Case Study Assignment | Homework Help Websites

COMP 3520 / 4530 – Software Engineering

Save Time On Research and Writing
Hire a Pro to Write You a 100% Plagiarism-Free Paper.
Get My Paper

Assignment #1: Software Process Model

Due Date: Beginning of your Seminaron January25th, 2019

 

Background information:

Accessing the Quality of an Information Source

While the material in this course is current, an ever expanding source of information is available to you online. When competing assignments in this course it is expected that you go beyond the text book to find additional sources of information on the topics being discussed.

To that end you are expected to find additional sources to support the decisions you are making in the assignments. As we see in assignment 1 you are asked to define and document a software life cycle mode for a start-up company. This question really requires you to define a business opportunity and define how you would structure your development environment to take advantage of it. You are required to find additional sources to define a business opportunity and provide supporting evidence as to why the selected development model is appropriate. This requires a critical analysis of the different models in both strengths and weaknesses and how you will employ the model in you start up business.

Save Time On Research and Writing
Hire a Pro to Write You a 100% Plagiarism-Free Paper.
Get My Paper

When looking at a source of information, a critical analysis of the credibility of the material must also be performed. We can find all kinds of points of view published online, but the question to be asked is are they from a credible source, to that end the following analysis of a source should be applied.

Evaluating Your Sources

For each source think about the following questions in order to access its credibility.

  1. What is the source? Is it a book (or chapter from a book), encyclopedia entry, government document, periodical article (what kind of periodical?), website, (What kind of website? .co, .com, edu, org, .gov, etc) etc?

 

  1. What kind of “article” or “website” is the source? Is it a brief commentary, book review, letter, news item, an overview/summary, or research article, etc, ? Provide evidence.

 

  1. Who are/is the writer(s) of the resources(s)? What are the writer’s credentials? (Not listed? Why not?)

 

  1. With which institution/organization (an academic institution, a company etc.) are/is the writer(s) affiliated?

 

  1. Who or What is overall body/organization/publisher responsible for the resource?

 

  1. For who are/is the source(s) intended? (general public, professionals, professors, university students, ?)

 

  1. What are/is the main purpose of the source(s)? To further academic discussion, to provide background information, for commercial purposes, etc,?

 

  1. How thorough is the discussion of the topic you are studying? How many pages? (Provide evidence)

 

  1. What is the process to produce this source? How much research, time, editing, etc. is involved?

 

  1. Are there bibliographic references that the writer/organization used to write the source?How extensive are the references?Are there suggested further readings that the writer/organization included? How extensive?

Citing Your Sources

Listeach source in a consistent bibliographic citation / reference style or format.

Author(s) family name, first name initial(s). Year. Title of article/chapter, conference presentation, etc. Title of Book or Conference or Journal (with Volume #), page #s.

Searching for Resources

While a Google search will provide a plethora of websites and articles to choose from, consider refining your search by using a digital library.  Here are some examples that you are encouraged to explore:

  1. IEEE Explore Digital Library: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp
  2. IEEE Spectrum Magazine: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6

 

Marking Criteria

A generic marking rubric is applied to all assignments, specific marking rubrics are then presented for each individual assignment.

Criteria Target Acceptable Unacceptable
Organization Formal report is well organized, including cover page, table of contents, executive summary, body, conclusion and bibliography with references. Formal reportis organized, but missing well-constructed elements (cover page, table of contents, executive summary, body, conclusion and bibliography with references). The report appears to be disorganized. Little evidence of elements, such as cover page, table of contents, executive summary, body, conclusion and bibliography with references.
Mechanics No grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. A few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
Critical Thinking Evidence of critical examination and thoughts presented are reflective and insightful. Some evidence of critical examination and application of the different approached to software development, although comments are repetitive of those presented in journal articles. No evidence of critical thought or application of the materials.
Examination of Concepts Is able to make inferences and comprehends deeper meaning consistently, demonstrating insight and the relevance to what really happens in software development. Comprehends the surface level meaning and begins to relate issues to those presented in the course/readings, and has some ability to apply the concepts. Is not comprehending or reflecting upon what is read. Not able to apply the concepts.

 

 how to do Harvard referencing

Assignment 1:  Software Process Model

Topics Covered:

  • Software processes (Ch. 2)
  • Agile software development (Ch. 3)

Introduction:

This first assignment will focus on the topics of software processes and agile software development.  You will be applying the concepts learned from the first two lessons to a fictional start-up company, demonstrating your understanding of software process and agile software development.  For this assignment you will develop an idea for a start-up business, and you will define and document the software life cycle mode your start-up will employ.

Problem:

Assume you and another member of the class are starting up a small company using investor capital and your own money. You are planning an IT based start-up company that produces software.

For your company, describe which development process model you would use. You can use the models as described in the book, from another source, or alternatively define your own process. Detail out the specific pieces of the process model you will follow. Describe why and how you picked this model. Outline the strengths and weaknesses, and how it would work for your business and you personally.

Report:

Create a formal report, including a cover page, table of contents, executive summary, body, conclusion and bibliography with references. Include page numbers, and figure references, etc.The body of this report should be 4-8 pages in length.

You will be working on this start up throughout the course, so put some real thought into it.

Key Question:

  • Does your project look like a reasonable business opportunity that requires the application of a software process model?

Marking Rubric

This assignment requires you to demonstrate knowledge of several different software life cycle modes and present materials on which approach to software development you will take. The following grading rubric will be applied:

Criteria Requirements Mark
Startup Business  30% The project looks like a reasonable business opportunity that requires the application of a software process model.

(1-2 pages)

 

/30
Development Model 40% A through development approach has been defined with supporting evidence for why this is a good software process for this business, with this team of individuals.

 

·         The process is defined. (1-2 pages)

 

·         Rationale for why and how you picked this model, outlining the strengths and weaknesses, and how it would work for your business, your team, and you personally. (1-2 pages)

 

/40
Report Format

30%

 

Quality of the written report.

·         Includes cover page, table of contents, executive summary, body, conclusion and bibliography with references.

·         Includes page numbers, and figure references, etc.

/30
Total     /100

 

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Homework Writing Services
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Military
Excellent
Customer 456821, November 12th, 2022
Nursing
nice work
Customer 453939, June 8th, 2020
Marketing
This is one of the best papers I have had written for me and I am so happy this will ensure I get a good grade.
Customer 453633, February 27th, 2020
Classic English Literature
Impeccable analysis.
Customer 462731, April 18th, 2022
Military
Excellent job
Customer 456821, October 5th, 2022
Computer science
Excellent.
Customer 462387, April 4th, 2022
Technology
Visuals could be enhanced.
Customer 454483, April 13th, 2022
Nursing
The paper was delivered on time but I requested for a revision. Overall, it was on time and satisfied with the provided 2 versions of the revised paper. Thank you!
Customer 454455, June 7th, 2020
Psychology
Good work
Customer 463097, June 24th, 2022
Public Relations
This writer did a good job on my paper, it had to be revised and I couldn't have asked for a better writer. My paper was on time. Thanks!
Customer 452621, January 22nd, 2020
Business
Great content! Few modification done
Customer 463245, December 15th, 2022
Criminal Justice
Thank You!
Customer 460569, November 23rd, 2021
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat