"6750 Demonstrate an understanding of computer software development"
6750 version 3 Page 1 of 2 Demonstrate an understanding of computer software development life cycles Level 5 Credits 4 Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to describe computer software development life cycles, and compare models of software development. Subfield Computing Domain Generic Computing Status Registered Status date 19 March 2010 Date version published 19 March 2010 Planned review date 31 December 2013 Entry information Open. Accreditation Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider. Standard setting body (SSB) NZQA National Qualifications Services Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference 0011 This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do. Special notes 1 Range Candidates must select and demonstrate understanding of two different models used in software development, which may include but are not limited to – waterfall, prototype, spiral, iterative, rapid application development. 2 Definition Graphical representation means an annotated diagram showing the patterns, stages and processes of the selected models. New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010 6750 version 3 Page 2 of 2 Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Describe computer software development life cycles. Performance criteria 1.1 The description distinguishes phases of the life cycles for each selected model in terms of the procedures involved. 1.2 The phases of the life cycles and their relative position are identified using a graphical representation. 1.3 The description identifies the documentation typically associated with each phase of the life cycle according to its purpose. Element 2 Compare models of software development. Performance criteria 2.1 The selected models are compared in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. Please note Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment. Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards. Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards. Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements. Comments on this unit standard Please contact NZQA National Qualifications Services firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard. New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010