School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Project Methods and Professionalism
  • Unit Code

    CSG2344
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

This unit develops students' expertise in:the software development life cycle; software project management techniques including planning, risk and configuration management; quality assurance; verification and validation software; and software requirements definition and design specification. The unit further studies management issues involved in computing together with technical issues related to measurement and assessment of processes. Future developments together with social issues relating to ethics, professionalism and the law are also considered.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSI1241

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG3332, CSG3446, CTC3320, CTC3400

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the social, organisational and personal imperatives of professional practice.
  2. Evaluate and use a range of project management and software development tools.
  3. Explain the general management and organisational change management issues associated with complex projects.
  4. Explain the management life-cycle of substantial projects.
  5. Implement the processes involved in developing a software product.
  6. Prepare project plans to meet strategic and operational objectives.
  7. Profile the software and systems requirements for a project.
  8. Utilise project management principles and practice.

Unit Content

  1. Automated support tools for use in the software development life cycle.
  2. Configuration management, change control.
  3. Documentation report and technical writing.
  4. Ethical issues; standards, codes of conduct, confidentiality.
  5. Implementation issues for systems.
  6. Legal issues; contracts, negligence, copyright, outsourcing, competitive tendering, consultancy.
  7. People, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  8. Professional issues; standards, professional associations, professional practice, continuing professional development, networking and mentoring.
  9. Project management principles and practices including software life cycles, methodologies, models and prototypes.
  10. Quality assurance and risk management documentation.
  11. Software design issues and specification.
  12. Software requirements definition, including generation of Scope of Work, develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), prepare a Cost Estimate and a Development Schedule.
  13. Testing, verification and validation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestCompetency building test materials20%
ProjectGroup project and presentation40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination *40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestCompetency building test materials20%
ProjectGroup project and presentation40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination *40%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Project Methods and Professionalism
  • Unit Code

    CSG2344
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

This unit develops students' expertise in:the software development life cycle; software project management techniques including planning, risk and configuration management; quality assurance; verification and validation software; and software requirements definition and design specification. The unit further studies management issues involved in computing together with technical issues related to measurement and assessment of processes. Future developments together with social issues relating to ethics, professionalism and the law are also considered.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSI1241

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG3332, CSG3446, CTC3320, CTC3400

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the social, organisational and personal imperatives of professional practice.
  2. Evaluate and use a range of project management and software development tools.
  3. Explain the general management and organisational change management issues associated with complex projects.
  4. Explain the management life-cycle of substantial projects.
  5. Implement the processes involved in developing a software product.
  6. Prepare project plans to meet strategic and operational objectives.
  7. Profile the software and systems requirements for a project.
  8. Utilise project management principles and practice.

Unit Content

  1. Automated support tools for use in the software development life cycle.
  2. Configuration management, change control.
  3. Documentation report and technical writing.
  4. Ethical issues; standards, codes of conduct, confidentiality.
  5. Implementation issues for systems.
  6. Legal issues; contracts, negligence, copyright, outsourcing, competitive tendering, consultancy.
  7. People, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  8. Professional issues; standards, professional associations, professional practice, continuing professional development, networking and mentoring.
  9. Project management principles and practices including software life cycles, methodologies, models and prototypes.
  10. Quality assurance and risk management documentation.
  11. Software design issues and specification.
  12. Software requirements definition, including generation of Scope of Work, develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), prepare a Cost Estimate and a Development Schedule.
  13. Testing, verification and validation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestCompetency building test materials20%
ProjectGroup project and presentation40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination *40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
TestCompetency building test materials20%
ProjectGroup project and presentation40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination *40%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Schwalbe, K. (2010). Information technology project management, revised. (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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