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TO REPLACE THE CURRENT ELECTION SYSTEM WITH A NEW SYSTEM

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TO REPLACE THE CURRENT ELECTION SYSTEM WITH A NEW SYSTEM

Project Plan

University’s election system is an internal system used to run online elections for all kinds of ballots and for different collections of staff and students. The existing election system (below referred to as “the system” or “system”) is deemed to be unsustainable, very dependent on manual implementation and does not meet the architectural standards of CQUniversity`s IT unit. A decision has been made to replace the current election system with a new system which is more reliable, efficient, intuitive, less costly to maintain and meets ITD’s 1architectural guidelines. The new election system will eventually be integrated into the current Student Handbook for resource reuse and ease of maintenance. However, because this project also serves the purpose of being a real life practical project for course COIT23004, the end deliverable will be extracted into a standalone application for the demonstration of developing multi-tiered software.

1 Objectives and Constraints

1.1 Objectives

The objective of this project is to replace the current election system with a new system which is more reliable and efficient in performance, more intuitive in design, less costly to maintain and abide by ITD’s architectural guidelines. Through this integrative capstone project, students’ ability of applying skills developed in previous IT courses will be thoroughly assessed at the same time challenging students’ ability of self-learning, project management, team working, problem solving, effective communication and other relative skills which will all be valuable in future workplaces.

The new election system should meet the following requirements:

Voters should be able to:

Login and view assigned polls

Vote for a candidate or a combination of candidates for designated polls

Log off the system

Administrators should be able to:

Create/view/edit/delete polls

Assign candidates/options to polls with accompanying “user spiel” or explanation of each option

Assign polls to eligible voters through imports of staff or student

Close and declare winners of polls

ITD refers to CQUniversity’s Information and Technology Division.

 

Initial non-functional (system) requirements:

Security must be appropriate

Authentication and authorisation must be appropriate

Framework and language must be appropriate

User interface must be responsive and intuitive, in line with the look and feel of CQUniversity’s branding and meet the architectural guidelines of ITD

System must be fast, efficient and reliable in terms of performance

Database design must be normalised

Import scripts (student/staff data) must be functional, accurate and efficient

Code must be documented, readable and meet CQUni standards

1.2Constraints

Time and staff resource are the major constraints. Timeline of this project must be aligned with deadlines specified in the course profile of COIT23004. Staff resource assigned to this project includes two developers: Alice and Julinette. However, Julinette will not join the team until early September to help out the implementation.

Cost of this project is the labour cost of developers. Time allocated for this project is ten hours per week however this is subject to change in need of the project.

Performance (scope and quality) is preferably to be remained high standard yet can be adjusted to meet timelines.

Based on the analysis of the above constraints, a project priority matrix is presented below:

Figure 1 Project Priority Matrix2

Larson, EW, Honig, B, Gray, CF, Dantin, U & Baccarini, D 2014, Project management: the managerial process, 1st edn, McGraw-Hill Education, North Ryde, NSW.

As shown in figure 1, time is the constraint, cost is acceptable and therefore performance can be enhanced within the constraint of time and the flexibility of cost. Time is the first priority in this project, performance second and cost the last.

2 Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware requirements:

PC/Laptop with Windows 7 OS installed

Processor Intel® i5 or equivalent

RAM 4G or above

HDD 100G or above

Internet access

Software requirements:

Sublime Text 2 Version 2.0.2

CakePHP

WampServer Version 2.2 (includes Apache, MySQL and PHP)

Web browser that supports HTML5

Tortoise SVN

MS Office Pack

MS Project

MS Visio

Adobe Reader X

Bootstrap 2

3 Project Organisation

Client: CQUniversity

Client Representative: Lily Li

Project Owner: ITD

Project Manager: Luke Parsons

Business Analyst: Alice Hu

User Interface Designer: Alice Hu

Software Developer: Alice Hu, Julinette Carillo

Software Tester: Alice Hu

Project Evaluator: Dennis Jarvis, Lily Li

4 WBS

Below is the Work Breakdown Structure for this project:

 

Task

 

 

WBS

 

 

Task Name

 

 

Predecessors

 

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

New Election System

 

 

 

2

 

1.1

 

 

Phase I - Planning

 

 

 

3

 

1.1.1

 

 

Meet with project manager

 

 

 

4

 

1.1.2

 

 

