Module Details

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Title Group Software Project
Code COMP208
Coordinator Dr M Zito
Computer Science
Michele@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

Students will work in small groups to produce a working software system.
The deliverables and working methods will be prescribed. The aims of the module are:
1. to provide experience of group working;
2. to provide experience of all aspects of the development of a moderately sized software system;
3. to prepare students for their individual projects in the third year;
4. to consolidate material from the first semester of the second year, in particular COMP201 and COMP207.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Show an awareness of the issues involved in working as part of a team.

(LO2) Demonstrate improved personal, interpersonal and communication skills.

(LO3) Demonstrate a more in depth understanding of the software development process.

(LO4) An ability to specify the requirements of a software system.

(LO5) Demonstrate some experience in the design of a software system.

(LO6) Demonstrate practical experience in the implementation and testing of a moderately sized software system.

(LO7) Show an awareness of the typical project management issues.

(LO8) Understanding of the process and role of software documentation.

(LO9) Experience in the writing of a sizeable report on a software project.

(S1) Better interpersonal skills

(S2) Awareness of the benefits of structuring the development process

(S3) Better knowledge of the main design techniques


Syllabus

 

Material will be provided covering an introduction to group software development, meeting and presentation skills;
and project management. A review will be offered of the main techniques for requirement specification; design specification;
group dynamics and negotiation; quality management; configuration management; document testing; report writing.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Surgeries (Lecture)
Description: Free set times to discuss individual teams problems and needs
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: While the meetings are not compulsory, time slots must be timetabled where these meetings may occur.

Teaching Method 2 – Prerecorded video content (Tutorial)
Description: Video material covering the various aspects of the module available on CANVAS
Attendance Recorded: N/A
Notes:

Due to Covid-19, in 2021/22, one or more of the following delivery methods will be implemented based on the current local conditions.

(a) Hybrid delivery
Teaching Method 1 - Surgeries
Description: Free set times to discuss individual teams problems and needs. These should take place on-campus or using online platforms
Teaching Method 2 – Prerecorded video content
Description: Video material covering the various aspects of the module available on CANVAS

(b) Fully online delivery and asses sment
Teaching Method 1 - Surgeries
Description: Free set times to discuss individual teams problems and needs. These should take place on Teams, Zoom or equivalent on-line platform
Teaching Method 2 – Prerecorded video content
Description: Video material covering the various aspects of the module available on CANVAS

(c) Standard on-campus delivery
Teaching Method 1 - Surgeries
Description: Free set times to discuss individual teams problems and needs. These should take place on-campus, in the academics offices
Teaching Method 2 – Prerecorded video content
Description: Video material covering the various aspects of the module available on CANVAS


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 6

  12

      18
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 132
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
(208.2) Design There is a resit opportunity. Non-standard penalty applies for late submission - Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. This is not an anonymous assessmen    15       
(208.4) Portfolio and Individual Contribution There is a resit opportunity. Non-standard penalty applies for late submission - This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When)     50       
(208.3) Software Demonstration There is a resit opportunity. Non-standard penalty applies for late submission - Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. This is not an ano    15       
(208) Meeting Record There is a resit opportunity. Non-standard penalty applies for late submission - Meeting records describe the team progress during the term, as such a late submission cannot          
(208.1) Requirement Analysis There is a resit opportunity. Non-standard penalty applies for late submission - Standard UoL penalty applies to required written material only. This is not an anony    12       

Recommended Texts

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