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Capstone Roadmap

Deliverables and Team Size
Course Schedule
Capstone Lecture Notes
Projects Managers
Job Opportunities
The Survivors
Capstone Showcase April 24, 2006

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  Team Size
No Project Deliverables  4 people  5 people  6 people 
  A- Project Initiation Section  (Due with Midterm and Final Reports)
1 Background  1/2 P 1P 2P
2 Problem Statement 1/2 P 1P 2P
  3 Market Research                                                                                                                                                                                    Previous work is well defined and analyzed (Literature Review) with proper citation 2 Ref 3 Ref 4 Ref
4 Methodology Selection                                                                                                                                                                      Methodology is well defined and evaluated quantitatively ( evaluation matrix) with  Pre/Post Analysis 3 models 4 models 5 models
5 Glossary 5 10 15
6 Project Organization                                                                                                                                                                            The proposal is well organized with numbering , title page , references and appendix Same Same Same
  B- Project  Mangement   Section  (Due with Midterm and Final Reports)
7 Task analysis (WBS) required  required  required 
8 Time Management (Gannt/Pert)  with Pre/Post Analysis required  required  required 
9 Cost Estiumation (COCOMO/Function Points)  with  Pre/Post Analysis Optional Cocomo Only Cocomo & FP
10 Cost-Benefit Analysis (NPV/ROI/BEP)  with Pre/Post Analysis Optional  required  required 
11 Risk Management (Identification / Measurement / minimization )  Identification Only  ID and Mesurement All three required 
  C- Requirements Engineering Section  (Part One )  (Due with Midterm and Final Reports)
12 Stakeholders (Identification and Structuring)  required  required  required 
13 Requirements Gathering Techniques                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Interviews, Questionnaires , Observations, Document Archeology, Use Cases Diagrams, Brain Storming, JAD , Protocol Analysis , Mindmapping , Role Playing , Story Boarding , Focus Groups , Exploratory Prototyping ) 2 Techniques 4 techniques 6 techniques 
14  Reqs Definition and specification Definition Only (Functional ) Definition and Specificatiion (Functional Only) Definition and Specificatiion (Functional and  Non-Functional )
  C- Requirements Engineering Section  (Part Two)  (Due in Final Report Only)
  15 DFD diagrams                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ( Context and All Decompositions) AS-IS / TO-BE Only TO-BE DFD'S (4 Total)   Only TO-BE DFD'S (7 Total) AS-IS & TO-BE DFD's (10 Total)
16 Process Spoecifications                                                                                                                                                                              ( Structured English , Decision Trees , Decision Tables ) One of each two of each Three of each 
17 Data Dictionary (BNF- Short Form) 4  items 7 Items 10 Items 
  D- Dessign Strategies Section (Due in Final Report Only )
18 Design Strategies                                                                                                                                                                       (Modular Decompositoin , Back-end Design , Front-end Design  , Object Oriented Design, Architectural Design  )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Key Models  4 Key Models 6 Key models 
  E - Testing Section (Due in Final Report Only )
19 Testing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Functional Testing , Reliability Testing , Acceptance Testing , Intstallation)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2P Minimum  3P Minimum  4P Minimum 
  General Course Requirements  
C1 Presentations (First , Midterm , Showcase , Final)                                                                                                                                               All should be included in the final CD required  required  required 
C2 Class Attendance & Class Participation  required  required  required 
C3 Sponsor Evaluation Form (before Final Presentations ) required  required  required 
C4 PM Progress Reports  (as scheduled on Course Calendar) required  required  required 
C5 Midterm Prototype                                                                            (Midterm version of software product as part of  midterm presentation - should be  included on the midterm CD) required  required  required 
C6 Software Product (On Final CD )      
C7 Documentation Reports   for Midterm and Final                                                                                                                                (Software copies on Midterm and Final CD's )   required  required  required 
C8 Additional work/ Extras (any time) Open for all Open for All Open for all 
C9 Overall outstanding quality (Any time) Competetion between teams Competetion between teams Competetion between teams