Development of a feature-rich, Resume Builder Application.


Title of the project


Development of a feature-rich, Resume Builder Application.


Abstract of the project


Develop an Intranet Application for Winner Technologies Ltd. for automating the process of Resume Writing. This would be facilitating the employees to make and print their resumes in a proper format. In addition, it will be facilitating the higher management to search the employees depending upon their skills sets and other attributes.


The Basic Requirement is to have a centralized repository of all the skill-holders in the organization so that an employee with a particular skill set can be immediately found in case of urgent requirement.




Generic Technology keywords


Databases, Programming


Specific Technology keywords


MS-SQL server, HTML, Active Server Pages, Visual Basic


Project type keywords


Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing, User Interface


Functional components of the project


Following is a list of functionalities of the system. More functionalities that you find appropriate can be added to this list. And, in places where the description of functionality is not adequate, you can make appropriate assumptions and proceed.


1) The system has the following type of users:


1)      End-Users(Employees)

2)      System administrator.


2) The Users can perform the following tasks:



1) Enter information into their Resume / Edit Resume.

2) Print their resume as a word Document.


System Administrator:

1) Enter information into their Resume / Edit Resume.

2) Print their resume as a word Document.

3) Search for a particular employees.


3) The system has the following Interfaces:


1) Login

            a) End-User

            b) System Administrator


2) Interface for filling up the following information

            a) Personal Information

            b) Educational Information

            c) Skill sets

            d) Training

            e) Visa Details


3) Interface for searching a student on various attributes.


4) Interface to print the resume in Word Format.


5) Logout


4) Come up with the database design. The Login to the system is database driven i.e. a user will be allowed to access the system if and only if he is the valid user of the system(his name is present in the database)


5) Decide a format in which you want the resume to get printed in word document.


The Project Can be developed using either two tiers or three tiers Architecture.


Three-Tier Architecture:

The Front-End is Asp.

The Back End is SQl Server 2000.

The Middle layer consists of the following objects:

1)      Data Value Objects.

2)      Business Logic objects.

3)   Data Access Objects.



Two-Tier Architecture:


1) Front-End: ASP

2) Back-End: SQLServer


Steps to start-off the project


The following steps will be helpful to start the project.


  1. Study and be comfortable with technologies such as


Active Server Pages/HTML and SQL server and Visual Basic.


            Some links to these technologies are given in the ‘Guidelines and References’ 

            Section of this document





Hardware requirements:




Alternatives (If available)


PC with 2 GB hard-disk and 256 MB RAM



Software requirements:




Alternatives (If available)


Visual Basic 6.0



SQl Server 2000

Oracle 8




Windows 2000


Alternatively, Windows 98 with IIS Server Installed.


Manpower requirements:


                        Project Duration:  3months

            Project team-size: 5-6


Milestones and Timelines



Milestone Name

Milestone Description





Week no. 

from the start

of the project





Requirements Specification

Complete specification of the system (with appropriate assumptions) including the information to be present in the Resume. A document detailing the same should be written and a presentation on that be made.


Attempt should be made to add some more relevant functionality other than those that are listed in this document.


Technology familiarization

Understanding of the technology needed to implement the project.


The presentation should be from the point of view of being able to apply it to the project, rather than from a theoretical perspective.


Database creation

A database of at least 100 entries of employees of all grades and all possible technical skill-set should be created. A Database design document should be made.


It is important to finalize on the database at this stage itself so that development and testing can proceed with the actual database itself.


High-level and Detailed  Design

Listing down all possible scenarios (like Entering resume information, Searching Resume based on several criteria) and then coming up with flow-charts or pseudo code to handle the scenario.


The scenarios should map to the requirement specification (i.e., for each requirement that is specified, a corresponding scenario should be there).


Implementation of the front-end of the system

Implementation of the main screen giving the login, screen that follows the login giving various options, screens for each of the options (resume building, resume searching etc).


During this milestone period, it would be a good idea for the team (or one person from the team) to start working on a test-plan for the entire system. This test-plan can be updated as and when new scenarios come to mind.


Integrating the front-end with the database

The front-end developed in the earlier milestone will now be able to update the employee leave database. Other features like mail notification etc should be functional at this stage. In short, the system should be ready for integration testing.




Integration Testing

The system should be thoroughly tested by running all the test cases written for the system (from milestone 5).


Another 2 weeks should be there to handle any issues found during testing of the system. After that, the final demo can be arranged.


Final Review

Issues found during the previous milestone are fixed and the system is ready for the final review.


During the final review of the project, it should be checked that all the requirements specified during milestone number 1 are fulfilled (or appropriate reasons given for not fulfilling the same)


Guidelines and References


1) tutorial)


2) tutorial)


3) (Shell script introduction)


4) (Many Tutorials Available)





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