram; activity diagrams 9
7 ERD and Domain Model Class Diagram 10
8 System Sequence Diagram 11
9 Update Part A according to feedback, and finish report. 12
HAND IN PART B: Final Report AT END OF WEEK 12
Prepare Video Presentation 12 - 13
SUBMIT VIDEO PRESENTATION AT THE END OF WEEK 13
You are required to use appropriate computer software packages to produce output for many of the above techniques. This approach should assist you with the inevitable changes that you (or another analyst, in a real-life system) will need to make, and also gives a better quality and hence more readable result. Hand-drawn diagrams are not suitable for this project.
2. Marking Criteria
You should refer to the rubric available on the website for marking criteria and each section should be of sufficient length to adequately describe that section.
3. Submission Format
You will be required to check this assignment through Turnitin on MySCU. Please leave adequate time to review your assignment for originality, through the Turnitin process. Your Part A and Final Report assignment submissions should each be in the form of ONE Microsoft Word document, including the cover sheet. You should include your diagrams in this Word document, as clear graphics. Note: any graphics that cannot be clearly seen will NOT be marked. Your Word document should be named as: YourLastname_FirstIinitial_PartA.doc (or docx). For example, my submission would be named Alaei_A_PartA.doc or Alaei_A_PartA.docx.
4. More information
If you need more information about completing this assignment, then you should contact your local lecturer or tutor.
5. Original work
Your assignment must be your original work. Please ensure that you have completed the Academic Integrity module.
Assignments form a major part of course work. Exchange of ideas with other people can be considered educationally valuable; however, excessive collaboration will be regarded as plagiarism, which is a University offence. For example, the copying of significant parts of a document, even if subsequently modified, is plagiarism. Such academic dishonesty will be penalised in accordance with the University's rules and regulations. This means that you may fail the course or worse, lose your degree!
You must not copy material from books, magazines, internet sources or other students’ assignments. Of course, you may include direct quotes from any source, but these must be small (e.g. one sentence or one paragraph that is less than 30 words) and must be properly referenced, using the Harvard Referencing Style. The value and relevance of including materials from another source must be fully explained. You should only be using the course resources for the completion of your assignments. Website references identifying off-the-shelf solutions for your case study are an example of acceptable references for this course that are outside of the course resources. If plagiarism is found in your assignment, you may receive zero marks for this assignment. The assessment process may require some students to attend an interview in order to explain aspects of their assignment.
6. Problems to avoid
Start early to allow sufficient time for thorough analysis, report writing and production of many analysis diagrams.
Do not copy materials from any source, unless referenced. Explain the value and significance of any external materials. Copying and pasting and “sham” or incorrect referencing are forms of academic misconduct.
To clearly identify your work, ensure the following information appears in the footer of your report: Student ID, Unit code (ISYS1005), Session and year (Session 2, 2021)
8. Retain duplicate copy
You are strongly advised to retain a copy of original work, and progressive versions of your work during the session. In the event of any uncertainty regarding the submission of assessment items, you may be requested to reproduce a final copy and/or any previous versions of your work.
9. Penalty for late submission
A penalty of 5% per calendar day will be applied to all late assignments.
An extension of time will only be considered (not necessarily approved) when a written request is submitted with appropriate supporting documentation and in accordance with University guidelines.
10. Marks and Feedback
Marks and feedback comments will be returned through your MySCU site for this unit.