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WBIT 3110, Summer 2016, Semester Group Project PurposeThis group project is designed to introduce you and the members of your group to a practical application of the concepts of Systems Analysis and Design. Each group will be analyzing a case study business and then designing a solution for that business. Written communication skills are paramount in systems analysis/design work, and to that end, your group will use standard written documentation to present your findings. General InformationAs specified in the syllabus, this project represents 18% (or 180 points) of your overall course grade, so successful completion of this project is crucial to success in this class. Your grade will consist of: Your group’s submitted written documentation Your contribution to the group, as demonstrated by: o Written documentation submitted by you (each student will be responsible for a portion of the written documentation) o Evaluation by your peers to be done at the completion of the project. ComponentPercent of Overall GradeGroup grade – written work – all members of the group are given this grade* 50% of the overall project value, or 90 points out of the 180 Individual grade – 70% of this component, or 63 points comes from your written work, and 30% of this component, or 27 points come from your peer evaluation. 50% of the overall project value, or 90 points out of the 180 * Non-participation or other detrimental situations may reduce this grade on an individual basis. Important DatesThere are several important dates that must be met during the course of this project. They are detailed in the table below: EventDue DateGroup Leader, and Scribe appointed 11:59pm, June Mid-Project Benchmark 11:59pm Friday June 21 - chapters 2 through 7, including Appendix 7A (use-case diagrams) Final Documentation due 11:59pm July 20Group Organization and CommunicationYou will need two different roles: group leader and group scribe. The group leader shall assign roles other than the scribe. The group leader shall ensure that all work performed meets documentation standards as set forth by the professor and that all work is correct. The group leader shall ensure that all work is completed by the deadlines. The group leader shall be responsible for collecting and submitting all work. The scribe shall keep track of all online “meetings,” (via Skype, discussion topic, etc.) and ensure that minutes are taken. Page 1 9
WBIT 3110, Summer 2016, Semester Group Project There will be three groups, each consisting of six students. In order to facilitate communication between members of the group, I shall create Discussion topics for each group within D2L. Project DocumentationProject documentation shall consist of answers to some of the questions in the textbook, many of which require not just answers to questions, but standard project documentation. Certain additional documentation in the form of diagrams, matrixes, and charts will be required, as well as some documentation I deem valuable that may not be in the text. Templates will be provided for some of the documentation, including the documentation from sources not in the text.