Assessment 1, Submission Instructions

CET206 - Software Engineering, Enterprise and Innovation Project



Your team is required to provide a response to the ‘Invitation to Tender’ (ITT) issued by your client, and other associated tasks as detailed on the pages which follow. Approximate hand-in deadlines are found in the SEEIP Module Handbook and on the module schedule. Exact timings/arrangements will be announced in tutorial sessions. Note that NO extensions to deadlines will be permitted - i.e. late submission of any section will result in it being ignored for assessment purposes.


PART A - CLIENT (COMMERCIAL ) SUBMISSION - worth 10% of module


(Refer Team Task No.)

  • Presentation to client in response to Invitation to Tender. (1.1)



PART B - ACADEMIC SUBMISSION - worth 10% of module


(Refer Team Task No.)

  • Standard A4 ring binder (note: NOT the large lever arch type)

· with completed assignment 1 front sheet securely attached

· clearly labelled on spine with team number and company name

· sectioned in sequence, with each section clearly titled

· containing the following (note: sheets NOT to be enclosed in clear plastic sleeves):

1 Plan/details of Presentation and Demonstration to Client, and Prototype System on CDROM (1.1)

2 Promotional Website (1.2)

3 Business Model (1.3)

4 Task Lists and Gantt Charts. (Team and Individual) (1.4)

5 Report evaluating Client Consultancy Session. (1.5)

6 Research Evaluation. (1.6)

7 Self and Peer Assessment Sheets - assignment 1, with attached yellow/red cards and CDROM (1.7)




Team Members’ Registration Form (assignment 1)



Presentation & Prototype Demo

Your team is required to plan, prepare and provide a formal presentation to the client, followed by a demonstration of a prototype of your proposed system. The whole session should last a maximum of 20 minutes, including the opportunity to ask questions. Every team member should be present, with each prepared to answer questions and engage with the session in whatever way is felt appropriate. The session must have a properly drafted plan, together with written notes / PowerPoint slides / handouts as thought appropriate.

Hand-ins (also note separate sheet ‘assignment 1- submission instructions’)

Assignment 1 part A

Presentation to Client - Deliver the session as described. To do this, teams should consider carefully what format they take to make best use of the time available. One suggestion would be to have a maximum of three team members being involved in the presentation to the client, and a different three members maximum in the demonstration. All team members not involved in the actual delivery or evaluation (see Note below) must be in attendance and will be expected to actively contribute to giving answers.

· One copy of prototype system, on CD ROM, together with any relevant password/security details, to be submitted at the end of the session. If your system requires compression software this should also be submitted together with full instructions for its use. System disk and other items to be in labelled sealed envelope bearing the team number, company name and signature of project manager.


Assignment 1 part B

· Submit a copy of your plan, notes, OHPs, handouts etc. as appropriate to your session

Note : You are also required to evaluate the demonstration to the technical consultant and also your meeting with the client. As there is insufficient time to submit a copy of the evaluation report with the rest of assignment 1, this is included in assignment 2 - see team task 2.5


Promotional Website



Your team are required to develop a website to advertise and promote your business. Your site should incorporate your company’s identity (logo, mission statement etc.) and provide suitable information to advertise the skills and services you can provide for prospective clients.

Screen shots of your website should be provided and submitted as part of assignment 1.

Assignment 1 part B

Submit a copy of your website, using screenshots to illustrate your design


Business Model


Using the modelling techiniques developed in early parts of the module, you are required to develop a model which clearly reflects your business.

A diagram of the model along with any explanations should be included within the assignment 1 handin.


Assignment 1 part B

· A report which contains a diagram of the model along with any explanations to support each segment .



Task Lists and Schedule Charts


Your team is required to maintain a full set of Task Lists and Schedule charts, appropriate to the completion of SEEIP assignment 1. The earliest ones may be manually prepared, in order to demonstrate an understanding of the techniques employed. Later ones could utilise relevant software (e.g. Excel, Microsoft Project).

Note that charts should be prepared for the overall team, as well as for each functional sub-group and individual team members.

Regular checks of your schedules will be made during the course of the module by your progress tutor.

Hand-ins (also note separate sheet ‘assignment 1- submission instructions’)

Assignment 1 part B

· Task lists / Schedules/GANTT charts as appropriate.



Client Consultancy Session 1 and Evaluation

Your team is required to conduct a consultancy session with the client, evaluate how it goes, and discuss the findings. The purpose of the session is to seek advice and clarify any relevant points arising out of the Invitation to Tender.

1 Appoint three team members who will meet with the client.

2 Appoint two team members as ‘observers’. The team should then decide whether the observers take an active part in the planning of the consultation, or are deliberately excluded from such preparations.