Meet with client representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.3

 

 

Confirm system architecture, language and development

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

1.1.4

 

 

Leadtime of gaining approval from course coordinator

3,4,5

 

7

 

1.1.5

 

 

Identify problems with current system

51

 

8

 

1.1.6

 

 

Develop project plan

7

 

9

 

1.1.7

 

 

Present to client

52

 

10

 

1.2

 

 

Phase II - Analysis

2

 

11

 

1.2.1

 

 

Identify functional and non-functional requirements

 

 

 

12

 

1.2.2

 

 

Construct progress report 1

 

 

 

13

 

1.2.3

 

 

Map requirements to use cases

11

 

14

 

1.2.4

 

 

Draw use case diagrams

13

 

15

 

1.2.5

 

 

Document workflows and description for each use case

14

 

16

 

1.2.6

 

 

Present to client

54

 

17

 

1.3

 

 

Phase III - Design

10

 

18

 

1.3.1

 

 

Software architecture design

 

 

 

19

 

1.3.2

 

 

Layer modelling

18

 

20

 

1.3.3

 

 

Database design

19

 

21

 

1.3.4

 

 

Class modelling

20

 

22

 

1.3.5

 

 

Behaviour modelling

21

 

23

 

1.3.6

 

 

User Interface Design

22

 

24

 

1.3.7

 

 

Document interactions between all layers

23

 

25

 

1.3.8

 

 

Requirements mapping

24

 

26

 

1.3.9

 

 

Construct progress report 2

25

 

27

 

1.3.10

 

Present to client

55

 

28

 

1.4

 

 

Phase IV - Implementation

17

 

29

 

1.4.1

 

 

Data access layer implementation

 

 

 

30

 

1.4.2

 

 

Construct progress report 3

29

 

31

 

1.4.3

 

 

Application layer implementation

30

 

32

 

1.4.4

 

 

User interface implementation

31

 

33

 

1.4.5

 

 

Document source code

30

 

34

 

1.4.6

 

 

Construct test plan

30

 

35

 

1.4.7

 

 

Construct user manual

30

 

36

 

1.4.8

 

 

Evaluate the mapping of design to implementation

30

 

 

37

1.4.9

Construct progress report 4

33,34,35,36

38

1.4.10

Present to client

58

39

1.5

Phase V - Testing

28

40

1.5.1

Conduct user acceptance testing

 

41

1.6

Phase VI - Deployment

39

42

1.6.1

Deploy to production server

 

43

1.7

Phase VII - User Training

41

44

1.7.1

Arrange training sessions

 

45

1.7.2

Attend training sessions

44

46

1.8

Phase VIII - Review

43

47

1.8.1

Construct progress report 5

 

48

1.8.2

Conduct project review

 

 

 

Table 1 WBS

 

 

5 Schedule

Below is the project schedule exported from MS Project:

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Task Name

 

 

Duration

 

 

Start

 

 

Finish

 

 

Predecessors

 

 

Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Election System

63.13

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

days

30/06/14

 

 

Thu 25/09/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase I - Planning

13.63

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

days

30/06/14

 

 

Thu 17/07/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet with project

 

 

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

manager

 

1 hr

30/06/14

 

 

Mon 30/06/14

 

 

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Meet with client

 

 

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

representative

 

1 hr

30/06/14

 

 

Mon 30/06/14

 

 

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Confirm system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

architecture, language and

 

 

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

development environment

 

1 hr

30/06/14

 

 

Mon 30/06/14

 

 

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Leadtime of gaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

approval from course

 

 

 

 

Mon

 

 

 

3,4,5

 

 

 

 

 

coordinator

 

5 days

30/06/14

 

 

Mon 7/07/14

 

 

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Identify problems with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

current system

 

1 hr

 

Mon 7/07/14

 

Mon 7/07/14

 

 

Alice Hu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop project plan

 

8 days

 

Mon 7/07/14

 

Thu 17/07/14

7

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Present to client

 

1 hr

 

Thu 17/07/14

 

Thu 17/07/14

52

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Phase II - Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.25 days

 

Thu 17/07/14

30/07/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify functional and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

non-functional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

requirements

 

2 days

 

Thu 17/07/14

 

Mon 21/07/14

 

 

 

 

Alice Hu

 

Construct progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

report 1

 

1 hr

 

Thu 24/07/14

 


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