Student Performance Monitoring Project Methodology
This chapter presents the system development method employed by the researchers in conducting the study, its results and discussion, and the user manual of the developed system.
The requirements were gathered by the researchers from the end-user by conducting interview, observation, and consultation. The gathered data was used as basis in the design of the system. The researchers formulated a project plan and decided what features to integrate to the system which will minimize the problems encountered by the teachers and staff, improve efficiency and generate accurate reports.
This section presents the methodology used to develop the system, the system’s functionality, the suggested system content by the teacher’s and the project plan in developing the said system. It also includes the software and hardware requirements, software developer and people ware recommendations.
System Methodology. The researchers selected the Modified Waterfall Model for the development of the Student Performance Monitoring for.
It is one of the process models in System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) that has a series of steps which involves the number of phases or procedures that gave the complete software. It is linear process where a sequential methodology is followed and the project progress is monitored and measured according to the completion of each phase.
Figure 1.0: The Modified Waterfall Model of Student Performance Monitoring
The following are the phases involved in the development of the Student Performance Monitoring as shown in Figure 1.0:
Feasibility Study-As the name implies, this phase is an analysis of the viability of an idea. The researchers tried to answer the essential question of “Should we proceed with the proposed project idea?” In order to answer the question, the researchers use principal tools like fact-gathering technique which basically includes surveys and interviews with the respondents. Surveys questionnaires were distributed and were calculated using the statistical analysis tools for a thorough and scientifically valid analysis of survey results. Cost-benefit analysis will be done that ascertains whether the benefits are worth the associated costs.
Requirements Analysis-In this most crucial phase of the project, the researchers established the system’s services, constraints and goals by consultation with user. They gather and list down all possible requirements of the system to be developed and then define it in manner that is understandable by both user and the developer; chalked out the functionality and limitations of the software. The data gathered or the requirement specifications served as the basis for the development of Student Performance Monitoring. Requirements were then analyzed and then proper documentation was prepared. This document was verified and endorsed to the client before starting the project.
System Design-In this phase, the system was designed based on the requirements needed in the system. The researchers utilized several analytical tools that can facilitate an understanding of how complex systems operate, how well they meet their overall goals. Process modeling and data modeling will be done to present the system’s data and the relationship between different data elements.
Source Coding– The system programmer create the source codes necessary for the system to be constructed; reviewed and revised the design of the tables and forms of the system, and tested the functionalities of the system.
Program Testing-This phase aimed to find out whether the software functions and features work according to the specification, ensure that the produced system is complete and performs efficiently, evaluate whether the software perform all activities after integration with the existing operating environment, and measure up the reliability and overall quality of the software.
System Acceptance–The units of the software are integrated together and a system is built. So we have complete software at hand which is tested to check if it meets the functional and performance requirements of the client. After testing is done, we will assemble the whole system and install it into the computer. For the proper installation of the system, one must take into consideration the hardware and software requirements. The supports were also provided at this stage. The client will be required to have user training for them to familiarize the system.
The researchers present the software development tools, hardware specifications, and peopleware recommendations for the developed Student Performance Monitoring.
The following were the list of requirements of the software used during the development and implementation of the system.
The following were the recommended lists of hardware for the development of the user interface of the developed system.
- Processor: Pentium 4 or later
- RAM: 512mb up
- Hard Disk Space: 5gb up
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