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BSA/385 SDLC Table
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BSA/385 WEEK 1

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Individual: SDLC Table
Instructions:
The company you work for is a programming services contractor that consults with businesses in the United States requiring assistance in creating software in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your company advertises a proven track record in providing secure code that meets regulatory and
compliance recommendations that include the protection of all Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Your client is a small hospital and surgery center that requires a program that will calculate the bill for a patient's hospital stay, including charges for the surgery, daily hospital fees, and pharmacy. The hospital only performs five types of surgeries, limits the patient stay to three days, and has a limited pharmacy offering of ten prescription drugs. The hospital employees who will use the program should be able to enter the patient information, including name, hospital ID number, diagnosis, surgery type, length of stay, and prescriptions. The program will then produce a final billing statement. The client would like the program completed in six months.

Using the file provided and referencing the scenario above, complete the 2- to 3-page System Development Life Cycle Table. The table is designed to help you see how to apply the SDLC to an actual program.
Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Discussion Question: Software Development Phases

(3 Answers Included)
As you read in Ch. 4, "Software Process Models," of Essentials of Software Engineering, there are several models used in software development. The phases of requirements, design, implementation, test, and maintenance are executed differently in the Waterfall versus a multiple-components incremental model.
Describe how the phases are executed differently in these two models, and discuss an advantage you see in using one over the other if you were a software engineer designing a mobile application.

 

Discussion Question: “Functional” and “Non-Functional” Requirements (3 Answers Included)
In Ch. 1, "Creating a Program," of Essentials of Software Engineering, you examined how program requirements statements that define and qualify the program are essential to the software development process. How would you explain what the word "requirements" means to someone trying to make decisions about what they truly need from a program?
Explain, in non-technical terms, what the differences are between "functional" and "non-functional" requirements.

 

BSA/385 Software Engineering Process Plan
bsa/385 software engineering process plan
bsa/385 requirements document

BSA/385 Week 2

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Learning Team: Software Engineering Process Plan
Instructions:
The Learning Team Assignments will use the same scenario that is used in the Individual Assignment in Week One.
This week the team will evaluate the User Stories that have been gathered from the client. The Director of Software Engineering and the Product Manager for your company visited the client and collected User Stories as depicted in the User Stories document provided. The Director wants you to look at the User Stories and identify the top five
critical requirements that the team will have to be concerned with for the Functional Requirements Document (FRD) based on the stories.
In addition, you have been assigned an intern who will shadow you during the development of this program. The intern has never heard of a User Story and needs you to explain how you will use them.
Part 1:
Based on the stories, create a 1-page list using Microsoft® Word of the top five critical requirements that the team will need to be concerned with for the Functional Requirements Document. Include a justification of why you think each requirement is critical.
Part 2:
Create a 1-page document using Microsoft® Word that explains the following to the intern:

  • How requirements for a software project are gathered
  • What user stories are, why they are needed, and how they are used

The team will submit one completed assignment for the team. This assignment will help you complete the Week Three Individual Assignment.
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Individual: Requirements Document
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
The Director of Software Engineering and the Product Manager for the company visited the client and collected the User Stories as depicted in the User Stories document provided. In addition the Chief Financial Officer of the Hospital gave the Director a complete breakdown of the charges for surgeries, hospital stays, and prescription drugs.
Part 1:
The Director has asked you to read through the stories and help with the Functional Requirements Document (FRD) which is a formal statement of the program's functional requirements. The FRD serves the same purpose as a contract. Your company agrees to provide the capabilities specified. The client agrees to find the product satisfactory if
it provides the capabilities specified in the FRD. The Director has asked you to identify any specific user interface, compliance, security, data, and data access requirements identified in the stories. The Director also wants to know which of the requirements you identify are functional or non-functional. The Director has determined that you will use an Agile approach to the development of the program.

Create a 1- to 2-page list using Microsoft® Word of the current requirements the FRD will need. First, list all the requirements that are functional, then list the non-functional requirements. The FRD will be refined as the development proceeds, so this list is a starting point.

Part 2:
Your intern is struggling to understand the differences between Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) and Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs).

To help your intern understand the difference, create a 1-page comparison table using Microsoft Word showing the similarities and differences between a Data Flow Diagram (DFD) and an Entity- Relationship Diagram (ERD). The table should depict at least three
points of comparison, as well as a justification of why you would use one approach over the other.
Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Discussion Question: Architectural and Detailed Design

(3 Answers Included)

Refer to Ch. 7, "Design: Architecture & Methodology," of Essentials of Software Engineering. Summarize the differences between architectural and detailed design. Discuss the importance of requirements specification in the detailed design to the programmer that will create code to the specification.

Discussion Question: Functional Requirements

(3 Answers Included)

In the Pluralsight course "Software Process Management," you learned about Waterfall, "V", Spiral, and Agile models. Analyze the conditions that determine the program design and project management approach. How does a software engineer's choice of model influences how the functional requirements document is written and used?

