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

    Software and Systems Management
  • Unit Code

    CSI6112
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Michael Neil JOHNSTONE

Description

This unit introduces models that provide a powerful means of reflecting on and examining phenomena in software development. This is done by using systems modelling and systems thinking as a means of managing the software development process. A CASE tool is used to demonstrate these ideas on topics such as Software Development Methodologies, project planning and control, productivity and effectiveness, management models and project management.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5202

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse systems concepts, systems thinking and systems models.
  2. Apply a range of systems-oriented development methodologies.
  3. Evaluate the application of systems modelling to software engineering and management.
  4. Evaluate the significance of systems ideas in software engineering and software management.
  5. Identify and critique a range of systems modelling techniques.

Unit Content

  1. Causal loop modelling.
  2. Dynamic modelling.
  3. Organisational learning.
  4. Socio-technical analysis.
  5. Soft systems methodology.
  6. Strategic choice method.
  7. Strategic options development analysis.
  8. Systems thinking.
  9. Viable systems methodology.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops and exercises.

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
AssignmentSoftware evaluation30%
ReportInput analysis research and report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentSoftware evaluation30%
ReportInput analysis research and report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Maani, K. E., & Cavana, R. Y. (2007). Systems thinking, systems dynamics: Managing change and complexity. (2nd ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education.

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

    Software and Systems Management
  • Unit Code

    CSI6112
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Michael Neil JOHNSTONE

Description

This unit introduces models that provide a powerful means of reflecting on and examining phenomena in software development. This is done by using systems modelling and systems thinking as a means of managing the software development process. A CASE tool is used to demonstrate these ideas on topics such as Software Development Methodologies, project planning and control, productivity and effectiveness, management models and project management.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5202

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse systems concepts, systems thinking and systems models.
  2. Apply a range of systems-oriented development methodologies.
  3. Evaluate the application of systems modelling to software engineering and management.
  4. Evaluate the significance of systems ideas in software engineering and software management.
  5. Identify and critique a range of systems modelling techniques.

Unit Content

  1. Causal loop modelling.
  2. Dynamic modelling.
  3. Organisational learning.
  4. Socio-technical analysis.
  5. Soft systems methodology.
  6. Strategic choice method.
  7. Strategic options development analysis.
  8. Systems thinking.
  9. Viable systems methodology.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops and exercises.

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
AssignmentSoftware evaluation30%
ReportInput analysis research and report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentSoftware evaluation30%
ReportInput analysis research and report30%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass


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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