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CIS 555 Week 1 Discussion 1
"The Four-Variable Model and Requirements" Please respond to the following:
·         From the e-Activity, speculate as to what the system requirement variables (monitored and controlled) and software requirements (input and output) are for the Nokia portable computer. Determine whether or not you believe that system requirements outweigh software requirements when it comes to usability of this computer. Support your position by writing the functional and non-functional requirement for this.
·         Suppose that during the modification of an existing system, the group of the parties concerned include five individuals. Two out of the five members do not agree with the system requirements. Provide a suggestion on what techniques you would use to get members to agree with the system requirements.

CIS 555 Week 1 Discussion 2
"Requirements Elicitation" Please respond to the following:
·         Suppose that you have been hired by a company that is prepared to spend five million dollars to revamp an online insurance claims processing system that has continuously been ranked last by policyholders compared to the competitions’ systems. Determine whether you would use the artifact-driven or stakeholder-driven elicitation technique to gather requirements for the system-to-be functional and non-functional requirements. Support your approach.
·         Imagine that a homeowner has contracted you to remodel their house. You take into account that interviews are generally considered as a primary technique for functional and non-functional requirements elicitation. Examine the benefits of a structured and an unstructured interview. Determine which interview suits this situation the best and explain why.

CIS 555 Week 2 Discussion 1
"Risk Management" Please respond to the following:
·         From the e-Activity, suppose that you were the engineer that designed this type of car and you were thinking about operational risk management. Determine the types of risk, product-related or process-related, that you would consider when it comes to the operation of the car in public parking spaces. Defend why you would consider this type of risk.
·         Imagine that you have been contracted to work on a given project for which you have elicited requirements from stakeholders. However, there are inconsistencies in the documentation you were given, incomplete descriptions of processes, and interviewees have given you conflicting information. Propose a solution to resolve these inconsistencies and conflicting information using techniques discussed in the textbook.

CIS 555 Week 2 Discussion 2
"Documentation through Diagrams" Please respond to the following:
·         Imagine that you have been working on a project to design and build a given system. You have completed the elicitation and evaluation phases and now you need to specify and document the system-to-be. Suppose you have decided to use diagrammatic notations for the specification and documentation. Your options are to use context diagrams or frame diagrams. Evaluate each type of diagram and select the one you feel is the best fit. Provide a rationale. 
·         Compare Entity-Relationship (ER) diagrams, Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT) diagrams, data flow diagrams (DFD), and Unified Modeling Language (UML) use cases. Determine which diagram you are most likely to use for your system documentation. Provide a rationale.
CIS 555 Week 2 Assignment 1 The University of Wonderland Library Management
Due Week 2 and worth 110 points
Consider the Library Management case study covered in Chapter 1 of the textbook where the fictitious University of Wonderland (UWON) wants to convert its library system into a new system to ensure more effective access to state-of-the-art books, periodicals and proceedings while reducing operational costs. The current system consists of multiple unconnected library subsystems, one for each UWON department. Each department subsystem is responsible for its own library according to department-specific procedures for book acquisition, user registration, loan management, bibliographical search and access to library resources. Such services are essentially manual in most UWON libraries.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1.      Determine the following from the case study descriptions of the library:
·         five (5) strategic objectives
·         five (5) functional services
·         five (5) environmental assumptions
2.      Generate five (5) descriptive statements from the case study descriptions of the library.
3.      Generate five (5) prescriptive statements from the case study descriptions of the library.
4.      Create one (1) weighted matrix, using Microsoft Word, for evaluating an alternative to keeping the current journal subscription system where journals relevant to one department are subscribed to on the department’s budget and journal issues are mailed to the department. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
5.      Identify five (5) requirements that might need to be prioritized in view of resource limitations. Perform a cost-value prioritization of the requirements using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) process.
6.      Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Analyze the challenges that requirements engineers face in the elicitation of requirements.
·         Describe the techniques and develop a requirements specification document that solves a proposed business problem.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
·         Write clearly and concisely about topics related to Requirements Engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
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CIS 555 Week 3 Discussion 1
"Requirements Inspection and Validation" Please respond to the following:
·         From the e-Activity, examine the possibility that a gap between the animated model and the original specification may exist. Propose how you would detect the gaps.
·         Assess the pros and cons of having a large number of reviewers versus having a small number of viewers in the requirements inspection process. Determine whether you would use internal or external reviewers and explain why.

