Core Module Information
Module title: Group Project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOC09109
Module leader: Brian Davison
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science


Description of module content:

This module is intended to provide learning opportunities similar to those that you would get out on placement. This includes gaining experience of
• Project management
• Teamwork
• Technical documentation
• Client communications
• Critical reflection

Teams of around five people undertake a project typically for a real client. A list of available projects is provided in advance and students are encouraged to form teams to bid for the projects that they are most interested in. The client has the final choice of which team will be awarded a project.

A short series of lectures at the start of the module trimester introduces some fundamental topics to clarify the working arrangements. One member of each team is designated the project manager. Project managers meet with staff regularly in order to discuss issues either arising from the practical work of the project teams, or which are relevant to the stage of development of the projects. In addition, each team meets regularly with their project sponsor to report on progress and seek feedback and guidance on the conduct and direction of the project.

The teams are responsible for the day-to-day operation of their project. Assessment of the group as a whole focuses on the team's application of project management methods and on the level of technical achievement. The individual assessment examines your ability to rate your own skills against selected professional competencies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
LO1: Participate actively in the management of a team project using agile frameworks, tools and techniques
LO2: Contribute to the delivery of a complex technical artefact as part of a multi-disciplinary team
LO3: Evaluate your own performance and personal development against selected professional competencies

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