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1 1 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Projects in Computing and Information Systems A Students Guide Christian W. Dawson

2 2 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The Meliorist Model

3 3 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The landscape of computing (adapted from Dawson, 2004)

4 4 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Contributions to Knowledge

5 5 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The real research process Source: Adapted and reproduced with kind permission from Orna and Stevens (1995)

6 6 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson A high-level RTM for the field of software engineering

7 7 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example relevance tree for the field of artificial intelligence

8 8 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example spider diagram for the field of software engineering

9 9 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson A generic overview of the project process

10 10 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Project Stages 1.Definition 2.Planning 3.Initiation 4.Control 5.Closure

11 11 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson SMART Objectives Specific Measurable Appropriate Realistic Time-Related

12 12 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Project Planning 1.Work breakdown; 2.Time estimates; 3.Milestone identification; 4.Activity sequencing; 5.Scheduling; 6.Re-planning.

13 13 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example of a work breakdown structure

14 14 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Milestones leading to the projects ultimate aim

15 15 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example of a simple activity-on- the-node diagram

16 16 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example of an activity network

17 17 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example Gantt chart

18 18 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Risk Management 1.Identify risks 2.Assess impact of risks 3.Alleviate critical risks 4.Control risks

19 19 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The importance of the literature survey

20 20 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Projects within their wider context

21 21 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson A taught degree project in context within two subject areas

22 22 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson A research degree that draws together three previously unrelated subject areas

23 23 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The literature survey process

24 24 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The software development life cycle

25 25 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The conventional stages of requirements capture

26 26 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The build-and-fix 'model'

27 27 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The classical waterfall model

28 28 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The incremental model Source: Adapted and reproduced from Ould (1999). © John Wiley and Sons Limited. Reproduced with permission

29 29 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The evolutionary prototyping model Adapted and reproduced from Ould (1999). © John Wiley and Sons Limited. Reproduced with permission

30 30 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Example comparison table evaluating overall suitability of programming languages for a project

31 31 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An example program breakdown structure

32 32 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Order of development for different approaches for example program

33 33 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson Balancing five project elements against one another

34 34 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The time management process

35 35 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson A daily work performance chart

36 36 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson The relationship between chapters

37 37 Copyright © 2005 Christian W Dawson An audiences attention level during a presentation


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