CIS 555 Week 3 Discussion 2
"Traceability and Change Control" Please respond to the following:
·         Suppose a system had no traceability management present. Predict five problems that you believe could occur when change requests are made. 
·         Suppose you were a project leader. Propose five methods that you would use to manage change requests. Select the method that you think would work best for you and defend your selection.

CIS 555 Week 4 Discussion 1
"Goal Types and Categories" Please respond to the following:
·         Compare and contrast behavioral goal and soft goals. Provide four examples to support your points. 
·         Propose five functional goals and five non-functional goals. Propose how you would determine if a goal should be classified under the functional category or the non-functional category.

CIS 555 Week 4 Discussion 2
"Goal Model Building" Please respond to the following:
·         The textbook provides fifteen heuristic rules, tips, and common refinement patterns that can be applied during the goal model building process. Suppose that you are building a goal model of a system you are designing. Propose three best practices for selecting one or more of the fifteen heuristic rules that apply to the building of a goal model.
·         From the e-Activity, determine if you can you easily depict these AND/OR nodes on a goal diagram. Predict three challenges you foresee in using a graph-based diagram to model goals.

CIS 555 Week 4 Assignment 2 Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
Due Week 4 and worth 110 points
On an automated teller machine (ATM), the customer is identified by inserting a plastic ATM card with a magnetic stripe or a plastic smart card with a chip that contains a unique card number and some security information such as an expiration date or card verification value code (CVVC). When using an ATM on networked banks, customers can access their personal or business bank accounts in order to make cash withdrawals and check their account balances. For this assignment, consider cash withdrawal transactions from your favorite ATM machine.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1.      Delimit the ATM problem by creating a problem diagram using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The diagram must show system components that are relevant to the problem of withdrawing cash. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
2.      Write one (1) paragraph that describes the use and meaning of the problem diagram components.
3.      Create two (2) Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT) diagrams to document the activities and data involved in the transactions stated above using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
4.      Write one (1) paragraph that describes the use and meaning of the SADT diagram components.
5.      Provide three (3) possible scenarios of interaction between you and the ATM through a few message sequence charts.
6.      Create one (1) UML diagram for each scenario, from Question 5, to show the interactions. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
7.      Create one (1) state machine diagram for the ATM that covers the scenarios you have identified in Question 5 using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
8.      Write one (1) paragraph that describes the use and meaning of the state machine diagram components.
9.      Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
·         Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Describe and apply requirements engineering (RE) techniques through contemporary practice and tools.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
·         Write clearly and concisely about topics related to Requirements Engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
 Click here to view the grading rubric.

CIS 555 Week 5 Discussion 1
"Obstacle Categories and Prevention" Please respond to the following:
·         Suppose that you are performing an obstacle analysis of the software that you developed for the self-parking car discussed previously. Determine which of the following obstacle categories you would apply during the analysis: hazard obstacles, threat obstacles, dissatisfaction obstacles, misinformation obstacles, inaccuracy obstacles, and usability obstacles. Defend the selected category that you selected with two examples.
·         The alternative techniques for obstacle prevention are goal weakening, obstacle reduction, goal restoration, obstacle mitigation, and doing nothing. Examine the alternative techniques and select the one that you would use for obstacle presentation. Defend your selection.

CIS 555 Week 5 Discussion 2
"Obstacle Diagrams and Obstacle Identification" Please respond to the following:
·         From the e-Activity, determine any similarities or dissimilarities between the goal model diagrams and obstacles diagrams.
·         Provide one example of when you would use the tautology-based refinement technique. Provide one example of when you would use the obstructed target technique. Defend why you chose to use each technique in the examples that you did.

