IT Software Solutions for Business

IT Software Solutions for Business

Competition Format

The competition will be structured in the form of a case study that will represent typical functions that might be asked of a software solutions specialist who is highly competent in the skills described. The scenario will be presented as a project with clearly defined deliverables. The deliverables will be grouped to enable a modular approach where discrete tasks can be completed in a session. Competitors will select the appropriate components of the software for the task.

Competitors will be required to:

  • Analyse the stated requirements of a case to design and produce an integrated software system to meet the user requirements
  • Analyze the existing code bases’ behaviour and make fixes or enhancements to them
  • Search for, evaluate and integrate appropriate libraries and frameworks into the software being developed
  • Write a method given the desired behaviour (inputs, outputs, pre-conditions and post-conditions).
  • Use latest available integrated development environments and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each in software development
  • Search for, evaluate and integrate appropriate libraries and frameworks into the software being developed
  • Search for, evaluate and integrate appropriate libraries and frameworks into the software being developed
  • Use the functionality of the .NET and / or Java environment to develop the solution according to requirements specifications
  • Use the full potential of MySQL and / or SQL Server to store and manage the data for the system to be developed
  • Construct a web enabled or mobile interface to the developed system

 

The system they develop will provide functionality, streamline processes and reduce errors for a business organisation.  Competitors will produce the system over the three days of competition according to the specifications given in the project material.

Time Allocated : 15 – 20 hours (estimated)

Technical Description :