CSC-40038 - Collaborative Application Development
Coordinator: James Rooney
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

Key to an individual's career in the modern world of Internet and Web technology 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 web development skills to successfully complete it.

To provide experience designing and developing to strict customer requirements
To 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: 1,2,3
critically evaluate a typical business problem and apply the relevant skills to deliver a solution for that problem: 1
critically evaluate the options and select effective approaches, when dealing with the limited information typically available in the early stages of a project: 1
critically evaluate both individual and team approaches to the development process and synthesize an appropriate strategy for personal and team improvement: 1,2,3
undertake independent and group activities, and critically evaluate proposals informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline: 1,2,3

Study hours

4 hours lectures
4 hours meetings with client
10 hours scheduled group work sessions (weekly required team meeting)
10 hours individual coursework preparation
122 hours team work

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Presentation weighted 50%
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.