This unit will provide students with an introduction to systems development using an agile development approach. The unit will focus on the application of UML models to the analysis and design of a system. The unit will introduce students to the nature of systems analysis and design as a problem-solving activity, describe the key elements of analysis and design, and explain the place of the analysis and design phases within the an agile development life cycle. The unit will introduce students to the nature of modelling as an analytical and a communicative process.
Major topics include: Agile development and the role of prototyping in systems development, user interface design, domain modelling with UML class diagrams, process modelling with use-case diagrams, use-case driven development and testing, use-case realisation with sequence diagrams, requirements gathering and the implementation and support phases of systems development.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk
On-campus students will be expected to spend a total of 12 hours per week during semester on this unit.
This will include:
Lectures: 2 hours per week
Tutorials/Lab Sessions: 2 hours per week per tutorial
and up to an additional 8 hours in some weeks for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however, you should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
You will need to allocate around 12 hours per week during the semester for this unit.
BUS2021, CPE2003, CSE1204, CSE1205, GCO1813, GCO2601, GCO2852, GCO2826, IMS1001, IMS1002, IMS1805, IMS2071, IMS9001
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Domain modelling and requirements specification with UML||up to 20% - see remarks||30 March, 2012|
|Design specification and test planning||up to 20% - see remarks||18 May, 2012|
|Request for proposals and interface prototyping||up to 20% - see remarks||25 May, 2012|
|Examination 1||60%||To be advised|
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The unit podcast will continue to improve with more interviews planned on a wider variety of topics this semester. The interviews will include discussions with game and multimedia developers.
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Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.
Students will require access to an "industrial strength" CASE (computer aided software engineering) tool. In 2011, the tool choosen is Visual Paradigm for UML. This is available for download from the FIT2001 Moodle-based unit web site.
Students will also require access to standard personal productivity tools (word processing , graphics and presentation)
John W Satzinger, Robert B Jackson, Stephen D Burd. (2011). Systems Analysis And Design In A Changing WorldSystems Analysis And Design In A Changing World . (Sixth edition) Course Technology.
Doug Rosenberg, Matt Stephens. (2007). Use case driven object modeling with UML theory and practice. () Apress.
|0||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||The development environment|
|2||Domain modelling with UML|
|3||Prototyping in analysis and design|
|4||Process modelling with use case models|
|5||Interface design principles Interface design principles||Assignment 1 due 30 March, 2012|
|7||Principles of good design|
|8||Use case realisation with sequence diagrams|
|9||The requirements specification and RFPs|
|10||Use case driven testing|
|11||Requirements gathering and stakeholder expectation management||Assignment 2 due 18 May, 2012|
|12||The implementation and support phase||Assignment 3 due 25 May, 2012|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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The assignment will be assessed using the following main criteria: the quality and of the interface design, the quality of the storyboard (interface flow diagram), the quality of the menu design and the consistency and completeness of the working prototype. The professionalism of the submission and supporting documentation will also be considered. For full details see the unit web site.
The assignment will be assessed using the following main criteria: the clarity and completeness of the design class diagram, the clarity and completeness of the sequence diagrams, the consistency of the sequence diagrams and design class diagram, and the presentation of the report. For full details see the unit web site.
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Booch, G., Rumbaugh, J. and I. Jacobson (1999) The Unified Modeling Language User Guide Addison Wesley Professional.
Dennis, A., Wixom, B.H. and D. Tegarden (2008) Systems Analysis and Design with UML Version 2.0: An Object-Oriented Approach, 3rd Edition, Wiley.
Hoffer, J.A., George, J.F. and J.S. Valacich (2001) Modern Systems Analysis and Design 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall.
George, J.F., Batra, D., Valacich J.S. and J.A. Hoffer, (2004) Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design Prentice-Hall.
Lee, R. and W. Tepfenhart (2002) Practical Object-Oriented Development with UML and Java, Prentice Hall.
Maciaszek, L. (2004) Requirements Analysis and System Design, 2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley.
Page-Jones, M. (1988) The Practical Guide to Structured Systems Design 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall.
Page-Jones, M. (2000) Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Design in UML Addison-Wesley.
Shelley, G.B. and H.J. Rosenblatt (2010) Systems Analysis and Design, 8th Edition, Thomson Course Technology.