Course Syllabus
Readings: Dawson,  Project Deliverables in red,  Take quizzes on Blackboard.
Weeks are listed as starting on Thursday when quizzes are posted but due the following Monday.

Week Topics and Readings Homework/Deliverables
1
Sep6
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Assignment 1 (due week 4)
Introductions and Photos
2
Sep13
Interplay of Projects and Research slides 
Project Preferences
3
Sep20
First classroom meeting
Ch 1 - Introduction
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1: Ch1+Project Papers
4
Sep27
Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Fish Example
Assignment 2 (due week 7)
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
Assignment 1
5
Oct4
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
6
Oct11
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
7
Oct18
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
Assignment 2
8
Oct25
Second classroom meeting
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Proj status presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
9
Nov1
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Draft of Technical Paper
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
10
Nov8
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
11
Nov15
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
Nov22 Thanksgiving - No Class -
12
Nov29
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
13
Dec6
Complete project work
Transfer system to and
train customer, if appropriate
User Manual/Tech Paper
14
Dec13
Third classroom meeting
Presentation/Demo Schedule
Presentation/Project Evaluation
p1 p2 p4 p5 p6  s1 s2 s4 s5 s6
Final documentation
Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation
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