Introduction to the Final Year Project


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BIT Year 3 Degree - Individual Project.
Guidance to select a project.
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Introduction to the Final Year Project

  1. 1. IT6103 Final Year Project INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. <ul><li>PROJECT OVERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>TIME TO BE SPENT ON THE PROJECT </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT SCOPE </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS </li></ul><ul><li>HOW TO SELECT A PROJECT </li></ul><ul><li>SELECTING A CLIENT </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT SUPERVISOR </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROJECT OVERVIEW <ul><li>The individual project is by far the most important single piece of work in the BIT degree programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Project also aims to assess the candidate’s ability to communicate his/her ideas and work. </li></ul><ul><li>It is equivalent to three (3) Modules in the BIT degree programme </li></ul><ul><li>from the end of the second year through to the end of the third year covering over 300 hours of work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>IS design & development skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct a project from initial ideas, via a thorough analysis of the problem; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply theories, tools and techniques from taught courses; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report Writing Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal report writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summarising and Presenting Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the solution to the problem through developed software; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defend ideas in discussions and presentations; </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>A project in business and science is a collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design, that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. </li></ul><ul><li>Software is a collection of computer programs, procedures and documentation that perform some tasks on an operating system. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Business software is generally any software program that helps a business increase productivity or measure their productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>The term covers a large variation of uses within the business environment, and can be categorized by using a small, medium and large. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Small size <ul><li>The small business market generally consists of home accounting software, and office suites such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Medium size <ul><li>The medium size, has a broader range of software applications, ranging from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>accounting, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>groupware, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customer relationship management, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>human resources software, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>outsourcing relationship management, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loan origination software </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Large Size <ul><li>The last segment covers enterprise level software applications, such as those in the fields of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Content Management (ECM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Process Management and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Lifecycle Management </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Types of Applications - Examples <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>University </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Card Transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Billing </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Broker </li></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Rental </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Station </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi </li></ul><ul><li>Land Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Registration of Births </li></ul><ul><li>Passport </li></ul>
  11. 13. Medical and Health Care <ul><li>Hospital Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Clinic Administration Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Information Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Management </li></ul>
  12. 14. Hospital IS <ul><li>Doctor’s information, speciality </li></ul><ul><li>Ward information, no. of beds </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre information, facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Patient information, admittance information </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation information, booking </li></ul><ul><li>Listing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read each record and print. In time sequence. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Financials <ul><li>Asset Management </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditure Management </li></ul><ul><li>Billing and Cash Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Cash Management </li></ul>
  14. 16. Accounting <ul><li>Inventory Control </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Receivable </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Payable </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll </li></ul><ul><li>General Ledger </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Accounting software is application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance. </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paycheck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay slip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll Frequencies </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Human Resource <ul><li>Effective Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Training, Retention and Career Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation Management and Flexible, Scalable Payroll </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Organisation Planning </li></ul>
  17. 19. Library <ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow </li></ul><ul><li>Return </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul>
  18. 21. Sales and Distribution Application STORE Store 1 | Colombo Store 2 | Kandy INVENTORY Store 1 | P1 | 50 Store 1 | P3 | 20 Store 2 | P2 | 100 Store 2 | P1 | 30 ORDERS Store 1 | P3 | 3428 | 0052 | 10 Store 2 | P2 | 3428 | 0098 | 7 Store 2 | P3 | 3428 | 0098 | 15 Store 2 | P4 | 5726 | 0099 | 1 PRODUCT P1 | Printer P2 | Diskette P3 | Disk Drive P4 | Modem SUPPLIER 3428 | East West 5726 | DMS STORE Store Name | City INVENTORY Store Name | Part No | Quantity ORDERS Store Name | Part No | Vendor No | Order No | Quantity PRODUCT Product No | Description SUPPLIER Supplier No | Supplier Name
  19. 22. Relationships To integrate data and provide required information
  20. 23. Use Case Diagram
  21. 24. Sequence Diagram
  22. 25. Data – Product Categories
  23. 26. Data – Product Details
  24. 27. Data - Suppliers
  25. 28. Data - Orders
  26. 29. Hospital IS <ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By room number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selecting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patients in the intensive care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summarising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of patient’s treated by each doctor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor’s report showing their patients </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. Information - Product List
  28. 31. Information - Employee Sales by Country
  29. 32. Information -