 


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BSA/385 Software Engineering Management Tools
BSA/385 Learning Team Week 3

BSA/385 Week 3

Learning Team: Software Engineering Management Tools
Instructions:

Recall that the hospital only performs five types of surgeries, limits the patient stay to three days, and has a limited pharmacy offering of ten prescription drugs. And, the hospital employee using the program should be able to enter the patient information, including name, hospital ID number, diagnosis, surgery type, length of stay, and prescriptions.
Using Figure 6-8, "An example of a data flow diagram depicting a customer order system," construct a 1-page data flow diagram for the Hospital's billing program using Microsoft® Word.
The team will submit one completed assignment for the team. This assignment will help you complete this week's Individual Assignment.
Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Individual: Implementation Phase
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
The Director of Software Engineering for the company has determined that you will use an Agile approach for development of the program, including the implementation phase of the program. The Director has asked you to present to the rest of the team, including your intern, the implementation phase for the program development.
Create a PowerPoint presentation containing 14 to 16 slides, including an introduction and conclusion slide and detailed speaker notes, that includes the following:

  • A brief explanation of the Agile model and how an implementation phase works within the model
  • An example of a software management tool that can be used as you implement the design
  • A description of at least three user stories that will be critical to the design process
  • At least three technical design specifications for the program
  • A brief description of what a Scrum Master does in the Implementation phase
  • A simple illustration of a sprint used in the implementation phase

Note: Other applications like Adobe® Spark® or Microsoft® Sway® or Mix® can be used instead of PowerPoint.
Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Discussion Question: Software Management Tools

(3 Answers Included)

Research the benefits of software management tools using the link provided as a starting point. From a business perspective, analyze the advantages and disadvantages of software management tools. Pick one tool that could be used in the Agile development of a billing program and explain your choice.


Discussion Question: Design Quality and Metrics

(3 Answers Included)

Research a current article that discusses the importance of design quality and the use of metrics in the software development process. Share your article with the class.
Specify at least one measurement of design quality and a metric that could be used in the software development process using an Agile approach to a billing program and explain your choice.

 

 

BSA/385 Quality Assurance and Versioning Plan
BSA/385 Software Quality Assurance
BSA/385 Quality Assurance and Versioning Plan

BSA/385 Week 4

Learning Team: Software Quality Assurance
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
The Director of Software Engineering needs your help assuring the team in using the appropriate quality assurance processes. The Director wants you to send out an email to the team titled "Software Quality Assurance: Processes and tools to ensure quality results."
Write a 1- to 2-page email using Microsoft Word that addresses the following:

  • Explain how the development process can benefit from software quality assurance and why it is important to follow quality assurance processes.
  • Provide an example of what happens when quality assurance policies are not followed.

Briefly explain the following attributes:

  • Functional attributes
  • Operational attributes
  • Usability attributes
  • Business attributes
  • Structural attributes

Explain two quality assurance tools.

The team will submit one completed assignment for the team. This assignment will help you complete this week's Individual Assignment.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Individual: Quality Assurance and Versioning Plan
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
Iterative testing is an essential element of Agile. This requires tracking the changes made and making sure all members of the team have the correct version of the program.
Quality Assurance (QA) in Systems Development is a set of processes that ensure the delivered systems meet the pre-defined expectations.
Note that QA is not testing. Software Configuration Management consists of a set of tasks that track and control changes to the environment. Configuration management incudes software source version control.
The Director of Software Engineering has noted that some members of the team are not following the company's Quality Assurance and Version Plan and has asked you to present to the team in order to help them and your intern understand the importance of the plan.

Part 1:
Create a PowerPoint presentation containing 10 to 12 slides, including an introduction and conclusion slide and detailed speaker notes, that includes the following:

  • A brief description of Quality Assurance (QA) in Systems Development and why it is important
  • An illustration of the testing process in the Agile model
  • A brief explanation of automated testing
  • A logical description of the processes ensuring that the functionality, security, and performance of the application are met • An explanation of what versioning is and why versioning of the program is necessary

Note: Other applications like Adobe® Spark® or Microsoft® Sway® or Mix® can be used instead of PowerPoint®.

Part 2:
Using the Quality Attributes Table document provided, complete the 1-
page table of quality attributes.
Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 


Discussion Question: Quality Assurance

(3 Answers Included)

Consider the importance of quality and security assurance during the software development process.
Appraise the risks and disadvantages to the organization of implementing software applications that are not high quality or are easily hacked. Providean example from the healthcare industry to support your view.

 

Discussion Question: Security Management

(3 Answers Included)

From the standpoint of Chief Security Officer, analyze why the security management processes should be included in the development of software applications that are used in the healthcare industry.

 

 

 

BSA/385 Software Testing Plan
BSA/385 Software Testing Plan
BSA/385 Software Engineering Testing

BSA/385 Week 5

Learning Team: Software Engineering Testing
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
The Director of Software Engineering wants you to provide some insights into test automation. The company is trying to include as much software testing automation as possible.
Write a 1-page email to the Director using Microsoft® Word that would help the company asses their choices. The email should include the following:

  • A list of three pros and three cons of test automation
  • A comparison oftwo test automation tools, identifying a minimum of two pros and two cons for each tool
  • An explanation of how test automation tools are used in relation to the SDLC stages

The team will submit one completed assignment for the team. This assignment will help you complete the Individual Assignment.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Individual: Software Testing Plan
Instructions:
Continue your work using the scenario presented in Week One.
The Director of Software Engineering would like to have you create a new Software Testing Plan.
Using the Software Testing Plan document provided, develop a 3- to 4- page software testing plan. The plan will include the following:

  • Design and Develop: Software testing goals, assumptions, and deliverables:
  • Testing Goal
  • Test Assumptions
  • Quality Attributes
  • Schedule in the Life Cycle
  • Required Artifacts
  • Test: Data: generation and automation tools:
  • Test Data Generation Methods
  • Test Automation
  • Acceptance Test
  • Deploy: Versioning, maintenance, and environment:
  • Version Control
  • Maintenance Plan
  • Testing Environment

Cite all sources using APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Discussion Question: Software Testing Techniques

(3 Answers Included)

Consider the need for robust software testing techniques.
Determine the characteristics for a software testing environment that best supports testing the software application you are developing in your individual assignments.
Discuss the software testing environment you would create and how the environment would support the software testing processes and help the software development project meet its quality assurance goals.

 

Discussion Question: Software Testing Plan

(3 Answers Included)

Find a current article that discusses how to create a software testing plan.
Share your article with the class.
Propose how a software engineer would develop a software testing plan for software development in the healthcare industry.