MIS501 Principles of Programming - Peer Assessment of UML Diagram


There is a hurdle requirement in this assessment; you must submit a use-case diagram by Wednesday of week 4 at midnight.  The use-case diagram should ideally be hand-drawn and either photographed or scanned into your document (diagramming packages may be used but are not necessary for this assessment).  The use-case diagram should be composed based on the following scenario:

Torrens University Australia (TUA) is interested in a new enrolment and timetabling system.  The system is intended to be built in-house.  The university has a very strong information systems suite of programs and the students of that program are showing great insight and promise.  It has signalled its intention to seek input from those students in a consulting arrangement.  

The enrolment system is to be web-enabled so that students, teaching- and other university staff can access it easily from their computers, phones or tablets on a variety of operating systems and platforms.  The process of offering classes is, roughly as follows:

The Program Director will survey the progression of current students and make an educated guess about any students who will enter the program.  From there, they will schedule classes at Torrens University campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, aiming to provide all current and future students with an optimum number of core and elective subjects.  The Program Director will then allocate classes to teaching staff.  The timetabling manager allocates classrooms to the classes and the classes are made available to students to enrol into.  

The system should allow the Program Director to do their job of opening classes, the timetabling manager to be able to schedule the classes in rooms and at times that work for the whole university.  The Program Director should then be able to allocate classes to teaching staff.  Students should be able to enrol into classes that suit their private timetable, allowing time for sleep, work, socialising and, of course, study.  The system should generate a timetable for each user that interacts with it.  

Based on this scenario, you should draw a use-case diagram and submit it.  On the morning following submission, the learning facilitator will allocate you with another student’s diagram to assess.  

The word limit prescribed above is the maximum number of words you can use for your peer assessment.  You should use the scenario and provide feedback to the other student on their usecase diagram.  You are free to use whatever framework you like and the following should be minimum inclusions:

• Comment on the overall suitability of the use-case diagram for communicating high-level requirements to the programmer

• Provide constructive criticism on how the other student can improve their use-case diagram in the future

• Provide some useful readings the other student may peruse that helps them develop their diagramming, pointing out aspects of the readings to focus on
Submission Instructions: 

Your use-case (UML) Diagram should be submitted by Wednesday at midnight of week 4.  Do not include any identifying information on your diagram (i.e. not your student number, name or anything else that might identify you).  This is important because the peer review is to be done anonymously.  Non-submission or lateness of the use-case (UML) diagram will be treated in accordance with the late assessment policy of the university.   

You should be sure that your UML diagram is clear for the person who will assess it.  Handwrite clearly and be sure to scan or photograph the diagram at a resolution that is legible.  

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