Project Management and Software Engineering Essay

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National University
School of Engineering, Technology and Media

CIS 420B - Information Systems Project II

Lu Zhang, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
School of Engineering, Technology, and Media
National University
3678 Aero Court
San Diego, CA-92123
Phone: (858) 309 3429
Office: KM 217

Course Description
A precursor to the final IS/IT product development capstone course. Students research their area of interest and learn how to apply project management tools in the preliminary development process of their final project product. Grading is by H, S, or U only.

CIS 420A Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
Demonstrate management concepts in the administration of information system functions in organizations.
Exhibit project management skills including development, planning, and budgeting of a new system.
Analyze the informational needs of an organization.
Evaluate information system strategies and policies.
Compare and contrast Information System project management methodologies.
Apply information system resource management and problem solving.

Course Requirements
Students are expected to attend all class sessions, participate in all class activities, complete exams as scheduled, and turn in all assignments on time. Failure to do so may result in the loss of points. Students are required to read their text materials in addition to relevant materials from professional periodic publications. Details of other assignments and or projects will be discussed in the class.

Gido, Jack & Clements, James, Bundle: Successful Project Management (with Microsoft Project 2010), 5th + Decision Sciences and Operational Management, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-133-15087-9

Grading Criteria
The course grade is based on the development of project documentation, presentations about the project, and demonstrations of the project itself. The grading for this course is by “H” (numeric score of 90% or better), “S” (70% to 89%) or “U” (69% or below). Numeric scores are determined as follows:

Due Date
Max Score
Deliverable 1
Design Review (Presentation and Discussion)


Deliverable 2
Final Project Report Revision

Deliverable 1 and 2

Deliverable 3
Project Abstract and Flyer/Poster

Deliverable 4
Prototype Demonstration/Reviews (Presentation and Discussion)


Deliverable 5
Final Project Report Revision

Deliverables 4 and 5

Deliverable 6
Product Demonstration/Reviews (Presentation and Discussion)

Deliverable 7
Final Project Report
Deliverable 8
Formal Project Presentation

Deliverable 9
Peer Evaluation


Deliverables 1, 4 and 6 will be graded based on preparedness and thoroughness.

Deliverables 7 (Final Project Report) must be submitted on or before 11/17. Otherwise, your team will not be allowed to make the final presentation. Your Final Project Report will be evaluated by a panel of internal and external reviewers.

Deliverable 8 (Formal Project Presentation) will also be evaluated by a panel of internal and external reviewers.

For Deliverable 9 (Peer Evaluation), each person will evaluate each of his/her team member based on the Peer Evaluation Form. Your score for deliverable 9 is 50% of the average of all the reviewers. The max score for this deliverable is 10 points. If you fail to evaluate all the members of your team, you’ll receive zero for this deliverable. Other Resources
Information Systems Associations
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice,