L A B O V E R V I E W Scenario and Summary
You have been hired by the School of Prosperity (SoP) as a software architect to help the school plan, design, and implement a new online system called the Student Records System (SRS).
The Student Records System (SRS), described in the SRS Preliminary Planning Overview document, is the 7-week-long project that you will work on throughout this course. You will be developing UML models and documents for the planning, design, and implementation phases of SRS development.
In each week, you will be provided with the information you need to continue to develop your analysis and design UML models and documents for this project.
In this very first week, you will develop the System Request document that articulates the business needs and values of the SRS. The Sop school is excited about this project and allowed you to ask them five questions to clarify project issues for you about the SRS project. You are to include these five questions in your submitted System Request.
Complete the System Request Form for the SRS, including your five questions.
I L A B S T E P S
STEP 1: Review Starting RSA on Citrix (not graded)
The video tutorial below demonstrates how to start the IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) in the Citrix lab environment.
Starting Rational Software Architect
STEP 2: Download and Complete the System Request Form
Download the SRS - Preliminary Planning Overview and review it to prepare for your System Request Form. Download the System Request Template. Complete the System Request Form for the SRS based on your review of the SRS - Preliminary Planning Overview. See the Figure 2-13 example in the text. As you create the System Request, generate and document at least five questions and specify who you think the best point of contact might be for each question. Explain your work and the decisions you made to arrive at your proposed solution.
STEP 3: Upload the Document to your Drop box
Save the System Request Form MS Word document with the file name CIS 339_Lab1_YourName.
Student Records System SRS - Preliminary Planning Overview
The School of Prosperity (Sop) is a small Information Technology & Science school located in the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. The school serves a growing student population of about 5000 students by offering programs leading to the Bachelor and Master degrees in IT and Software development.
SoP has, traditionally, offered most of its classes in a face-to-face modality. Recently and because of the increased demands of student enrollments, the school started to offer some of its classes online as well.
The school staff currently uses an in-house desktop application to keep track of students, courses, and to register students for classes. School staff has to be physically in the office in order to access the in-house application. To register for a class (either face-to-face or online class), a student must complete a paper registration form, submit it to the school staff, and the staff will then enter the registration information into the desktop application.
This process always generates many errors in moving from the paper form to the electronic registration filing. Moreover, since there are so many add/drops at the beginning of each semester, the school staff experiences a higher than normal work volume handling these add/drop forms preventing them for completing other tasks allocated to them like staff development and training.
To keep up with the high demands of increased enrollments and to allow students to handle their own registrations online, SoP decided to invest in a new Internet-accessible Student Record System dubbed SRS.
The SRS is to maintain records for students enrolled in the school, courses offered by the school, classes offered of these courses in the two modalities of online and face-to-face, and student grades for the classes that they have completed. The SRS should be Internet-accessible and thus allows students to self-register directly for their own classes and allows the staff to work from any location that has an Internet connection and a web browser.
System Request –??? Project
The functionality that the system should have is listed below:
Conservative estimates of tangible value to the company includes:
Special Issues or Constraints:
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