TopBike Term Paper



This assignment consists of two sections: analysis and design  document, a requirements document, and a project plan that is created  through the use of MS Project. Note: You must submit the three sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.  Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is  written for. Additionally, you may create and/or assume all necessary  assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Read the article titled, TopBike [PDF], and complete this assignment.

Imagine that you, a systems architect leading a consulting team,  are asked to perform a systems analysis and design to help TopBike  implement a software system that can improve their profits and save  costs.


Section 1: Analysis and Design Document

Write a 10–12 page paper in which you:

  • Identify the business problems that TopBike has.
  • Determine the analysis technique for this project and explain why.
  • Determine the methodology for this project and explain why.
  • Identify the roles (that is, system analyst, developer) for the team and explain their responsibilities.
  • Explain how to conduct requirements gathering sessions and determine the tools to use.
  • Create the functional model, structural model, and behavioral  model with class diagrams through the use of graphical tools in  Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open-source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  • Create a design document with a data management layer.
  • Draw a physical architecture diagram for the final solution  through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio, or an open-source  alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  • Explain the human-interface design considerations.
  • Explain the steps for developing test cases and describe how they help the overall project.
  • Determine the change management process and post-implementation strategy for the project and product.
  • Use at least four quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Section 2: Requirements Document

Create a requirements document that includes:

  • Functional and nonfunctional requirements for TopBike.
  • Nonfunctional requirements for TopBike.
  • Use cases and their descriptions.

Section 1 and 2 of this assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For  assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing  Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your  professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or Dia. The  completed diagrams/charts must be imported into the Word document before  the paper is submitted.
Section 3: Project Plan

Use Microsoft Project to:

  • Develop the project plan. The project plan must:        
    • Record all tasks, subtasks, resources, and time-related to the project.
    • Outline the planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases.
    • Identify the key milestones of your project.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Create analysis, design, and requirements documents for a fully developed software system project plan.