CIS 555 Week 5 Discussion 3
"Term Paper Discussion" Please respond to the following:
·         In preparation for the Term Paper: Reengineering the Course Enrollment Process due in Week 10 of this course, read the project statement provide for the term paper: “Consider Strayer University’s current process of enrolling for courses through the use of the Web. Suppose that the University has contracted you to reengineer the enrollment process that considers the Web and other modes of input. The expectation is that you will gather information from current system users, analyze the collected data, propose a solution, and provide a requirements document. Assume that your professor has been tasked by the University to be the stakeholder for the reengineering of the enrollment process. 
·         Assume further that you are the analyst that will propose and document the system-as-is and system-to-be.” This discussion thread has been setup by your professor so that you will post questions for the professor as the stakeholder for questions pertaining to this project.
·          
o    Summarize the proposed system-as-is that will be used in your term paper. Create at least five questions for the stakeholder (your professor) with regard to the current system and reasons for selecting them. 
o    Create at least five questions for the stakeholder (your professor) with regard to the proposed system and reasons for selecting them. 
o    Describe how you will use the elicited responses in your term paper. 
o    List at least five quality resources you plan to use in the term paper. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources

CIS 555 Week 6 Discussion 1
"Conceptual and Object Models" Please respond to the following:
·         Provide one example of an entity object, association object, agent object, and an event object. Determine which one of these object types closely resembles or mirrors a conceptual object model. Provide a rationale.
·         From the e-Activity, examine the key features of a class diagram. Predict whether you would be able to examine a class diagram and point out entities, associations, attributes, and operations. Determine how you would be able to tell them apart.


CIS 555 Week 6 Discussion 2

"Building Models" Please respond to the following:
·         Suppose you were building an object model for an online banking system. Determine which of the 14 heuristics for building models you would use to build the banking system. Provide a rationale.
·         Blackboard is a Web-based learning management system used by Strayer for instructions, online interaction, and for educational assessment. Provide three examples of composite objects that are used in Blackboard. Explain why you believe they are composite objects.

CIS 555 Week 6 Assignment 3 Patient Monitoring System
Due Week 6 and worth 110 points
Consider a simple patient monitoring system in which the software controller generates alarm signals when the patient’s temperature or blood pressure falls outside safe ranges. The alarm signals and safe ranges are different for temperature and blood pressure.

You may use the following Website as a resource for short Z-specification examples:

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
  1. Determine five (5) of the controller’s monitored and controlled variables. Describe each variable and explain how it is used in the system.
  2. Propose five (5) mode classes and five (5) terms that may be helpful in monitoring this system.
  3. Propose three (3) Software Cost Reduction (SRC) tables for this system. There must be one (1) mode transition table, one (1) event table, and one (1) condition table.
  4. Create one (1) short Z-specification for this system using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Develop systematic modeling techniques that satisfy functional and nonfunctional requirements.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to requirements engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

CIS 555 Week 7 Assignment 4 Air Traffic Control System
Due Week 7 and worth 110 points

Consider the following goal model fragment for an air traffic control system shown below. The parent goal roughly states that aircraft routes should be sufficiently separated. The refinement is intended to produce sub-goals for continually separating routes based on different kinds of conflict among routes.


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Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
  1. Analyze the parent goal of the Maintain [SufficientRouteSeparation] node.
  2. Restructure and redraw the provided model fragment, by use of the decomposition-by-case and milestone-driven patterns, so that the use of both patterns are explicit and separated. Use Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  3. Determine the incompleteness in the provided model fragment and fix the anomaly. Explain what the anomaly is and propose a way for it to be rectified.
  4. Determine the goals, in your completed diagram, that require further refinement and explain why.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams/charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Describe the process and develop a system behavioral model based on requirements gathered.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to requirements engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

CIS 555 Week 8 Case Study 1 Athens Medical Claims Reengineering
Due Week 8 and worth 80 points

