Projects in Computing and Information Systems 3rd edn

Series
Pearson
Author
Christian Dawson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
320
Pub.-date
April 2015
ISBN13
9781292073460
ISBN
1292073462
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Description

This book is the essential guide for any student undertaking a computing/IS project, and will give you everything you need to achieve outstanding results.

 

Undertaking a project is a key component of nearly all computing/information systems degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Projects in Computing and Information Systems covers the four key aspects of project work (planning, conducting, presenting and taking the project further) in chronological fashion, and provides the reader with the skills to excel.

New to this Edition

The author uses a number of real-life case studies to pass on the experiences of past student projects so the reader gets a genuine understanding of how to avoid pitfalls and ensure best practice in their own project.

New to this second edition:

  • More examples of risk in project planning and risk management.
  • Extended coverage of evaluation beyond VV&T.
  • New section on the variety of project types to cover network projects, security projects, IS projects, survey/investigation,  web development – all with their own methodologies
  • Expansion of how to write summaries and conclusions.
  • More on agile methods, testing and contemporary systems such as Dropbox and cloud computing
  • Inclusion of naturalistic observation within research interviews.

Table of Contents

Preface   

Acknowledgements

Section 1 – The background

1.   Introduction  

2.   Research

Section 2 – Setting your project’s foundation

3.   Choosing a project and writing a proposal

4.   Project planning and risk management  

5.   Literature searching and literature reviews  

Section 3 – Conducting your project

6.   Software development   

7.   Controlling your project

Section 4 – Presenting your project

8.   Presenting your project in written form  

9.   Presentation skills  

Section 5 – The future

10. Final considerations   

References

Index  

 

Back Cover

This book is the essential guide for any student undertaking a computing/information systems project, and will give you everything you need to achieve outstanding results.

 

Undertaking a project is a key component of nearly all computing/information systems degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Projects in Computing and Information Systems covers the four key aspects of project work (planning, conducting, presenting and taking the project further) in chronological fashion, and provides the reader with the skills to excel in the following essential areas:

  • Writing project proposals
  • Surveying literature and writing literature reviews
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Managing risk
  • Team working
  • Working with your supervisor
  • Software development
  • Documenting software
  • Report writing
  • Effective presentations
  • Viva voce examinations

The author uses a number of real-life case studies to pass on the experiences of past student projects so the reader gets a genuine understanding of how to avoid pitfalls and ensure best practice in their own project.

New to this second edition:

  • More examples of risk in project planning and risk management.
  • Extended coverage of evaluation beyond VV&T.
  • New section on the variety of project types to cover network projects, security projects, IS projects, survey/investigation,  web development – all with their own methodologies.
  • Expansion of how to write summaries and conclusions.
  • More on agile methods, testing and contemporary systems such as Dropbox and cloud computing.
  • Inclusion of naturalistic observation within research interviews.

Christian W. Dawson is currently a senior lecturer at Loughborough University.

Author

Christian Dawson is currently a senior lecturer at Loughborough University. In this book he uses a number of real-life case studies to pass on the experiences of past student projects so the reader gets a genuine understanding of how to avoid pitfalls and ensure best practice in their own project.