Overview: Throughout this course, you will develop the skills required of a software architect—a role that is in high demand in the software industry. This finalproject resembles a typical development project of an actual software designer or software architect. You will have the opportunity to apply, practice, andreceive feedback on how software systems are designed using object-orientation and Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling.
For this assessment, you will assume the role of a consultant tasked with designing a student information system (SIS) for a small college that offers both onlineand face-to-face classes. The SIS should keep track of students’ information and their course registrations. You will be provided with information about thesystem, its business context, and its requirements. With this information, you will need to design the software system by applying object-oriented techniquesand methods and UML modeling.
Specifically, this final project is divided into three different parts, which will each be submitted separately. Each part focuses on a different stage in thedevelopment process, and will be completed in sequence throughout the course. Additionally, at each stage you will validate and verify your design, explain howyou arrived at it, and reflect upon your process and lessons learned. Through the milestones, you will have an opportunity to gather feedback first before yousubmit final versions. The three final deliverables are Part I: Functional Model, submitted in Module Four, Part II: Structural Model, submitted in Module Six, andPart III: Behavioral Model, submitted in Module Eight.
Prompt: Now that you have completed both your SIS functional model and structural model, you are ready to complete your consulting job by creating the SISbehavioral model.Based on your SIS functional model and structural model, create an SIS behavioral model consisting of the following:
A sequence diagram for the Register a Student for Classes use case A communication diagram for the Register a Student for Classes use caseFrom the SIS functional model, Register a Student for Classes use case, and the structural model, identify the objects and the actors that participate in either thesequence diagram or the communication diagram. Identify the messages that are sent and received among these objects and actors and determine the order ofmessage passing. Formalize your findings as a sequence diagram and a corresponding communication diagram. For the sequence diagram, show the executionoccurrence when a message is sent or received. Both the sequence diagram and the communication diagrams must be generated by a UML drawing tool.Links to UML drawing tools: draw.io Visio
Using the Final Project Part III Solution Submission Template document, provide a description for each use case in your use case diagram. Use this samedocument to complete and submit your deliverables. Your behavioral model should be complete and professional.Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Creation: From your functional model and structural model, create a UML behavioral model showing how objects from the classes of the structuralmodel collaborate to implement the use case behaviors described in the use case descriptions. Your behavioral model should include at least a UMLsequence diagram and UML state machine diagram. The behavioral model should clearly identify the methods of each class that are needed for thecollaboration in each use case. Provide a method contract and method specification of at least two methods of your sequence diagram.Testing: Verify and validate your behavioral model against the structural model and functional model of the SIS system. Approach Explanation: Explain your approach to creating your behavioral model and the design decisions you made to create it. Self-Reflection: Discuss your experience creating your behavioral model and the lessons you learned from it. Specifically, draw connections betweenyour experience and the object-oriented techniques and methods discussed in this course.Guidelines for Submission: Use the Final Project Part III Solution Submission document and follow the formatting directions therein when submitting your work.Your behavioral model should be complete and professional.Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information,review these instructions.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) ValueUML Behavioral Model:Creation Creates an appropriate UML behavioral model that includes a UML sequence diagram and a UML state machine diagram, methods of each class, a method contract, and a method specification of at least two methods of the sequence diagram Creates a UML behavioral model, but model does not meet the specifications laid out in the prompt, contains inaccuracies, or is not consistent with the structural model Does not create a UML behavioral model
UML Behavioral Model:Testing Verifies that the behavior model is correct, complete, and valid given the structural model and functional model of the SIS systemVerification and validation of behavioral model contain inaccuracies or omits key details with respect to the structural model and functional model of the SIS system Does not verify that the behavior model is correct, complete, and valid against the structural model and the functional model of the SIS system
UML Behavioral Model:Approach Explanation Explains the approach taken to creating the behavioral model and provides specific detail justifying all design decisions Explains the approach taken to creating the model, but explanation contains inaccuracies or fails to include specific details justifying all design decisions Does not explain the approach taken to creating the model
UML Behavioral Model:Self-Reflection Reflects upon lessons learned by drawing specific connections between the experience developing the behavioral model and the techniques and methods discussed in the course Reflects upon lessons learned, but reflection is cursory or fails to sufficiently draw specific connections between the experience and the techniques and methods discussed in the course Does not reflect upon lessons learned during the experience
Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organizationSubmission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideasSubmission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas