SYS366 - Requirements Gathering Using OO Models

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Subject Title
Requirements Gathering Using OO Models

Subject Description
This subject focuses on the techniques and tools involved in gathering requirements for business systems that will solve business stakeholders' processing problems. Students will be introduced to system development life cycles, interface design, and will learn how to use research, observation, interviews, prototypes and feedback to gather stakeholders' requirements. Students will also learn how to document requirements in both business and systems use case diagrams using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the Rational Rose modeling tool. They will learn to write the use case descriptions, both business and systems. An in-depth case study will be used throughout the subject to allow students to apply what they learn.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

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

1. Follow an Object-oriented methodology

2. Draw systems use case diagrams showing actor to use case relationships and use case to use case relationships

3. Model the primary business functionality in Business Use Case Diagrams

4. Perform the research and information gathering required to determine what a proposed system needs to accomplish

5. Identify all activities within a proposed system, as well as who initiates them

6. Transform activities into use cases

7. Describe use cases in writing following a given template

8. Describe in writing the phases involved in developing a system

9. Apply basic interface design concepts to create mock-ups (e.g. web page, screen and mock-ups reports)

10. Work effectively as part of a system development team to deliver a requirements model

11. Perform a user interface walk-through

12. Articulate (in writing) what a proposed system needs to accomplish

13. Use Rational Rose software to create the use case view of a software model

14. Perform a requirements walk-through

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.

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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