Computerised Alumni Information System on Schools for Life Case Study
Computerised Alumni Information System on Schools for Life Case Study.Schools for Life is a thee-year old pathway college in South Australia. Twice a year, the fundraising office at the school mails requests for donations to alumni. Personalised letters are created by staff using a word processing program and a personal information database. Data on past contributions and other alumni information is, however, stored manually. The Head of the College has submitted a change request to the IT department to develop a computerised alumni information system. Question 1 Give a definition of stakeholders and stakeholder dimensions as discussed in figure 2.4, page 47 of the textbook. Who are the stakeholders for Schools for Life? Provide a short description for each stakeholder Identify the dimensions for each stakeholder as categorised in Figure 2-4 of the textbook, page 47 Give a short explanation for your choice. Include a graphical representation of the stakeholders using Figure 2-4 as a guide. Note Some stakeholders may not necessarily listed within the scenario. You may include some additional stakeholders that logically fit with the scenario. Stakeholders may belong to more than one dimension Question 2 Using the “User Story” format below, list the aspects of the system which are of particular interest to all stakeholders identified in question 1. “As a , I want to <goal/desire> so that <reason/benefit>.” Make sure you replace the bolded characters in their entirety. For example (this is not a valid user story for the scenario) “As a lecturer, I want to ensure students have a secure assignment submission area so that they are able to submit their assignments in a timely manner without fear of printed submissions going missing.” Question 3 Using the questionnaire on page 55 of the textbook – figure 2-10 – design a questionnaire to learn how the current process works and what the information requirements for the new information system would be. Your questionnaire should include the three types of questions, the same format as in figure 2- 10. It should have: six closed-ended questions five opinion questions one question requesting an explanation of a procedure or problem 3 Question 4 Tasks performed during Systems Analysis requires representing the requirements for a new system using visual modelling tools. This may include documenting workflows with Activity Diagrams. There has also been growing interest in storing documents on the cloud within Google Drive and OneDrive. Investigate two UML modelling tools, one associated with Google Apps and one with Office 365 apps. All discussion must be correctly referenced. Content from Wikipedia is forbidden. You need to: 1. Compare and contrast the two tools. Use a table as shown in the assignment template for this step. Information should include: a. Features b. Cost c. Differences in features depending on cost 2. Explain which of the two tools would be most appropriate for systems analysis diagrams for: a. A small business b. A student c. A large business Question 5 Tutorial discussions related to the use of activity diagrams in systems analysis mainly centred around mapping the interactions between users and systems. However, you could use an activity diagram during analysis to map communication between people as well. In this case, you need to develop an activity diagram using one of the tools investigated in question 4 based on the following narrative. You must follow the format illustrated in the lecture notes related to activity diagrams. Harry would like to have a cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday and he has asked his sister Victoria to make it for him. He prefers chocolate cake and in particular the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge pre-packaged cake mix as it also comes with ready to spread chocolate frosting. His cake has to be in a square cake tin as his friends like square cakes. Once the cake has been cooked and cooled on a wire cake rack, he would like his brother James to put the frosting on the cake and then decorate the top with strawberries. After the cake has been decorated, Harry would like Victoria to place the cake on a cake stand in preparation for the arrival of his party guests. He would finally like James to place 11 candles on the cake. Your diagram should include an appropriate level of detail and steps according to the scenario. It should include: • Correct use of swimlanes to represent the actors in this scenario. • Use synchronisation bars to represent activities that can be carried out in parallel or loops. • Use decision nodes to represent decision activities that may be performed. Label on the top of the diagram – “Activity diagram to make Harry a birthday cake” and identify which modelling tool you used to create your diagram.