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Understanding your Assignment brief

Understanding your Assignment brief

Assignment summary:

Imagine you are a chief engineer for a company that produces laptops for business use. A client asks you to develop a laptop for his business that will have specific requirements.

Assignment Requirements

Your task

Make key notes on the following:

  • The process of developing this product using the waterfall model, and the actions that need to be taken in each stage
  • How security is incorporated in each stage of the waterfall model (covered in Cyber Security in the Software Development Life Cycle )
  • Explain why this model is or is not suitable for the development of this specific product
  • Any other System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) model that would fit better for this purpose, and why

This assignment contains 3 parts. In the submission step you will be asked to submit 3 items. For each criterion you will receive either 1 point or 0 point, depending on whether your marker feels you have evidenced the criterion or not.

Task Prompt 1: Describe the process of developing this product using the waterfall model, and the actions that need to be taken in each stage. Also include how security is incorporated in each stage.

This first Prompt is graded against the following criteria:

Criteria 1: Has the learner described the process of developing this product using the waterfall model?

Criteria 2: Has the learner described the actions that need to be taken in each stage?

Criteria 3: Has the learner described how security is incorporated in each stage?

Task Prompt 2: Explain why this model is, or is not suitable for the development of this specific product.

This second Prompt is graded against the following criteria:

Criteria 1: Has the learner explained why this model is or is not suitable for the development of this specific product?

Task Prompt 3: Describe any other SDLC model that would fit better for this purpose and why.

This third Prompt is graded against the following criteria:

Criteria 1: Has the learner given an example of another SDLC model that would fit better for this purpose?

Criteria 2: Has the learner explained why they think this alternative SDLC model would fit better for this purpose?

The next step is where you’ll submit your responses to these Task Prompts. You need to submit them all at the same time, so don’t start until you’re ready.

You may choose to actually draft your work there, but you may wish to work offline or in a separate tab or document to perfect your ideas before you submit and share with your course peers.

Please note – you’ll be prompted to give your assignment an overall descriptive title. It’s your chance to get creative, or you could keep this simple and descriptive.

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