Assessment Task 1 – ORM
Semester 1A 2022
Name …………………….. Assessment 1 – ORM
Due ………………………. Tuesday 19th April 2022 11:59pm
Formative Feedback …… Tuesday 29th March 2022 11:59pm
Weight …………………… 50%
Type ……………………… Group with individual
Submit …………………… PDF Document via Blackboard
Rationale and Description
Foundational to addressing business concerns is an understanding of core concepts, principles and skills required for understanding, designing, and managing databases. This implies understanding the kinds of techniques that are used to model data, and an ability to develop a concise conceptual model that represents a given universe of discourse.
This assessment will involve creating a conceptual schema design for a given universe of discourse and the generation of a relational mapping.
You will use your knowledge from the lectures and the techniques practised in the tutorial sessions and apply both to a set of tasks that refer to some business concern. You will not only perform the necessary steps to solve the tasks, but also provide an explanation of your approach.
A successful completion of this task will demonstrate:
1. Knowledge of conceptual data modelling principles to understand, capture and analyse an abstraction of the complex data aspect of business domains.
2. Develop rigorous database design underpinned by a conceptual data model
This assessment will have a Group task with Individual components. You will have to solve two tasks:
1. Apply the Conceptual Schema Design Process (steps 1 – 6) to a given business concern (group task)
2. Map a conceptual schema design to a relational database schema (individual task)
For task 1, you can use any modelling tool (including MS PowerPoint, LucidChart, or even handwriting) to draw your models. Make sure the diagrams are readable. Assignment submissions are to be made via IFN554 Blackboard (including submission for formative feedback).
Groups should be of 2 members (exceptions can be made with the approval of the teaching team). Group members should belong to the same tutorial group.
Assignment submissions MUST be a single PDF file properly identified (student name and number).
Feedback will be provided on specific questions related to the assessment during the drop-in session times, and via MS Teams. Please note that the teaching team will NOT respond to general “is this good enough” style questions or requests to pre-assess your work.
Submission of assessment
All assessment will be submitted via standard QUT electronic submission methods (e.g. Blackboard, Turnitin), and you will need to submit your assessment in the format specified in the assessment task sheet. Assessment will not be accepted by any other method or in any other format. Please note that all assessment is due on a Tuesday 19th April 11:59pm. You should submit early to avoid delays from technical issues. The most recent assessment prior to the due date will be used for marking. Please ensure that you are aware of QUT’s policy on late assignments:
Late Submission – requesting an extension
No member of the teaching team, including the unit coordinator, can grant you an extension for an assignment. If you need one, you must apply through HiQ:
You now have two options for assignment extension. There is one assignment extension online form with options for Longer extension and an Automatically approved 48-hour extension. You must select unit, assignment and extension type. More information and extension form: qut.to/late-assessment
If you don’t have an approved extension, you should submit the work you have done by the due date, and it will be marked against the assessment criteria. Assignments submitted without an approved extension will not be marked and will receive a grade of 1 or 0%.
We cannot remark assessments. All assessments will be returned with feedback explaining the reasons for the marks allocated. If you require additional feedback or clarification, discuss it with your tutor. If you believe that there is a component that has not been marked in accordance with the criteria sheet, you must identify it in writing to your tutor.
Any action or practice on your part which would defeat the purposes of assessment is regarded as academic dishonesty. The penalties for academic dishonesty are provided in the Student Rules. For more information, consult the QUT Library resources for avoiding plagiarism.
The following resources may assist with the completion of this task:
• Refer to tutorial materials, Microsoft Teams, and any lecture videos.
• Refer to the recommended book.
Questions related to the assessment should be directed to the teaching team during the workshops or drop-in sessions and also via MS Teams.
The teaching team will not be available to answer questions outside business hours, nor in the hours immediately before the assessment is due.
Task 1 [25 marks] – Group
ProjectsRus maintains information about their project team staff members and the projects for clients. Perform CSDP step 1 ~ 6 and submit your final ORM diagram (not required to submit the results of the
interim steps only the final diagram) for the following business concern.
ProjectsRus business concern
A business called ProjectsRus hires project teams to develop and implement technology for a client. The project team is suitably qualified staff who fulfil the project roles of project manager (PM), software developer(SD), system analyst(SA), database developer(DD), user interface developer(UID), and tester(T). Other project roles are possible, and a staff member can have a different role in different projects. For example, you are the system analyst in one project, and in another project, you are a project manager. ProjectsRus maintains information about their project team staff members and the projects performed for clients. The following table shows the list of project team staff members details including their employment start and finish dates.
