Course: IS Project

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Course title IS Project
Course code UAI/601
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in winter and summer semester.
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Klán Petr, doc. Mgr. Ing. CSc.
  • Vohnoutová Marta, Ing.
Course content
Structural requirements of the IS Project When the student creates the IS Project requirements he/she must follow the structure of the sample Example of the IS Project Requirements. To gain the credits, the student must submit the IS Project Requirements which will serve for solving and verification if the goals of the IS Project were fulfilled. The student must read the IS Project requirements carefully. From the IS Project composition the following must be obvious: - The whole logic of the solution - Solution architecture - Team members - The role of the student in the project - Description of his/her work - Practical show of the solution - Response of the customer - Next evolution of the project - Mistakes and what the students would do better next time

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for classes - 45 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
After successful passing of the project advocating, the whole student team gain final credits. The typical example of the IS/IT project topic is the prototype of concrete information system (e.g. an information system of a company). The main difference from a diploma thesis is that the IS Project is always solved by a team, while a diploma thesis is always submitted by a particular student. The goal of the IS Project is to gain habits and skills of the team work.
Every project, a student meets in practice, is a team work, the team members will have particular roles, some of them can be put together others can miss: - Project manager - Enterprise architect / solution architect - SW architect - Security architect - Analyst - Developer - Tester The student must choose a role he/she has in the project. For successful presentation of the solution the student must realize that the committee knows nothing about the project and the student must explain it not only from his/her point of view but also from the point of view of other roles e.g. from the view of a project manager of a security architect. If the student presents a company project, it is advisable to invite some other participant from the company. The student must consider that the quality of his/her presentation in from of the committee, which know nothing about the project, is as important as the real project quality and project profits. The student should focus on the solution and other things must be only mentioned. If there are more students involved in the project, it is a good idea to alter in the presenting. The student must consider the understandability opf the presentation and complete the presentation with pictures and practical show. The student can use consulting, presentation training, IS Project evaluation.
IS Projects should prove the abilities of a student to work as a member of a team.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Analysis of student's work activities (technical works), Seminar work

A student or a group of students must create and submit his/her IS Project the approved assignment. An example of an assignment of an IS Project - overwhelming logic of the solution - solution architecture - team members - role of the student in the team - description of the student's work in the IS Project - practical show of the solution - customer's evaluation of the solution - future project development - mistakes and what should be done better next Usual mistakes in the IS Projects - do not describe used products - do not describe features of used products e.g. Spring or openssl. - the biggest part of the solution must be about the solution of the student, other things only complete the frame, it is good to know the work of a project manager, but really briefly, if the student himself is not the project manager For credit granting, it is necessary to enter the IS Project Assignment into the IS Project. The student must meet the IS Project requirements. Advices, consultations The goal of the IS Projects is to prove the student's ability to be a team player. Every project is a team work and participants have some roles in it. Some roles could merge, others could be supressed: - project manager - enterprise architect / solution architect - SW architect - security architect - analyst - developer - tester The student must define his/her role in the IS Project. For successful defence of the solution, the student must realize, that the committee members know nothing about his/her project and that the student will have to explain the project from points of views of all project roles - e.g from the point of view of a project manager or a security manager. If the student participates in a company project, it is appreciated if some project participant from the company would join him. If there are more students in the Project, it is advisable to switch during the presentation. The intelligibility of the student's presentation is stressed and pictures and live presentation is very welcome. The student can use consultations and unofficial presentation of his/her solution in advance.
Recommended literature
  • Literatura technického rázu.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Informatics (1) Category: Informatics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -