CS 4250: Project Part 1

Hardcopy (submitted during class time only) or email due by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. (Email must be plain text, MS Word, or PDF, with subject line "cs4250 project part 1". The email should be carbon-copied to all project partners, for future reference. Do not compress the file. Do not send a URL/link to a file stored somewhere on the web; send the file itself.)

To Do:

  1. Form a team of 2-3 people and decide on a group name. Decide on a good application for your database. Read the Project Overview for project ideas.

  2. (20 points) Write a project proposal / description in the following format:

    (i) Name of the project. Full names and email addresses of the students in the group.

    (ii) The domain of your database application. (Your textbook calls this a "mini-world" or "universe of discourse.")

    (iii) The intended user group for your database application.

    (iv) What, in your domain, will be modelled by your system (and what will not)?

    (v) Pages 40-41 in the "Successful strategies for teams: Team member handbook" discusses, among other important ideas, the importance of forming ground rules for a working group, and provides some samples of possible group rules. Discuss ground rules with your group, and include five or more ground rules your group agrees on in your project proposal.

    (vi) What other "value-added" facilities could your system support? (Your group will not build these facilities during this semester.)

    The goal is for us to mutually agree on a project that is feasible over the course of one semester. If you have questions, meet the instructor during office hours.

    Yes, correct English grammar counts, in this document and always. Complete English sentences are expected, grammatically correct and meaningful.

Wise Idea: Pick a domain for your database application that all members of the group understand reasonably well. If only one member of a group understands the data domain, and that member catches smallpox at an inconvenient time, completing homework assignments satisfactorily will become difficult.

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