BIF806 - Independent Group Project

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Subject Title
Independent Group Project

Subject Description
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have successfully completed a group project (Independent Group Project) in the design and creation of a novel bioinformatics tool for an external Principle Investigator.  This course will focus on the deliverables for the IGP including reports, presentations, documentation, code, and implementation of the bioinformatics tool the group designs and develops.  This course is closely allied with BIF801 which guides the student through development processes including project management, software development, and bioinformatics skills and resources acquisition and use.

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

1)    Demonstrate meaningful and productive interactions within an Independent Group Project (IGP) to develop a major bioinformatics tool for an outside collaborator (Principle Investigator), following the software development life cycle and using project management skills.
2)    Complete a professional IGP Proposal Document clearly outlining the purpose of the Project in terms of the biological problem and computer based solution, including an action plan and schedule that can lead to the successful completion of the Project, and detail the roles and responsibilities of the group members.
3)    Complete a professional IGP Progress Report Document detailing the levels of completion of major milestones to date, along with any red flags outstanding that could impede further progress or any other issues that need to be addressed along with a plan of action.
4)    Present the final successful outcome of the Project to the class in an organized and professional manner, including what the Project accomplished in relation to the original goals and the effects of the development environment.
5)    Deliver detailed Functional and Technical Specifications to the Principle Investigator and Course Instructor in a timely manner.
6)    Deliver a meaningful End User Manual and Administrators Manual to the Principle Investigator and Course Instructor in a timely manner.
7)    Successfully complete and deliver tested and operationally functional code to the Principle Investigator and Course Instructor in a timely and efficient manner.

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