|About the Book|
Final year projects are an important feature of most undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Business Computing. These projects usually involve students inMoreFinal year projects are an important feature of most undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of Business Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Business Computing. These projects usually involve students in the practical application of theory together with a critical analysis or evaluation of the excecution of their project or of the theory applied. This book is the first to provide detailed guidance and support for students in preparing for, conducting and evaluating a system development project, independent of the development methodology or technical tools to be used. A book in this area is long overdue. I will strongly support this book. Diane Richardson, Teacher Fellow and Head of Computer & Information Sciences, De Montfort University. Key Features - covers the critcal tasks of selection, planning and initiation of the project as well as the control nad reporting of progress during its execution. - structue of the book is chronological, covering project preparation, project execution and project completion.- - provides detailed guidance and tips for the completion of all key development activities, tailored with examples of sstem development products taken from a wide range of rject types and approaches. - assists students in the evaluation, writing-up and presentation of their projects, with emphasis on the elements that are of primary importance in achieving the academic objectives. - a website with templates and examples is available for students. Philip Weaver is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing & Information Technology at the University of Wolverhampton. He has also held a number of posts in the commercial sector, including Systems Development Controller for B Q plc.