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
Team Assignment (due week 3)
Introductions, photos, text
2
Feb5
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Project Preferences
Finalize teams/projects
3
Feb12
First classroom meeting
White Plains Graduate Center, 6-9 pm
Ch 1 - Introduction
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
Team Assignment
Assignment peer evaluation
4
Feb19
Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
5
Feb26
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
6
Mar5
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
7
Mar12
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 3/12
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
Mar19 Spring Break - No Class -
8
Mar26
Second classroom meeting
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
9
Apr2
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
10
Apr9
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 4/9
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
11
Apr16
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
12
Apr23
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Complete project work, transfer system
to and train customer as appropriate
Soft Skills
Final Tech Paper-due 4/23
User Manual, if required
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
14
Apr30
Third classroom meeting
Project Evaluation
Final Project Presentations
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