IT 3345 Software Architecture Assignments Tasks

IT 3345 Software Architecture Assignments Tasks

IT3345 Software Architecture

Unit 1 Assignment

Agile
Methodology

Overview

In this
assignment you focus on the process methodology of Section 5, Standards and
Procedures of your software development plan (SDP)—choosing, diagramming,
explaining and finally applying your choice of Agile development methodology to
CapraTek. The choices that you make here drive the rest of the SDP, so it is an
appropriate starting point.

Preparation

Use the
assignment Resources to complete the following:

View the
CapraTek scenario in the CapraTek Overview document.

Download
the Software Development Plan Template. Save it as “CapraTek_SDP_u1”
and use it to complete and submit your assignments for this course.

Directions

Consider
the CapraTek scenario and address the items below in Section 5 of the CapraTek
SDP document.

Select an
Agile methodology and briefly justify why your chosen Agile methodology is
appropriate for CapraTek.

Create a
Unified Modeling Language (UML) activity diagram that illustrates the process
methodology life cycle.

Describe
each of the phases depicted in the process methodology diagram with relation to
the software development process. Keep your descriptions generic—the point is
to explain the processes involved in each phase to illustrate the concept.

Partial
Example: Scrum initial requirements steps: “During the initial
requirements steps, the product owner examines the product backlog and gets
feedback from the customer and other stakeholders. The product owner then
informs the development team of the items from the product backlog . . .”

Select two
of the phases and describe how each would manifest itself in the context of
CapraTek. Consider CapraTek’s requirements, resources, time constraints, et
cetera.

IT3345 Software Architecture

Unit 2 Assignment

Resources,
Scheduling, Organization, and Staffing

Overview

A proper
SDP document must consider the organization’s capabilities and constraints. This
assignment focuses on the first three sections of the SDP:

Section 1:
Introduction: Scope, Purpose, and Business Challenges.

Section 2:
Resources and Scheduling.

Section 3:
Organization and Staffing.

Considering
the following questions may help guide you in this assignment:

Why is
there a need for the software development plan?

What are
CapraTek’s motivations to create the new architecture?

What are
the consequences of not adopting a new architecture?

What
business problem will the new architecture solve?

What
resources and scheduling would be required for each development project?

What roles
need to be filled within the Agile methodology that you have selected?

Preparation

Review the
CapraTek scenario found in the assignment Resources as required.

Save a new
version of your SDP document using this unit number and use it to complete the
assignment.

Directions

Consider
the CapraTek scenario and address the items below in sections 1–3 of the
CapraTek SDP document:

Introduction
(SDP Section 1): Complete the following sections:

Scope.

Purpose.

Business
challenges: Identify and prioritize the challenges facing CapraTek.

Resources
and Staffing (SDP Section 2): Specify the project roles and responsibilities
based on your Agile process methodology. Assume three concurrent and similarly
scoped projects.

Organization
and Scheduling (SDP Section 3): Specify the project allocation breakdown based
on the required resources for anticipated projects. As CapraTek does plan to
run three software development projects simultaneously, resources may need to
be shared between projects. Note: You will need to make, and state, general
assumptions regarding and based on the approximate size of each project.

IT3345 Software Architecture

Unit 3 Assignment

Technical
Standards

Overview

Technical
standards are important to ensure that all development staff utilize the same
technologies for consistency, maintenance, and support. By ensuring that all
individuals follow a specific set of standards, development processes can be
efficiently completed by many different individuals rather than having the
dependency on a few.

In this
assignment you complete SDP Section 6, Technical Standards, which is intended
to provide developers a high-level view of technologies to be used.

Preparation

Review the
CapraTek Overview found in the assignment Resources as required.

Save a new
version of your SDP document using this unit number and use it to complete the
assignment.

Directions

Consider
the CapraTek scenario and address the items below in Section 6 of the CapraTek
SDP document:

Create a
technology stack component diagram showing where each technical operation is
performed.

Describe
the following components and justify why each is important for solving the
identified technical challenges:

Servers:
Describe the various types of servers that are appropriate for integration with
the identified applications.

Development
Software: Identify four development and support tools needed for software
development that both address identified technical challenges and that
interoperate with Java and .NET operations. Justify your choices.

 

IT3345 Software Architecture

Unit 4 Assignment

Software
Phases

Overview

By adhering
to the key software development phases defined in the SWEBOK, CapraTek has
signaled its commitment to creating consistent software projects.

In this
assignment you complete SDP Section 7, Software Phases.

Preparation

Review the
CapraTek Overview found in the assignment Resources as needed.

Save a new
version of your SDP document using this unit number and use it to complete the
assignment.

Optional
Resource

You may
refer to the SWEBOK V3 available in the assignment Resources.

Directions

Consider
the CapraTek scenario and address the items below in Section 7 of the CapraTek
SDP document:

Create
activity diagrams depicting the steps involved in each of the following
software development phases:

Phase 1:
Software Requirements.

Phase 2:
Software Design.

Phase 3:
Software Construction.

Phase 4:
Software Testing.

Describe
the high level steps involved with each phase. Note: Phase 3 has already
completed this portion as an example.

Explain how
your chosen Agile methodology affects the process flow of each software
development phase.

IT3345 Software Architecture

Unit 5 Assignment

Verification,
Validation, and Maintenance

Overview

Once a
software development project is completed at CapraTek, it is also important
that there is a plan in place to have the system verified and validated to
assure it is the right system and is developed correctly. The SDP needs to
spell out how independent verification and validation is to be conducted.

Software is
rarely completely done at the end of a project. There may be bugs that are
uncovered or additional criteria that must be implemented. Planning out a
process for the maintenance of the software is crucial. A large part of the
software maintenance is to preserve its integrity as changes are made. Any
changes should be logged and tracked. There needs to also be criteria put in
place when certain software needs to be retired or migrated.

In this
assignment you will complete SDP Section 8, Validation and Verification, and Section
9, Maintenance Process.

Preparation

Review the
CapraTek Overview found in the assignment Resources.

Save a new
version of your SDP document using this unit number and use it to complete the
assignment.

Directions

Consider
the CapraTek scenario and address the items below in Section 8 and Section 9 of
the CapraTek SDP document:

Create a
plan for the independent verification and validation of software based upon
your chosen Agile methodology per SWEBOK standards (SDP Section 8). It should
be one page or less.

Create an
activity diagram demonstrating the software maintenance process (SDP Section 9).

Create a
maintenance plan that specifies how to maintain deployed software per SWEBOK
standards (SDP Section 9). It should be one page or less.