Success in Your Project

Series
Financial Times
Author
Philip Weaver  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
304
Pub.-date
December 2003
ISBN13
9780273678090
ISBN
0273678094
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Description

Final year projects are an important feature of most undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Business Computing.  These projects usually involve students in the practical application of theory together with a critical analysis or evaluation of the excecution of their project or of the theory applied. This book is the first to provide detailed guidance and support for students in preparing for, conducting and evaluating a system development project, independent of the development methodology or technical tools to be used.

Features

  • Covers the critcal tasks of selection, planning and initiation of the project as well as the control and reporting of progress during its execution.
  • Assists students in the evaluation, writing-up and presentation of their projects, with emphasis on the elements that are of primary importance in achieving the academic objectives.
  • Structure of the book is chronological, covering project preparation, project execution and project completion.
  • Examples of each key product and activity are included as are examples of different types of project, using the three main system development methodologies, SSADM, UML and DSDM.
  • A website with checklists, templates and examples is available for students.
  • PowerPoint slides for lecturers are also available on the website.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to student projects
  • Chapter 2 - Identifying and selecting a project
  • Chapter 3 - Overview of project approaches and structures (and when to use them)
  • Chapter 4 - Setting up the project
  • Chapter 5 - Project Management.
  • Chapter 6 - Research.
  • Chapter 7 - Systems Requirements.
  • Chapter 8 - Systems Design
  • Chapter 9 - System construction and implementation
  • Chapter 10 - Critical analysis and evaluation
  • Chapter 11 - Final report
  • Appendix A - Glossary
  • Appendix B - Bibliograph
  • Appendix C - Checklists

Back Cover

Final year projects are an important feature of most undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Business Computing.  These projects usually involve students in the practical application of theory together with a critical analysis or evaluation of the excecution of their project or of the theory applied. This book is the first to provide detailed guidance and support for students in preparing for, conducting and evaluating a system development project, independent of the development methodology or technical tools to be used. 'A book in this area is long overdue.  I will strongly support this book.' Diane Richardson, Teacher Fellow and Head of Computer & Information Sciences, De Montfort University. Key Features - covers the critcal tasks of selection, planning and initiation of the project as well as the control nad reporting of progress during its execution. - structue of the book is chronological, covering project preparation, project execution and project completion. - provides detailed guidance and tips for the completion of all key development activities, tailored with examples of sstem development products taken from a wide range of rject types and approaches. - assists students in the evaluation, writing-up and presentation of their projects, with emphasis on the elements that are of primary importance in achieving the academic objectives. - a website with templates and examples is available for students. Philip Weaver is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing & Information Technology at the University of Wolverhampton. He has also held a number of posts in the commercial sector, including Systems Development Controller for B&Q plc.

 

 


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