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
Sep7
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions

2
Sep14
First classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Conf.Paper:Capstone Projects Journal slides
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
Sep21 Rosh Hashanah - No Class -
3
Sep28
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Machine Learning Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Machine Learning
4
Oct5
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 10/5
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Oct12
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Oct19
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
First five quizzes due 10/26
7
Oct26
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 10/26
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
8
Nov2
Second classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation 2
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
9
Nov9
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Nov16
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Draft3 Tech Paper-due 11/16
Team peer evaluation 3
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
Nov23 Thanksgiving - No Class -
11
Nov30
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
Last five quizzes due 12/7
12
Dec7
Complete project work, technical paper User Manual Draft, if req
13
Dec14
Transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Final Tech Paper-due 12/14
User Manual, if required
14
Dec21
Third classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Prepare final presentations
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