BTS530 - Major Project - Planning and Design

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Subject Title
Major Project - Planning and Design

Subject Description
In this course students will work in groups to plan a major systems development project for a real client. Students will find a client, analyze client business requirements, model the system using object-oriented modeling tools and techniques, design interfaces and plan and start construction, in iterations. Students will complete the system in the follow-up project implementation course.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Complete self-directed tutorials to get a working knowledge of the repositories and methodologies used in this course
  • Use repository tools to track status of team activities and issues and to manage project deliverables
  • Analyze documented system requirements using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and a software modeling tool and/or hand drawn diagrams
  • Create a task plan for the first iterations of the analysis, design and implementation of an automated system, including milestone, resource, and task information
  • Choose to communicate status, problems and suggestions to other group members using required standard formats
  • Identify changing client technical and business requirements through ongoing communication
  • Create class diagrams and object interaction diagrams for the application being modeled using the unified modeling language and a software modeling tool and/or hand drawn diagrams
  • Manage the plan for each project iteration
  • Design reports and online interfaces that meet client requirements
  • Create a description of technical and business requirements in writing, using a given template, and in a software modeling tool using the Unified Modeling Language
  • Provide oral and written status reports (in person, via e-mail, and via Web-based discussion) to the instructor and the business client
  • Participate as part of an analysis, design and iteration development team to ensure each required unit of work is completed on time and to specifications for each project iteration

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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