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Capstone Roadmap

Initiation Phase


Deliverables Due Date
Related In-Class Activities

First Sprint Presentation

Present your project and team formally to class and provide brief description of the project and group members , roles and job descriptions .Then present your requirements analysis process , features list , class and sequence diagrams and verification document
Tuesday Oct  11, 2005  (001, 101 sections)
Wednesday Oct 12, 2005  (103 sections)
Project Background
What is wrong with the AS-IS system ?
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Problem Statement
What are the key features of the TO-BE system ?
Establish a foundation for the project in terms of clear, user-focused, concise, and comprehensive problem definition
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Literature Review ( Market Reasearch)
Review literature in the project area with full citation.
Review at least three comptetive projects in the market . Define and analyse  advantages , disadvantages  of each  and how your approach set you apart from every one of these competitors. Cite every source you use both in-text and in the list of references . Be consistent in your citation styles (MLA, APA , IEEE , Chigcago and Harvard styles are all accepted).
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Methodology Selection
Adopt a software development process model that fits into your project requirements
Provide a weighted-score evaluation matrix to rationalize the adoption of your selection. Provide extensive analysis for the criteria you choose and post analysis for the results you obtained .If you reviewe models , always provide references in-text and in the list of references .   
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Project Glossary
Define all technical or key terms in your project 
Provide at least 10 terms for the midterm report and at least 20 terms for the final report . Assume that you deal with non-technical users and clients.
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