PRJ666 - Project Implementation

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Subject Title
Project Implementation

Subject Description
This is the final course in the systems stream in which students complete the development and implementation phase of a project. As part of a team, students will plan and manage the development of an actual system using project planning, system design, system implementation, and unit and system testing methodologies. Students will also integrate and apply the object-oriented concepts, tools and techniques learned in previous courses, and create appropriate documentation for the completed system.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)

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

1. Apply the object-oriented analysis design and development concepts acquired in previous systems courses to the implementation of a complete computer project which was planned in PRJ566

2. Develop procedures and systems documentation for the development of a computer system

3. Practice verbal and written communication skills as a member of a project implementation team

4. Apply the concepts, techniques and principles acquired in previous programming courses to the programming of a complete computer project

5. Devise and implement a testing strategy for all levels of testing

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
PRJ566, INT422 and JAC444 

Topic Outline

  • Review design specifications provided for a computer project and determine an effective methodology that will lead to its successful development and implementation
     
  • Refine the time estimates, cost and resources required to implement the system 
     
  • Refine manpower allocation estimates to implement the system, including:
    • a detailed level PERT chart for programming tasks 
    • a detailed testing plan for all levels of testing 
    • a Gantt chart for all major milestones and activities of the development and implementation phase
    • task allocation 
    • task estimates

 

  • Take the project from the analysis phase through design, coding, testing, to implementation using object-oriented methodology 
     
  • Experience the development, testing and documentation of the following essential functions:
    • editing 
    • updating 
    • audit trail, controls and backups 
    • reporting 
    • on-line enquiry and update 
    • file creation and integrity 

 

  • Provide complete and accurate documentation in support of the project. The minimum should include cases, test cases, noun verb list object model:
    • program documentation 
    • system information nomenclature and flowcharts 
    • user's reference manual 
    • program source code 
    • samples of printed output 
    • file dumps 
    • file printouts

  • Conduct meetings, monitor progress and report to the project leader on a regular basis
     
  • Conduct final acceptance testing and assess the performance of the system against the performance specifications determined during the analysis by the user 

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and in-class work periods. 

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.

Assignments

  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject. 
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:


        Project                 100%

Both individual and group performance will be contributing factors in determining a passing grade.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle