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CT026-3-1

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1 INTRODUCTION
For this project, you will be required to put into practice the tasks associated with the Systems Analysis and Design module. You should work in GROUPS OF FOUR (4) for this project. It is essential that individual members of the group realize their responsibility to their peers and behave in a professional manner.

2 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
1. To identify the framework of activities associated with methodologies and describe how the techniques are used together to develop a system 2. To demonstrate, apply and document, to the appropriate standard, the key techniques of analysis and design for the chosen paradigm 3. To identify the key user interface issues required in a system design

3 DELIVERABLES
Group Assignment (70%)
Each team should:  Analyze the existing system carefully as provided in the case study. In areas that lack information, the team may make logical assumptions which need to be documented in their reports.  Identify the problems in the existing systems and propose a solution.  Prepare a feasibility report. A schedule feasibility report and an operational feasibility report would suffice o The schedule feasibility report should contain:  Workload matrix  Gantt chart – to be done using an appropriate project management tool o The operational feasibility should be discussed using PIECES framework  Compare some appropriate / related methodologies and suggest a suitable one for developing the proposed system. Justify the selection  Identify the breakdown of work associated with the chosen methodology which would be undertaken. (Note: the tasks should be limited to the analysis and design stage, i.e. not including the development / coding and stages thereafter).  Suggest with justification and apply appropriate techniques of determining user requirements. Summarize the findings.  Demonstrate and apply the key techniques of analysis for the chosen methodology based on the findings.  Develop a prototype of the proposed solution using a proprietary database tool by designing the input, output and dialogue screen that matches with the logical design.  Document each stage of the analysis and design to the appropriate standards.
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CT026-3-1 Page 2 of 6  Present the solution Individual Assignment (15%) Each team member / individual should prepare a formal documentation of and present the  physical design which was done by the individual – with the appropriate explanation / description of the design with regards to the finalized logical design  a critical evaluation of the assignment in terms of problems encountered and how they were overcome. according to appropriate standards Individual Presentation (15%) Each team member / individual should:  Present his / her contribution of the solution for the Group Assignment Marks awarded here would depend on Project Knowledge / Professionalism and Contribution of the individual. Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation . should be pointed out in the minutes. start time. The report should among other things contain details such as:  date. lessons learnt. 4 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Contribution Students are reminded that this is designed to be a group effort. etc. etc. end time and venue of the meeting  attendees / absentees – with or without apology  reporting of previous meetings / outcomes / findings  details of discussion based on agenda / conclusions drawn  action list for group members Hardcopies of the minutes of meeting need to be attached as appendices in the documentation. This form allows the individual to assess his / her peers’ contribution to the project as well as illustrates the contribution of each team member. though overall findings should be discussed and agreed by the group as a whole. It should be remembered that people who do not contribute to the exercise cannot reasonably expect to get any marks from it. Each individual is required to attach to his / her report a signed peer-to-peer evaluation form (to be provided by the module lecturer). Any difficulties / problems faced during the duration of the project – such as non cooperative members. Minutes of meetings Each group is to regularly submit the minutes of meetings to the module lecturer. It is not therefore sensible for every group member to be involved in every activity.

relevant and up to date References should be done using Harvard’s Name Referencing Diagrams / tables / graphs which have been used in the documentation should be properly captioned Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation .CT026-3-1 Page 3 of 6 Documentation Standards       Project documentation should be complete The project documentation should be at least of average standard in terms of language. layout and flow The contents of the project documentation should be appropriately structured References should be accurate.

