CS3/SE3 Individual Practical (Phase 2) Self-Assessment Proforma

The number of marks available for this phase of the practical is 50. This proforma provides the grading scheme for the practical. You should submit a completed proforma with your work. To complete the proforma just edit this html document and include it in the bundle of documents you submit.
Name:
Email Address: DCS mail address here

The marking scheme is based on two types of questions:

In Phase 2 of the practical your main task is to develop a system based on your design undertaken in phase 1. There is no need to stick precisely to the design of Phase 1 and if you are unhappy with your design you may change it in any way you see fit. The maximum number of marks available for Phase 2 depends on the level of implementation you choose to provide. It is probably better to begin with a more modest aim that can be extended than to start with an ambitious aim only to find you need to do disaster recovery late in the practical. There are three possible choices:

Level Max Marks Description
Basic 35 This is a basic system in which nodes should be able to join and leave the system and should be able to add and retrieve files but need not include features that add to speed, robustness, or security. In particular you can assume that: any single file resides at a single node; there is no need to try to speed access by using concurrent access to more than one node; and that nodes do not fail.
Enhanced 40 This is a system with at least the basic functionality plus one additional feature (e.g. dealing with node failures, using redundant servers, security, splitting files across multiple nodes to speed access, ...).
Full 50 This is a system with at least the functionality of an enhanced system plus at least one additional feature. This system could be quite close to your full design submitted in Phase 1.

To complete the proforma:

Basic System Criteria [35 Marks]

You should report on the basic system criteria by editing this part of the proforma to supply answers to the questions posed in the table below. Reporting on the basic system criteria is divided into two sections. The first section reports on the code and tests you have developed during the practical and is common to both the CS and the SE streams of the practical. This part of the practical is worth 25 marks. The additional 10 marks is awarded for a section specific to the SE or CS variants.

Both CS and SE Deliverables [25 Marks]

This part of the proforma should be completed by all students.

This part of the assessment covers those deliverables that are common to both the SE and CS IPP. For this part you should supply:

Question Type Out of Mark
Does your implementation compile and implement the supplied interface (or some closely related interface)? [A] 5
How many of the tests supplied in the JUnit test harness does your code pass (award one mark per test)? If it was impossible to use the provided tests, supply alternative tests, assess how well your system performs with respect to these tests and demonstrate how your tests meet or exceed the supplied tests. [S] 5
Briefly describe how your system performed on each test, taking care to describe your diagnosis of any problems arising during testing: Add your answer here.
Assess the adequacy of the unit testing of the code you have developed. Award at least 5 marks if each class in your implementation has been subjected to some testing. [S] 10
Provide a brief assessment of the coverage of your test cases. If you believe all classes are adequately tested award 10, interpolate between 0 and 10 to reflect your assessment. Add your answer here.
Assess the adequacy of your approach to testing the distributed aspects of your system. Award at least two marks if you have checked that the system works with at least two nodes and that information added at one node is available at another. Interpolate either side of this. [S] 5
Provide a brief justification for your assessment of the distributed aspects of your system. Add your answer here.
Total for this section: 25

CS Specific Questions [10 Marks]

Note: this part of the proforma should only be completed by students taking the CS variant of the practical.

You should provide two additional deliverables:

Question Type Out of Mark
Assess how well your review of the implementation against the design reflect the match between the two. Does the list of implemented, partially implemented or unimplemented features accurately reflect the real situation? [S] 5
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Assess how adequate your documentation of the system is - could a developer make effective use of the documentation in any subsequent development work? [S] 5
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Total for this section: 10

SE Specific Questions [10 Marks]

Note: this part of the proforma should only be completed by students taking the SE variant of the practical.

You should provide two additional deliverables:

Question Type Out of Mark
Assess the adequacy of your review of the class model against your implementation. In particular, are all major discrepancies reported and is their significance explained clearly? [S] 5
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Assess the adequacy of your review of the test plan against your implementation. In particular: Was unit testing carried out adequately to plan? Was integration testing carried out adequately to plan? Was system testing carried out to plan? [S] 5
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here. Total for this section: 10

Enhanced System Criteria [5 Marks]

This part of the proforma should only be completed by those students who are submitting an enhanced system. Those submitting full systems should complete the next section not this one.

In addition to the deliverables provided for the basic system criteria you should:

Question Type Out of Mark
Assess the adequacy of your implementation of the enhanced feature on a three point scale (0=broken, 1=partially working, 2=mostly working). [S] 2
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Assess the thoroughness of your testing process applied to test the enhanced feature of your system on a four point scale (0=no verification, 1=inadequate, 2=adequate, 3=thorough). [S] 3
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Total for this section: 5

Full System Criteria [15 Marks]

This part of the practical should be completed by students submitting a full system.

In addition to the deliverables provided for the basic system criteria you should:

Question Type Out of Mark
Assess the adequacy of your implementation of each of two of the enhanced features you provide in your system on a three point scale (0=broken, 1=partially working, 2=mostly working). [S] 4
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Assess the thoroughness of your testing process applied to test each of two of the enhanced features of your system on a four point scale (0=no verification, 1=inadequate, 2=adequate, 3=thorough). [S] 6
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Assess the robustness of your system to a range of failure modes. To award full marks your system must provide some level of protection to all the failure situations considered in your report. [S] 5
Justify your answer: Add the justification for your mark here.
Total for this section: 15


Stuart Anderson
Last modified: Mon Jan 21 08:19:15 GMT 2002