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
Sep8
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions
Project Preferences
2
Sep15
First classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
3
Sep22
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Machine Learning Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Machine Learning
4
Sep29
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 9/29
Team peer evaluation 1
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Oct6
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Oct13
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
First five quizzes due 10/18
7
Oct20
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 10/20
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
8
Oct27
Second classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
9
Nov3
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Nov10
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Draft3 Tech Paper-due 11/10
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
11
Nov17
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
Last five quizzes due 12/1
Nov24 Thanksgiving - No Class - Continue project work! -
12
Dec1
Complete project work, technical paper User Manual Draft, if req
13
Dec8
Transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Final Tech Paper-due 12/8
User Manual, if required
14
Dec15
Third classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Prepare final presentations
Final Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation