Course Syllabus
Readings: Dawson,  Project Deliverables in red,  Take quizzes on Blackboard.
Weeks are listed on Wednesdays. Quizzes posted Wednesday are due the following Monday.
Week Topics and Readings Homework/Deliverables
1
Jan26
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Team Assignment (due week 3)
Introductions, photos, text
2
Feb2
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Project Preferences
Finalize teams/projects
3
Feb9
First classroom meeting
White Plains Graduate Center, 6-9 pm
Ch 1 - Introduction
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
Team Assignment
Assignment peer evaluation
4
Feb16
Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
5
Feb23
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
6
Mar2
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
7
Mar9
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
Mar16 Spring Break - No Class -
8
Mar23
Second classroom meeting
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft1 of Technical Paper
Proj status presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
9
Mar30
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
10
Apr6
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Draft2 Tech Paper-Apr 6
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
11
Apr13
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
12
Apr20
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Final Tech Paper-Apr 20
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
13
Apr27
Complete project work Finish All Quizzes
14
May4
Third classroom meeting
Project Evaluation
Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Fri
May6
CSIS Research Day 2011
   9-4:30, Rm 204, Grad Ctr, White Pl
Tech Paper Presentation
Attendance Recommended
May11 Final's day - extra week if necessary -