Assessment 2: Requirements Planning and Gathering
A capstone project for information technology is a practical artefact (proposal, prototype) where you will have to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. To do so, the subject requires the completion of three interconnected assessments where you will:
• Produce a project business case – Due Week 4
• Present the requirements relating to the proposed project – Due Week 6
• Create a solution design and a plan for implementing the proposed project – Due Week 11
Assessment 2 builds on assessment 1 where you have identified a problem that you can solve by developing an IT solution. Assessment 2 requires you to plan your requirements gathering process before collecting the functional and non-functional requirements relating to your project.
The report must include at least the following sections:
• Cover page
• Executive summary
• Table of contents
• Introduction and business case
• Functional requirements
• Nonfunctional requirements
Students will be assessed on the following criteria:
• Format and structure (5%)
• Introduction and business case (10%)
• Functional requirements (30%)
• Nonfunctional requirements (30%)
• Writing to the audience (15%)
• Conclusion (10%)
Details about each criterion can be checked by assessing the marking guide listed in the document. Please note that research relating to the functional and nonfunctional requirements will influence the mark you earned for those criterion. The best research is where students make their arguments by using peer-reviewed journal articles. While using a minimum of six (6) sources is expected, students will only achieve a top mark in their research component when they adequately use between ten (10) and fifteen (15) quality research sources. Kindly note that using WIKIPEDIA and other online encyclopedia is not allowed and may result in being given a fail grade for the task.
• Please include SISTC’s assessment cover page at the beginning of the submitted work.
• The assessment must be APA referenced, typed Calibri 12 font, double spaced and delivered by using the appropriate headings and sub headings.
• Referencing is only considered adequate when the sources that are used in the work are acknowledged both in-text and in the references list at the end of the essay.
• The assessment’s length is 2000 words (+/-) 10% including references.
• The assessment is worth 20% of your overall subject mark.
• A word document of your assessment must be submitted to Moodle by Sunday the 19th of December 2021 at 11:59PM. Files that are not submitted in word will not be accepted.
• You do not need to print and submit a hard copy of your work.
• Submitting your work late will attract a 10% reduction of mark for each day beyond the due date. A delay of more than 5 days will result in being granted a 0.
• If you cannot submit your assessment on time and have extenuating circumstances, please complete the special consideration form and email it to email@example.com.
• It is recommended to plan time appropriately and start your assessment early which will give you time to gain feedback from your tutor and do well.