COMP1648 Development, Frameworks and Methods

| June 4, 2016


Development, Frameworks and Methods

Coursework Number:

1 of 1

Contribution: 100% of course


Ms Christine Du Toit

Deadline Date:


This coursework should take an average student who is up-to-date with tutorial work approximately 50 hours

Learning Outcomes:
A. Critically evaluate the significance of a methodology/framework within an IS development environment.
B. Apply the principles, concepts and techniques of a RAD methodology to a given development environment.
C. Appreciate the issues impacting upon the future development and use of methods in industry.
D. Discuss professional and ethical issues relating to information systems development

Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes: copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing or buying coursework from someone else and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the procedures set down by the University.

All material copied or amended from any source (e.g. internet, books) must be placed in quotation marks and in italics, with a full reference to the source directly underneath the material.

Your work will be submitted for electronic plagiarism checking. Any attempt to bypass our plagiarism detection systems will be treated as a severe Assessment Offence.

Coursework Submission Requirements
An electronic copy of your work for this coursework should be fully uploaded by midnight (local time) on the Deadline Date.
The last version you upload will be the one that is marked.
For this coursework you must submit a single Acrobat PDF document. In general, any text in the document must not be an image (ie must not scanned) and would normally be generated from other documents (eg MS Office 2007 using “Save As .. PDF”).
For this coursework you must also upload a single ZIP file containing supporting evidence.
There are limits on the file size.
Make sure that any files you upload are virus-free and not protected by a password otherwise they will be treated as null submissions.
Comments on your work will be available from the Coursework page on the Intranet. The grade will be made available in BannerWeb.
You must NOT submit a paper copy of this coursework.
Coursework Regulations
1. If no submissions were made before the deadline, coursework submitted up to two weeks late that meets the criteria for a pass will be treated as a referral. It will be subject to university regulations for referral work.

2. Coursework submitted late without an Extenuating Circumstances claim will receive a ZERO grade.
If you have extenuating circumstances you may submit your coursework up to two weeks after the published deadline without penalty but this is subject to acceptance of your claim by the School Extenuating Circumstances Panel. If your claim is rejected then you will receive a zero grade for your work.

3. Coursework submitted more than two weeks late will be given feedback but a grade of non-submission will be awarded regardless of any extenuating circumstances. However, if your Extenuating Circumstances claim is accepted then the Extenuating Circumstances Panel will recommend to the Progression and Award Board that you be permitted to retake a different item of assessment at a future assessment point.

4. All courseworks must be submitted as above.

Detailed Specification

You must complete this assignment using the given case study – The Children Support Agency (CSA) Case Study.

Firstly, read the information given in the case study (which is attached to this coursework specification).

Then produce allof the deliverables detailed below.

Note that the case study contains a lot of information about CSA -read it carefully.

Important instructions

Do not use previous student’s coursework as a basis for your work. It will be identified.

Do not use any material from books, academic papers, the internet or any other source when writing about the process and carrying out your critical reflection. It is your own views that are required.

Any attempt to use other people’s material in your coursework, whether taken from a classmate from another source, will result in you receiving a lower mark and possibly being awarded zero.

Do not copy the whole case study into your report. Only submit the work you have completed.


There are three sections to this coursework. Make sure that you complete all three sections.

Section A – Management Summary (30% of the marks)

The case study tells us that the IT Consultant, Sebastian LeFevre,has decided to recommend one of the approaches associated with Agile Methods to the Chief Executive Officer of CSA as he thinks that this would be an interesting project for him to get involved with. The Agile Method that Sebastian has recommended to the Chief Executive is called DSDM Atern.

Produce a management summary explaining whether DSDM Atern would be an appropriate method to use within CSA. Outline any advantages/drawbacks that you perceiv

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