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B01SYAD310 / BIT 309 Systems Analysis and Design Assessment Answer

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Task 2 – Group Assignment

COURSE: Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Specialisation)
Unit Code:
B01SYAD310 / BIT 309
Unit Title:

Systems Analysis and Design
Type of Assessment:
Task 2 – Group Assignment
Length/Duration:
2000 (+/- 10 Percent) words for the report








Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:
  1. Able to apply iterative incremental systems software development processes
  2. Describe and apply iterative incremental systems software development processes, such as structured, object-oriented and agile approaches
  3. Critically analyse and verify business and system requirements, including producing and
  4. Analysis and design models for an information system
  5. Evaluate and choose appropriate software designs to compose the design of an information system
  6. Work effectively as part of a team in the production of a systems requirements and design document
  7. Understand and communicate business requirements and information
system designs effectively



Assessment Task:
A written assignment undertaken in groups of three or four students in the form of systems requirements and systems design models addressing a problem case study. Students may choose to adopt a waterfall or agile approach but must justify their
choice.
Total Mark:
40 marks
Weighting:
40% of the unit total marks


ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:

This assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to present a sound argument showing reasonable decision-making and evaluative skills based on the material learned and to demonstrate ability to research and use credible references to aid the decision-making process and the presentation of the argument. More specific details about the assignment description are provided as Project Description at the end of this document.

GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS

Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion.

Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent strongly recommends you refer to the Academic Learning Support Workshop materials available on the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each Trimester.

Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5) references in work being presented for assessment. Unless otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.

Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.

Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the stated length.

GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING

References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video

A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can't I just Google?)

Project Information

Case Study

ABC Car Fleets System Brief Description of System

ABC car fleets system is to be developed for ABC Car Fleets (Pvt.) Ltd. The company purchase used cars from different car owners including individuals and government and private companies. Then they service or repair the cars (if required) and sell to their customers. They also sell new cars of different make and models.

The company currently handles these activities using a standalone system and they want to develop a web-based system to provide a better service to their customers. The system needs to provide various functionalities and services to the customers as well as for the staff of the ABC Car Fleet.

Specific System Requirements

The client expects the system to provide the following minimum features:

  • Customers with their details (customerID, customerName, Address, Telephone, mobile, e-mail, username and password) will be required to register once as a customer and then login to the system (the system is a web-based system).
  • Customers will be able to view cars currently listed for sale, with their details (price, mileage, engine capacity, manufacturer, model, year of manufacturing, type of the cars e.g. used or new and etc).
  • Make an enquiry on the cars listed to get more details or asking for an appointment to see the car.
  • Buy the cars online and make the payment or send the cars for repairs
  • Make an advance payment and book a car online and get a payment receipt online.
  • Staff members (The car fleet manager, car salespersons, accounts executive, accounts clerk, maintenance and repairs coordinator, secretary) need to perform following functions:
    • Enter new customers who come to car fleet office
    • Make a sale of a car to a customer and record those details
    • Record service details with the cost, done for cars
    • Record any repairs and cost of them
    • Record new cars purchased
    • Record details of car suppliers.
    • Manager will print different reports on sales, repairs, services, purchases employees, customers and etc.)
    • Accounts staff handles all financial records and print reports to be sent to government organisations (tax and etc)
  • Also, the system Administrator of the system wants to perform following functions,
    • add new staff to the system
    • Give different access privileges to staff and customers.

In addition to them the client expects the system to have higher level of performance requirements and the system analyst to recommend technical requirements (hardware and software) in building the new system.

Tasks

  • Write report on following question (12 marks)
  • What types of system requirements will you focus on for ABC Car sales? Explain each one in detail.
  • What fact-finding methods you think is appropriate for collecting information from employees at ABC Car sales? Suggest at least three methods and explain the pros and cons of each.
  • Describe two systems development tools and two development methods you can used for system development for ABC Car sales.

Modelling Exercise (18 Marks)

  • Create a use case diagram for ABC Car sales.
  • Prepare a context diagram for ABC Car sales information system.
  • Prepare a diagram level 0 DFD for ABC Car sales. Be sure to show numbered processes for handling patient information, appointments, and report processing.
  • Create an initial ERD for the new system that contains at least four entities.
  • Analyse each relationship to determine if it is 1:1, 1: M, or M: N.

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