3 Observers sit in on the consultancy session, and record positive or negative aspects according to their own judgement.

4 Observers report back to the team, when their findings are discussed.

5 Observers prepare a properly structured report of 500 words which includes references to the recommended texts as appropriate and

· explains the rationale behind including them in or excluding them from the consultancy session preparations

· discusses the best and worst aspects of the consultancy session

· makes recommendations as to how it could have been improved, and the reasons for these recommendations.

6 Remaining members of the team should be in attendance to listen and take notes.

The report must be word processed, double-line spaced, must include a clear statement as to the number of words, as well as an appendix containing copies of the rough notes recorded during the session.

Hand-ins (also note separate sheet ‘assignment 1- submission instructions’)


Assignment 1 part B

Report as described above.


Research Evaluation

Choosing one of the topics given below, your team is required to conduct research investigation into that area.

1. "Research into contemporary team working theory and practice, with particular reference to leadership styles, computer-mediated communication, social networks and the establishment of trust".

2. "Research into the current state of the art in relation to Agile software development team management and operation, for instance in the areas of Scrum, Kanban and/or Lean principles and practices"

3. "Research into the perceptions and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs with particular reference to (i) software innovation and new software ventures and (ii) ethical and professional responsibilities relating to IP, data and code ownership and business liability".

You are required to divide the team into small sub-groups – where possible each with at least two members.

Each sub-group will then

· research one part of the chosen topic

· provide a short discussion of their findings (lasting approximately 10 mins) to a team session which should last about one hour, to which your progress tutor is invited. During this session each sub-group’s will share the findings of their research and where appropriate discusses how best to apply them. Your progress tutor will assess the contributions made by each member of the group in this discussion and will award a mark for the session as part of Assignment 1 part B.

· The findings from the research investigation must be brought together into one properly structured report between 1,000 and 1,500 words, and using the Harvard referencing system make reference to any literature used in support of your findings, and provide a separate list of all references cited in the report. The report must be word processed, double-line spaced, must include a clear statement as to the number of words, as well as an appendix containing copies of the rough notes recorded during the session. This report will be submitted as part of Assignment 2 part B Documents later in the module.

Hand-ins (also note separate sheet ‘assignment 1- submission instructions’)


Assignment 1: Informal meeting with progress tutor where each team member contributes to and discusses the chosen research topic. Each student should have their notes written up and correctly cited for this meeting.


Self and Peer Assessment

Your team is required to carry out a rigorous self and peer assessment exercise, to determine the distribution of team marks around the members. To do so, as near to the hand-in time as possible the team is required to do the following ...

1 Each team member to be given a copy of the assignment 1 ‘Self and Peer Assessment Ratings’ sheet from the master overleaf. Noting the instructions on it, all sheets to be completed then checked/adjusted at the adjudication meeting.

2 Each team must download a copy of the self/peer assessment spreadsheet from webct. The team project manager or someone appointed by him/her carries out the following steps.

1. Open the file in Excel

2. Enter the team letter and number in cell K1

3. Enter the team's company name in cell E2

4. Enter the hand-in date in cells E4 to G4 as DD MM YY.

5. Enter the team members’ names (in alphabetical order of surname) in cells B6 to N6, depending on the number of members in the team (if there are only ten members then use cells B6 to K6)

6. Save the file.

7. Using suitable file management facilities, create a maximum of a further 12 copies (on the same diskette), to reflect the number of team members, named mem02.xls to mem13.xls

- e.g. if team B2 had 10 members, they would create files mem02.xls, mem03.xls .....mem10.xls.

3 Following the adjudication meeting, the content of each self/peer assessment sheet is entered into the appropriate file created in step 2 by doing the following ...

1. Take the sheet completed by team member 1 (alphabetic order of surname, column 1 on the self/peer assessment sheet), and open file mem01.xls in Excel.

2. Enter the member's name from the sheet into cell E3

3. Enter the scores from the grid on the sheet in the corresponding cells in the spread sheet.

4. Save the file

5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for member 2's sheet with file mem02.xls, and so on until all forms have been entered.

4 Attach any red and/or yellow cards issued during the assignment (note: yellows even if revoked - these will be ignored for assessment purposes), to the relevant self/peer assessment sheets.

5 Submit the disk containing the updated Excel files, together with the red and yellow cards and completed assessment sheets as requested in the Assignment 1 instructions.


Hand-ins (also note separate sheet ‘assignment 1 - submission instructions’)

Assignment 1 part B

· Self/peer assessment sheets duly completed, with attached yellow/red cards as relevant, together with updated disk in sealed envelope bearing the signature of the project manager, and clearly labelled with team number / company name. Envelope to be punched and thus secured within ring binder.


· A one page matrix style report which clearly identifies the team members participating in each of the tasks in assignment 1, and gives a brief but clear statement as to the contribution of each.


Note: None of assignment 1 part B will be accepted without this hand-in.


Self and Peer Assessment Ratings