BIT 275 Final Project Presentations
Your team should prepare a 25 minute presentation. This presentation should be targeted to an audience that knows something about databases but doesn’t know this project, the design challenges your team faced, or the decisions your team made. In other words - the talk should make sense to the other students in the class. Pretend the other students are your clients and convince them that your design makes sense and can satisfy all the mission objectives.
Every member of the team should do some of the presentation and every member of the team should be prepared to answer questions. I will call on individual team members.
Your team should prepare a Power Point, Google Presently, or other electronic presentation. The presentation should include:
- The full Entity Relationship Diagram for your clients database
- An overview of the project, the client’s goals, and the mission objectives
- An overview of the major tables, fields, and views in the database
- You don’t need to discuss all the table or fields
- Skip obvious ones like “first_name” or “city”
- Focus on the less obvious parts of the database
- Go over the more challenging mission objectives and explain how your design can satisfy those objectives
- You don’t need to present SQL statements (though you can if you wish)
- You do need to explain how a query could be formed to retrieve the information your client needs
- For example, you could say something like “In order to find a list of foster families that could foster a dog that’s not good with other dogs we could join the households, pets, and foster_placements tables. We’d do an outer join on the foster_placements table to find households that don’t currently have a dog. We’d then restrict the result set to those households that don’t have any dogs whose weight is less than 25 pounds”