Systems Development Methods CT046-3-2-SDMS

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Answer any FOUR (4) out of the FIVE (5) questions. Each question carries 25 marks. QUESTION 1 A new software development organization is in the midst of selecting and adopting a single, suitable methodology amongst the many diverse methodologies currently available and practiced in the industry for its software development projects. The CEO¶s expectations of his team are as follows: ‡ The methodology should provide project development staff with very detailed rules and guidelines to work on. ‡ The methodology should cover from feasibility study to design. ‡ It should be highly structured. ‡ The methodology should produce documentation. a. Discuss a suitable methodology that the company can adopt. (5 marks) b. Explain the stages of the methodology that has been adopted. (20 marks) (Total = 25 marks) QUESTION 2 Pal¶s Bakery wants to install a system to record orders for all cookies and cake items. When regular customers call Pal¶s Bakery on the phone, they are asked their phone number. When the number is typed into the computer, the name, address, and last order date is automatically displayed on the screen. Once the order is taken, the total which includes the tax and delivery charges are calculated. Then the order is given to the cook. A receipt is printed. Occasionally, special offers (coupons) are printed so that the customer can get a discount. Drivers who make deliveries give customers a copy of the receipt and a coupon (if any). Weekly totals are kept for comparison with last year¶s performance and sent to Pal¶s Bakery management. a. Produce a context diagram for Pal¶s Bakery. (15 marks) b. Explain FIVE (5) reasons why a data flow diagram is a suitable process modelling method for the above information system. (10 marks) (Total = 25 marks)

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Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation

200908

without any effort. events of the month and meeting details in this dairy. Besides that. It is important to automatically consolidate the weekly timetable information on the diary which will allow the teacher to view their activities on a particular day such as. The general view about a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool is that ³all you need to do is to install a CASE tool and sit back and wait. (10 marks) (Total = 25 marks) QUESTION 4 a. The main function of the system is to integrate the diary with the current online timetable system. For filing purposes. The teacher should be able to update their school activity information such as sports day. Suggest FIVE (5) usability criteria that you could use to determine the quality of the electronic teacher diary system. (9 marks) (Total = 25 marks) Level 2 Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation 200908 . the system should also allow students to book a consultation hour with the teacher. (15 marks) b. teaching arrangements and the classroom location. (16 marks) b. the system should allow teachers to record and print their teaching work progress and student log progress on a daily basis using the diary.Systems Development Methods CT046-3-2-SDMS Page 2 of 3 QUESTION 3 Imagine that you want to design an electronic diary for teachers.´ Explain FOUR (4) automated support activities that are provided by the CASE tool. Explain THREE (3) basic interaction design activities that you will consider when designing the interactive screen of the electronic teacher diary system. Identify and explain THREE (3) types of CASE tools that can automate the software development process. a. The system will appear magically from the tool.

Ed. (ii) Discuss THREE (3) down sides / disadvantage of user centered design for the above scenario. Hint : User centered system design is based on understanding how people interact with computers and programming computers to facilitate human action. (Denning and Dargan. This system will be used by all students and lecturers in order to facilitate communication between them. Bringing Design to Software. Addison Wesley Level 2 Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation 200908 . The users are able to send mails.Systems Development Methods CT046-3-2-SDMS Page 3 of 3 QUESTION 5 You are required to develop a groupware system for a university based on a user centered system design approach using Human Computer Interaction.. (For each part award 6 marks) (12 Marks) b. Explain using an example how the SIX (6) user interface design considerations could be applied for the above scenario. page 111 in Winogard. attach files. 1996. Denning and Dargan. 1996)1 a. (13 marks) (Total = 25 marks) 1. The users can log on simultaneously in order to participate in discussions and to exchange ideas. pictures or even audio files for sharing purposes. (i) Discuss THREE (3) up sides / advantages of user centered design for the above scenario.

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