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

Week Topics and Readings Homework/Deliverables
1
Sep3
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions
Project Preferences
2
Sep10
First classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Goldstein Acad. Center, Room 314, 6-9pm
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
3
Sep17
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
4
Sep24
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Oct1
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Oct8
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
7
Oct15
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 10/20
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
8
Oct22
Second classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
9
Oct29
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Nov5
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
11
Nov12
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 11/17
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
12
Nov19
Instructor reviews Tech Paper Draft 2
Continue project work!
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Nov26 Thanksgiving week - No Class
Continue project work!
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13
Dec3
Continue project work! -
14
Dec10
Complete project work and tech paper,
transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Final Tech Paper-due 12/10
User Manual, if required
15
Dec17
Third classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Project Evaluation
Team peer evaluation
Click for Course Survey
Final Project Presentations