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What should be the optimum length for the assumptions?

 
kapil tejwani
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Hi,
I am preparing Part II assignment and am mired into typing all details like assumptions and also explaining all the architecture.
But I think it is getting bigger in size.
Could anyone guide me through this as approximately how many pages the assumptions and related explanations could be?
 
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Simplify.....

The whole idea of part II is to demonstrate your ability to use graphical UML artifacts to express your design. Your desire to write so much may be an indication that your UML diagrams don't properly explain your solution.

What type of assumptions are you documenting? "This will use something called the Internet. The Internet is a networking of computers." That's not something you need to document.

I like to think of the people marking this to be like the people that might sit on an architecture review board, drilling me about the benefits and drawbacks to my design. I wouldn't write down and document an assumption that would insult their intelligence.

Sometimes, less is more.

Good luck!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Ådne Brunborg
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Could anyone guide me through this as approximately how many pages the assumptions and related explanations could be?


The assumptions shold not be numbered i pages.

I will give some examples of reasonable assumptions as I understood the term:

  • A rich client will, all other things equal, perform better than a web client. Therefore, a Swing application will be developed for use by agents.
  • With the chosen technology, a web client will perform practically as good as a rich client. Therefore, agents and customers can use the same application.


  • The two assumptions above leads to two completely different conclusions - the first one will explain why one needs to develop a separate application for the agents to use, the second one explains why this is not neccesary.

    In my assignment (score: 88p) I had five assignments along these lines.

    All in all, you do NOT need to write a lot of words. I started with a short Summary (ca 50-60 words), five assumptions as above, a short (10-15 words) intro to each section for the various diagrams, and a short list of which technology used for which part of the solution. I had 4 notes inside the class diagram, each containing no more than 10 words. And that was all the writing I did.

    Keep it short, simple and to the point.
     
    kapil tejwani
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    Thanks for the support, I get the idea.
    Wish me good luck I am going to submit the assignment very soon.
     
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