As the software architect for the SRS system, you are making good progress in your work. After finishing the Functional Modeling (activity diagram, use case diagram, and use case descriptions) of the SRS system, you are now ready to move on to its Structural Modeling.

In this week, you will use the models of your Functional Modeling to determine and design your class diagram and complete a CRC card for each class. The Structural Modeling is very critical for the success of your project since it is the backbone upon which the entire project is built, so take the time to design and refine your class diagram and its corresponding CRC cards.



Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

(See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due dates.)

  • Class diagram for the SRS system
  • CRC cards for each class in your class diagram
  • Verification and validation of your work

Explanation of your work

Remember This!

Connect to the iLab here.

Lab Steps

STEP 1: Review Starting RSA on Citrix, and Drawing a Class Diagram (not graded)

  • The video tutorial below demonstrates how to start the IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) in the Citrix iLab environment.


Starting Rational Software Architect

  • The video tutorial below demonstrates how to draw a Class diagram using RSA.


Drawing a Class Diagram with Rational Software Architect

STEP 2: Generate the Class Diagram

  • Download the iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate. You are going to use this template for all of your iLab submissions throughout this course. This template is available in week1 iLab.
  • Create the SRS class diagram for the SRS system using the Rational Software Architect software in the Citrix iLab environment based on your functional models. Pay attention to different kinds of relationships in the class diagram.
  • Using the iLabWeeklySubmissionTempate, copy and paste your SRS class diagram into the template.

STEP 3: Complete the CRC Cards

  • Using the iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate complete CRC cards for each class that you designed in your class diagrams, ensuring that you identify all appropriate attributes, operations, relationships (including types), responsibilities, and collaborations. Be sure that you complete the front and back of each card. Be sure that your CRC cards exactly reflect what you created in your class diagrams.

STEP 4: Verify, Validate, & Explain Your Work

  • Using the iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate, verify and validate your work
  • Using the iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate, explain your work, the decisions you made to arrive at your proposed solution, and lessons learned.

STEP 5: Upload your iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate Document to your Dropbox

Save the iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate MS Word document with the file name iLabWeeklySubmissionTemplate_YourName and upload to your Dropbox.