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  • 1. CS 709B Advanced Software Project Management and Development
    • Spring 2009
    • Course Syllabus
    • January 20, 2009
  • 2. Outline
    • The Instructor
    • The Students
    • The Course
    • The Texts
    • Initial WWW Pointers
    • Grading Scheme
    • Policies
    • Tentative Schedule
  • 3. The Instructor.
    • Sergiu Dascalu
      • Room SEM-236
      • Telephone 784-4613
      • E-mail [email_address]
      • Web-site www.cse.unr.edu/~dascalus
      • Office hours:
        • Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 pm
        • or by appointment or chance
  • 4. .The Instructor
    • Sergiu Dascalu
      • PhD, Dalhousie U., Halifax, NS, Canada, 2001
      • Teaching and research at UNR,
      • 2002-present (software engineering, HCI)
      • Teaching and research at Dalhousie University, 1993-2001 (software engineering focus)
      • Teaching and research at the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania, 1984-1995
      • (RT embedded systems focus)
      • Consultant for software development companies in Canada and Romania
  • 5. The Students
    • Registered:
    • 15 graduate students
    • Prerequisite :
    • Instructor’s approval
  • 6. The Course
    • Classroom:
    • PA 208
    • TR 4:00 - 5:15 pm
    • 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.
  • 7. The Texts.
    • Required books [to be confirmed]:
    • Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, Applied Software Project Management , O’Reilly Media Inc., 2005
    • ISBN 0-596-00948-9
    • Steve McConnell, Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, Microsoft Press, 2006
    • ISBN: 0-735-60535-1
  • 8. .The Texts
    • Lecture notes:
      • Presentations by the instructor
      • Notes you take in the classroom
    • Material (book chapters, papers, tutorials, etc.) that will be indicated later by the instructor
  • 9. Initial WWW Pointers
    • Stellman and Greene’s ASPM website
    • http://www.stellman-greene.com/aspm /
    • Steve McConnell’s website
    • http:// www.stevemcconnell.com /
    • CS 709B website:
    • http://www.cse.unr.edu/~dascalus/aspmd2009.html
  • 10. Grading Scheme.
    • Grading scheme for CS791m students (tentative)
      • Assignments 22%
      • Presentations 13%
      • Midterm test 20%
      • Project & paper 40%
      • Class participation 5%
        • TOTAL 100%
  • 11. .Grading Scheme
    • Passing conditions ( all must be met ):
      • 50% overall &
      • 50% in test &
      • 50% in project and paper &
      • 50% in assignments, presentations, and class participation
    • For grade A: at least 90% overall, at least 90% in class participation, and at least 60% in test
    • There are no make-up tests or homework in this course
    • Note that poor class participation can significantly affect your grade
  • 12. Grading Scale
    • Numerical-letter grade correspondence
      • A 90 -100 [maximum 100]
      • A- 87 - 89
      • B+ 83 - 86
      • B 78 - 82
      • B- 75 - 77
      • C+ 71 - 74
      • C 66 - 70
      • C- 63 - 65
      • D+ 60 - 62
      • D 55 - 59
      • D- 50 - 54
      • F < 50
  • 13. Policies…
    • Late submission policy:
      • Maximum 2 late days per assignment/project deliverable
      • Each late day penalized with 10%
      • No subdivision of late days
      • No late days for presentations and test
      • 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)
  • 14. .Policies..
    • Legal notices on the world-wide web: Read and comply with accompanying legal notices of downloadable material
    • Specify references used
    • Do not plagiarize (see next slide)
  • 15. ..Policies.
    • Plagiarism and cheating: Will not be tolerated. Please read the policies of University of Nevada, Reno regarding academic dishonesty:
    • www.unr.edu/stsv/acdispol.html
  • 16. … Policies
    • Disability Statement:
    • 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.
  • 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. .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