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

Week Topics and Readings Homework/Deliverables
1
Jan29
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions and textbook
Project Preferences
2
Feb5
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Finalize teams/projects
3
Feb12
First classroom meeting
White Plains Graduate Center, 6-9 pm
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Basics
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
4
Feb19
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Feb26
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Mar5
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
7
Mar12
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 3/12
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
Mar19 Spring Break - No Class -
8
Mar26
Second classroom meeting
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
9
Apr2
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Apr9
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 4/9
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
11
Apr16
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
12
Apr23
Complete project work and tech paper,
transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Final Tech Paper-due 4/21
User Manual, if required
13
Apr30
Third classroom meeting
Project Evaluation
Click for Course Survey
Final Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Fri
May2
CSIS Research Day 2014
   9-4:30, Rm 204, Grad Ctr, White Pl
Tech Paper Presentation
Attendance Recommended