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Total Marks: 120
Submission Date: 20/04/2020 – 24/04/2020
This module is presented on NQF level 7.
Mark deduction of 5% per day will be applied to late submission, up to a maximum of three days. Assignments submitted later than three days after the deadline or not submitted will get 0%.1
This is a group assignment.
Groups should consist of four to five members.
This assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark.
Instructions to Student
1. Remember to keep a copy of all submitted assignments.
2. All work must be typed.
3. Please note that you will be evaluated on your writing skills in all your assignments.
4. All work must be submitted through Turnitin2 and the full Originality Report should be attached to the final assignment. Negative marking will be applied if you are found guilty of plagiarism, poor writing skills or if you have applied incorrect or insufficient referencing. (See the table at the end of this document where the application of negative marking is explained.)
1 Under no circumstances will assignments be accepted for marking after the assignments of other students have been marked and returned to the students.
2 Refer to the PIHE Policy for Intellectual Property, Copyright and Plagiarism Infringement, which is available on myLMS.
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Assignment Format
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• Use Arial, font size 10.
• Include page numbers.
• Include a title page.
• Print submissions on both sides of the page.
• Do not exceed the maximum word limit.
• Ensure any diagrams, screenshots and PowerPoint presentations fit correctly on the page and are referenced.
• Include a table of contents.
• Use accurate Harvard-style referencing throughout the assignment.
• Include a bibliography based on the Harvard referencing method at the end of the assignment.
• Include the completed the assessment/project coversheet (available on myLMS).
• Check spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Run the assignment through Turnitin software.
Essential Embedded Knowledge and Skills Required of Students
• Report-writing skills
• Ability to analyse scenarios/case studies
• Understanding of subject field concepts and definitions
• Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to propose solutions to real-world problems • Referencing skills
Resource Requirements
• A device with internet access for research
• A desktop or personal computer for typing assignments
• Access to a library or resource centre
• Prescribed reading resources
Delivery Requirements (evidence to be presented by students)
• A typed assignment
• A Turnitin Originality Report
Minimum Reference Requirements
Fifteen references for third year.
Additional reading is required to complete this assignment successfully. You need to include the following additional information sources:
• Printed textbooks/e-books
• Printed/online journal articles
• Academic journals in electronic format accessed via ProQuest or other databases
• Periodical articles, e.g. business magazine articles
• Information or articles from relevant websites
• Other information sources, e.g. geographic information (maps), census reports, interviews
• It is crucial that students reference all consulted information sources by means of in-text referencing and a bibliography according to the Harvard referencing method.
• Negative marking will be applied if a student commits plagiarism, i.e. using information from information sources without acknowledgement and reference to the original source.
• In such cases, negative marking, also known as ‘penalty scoring’, refers to the practice of subtracting marks for insufficient/incorrect referencing.
• Consult the table at the end of this document, which outlines how negative marking will be applied as well as the way in which it will affect the assignment mark.
Section A
Learning Objective
The objective of this assignment is to provide, in great depth, knowledge on systems development methodologies with special reference to object-oriented modelling.
Assignment Topic
Demonstrating an understanding of a tracking system
The assignments require students to apply the theory covered in class to a practical case study.
Technical Aspects
• This assignment shall be done in groups of four to five students per group.
• The names and student numbers of every group member should be clearly written on a single report.
• All assignments must be neatly typed and stapled together. Ensure that you use legible font/style/size, etc.
• All assignments must be accompanied by an assignment cover (see ITIS311 on myLMS).
Marking Criteria
• Credit will be given for, e.g.:
o Evidence of detailed research and evaluation of data from various reliable sources.
o Preparation according to the guidelines provided.
o Skilled application of relevant environmental analysis tools, including explanations of why particular factors are relevant.
o Originality – evidence of your own ideas and analysis.
• Reports which do not reference at least three sources as per the brief will only be marked out of 50% rather than 100%.
• Plagiarism is a very serious matter and if any part of your report is found to be plagiarised, you risk a zero grade which will apply to all members of the group.
Question 1 120 Marks
Study the scenario and complete the question that follows:
Keeping Track of Your Geocaching Outings
When Wayne Johansen turned 16, his dad bought him a new Garmin handheld GPS system. His family had always enjoyed camping and hiking, and Wayne was usually the one who monitored their hikes with his dad’s GPS system. He always liked to carry the GPS to monitor the routes, distances, and altitudes of their hikes. More recently, though, he had found a new hobby using his GPS system: geocaching.
Geocaching is a high-tech version of the treasure hunts that most of us did when we were kids. Participants search for geocaches or caches that are small, hidden, waterproof containers that typically contain a logbook and perhaps a small item. When found, the participant sometimes gets instructions for the next move – to either enter information into a logbook or to look for the next cache.
As Wayne became more involved with his hobby, he discovered that there are many kinds of activities for geocaching enthusiasts. The simplest ones are those that involve caches found by using GPS coordinates, although even some of these tasks can be difficult if the caches are well hidden. Some of the activities involve multipoint drops where there is a set of clues in multiple locations that must be followed to arrive at the final cache point. Some activities involve puzzles that must be solved to determine the coordinates of the final cache.
