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  1. 1. CS 709B Advanced Software Project Management and Development <ul><li>Spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Course Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>January 20, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>The Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>The Students </li></ul><ul><li>The Course </li></ul><ul><li>The Texts </li></ul><ul><li>Initial WWW Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Tentative Schedule </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Instructor. <ul><li>Sergiu Dascalu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room SEM-236 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone 784-4613 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-site www.cse.unr.edu/~dascalus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office hours: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>or by appointment or chance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. .The Instructor <ul><li>Sergiu Dascalu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD, Dalhousie U., Halifax, NS, Canada, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and research at UNR, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2002-present (software engineering, HCI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and research at Dalhousie University, 1993-2001 (software engineering focus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and research at the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania, 1984-1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(RT embedded systems focus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant for software development companies in Canada and Romania </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Students <ul><li>Registered: </li></ul><ul><li>15 graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite : </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor’s approval </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Course <ul><li>Classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>PA 208 </li></ul><ul><li>TR 4:00 - 5:15 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Outline : This course examines topics related to software project management, software estimation, and software development. Topics covered include project planning, project schedules, change control, managing people, & process improvement; software estimation challenges, techniques, & tools; and software requirements, design & testing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Texts. <ul><li>Required books [to be confirmed]: </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, Applied Software Project Management , O’Reilly Media Inc., 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN 0-596-00948-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Steve McConnell, Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, Microsoft Press, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN: 0-735-60535-1 </li></ul>
  8. 8. .The Texts <ul><li>Lecture notes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations by the instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes you take in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Material (book chapters, papers, tutorials, etc.) that will be indicated later by the instructor </li></ul>
  9. 9. Initial WWW Pointers <ul><li>Stellman and Greene’s ASPM website </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stellman-greene.com/aspm / </li></ul><ul><li>Steve McConnell’s website </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.stevemcconnell.com / </li></ul><ul><li>CS 709B website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cse.unr.edu/~dascalus/aspmd2009.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grading Scheme. <ul><li>Grading scheme for CS791m students (tentative) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments 22% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations 13% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midterm test 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project & paper 40% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class participation 5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL 100% </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. .Grading Scheme <ul><li>Passing conditions ( all must be met ): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% overall & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% in test & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% in project and paper & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% in assignments, presentations, and class participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For grade A: at least 90% overall, at least 90% in class participation, and at least 60% in test </li></ul><ul><li>There are no make-up tests or homework in this course </li></ul><ul><li>Note that poor class participation can significantly affect your grade </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grading Scale <ul><li>Numerical-letter grade correspondence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A 90 -100 [maximum 100] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A- 87 - 89 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B+ 83 - 86 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B 78 - 82 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B- 75 - 77 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C+ 71 - 74 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C 66 - 70 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C- 63 - 65 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D+ 60 - 62 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D 55 - 59 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D- 50 - 54 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F < 50 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Policies… <ul><li>Late submission policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum 2 late days per assignment/project deliverable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each late day penalized with 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No subdivision of late days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No late days for presentations and test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: a 90/100 worth assignment gets 81/100 if one day late (90*0.9 = 81) or 72/100 if two days late (90*0.8 = 72) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. .Policies.. <ul><li>Legal notices on the world-wide web: Read and comply with accompanying legal notices of downloadable material </li></ul><ul><li>Specify references used </li></ul><ul><li>Do not plagiarize (see next slide) </li></ul>
  15. 15. ..Policies. <ul><li>Plagiarism and cheating: Will not be tolerated. Please read the policies of University of Nevada, Reno regarding academic dishonesty: </li></ul><ul><li>www.unr.edu/stsv/acdispol.html </li></ul>
  16. 16. … Policies <ul><li>Disability Statement: </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a disability for which you will need to request accommodations, please contact me or someone at the Disability Resource Center (Thompson Student Services - 107), as soon as possible. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tentative Schedule. Lectures A#3 due Mar 03, 05 7 Lectures PP-I due, PP-II given Feb 24, 26 6 Presentations by students (round #1) A#3 given Feb 17, 19 5 Presentations by students (round #1) A#2 due , PP-I given Feb 10, 12 4 Lectures A#1 due, A#2 given Feb 03, 05 3 Lectures Presentations draw, A#1 given Jan 27, 29 2 Lecture Students Introduction Jan 20, 22 1 Contents Dates (T, R) Week #
  18. 18. .Tentative Schedule Project demos, PP-III due, Paper due (May 9) May 05, - 16 Presentations by students (round #3) Apr 28, 30 15 Presentations by students (round #3) Apr 21, 23 14 Midterm (04/14), Lecture Apr 14, 16 13 Lectures Apr 07, 09 12 Lectures A#4 due Mar 31, Apr 02 11 Presentations by students (round #2) A#4 given Mar 24, 26 10 Spring break, no classes Mar 17, 19 9 Presentations by students (round #2) PP-II due, PP-III given Mar 10, 12 8

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