BTS630 - Major Project - Implementation

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Subject Title
Major Project - Implementation

Subject Description
This course requires students to apply the object-oriented design and implementation concepts, tools and techniques learned in previous courses to a larger-scale project. As part of a project development team, students will take their system proposal from BTS530 (Major Project Design and Planning) and continue its development -- planning, designing, coding, testing, and documenting a complete system, rolling it out by the end of semester.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     solve implementation problems by consulting technical documentation and other resources
  •     select and use an appropriate DBMS for the project
  •     create and post project tracking documents, including a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), minutes of group meetings, and timesheets
  •     develop external systems documentation for the project, including user manuals and online help
  •     devise and implement a testing strategy for all levels of testing for the project
  •     design and implement DB backup and recovery methods
  •     package the system and its documentation for simple installation and reinstallation
  •     select and use appropriate platform(s) on which to develop the project
  •     choose to work collaboratively with other people involved in the project, including the client, support services staff, and the project manager, in a professional and timely manner
  •     update the WBS document created in the prerequisite course to track the progress of the project
  •     apply the concepts, techniques and principles acquired in previous programming courses to the programming of a larger computer project
  •     apply the object-oriented analysis design and development concepts acquired in previous systems courses to the implementation of a larger computer project
  •     participate in regular group meetings to review progress of the project
  •     design/modify a normalized DB for the project
  •     choose to work collaboratively with other members of the group in a professional and timely manner
  •     develop/maintain internal systems documentation for the project, including UML diagrams, use case descriptions, relationship diagrams for a normalized DB, and screen prototypes
  •     choose to collaborate with team members to ensure that deadlines set by the group and the project manager are met

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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