Before long, Wayne wanted to make his own caches and post them for people to find. He discovered that there were several websites with access to geocaching information, caches and memberships. He joined one of the geocaching websites and used it to log his finds. But he decided he would like to create his own system for tracking all the information he had about his caches. Conveniently, Wayne’s older brother Nick, a college student majoring in information systems, was looking for a semester project for one of his programming classes. The two of them decided to develop a system to help Wayne keep track of all his geocaching activities.
Source: Satzinger, J., Jackson, R and Burd, S. 2016. Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World.
7th ed. Cengage: Boston.
1.1 Define the vision (system vision document). Brainstorm all the functions this geocaching system might do. Keep it at a very high level. Write a rough draft of the system vision
document based on your brainstorming ideas. (20 Marks)
HINT: Think of what Wayne wants the system to do and why this helps him.
1.2 Plan the project (definition of iterations). Divide the system into at least two separate components or subsystems, which can be supported with two iterations. Briefly describe
each. (10 Marks)
HINT: Based on the scope and vision you described in the system vision document, divide the project into at least two separate subsystems that can be done in separate iterations. For example, perhaps a first version can run on a laptop, with the second version that includes mobile components for a smartphone.
1.3 Work breakdown structure. Create a work breakdown structure that lists all the steps to complete the first iteration. Put a time estimate on each step. (20 Marks)
HINT: Use the one in Chapter 1 of the prescribed text book as a model.
1.4 Define and understand the requirements:
• Identify a few use cases that apply to one subsystem. Think of what Wayne plans to do with the system. He will use the system to “do what”?
• Try to identify the classes that apply to the first project iteration. Think of “information things” that Wayne wants the system to “remember”.
• Create a simple use case diagram from the list of use cases. (Drawing by hand is fine.
Use the one in Chapter 1 of the prescribed text book as a model.) (10 Marks)
HINT: You want to get an overall view of what the system needs to do for Wayne. There are two primary areas to focus on to obtain this high-level understanding of the system: a list of use cases and a list of domain classes. You could document his information in lists, but diagrams provide a visual representation that is often easier to remember and understand.
1.5 Define and understand the requirements (class diagram). Create a simple class diagram
from the list of classes. (15 Marks)
HINT: Drawing by hand is fine. Use the one in Chapter 1 of the prescribed text book as a model. Think of other information that applies to each class.
1.6 Define the user experience (steps for use case). Select a single-use case and identify the steps required to perform the use case. Think of what Wayne does and how the system
responds. (5 Marks)
HINT: The objective here is to further define what Wayne will need and how he will actually use the system. You will determine exactly how each use case works – what steps and options are available with the use case and even what the display and data entry screens will look like.
1.7 Define the user experience (workflow diagram). Make a workflow diagram of the selected
use case. (10 Marks)
HINT: Drawing by hand is fine. Each step from question 1.6 goes in an oval. Connect the ovals with arrows.
1.8 Define the user experience (screen layout). Sketch out one of the screens that will be required to support a use case. The screen should allow the data entry and display of
information. (10 Marks)
HINT: Do not make it elaborate. Focus only on the input and output data fields that apply to the only one-use case.
[Total 120 Marks]
Section B
Marking Rubric
Criteria Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Complete Percentage
System vision document / 20%
Definition of
Iterations / 10%
Work breakdown structure / 20%
Use case diagram / 10%
Class diagram / 15%
Steps for use case / 5%
Workflow diagram / 10
Screen layout / 10
Students showing a complete understanding of the geocaching system / 10%
Adequate correct referencing / 10%
Section C
Plagiarism and Referencing
Pearson Institute of Higher Education places high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. In academic writing any source material, e.g. journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, reference material (dictionaries) or online resources (websites, electronic journals or online newspaper articles), must be properly acknowledged. Failure to acknowledge such material is considered plagiarism; this is deemed an attempt to mislead and deceive the reader, and is unacceptable.
Pearson Institute of Higher Education adopts a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism; therefore, any submitted assessment that has been plagiarised will be subject to severe penalties. Students who are found guilty of plagiarism may be subject to disciplinary procedures, and outcomes may include suspension from the institution or even expulsion. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with referencing techniques for academic work. Students can access the PIHE Guide to Referencing (Harvard Referencing Method) on myLMS.
Negative Marking
Third-year Students
• A minimum of 15 additional information sources must be consulted and correctly cited.
• If no additional information sources have been used, a full 15% must be deducted.
• Deduct 1% per missing source of the required 15 sources. For example:
o If only five resources cited, deduct 10%. o If only three resources cited, deduct 12%.
• Markers to apply the penalties for Category A for insufficient sources and incorrect referencing style.
• To determine the actual overall similarity percentage and plagiarism, markers must interpret the Turnitin Originality Report with reference to credible sources used and then apply the penalties as per the scale in the PIHE Policy for Intellectual Property, Copyright and Plagiarism Infringement.
• The similarity report alone is not an assessment of whether work has or has not been plagiarised. Careful examination of both the submitted paper/assignment/project and the suspect sources must be done.
Category A
Minimum reference requirements Deduction of final mark
No additional information sources have been used or referenced. 15%

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