To download a printable copy of the syllabus - MIS 374 Course

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To download a printable copy of the syllabus - MIS 374 Course

    MIS 374 Course Syllabus, Fall 2010

    Unique numbers are 04000 (TT 8am) and 04005 (TT 9:30). Both meet in CBA 4.326.

    Sharon Dunn Eleanor Jordan PROFESSORS E-MAIL

    CBA 3.416 CBA 3.420 OFFICE

    471-7858 (UT) 471-5214 (UT) PHONES (area code 512)

    (We usually respond to email first.) 478-3349 (home) 266-3753 (home)

Professors’ Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 12; and by appointment

TAs -- e-mail for appointments, as needed

     Josh Jones

     Alyssa Rains

     WEB SITES (for grades on Blackboard)

TEXT Systems Development: A Project Management Approach by McLeod & Jordan

COURSE PREREQUISITES MIS 333K & registration in, or credit for, MIS365

    COURSE 1. Learn techniques for successfully developing systems and managing the OBJECTIVES development process.

     2. Gain an understanding of the complexity of systems development environments and

    know when to apply specific management and development techniques.

GRADING Weight Assignment

    35% Client Project (3 report due dates: 10/26, 11/19, 12/9) th 20% Exam 1 (Thurs. Oct. 14) rd15% Exam 2 (Thurs. Nov 23 ) stthndth20% Group Projects (1 report due Sept. 10, 2 due Sept. 24)

    10% Exercises and class participation


    CLIENT The Client Project requires the delivery of a complete system for a client, although PROJECT sometimes the scope of the project does not allow implementation. For all projects, the

    scope is defined by the student team working with their client and MIS supervisor your

    professor. The quality of the system, documentation, team participation and user

    satisfaction count toward the grade. Students work in teams of 4 or 5 and choose their own

    team members. Project descriptions are provided and projects are chosen from the Project

    Management Portal:

    CLIENT Your reports and presentations are subject to some less tangible grading criteria: an PROJECT "acceptable" report that demonstrates a "correct" analysis of a problem may GRADE not earn all the points allotted to that assignment (e.g., 89/100 or 95/100). Intangibles such

    as creativity, depth of analysis, effectiveness of presentation, etc. differentiates an

    "acceptable, correct" report from a high quality report. Major deliveries 1, 2, & 4 are each

    30% of the grade; Delivery 3 (the class presentation) is 10%. The peer evaluation is of

    utmost importance in Client Project (CP) grading. If the peer evaluation is high, then you

    will receive 100% of the grade. If the peer evaluation is low, you may receive as low as


    50% or less of the grade. If you do not submit your peer evaluation, you will receive 75%

    of the client project grade.

    EXAMS There are two exams. Each consists of a case problem and several questions. The questions

    require application of methodologies and tools to solve the case problem. These are similar

    in type and content to class discussions, homework, and projects. They test your

    comprehension of the techniques required for projects in class and later in your career as

    well as your ability to generate ideas for planning system development projects. Exam 2 is

    optional. If you choose not to take it, your exam 2 grade will be the same as your grade on

    exam 1. If you miss the first exam because of illness, a University-approved absence, or an

    absence approved in advance by your professor, you must take exam 2 and your grade will

    be used for both exams.

    GROUP There are two group projects with team members chosen by your professor. PROJECTS The Group Project grade is an average of the two grades. Peer evaluations will alter

    individual Group Project grades. For example, if your peer evaluation is very high you will

    receive a 100% and you will get full credit for the group projects. If the peer evaluation is

    low, you may receive as low as 50% or less of the grade. If you do not submit your peer

    evaluation, you will receive at most 75% of the group project grade.

APPEAL You must submit your request for an appeal of a grade within one week from when

    PROCESS it was returned to you. First look at the posted solution and/or grading criteria, which

     will be posted on the web or on the board outside your prof’s office. Then write up your

     appeal and put in the appropriate mailbox in the IROM dept. office, CBA 5.202.

    EXERCISES There will be 12 to 17 individual exercises to be completed during class or before class.

    These include many of the in-class exercises listed on the schedule as well as some

    unannounced exercises. Grading will usually be a quick check for completeness.

    Reasonable effort" will be graded as 95%, superior work will receive 100% and minimal

    effort will receive 50-90%.

    CLASSROOM You are expected to participate in class by answering questions, by asking good questions, PARTICIPATION raising issues, and making observations. No comment is considered ―bad‖ as long as it

    makes a constructive class contribution. A good learning environment is a safe environment --

    one in which all feel free to question and discuss. A sense of humor is always welcome!

UT HONOR The core values of UT Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual

    CODE opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these

     values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

    STUDENTS UT Austin provides appropriate academic accommodations upon request for WITH qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact Services for DISABILITIES Students with Disabilities

    RELIGIOUS By UT Austin policy, you must notify us of your impending absence at least 14 days prior HOLY to the date of observance of a religious holy day. If you miss an exercise, exam, or project DAYS in order to observe a religious holy day, we will give you an opportunity to complete the

    missed work within a reasonable time of your absence.


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