Independent Project

Computer Science and IT

(
IT705
)
Unit Code
J/618/7853
Level
Level 7
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Unit Code
J/618/7853
Level
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
£290
Face to Face Fee
£1490
Verification
BLOCKCHAIN-BASED
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Course Overview

This unit aims to provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an independent project. In the unit learners can utilise the knowledge and understanding gained in previous units and from other areas of learning and experience to independently manage and complete a practical project. Learners will showcase the skills learned and their understanding.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Understand the considerations to make when planning an ICT project

  • The identification of a specific problem which an ICT system can solve
  • An evaluation of the legal, moral and ethical issues relating to the ICT project
  • Analyse the principles, theories and practices for planning ICT solutions
  • Explore the implications of common problems that can occur when planning an ICT project
  • Explore the methods used in defining and assessing criteria of a systems project

Be able to plan an independent ICT project

  • Key steps for executing a project
  • Project management principles
  • Project plan
  • Project team roles
  • Working with Groups and Teams

Project Profiling

  • Using a Project Profile
  • Project Profiling Models
  • Complex Systems and the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index
  • Darnall-Preston Complexity Index Structure

Be able to manage and complete an ICT project

  • Best practice development processes
  • Communicating technical information
  • Project Planning Tools

Be able to test your development

  • Create a test plan based on initial user requirements
  • Testing Plan should include
  • End user documentation

Project Completion

  • Introduction for Project Completion
  • Necessary steps to achieve in Project Completion
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the considerations to make when planning an ICT project

  1. Identify a problem which an ICT system can solve
  2. Evaluate the legal, moral and ethical issues relating to ICT projects
  3. Analyse the principles, theories and practices for planning ICT solutions
  4. Explore the implications of common problems that can occur when planning an ICT project
  5. Explore the methods used in defining and assessing criteria of a systems project

2.  Be able to plan an independent ICT project

  1. Analyse the key steps required for executing a project
  2. Apply project management principles to a project
  3. Create a formal project plan
  4. Evaluate the different roles within a project team
  5. Use project management software
  6. Create timelines and charts to display the project plan and associated information

3.  Be able to manage and complete an ICT project

  1. Deploy best practice development processes
  2. Communicate technical information to project stakeholders
  3. Use tools for the planning and implementation of the project
  4. Successfully develop a solution for an ICT problem
  5. Communicate findings to project stakeholders

4.  Be able to test your development

  1. Create a test plan based on initial user requirements
  2. Successfully test your solution
  3. Implement changes from user testing process

5.  Be able to evaluate your development

  1. Complete a post project evaluation
Assessment
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria

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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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