Students must prepare a comprehensiveCost Estimate for the “Online Graduation Petition Process” that is being developed by the University for the MU Web site. The application will be written in Java and needs to be available for testing on December 15, 2065. It is due for implementation at the beginning of the spring 2017 semester.
The new process includes the following:
The application is available from the Registrar’s Web page
Students can use their MU username and password to log into the application and to validate their user ID (this software already exists and does not need to be developed, all that is needed is a component call)
For a valid user, the system retrieve their student ID, major, any specialty and any minor; asks the user to confirm that this is correct
The user enters when they will graduate from a list of semesters in the next year (FA, SP, SU)
The user indicates whether they will walk in the SP semester
If they are attending the graduation ceremony, the use is asked to indicate how many tickets that they would like for the graduation ceremony
The user then submits the application and get a confirmation that it was received by the Registrar’s Office as well as an email sent to their Marymount email address.
A copy of the existing graduation petition form is attached. There is currently one experienced Java developer who will be assigned to this development. His total cost, including benefits and overhead, is $85 per hour. He has been with Marymount for about 10 years and is fully familiar with the Marymount application environment.
Prepare a memo for the client (Steve Munsen, Executive Director of ITS) giving your Estimate for the Development of the Online Graduation Petition System together with a statement as to whether the timeline can be met, assuming a start date of September 13, 2016. Attach an estimation spreadsheet showing the derivation of your estimate. List all your assumptions in the memo.