Prepare for software development using rapid application development

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAPRG514A, 'Prepare for software development using rapid application development'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Prepare for software development using rapid application development' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Determine RAD requirements

1.1 Select and demonstrate use of the most suitable industry standard tool set

1.2 Implement a prioritised plan using a series of recursive stages of build and review for delivery of the system

1.3 Implement and incorporate a physical database

1.4 Identify, document and schedule modules to be implemented by incremental development techniques

1.5 Identify and formally allocate responsibilities to authorised user and suitably skilled builders for each module

1.6 Plan for and document the endorsement of reviews, administration schedules and development milestones

2. Determine work metrics

2.1 Set development goals

2.2 Seek and secure agreement on and adherence to single common notation

2.3 Determine tools, features and techniques most appropriate to the development environment

2.4 Facilitate, plan, develop and document version and change control methods

2.5 Facilitate training and exposure to the user participants via RAD

3. Implement administration method

3.1 Determine and reach agreement of stakeholders on the specifics

3.2 Confirm dates for milestones with stakeholders and secure with written agreement

3.3 Inform production system parties and secure with written acknowledgment

3.4 Administer and maintain relevant time recording and management methodologies