Staff ID Staff name Staff phone Employment
Start date End date
S100 Charlie 4663451 15/03/1990
S101 Isabella 4663452 01/01/2010 31/12/2015
S102 Jacob 4663453 15/03/2001
S103 Damian 4663454 02/06/2015 31/12/2015
S104 Harry 4663455 01/02/2003
S105 James 4663456 15/03/2017 14/12/2018
S106 Michelle 4663457 12/07/2016
S107 Kyle 01/11/2019
S108 Amelia 4663459 15/12/2017
S109 Tom 4663460 01/02/2020
A client project is reported in a form of project charter which describes some important information about the project (e.g., the project name, period, scope, members, etc.) as shown in the following. A project team staff member has only one role in the project. As shown in the examples, the full names of the roles are not used in a project charter.
Project Charter (1)
Project ID PRJ_515
Project Name Mobile Application to manage electronic scripts for doctor prescribed medicines
Project Sponsor Acme Chemist
Date of Approval 01/02/2020 Last Revision 03/02/2020
Project Description Mobile application so that patients with an electronic script for medicines can place an order and make payment for the medicines with their chemist of choice for pickup or delivery.
Project Period (year) 2
Scope Identify system functionality from sample groups.
Mobile App will function all mobile devices
Identifies nearby chemists for immediate fulfilment, or a preferred chemist
Order can be placed for pickup or delivery.
Payment options to be included. ….
Compatibility with Government E-health systems. Compatibility with existing formats of electronic scripts and associated security….
… The scope goes on to explain further requirements included in the project.
Project Members Role Name
T Charlie (S100)
Total Number 6
Project Charter (2)
Project ID PRJ_517
Project Name Application to interface dispensing machine to SCM IS.
Project Sponsor ChemistRus franchise.
Date of Approval 15/05/2017 Last Revision 20/05/2017
Project Description A standalone dispensing machine can load onto shelves and dispense prescription medicines (like a vending machine). The standalone dispensing machine needs to be interfaced to the existing supply chain management (SCM) information system
(IS). An application is required to interface between the existing SCM IS and the dispensing machine. The SCM IS lists incoming medicines from suppliers for loading onto the shelves of the
dispensing machine. The SCM IS will also list order information for dispensing medicines to customers.
Project Period (year) 1
Scope Develop and implement an application to interface between the existing SCM IS and the existing dispensing machine. The interface application will need to transmit information to the dispensing machine so that a supplier’s delivery of medicines is automatically loaded onto the correct shelves in the dispensing machine. The interface application will need to transmit information to the dispensing machine so that a customer’s order is automatically dispensed. All transmissions to the dispensing machine will need to be confirmed by reply message. The dispensing machine will transmit and display any error or fault codes.
Project Members Role Name
T Damian (S103)
Total Number 4
Criteria Sheet – Task 1 [25 marks]
High Distinction [20 – 16 marks]
Distinction / Credit [20 – 16 marks] Credit / Pass [15 – 11 marks] Pass / Borderline [5 – 10 marks] Fail [4 – 0 marks]
Correctness [7 marks] The model is complete and fully syntactically correct The model is complete and mostly syntactically correct The model is mostly complete and/or reasonably syntactically correct The model is partially complete and/or mainly syntactically incorrect The model is mostly incomplete and/or syntactically incorrect
Correctness [15 marks] The model fully and correctly reflects every aspect of the facts described in the scenario The model fully and correctly reflects most aspects of the facts described in the scenario The model correctly reflects many aspects of the facts described in the scenario, or reflects most aspects but is somewhat incorrect or inefficient in structure The model reflects a few aspects of the facts described in the scenario and/or has an incorrect or inefficient structure The model
incorrectly reflects the facts described in the scenario
Correctness [3 marks] The model has a clear structure designed for maximal
understandability by stakeholders (layout, labels, annotations, etc) The model has a mostly clear structure and/or is designed for high understandability by stakeholders (layout, labels, annotations, etc) The model has a mainly clear structure and/or is designed for reasonable understandability by stakeholders (layout, labels, annotations, etc) The model has a somewhat messy structure and/or does not reflect that it has been designed with consideration for stakeholder understandability The model has an unclear structure
and/or most would
find it difficult to
Task 2 [25 marks] – Individual
Following is an ORM model for employee. Map the schema to a relational database schema. Any possible constraints need to be included (e.g., primary key, foreign key).
Criteria Sheet – Task 2
Marks will be awarded for the following:
• Full marks will be awarded if all relations are correctly mapped with the schema including correct primary/foreign keys.
• Any incorrect/missing relations will be deducted: – penalty for missing relation
– penalty for missing table and penalise for each missing key
5 marks if a table is missing
1.5 marks for missing primary key or missing foreign key
0.5 mark for minor errors
Assessment Task 1 – ORM