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
Jan28
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions
2
Feb4
First classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects slides 
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
3
Feb11
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Pattern Recognition Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Pattern Recog
4
Feb18
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 2/18
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Feb25
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Mar3
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
7
Mar10
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 3/10
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
8
Mar17
Second classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
Mar24 Spring Break - No Class - Continue project work! -
9
Mar31
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Apr7
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Draft3 Tech Paper-due 4/7
Team peer evaluation
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
11
Apr14
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
12
Apr21
Complete project work, technical paper Final Tech Paper-due 4/21
13
Apr28
Transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Last five quizzes due
User Manual, if required
14
May5
Third classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Prepare final presentations
Final Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation

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