Athens Administrators is an open-indemnity claims administration services organization. Athens identified a growing trend of future medical claims within its client’s population. The trend had begun to escalate and Athens decided that it was an important issue to bring to the client’s attention and to jointly develop a strategy to address the growth of these claims. Athens looked to modify and improve the processes and procedures that were being utilized to address these claims. Read about what it did in the document titled “A Claim on the Rise: Future Medical” located at http://www.athensadmin.com/pdf/Athens-FutureMedical.pdf.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
  1. Provide one (1) sample of a descriptive statement and one (1) sample of a prescriptive statement from the case study descriptions.
  2. Examine three (3):
a.       goals for this case study.
b.      obstacles for this case study.
c.       alternative obstacle resolutions for this case study.
  1. Identify five (5) normal and abnormal scenarios for this case as is.
  2. Determine five (5) requirements that might need to be prioritized in view of resource limitations.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Describe the techniques and develop a requirements specification document that solves a proposed business problem.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to requirements engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

CIS 555 Week 9 Case Study 2 A Framework for Process Reengineering in Higher Education
Due Week 9 and worth 80 points
Abdous and He (2008)[1] proposed a framework for process reengineering in higher education. Their framework was applied to reengineer the distance learning exam scheduling and distribution process. Read and analyze their paper titled, “A Framework for Process Reengineering in Higher Education: A case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution” located at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/535/1138.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
  1. Determine the types of documents that would be worth considering for a background study prior to the use of other elicitation techniques. Indicate if the authors used the documents you identified.
  2. Examine the Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT) diagrams that were used to document the reengineered parts of the exam scheduling and distribution process.
  3. Identify the type of diagrams the authors used to document the reengineered parts of the exam scheduling and distribution process.
  4. Assess the intentional, structural, responsibility, functional, and behavioral views of the system.
  5. Predict five (5) potential failures of the reengineered system and indicate if the authors’ framework deals with potential failures.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Describe the process and develop a functional model of a system based on requirements gathered.
·         Describe the techniques and develop a requirements specification document that solves a proposed business problem.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to requirements engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
CIS 555 Week 10 Term Paper Reengineering the Course Enrollment Process
Due Week 10 and worth 180 points
Consider Strayer University’s current process of enrolling for courses through the use of the Web. Suppose that the University has contracted you to reengineer the enrollment process that considers the Web and other modes of input. The expectation is that you will gather information from current system users, analyze the collected data, propose a solution, and provide a requirements document.

Assume that your professor has been tasked by the University to be the stakeholder for the reengineering of the enrollment process. Assume further that you are the analyst that will propose and document the system-as-is and system-to-be. A discussion thread has been set up by your professor so that you will post questions for the professor as the stakeholder for questions pertaining to this project.

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:
  1. Determine the following from all the stakeholders:
a.       strategic objectives
b.      functional services
c.       environmental assumptions
  1. Propose four (4) techniques that you would use to gather information and documents, create diagrams, and document the process as is. Determine which of these techniques you prefer for the enrollment process.
  2. Propose how you would model the system behavior to show suggested changes to the current process. Defend why you chose the model that you did to show the suggested changes.
  3. Propose how you would:
a.       perform a risk analysis on the reengineered process.
b.      identify obstacles to the reengineered process.
c.       evaluate obstacles to the reengineered process.
  1. Create a graphical depiction of the parts of the enrollment process system-as-is and another graphical depiction of the enrollment process system-to-be that you would reengineer using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  2. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams/charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Develop an integrated system model based on a requirements plan that addresses and solves a proposed business problem.
·         Describe the techniques and develop a requirements specification document that solves a proposed business problem.
·         Describe the process and develop a system behavioral model based on requirements gathered.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in requirements engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to requirements engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
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[1]Abdous, M.,& He, W. (2008). A Framework for process reengineering in higher education: A case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution. International Review of Research in Open Distance Learning Journal, 9(2).
 
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