most of the basic requirements of the documentation listed above. selection of methodologies. individuals should be able to address all issues with regards to not only their own component of the module but also be those of the other group members. Peer-to-peer evaluation of individual’s contribution should be adequate. Credit (65% – 74%) This grade will be assigned to work where the documentation is complete and describes briefly. Individual’s contribution to the project. with some errors. Pass (50% . The documentation should be of adequate standard in terms of language. the candidate’s individual assignment should show all techniques of methodology applied but some errors. logical process models. All deliverables of the individual component should be coherent with detailed description to explain the diagrams. with little or no errors. such as introduction. the following components: introduction. Overall documentation standards for both the group project as well as the individual assignment should be of excellent quality.CT026-3-1 Page 4 of 6 5 MARKING CRITERIA Distinction (75% and above) This grade will be assigned to work where the documentation is complete and describes in detail. relevant and up-to-date referencing was visible. selection of methodologies. To obtain this grade. selection and application of investigation techniques and analysis / logical design in accordance with good documentation standards. selection and application of investigation techniques and analysis / logical design in accordance with excellent documentation standards. Some accurate. data dictionary are of adequate standard which is evident in the hardcopy of the documentation. All deliverables of the individual component should be coherent with detailed description to explain the diagrams. Group presentation of the team should have adequate visual aids with relevant information presented and adequate coordination among group members. The physical design of the system in terms of the interactive screen design and report maps adequately against the logical design presented in the documentation. layout and flow. at this level should be more than 65% and overall peer evaluation should indicate excellent standards. feasibility study. feasibility study. Individuals should display an adequate level of professionalism and project knowledge.64%) This grade will be assigned to work where. feasibility reports. the following components: introduction. Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation . Individual’s contribution to the project. Overall documentation standards for both the group project as well as the individual assignment should be of excellent quality. the candidate’s individual assignment should show all techniques of methodology applied with little or no errors. In order to obtain a grade at this level. To obtain this grade. at this level should be more than 75% and overall peer evaluation should indicate excellent standards. In order to obtain a grade at this level. individuals should be able to address most issues with regards to not only their own component of the module but also be those of the other group members.

Minimal or no referencing was done. Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation . data dictionary are of poor standard which is evident in the hardcopy of the documentation. Peer-to-peer evaluation of individual’s contribution is poor. feasibility reports. The physical design of the system in terms of the interactive screen design and report shows little or no mapping / linking with the logical design presented in the documentation. The documentation is of poor standard in terms of language. Group presentation of the team has poor visual aids with irrelevant information presented and poor coordination among group members. layout and flow. Individuals display on the average a poor level of professionalism and project knowledge. logical process models. most of the basic requirements of the documentation listed above. such as introduction.CT026-3-1 Page 5 of 6 Fail(Below 50%) This grade will be assigned to work where.

Each time a movie is rented. the system must keep track of which copies of which movie and games are rented. the rental date and time and the return date and time and the household and person renting the movie. For any given customer. when it is :  time to produce an end-of-day rental details  time to produce end-of-week payments details  time to produce weekly rental reports Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation . the lifeblood of the business. movie rating. For example. standard). Each store has a stock of movie and video games for rent. It is important to keep track of each movie title to know and to identify its category (classical. the system will track that. the business must track each individual copy to note its purchase date. The owner of the chain Eddie Stone. until all of the movie and games have been returned. In addition to tracking each title.CT026-3-1 Page 6 of 6 THE EZzy VIDEO RENTAL SYSTEM EZzy Videos is a chain of 14 video stores scattered throughout a major metropolitan area (in your city). You have been asked to develop the system requirements for the new system. its condition and its rental status. if a parent wants to limit a child’s rental authorization to only PG and PG-13 movies. release date. Customers pay for rentals when checking out videos at the store. and other general information such as movie produces. User function must be provided to maintain this inventory information Customers. drama. its rental type (new release. cost. a back-end user updates necessary stock details a back-end user updates necessary rental status a back-end user providing/generating necessary reports to top-level personnel’s The system should also produce information at some specific points in time – for example. comedy and so on). several people may be authorized to rent videos and games. are also tracked. and so forth. so special mailings and promotions are offered to each household. EZzy Videos considers each family to be a customer. Each rental is considered to be open. The chain started with a single store several years ago and has grown to its present size. knows that to compete with the national chains will require a state-of-the-art movie rental system. Basic requirements : Design a system which does some processing when events such as these occur :     a customer rents movies/games via the system. The primary contact for each customer can also establish rental parameters for other members of the household.