Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Key to an individual's career in the modern world of software development is the ability to function effectively as part of a development team. This module prepares students for this experience and combines it with an opportunity to overcome the practical difficulties of working with real world clients to produce applications which will be applied by the clients.The students will each have an opportunity within this module to apply the skills they have learnt across the full spectrum of modules, as the development will require analysis, design and development skills to successfully complete it.
To provide experience designing and developing to strict customer requirementsTo involve the students as part of a small team undertaking a small but complete development of an application for a real world client. To provide small taught part providing żJust in Timeż teaching approaches to ensure key elements are re-enforced or delivered as the students require them.
Intended Learning Outcomes
demonstrate their ability to show self direction and originality in working as part of a software development team: 1,2,3critically evaluate a typical business problem and apply the relevant skills to deliver a solution for that problem: 1critically evaluate the options and select effective approaches, when dealing with the limited information typically available in the early stages of a project: 1critically evaluate both individual and team approaches to the development process and synthesize an appropriate strategy for personal and team improvement: 1,2,3undertake independent and group activities, and critically evaluate proposals informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline: 1,2,3
4 hours lectures4 hours meetings with client10 hours scheduled group work sessions (weekly required team meeting)10 hours individual coursework preparation122 hours team work
1: Group Presentation weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Production of an application with relevant documentation to enable it to be deployed.Team report and presentation
The students will develop an application for a real client and produce a usable application with relevant support and user documentation. Each student will have responsibility for a component of the final product and the related documentation. The assessment is based on the final presentation to the client along with the accompanying report and documentation.2: Group Report weighted 25%
Production of an individual report on the development process for the application created.Weekly scrum diaries
Weekly team working diaries (Scrum preparation), to a set template available in advance.3: Reflective Analysis weighted 25%
Production of an individual reflective analysis on the design process and the working of the group.The student will reflect on the processes used and the group functioning and how it impacted on the final product produced.