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
Jan25
Instructor/Student & Course Introductions
Introductions

2
Feb1
First classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Conf.Paper:Capstone Projects Journal slides
Finalize teams/projects
Quiz1:Ch1+Paper+Website
3
Feb8
Ch 1 - Intro and Ch 2 - Research
Machine Learning Basics
Quiz2: Ch2+Machine Learning
4
Feb15
Ch 3 - Choosing project/writing proposal
Denning: Who Are We?
Draft1 Tech Paper-due 2/15
Team peer evaluation 1
Quiz 3: Ch 3 + Denning
5
Feb22
Ch 4 - Project planning/risk management
Denning: Crossing Chasm 
Quiz 4: Ch 4 + Denning
6
Mar1
Ch 5 - Literature searching and reviews
Denning: Third Wave
Quiz 5: Ch 5 + Denning
First five quizzes due 3/8
7
Mar8
Ch 6 - Software development
Denning: Internet Time Out
Draft2 Tech Paper-due 3/8
Quiz 6: Ch 6 + Denning
Mar15 Spring Break - No Class -
8
Mar22
Second classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Ch 7 - Controlling your project
Denning: Flatlined
Proj Status Presentations
Team peer evaluation 2
Quiz 7: Ch 7 + Denning
9
Mar29
Ch 8 - Presenting your project in writing
Denning: Career Redux
Quiz 8: Ch 8 + Denning
10
Apr5
Ch 9 - Presentation skills
Denning: Programmers Myth
Draft3 Tech Paper-due 4/5
Team peer evaluation 3
Quiz 9: Ch 9 + Denning
11
Apr12
Ch 10 - Final considerations
Soft Skills
Quiz10: Ch10+Soft Skills
Last five quizzes due 4/18
12
Apr19
Complete project work, technical paper User Manual Draft, if req
13
Apr26
Transfer system, etc., as appropriate
Final Tech Paper-due 4/26
User Manual, if required
14
May3
Third classroom meeting, Pleasantville
Prepare final presentations
Final Project Presentations
Team peer evaluation 4
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